OVER 200 people braved the cold of Saltcoats to catch a glimpse of Saltcoats’ most famous son - and some top of the range classic cars.

On Sunday, November 5, locals headed to the Melbourne Cafe to see the Hillman Imp that had been reconditioned by cousins Barry and Martin as part of the 50th anniversary of Celtic winning the European Cup.

And the event tied in with the last Scooter Rally of the year for the Three Towns Scooter Club with 90 scooters attending on the day.

There was nostalgic music on the day from Stuart Hindmarsh who supports the cafe when they hold special events.

Andrew Paterson brought along his reconditioned E-Type Jaguar on the day and there was also a Ferrari from Airdrie and Phillip Mancini gave out ice-cream to local kids as well as bringing his 1969 fiat.

Elaine Meney of the Melbourne said: “It was great nostalgic fun but the main star on the day was Bobby - people just can’t get enough of him. He is a local character and such a gentleman.

“The staff dressed up on the day and it was good fun and with over 200 people along, we were delighted and it was a dry day, that was the icing on the cake.”

Martin and Barry filmed an interview with Bobby for their documentary ‘The Lions Road’ and representatives from the Bobby Lennox Statue Campaign were there on the day.

Dean McMillan from the campaign said: “It was great being involved and meeting the team behind The Lions Road. It was really busy and gave people the chance to see vintage cars and to meet Bobby himself.

“Bobby was kind enough to sign prints we were selling on the day and we were able to raise around £300! All the staff at the Melbourne were also great. A huge thanks to Elaine and her team.”