1941 Fire Engine in fine shape thanks to George

Bill Godsman, his son Graeme and grandson Kevin with the 1941 Austin K2 Fire Engine. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

Bill Godsman, his son Graeme and grandson Kevin with the 1941 Austin K2 Fire Engine. ''Copyright Andy Thompson Photography / ATIMAGES

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A Mearns man’s labour of love on a 1941 fire engine won him a top award at the Scottish Transport Extravaganza.

George Godsman, from Laurencekirk, purchased the 73-year -old Austin K2 as a wreck and took a year-and-a-half to get back to road legal.

However, the work put into the fire engine paid off as 83-year-old George came first in the heavy goods class at the 40th Scottish Transport Extravaganza held in July at Glamis Castle.

The show is Scotland’s biggest vintage vehicle gathering and over 15,000 flock to the Angus castle.

George spends a lot of time with his family at the Tower Garage in Laurencekirk with his son, Graeme.

He said: “When I got it about 14 years ago, it was an absolute wreck as you could imagine.

“Half the bonnet was off, and the chassis and pretty much the whole thing needed work done to it.

“It took a good 18 months of work to get it road legal again and it was great to get first in the heavy goods class at Glamis this year.”