I love old cars. I suppose its a bit of nostalgia because I can remember most of them when they were a common sight on the roads. Certainly in the 1950s, the Austin Seven was regularly seen, though the older Austin and the Rolls Royce were not so common. These fine machines were part of a car rally that assembled in Harbour Square in Kirkcudbright today on the final weekend of the Summer Festivities. My Uncle Geoff’s first car was a touring version of the older Austin and I can just remember the thrill of being driven round our local streets with the soft top folded down. The ground seemed to rush past and it didn’t ever feel a very safe contrivance, but they must have been a success as they made them in large numbers.