Several months ago McLaren Glasgow contacted us and booked our services to prepare some of their cars for a display stand at this year’s SpeedFest motor show at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford on Sunday 5th July. On the list of mightily impressive and rather expensive cars to be prepared was a Maserati Gran Turismo, a Bentley GT3R (one of only 350 worldwide), a prototype of the brand new McLaren 570S, a McLaren 650S and last but certainly not least a McLaren Special Operations (MSO) P1 in Musgravite Black, which is a jaw dropping colour that simply has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
In the twenty four hours running up to the show all of the cars were given a fairly basic detail (wash, dry, quick detail, dress tyres, clean glass) compared to our usual service standards (as much as we’d have loved to, it just wasn’t feasible on this occasion to spend a day or more on each car!) but as the sun rose on the day of the show this proved to be sufficient to make them look perfectly presentable for the event. This was a relief, as they attracted a lot of attention during the show, especially the 570S and P1, which were surrounded by a crowd two to three rows deep for much of the day!
Fortunately the sunny weather held out for much of the day, which resulted in a record attendance figure for the show and no doubt made the event more successful for the McLaren Glasgow team. Speaking of whom, working with dealerships can often be extremely frustrating, but it was incredibly refreshing to work with a group of passionate, down to earth, yet highly professional individuals who clearly love what they do – a big thank you to McLaren Glasgow for getting in touch and entrusting us with their cars. Finally, many thanks also to Clark’s brother Murray for capturing the following images for us; he’s a really talented photographer, and you can check out more of his work here – Murray Aitken Photography & Design.