A cavalcade of super cars has gone the extra 250 miles by touring the north-east to raise funds for charity.
About 40 gleaming motors set off from Speyside yesterday morning to complete the entire North East 250 route.
It marked the first time the Cannonbawz Run, which is named after the celebrated Burt Reynolds and Jackie Chan film, Cannonball Run, had switched to roads in the area.
The previous two runnings of the event had involved the enthusiasts circumnavigating the north of Scotland round the NC500.
However, organiser Kris O’Neill, who is a flight paramedic for the air ambulance charity from Lossiemouth, was eager to bring the popular event to roads closer to home.
He said: “There’s so many interesting roads that are on the NE250, lots of beautiful scenery which makes it perfect to explore.
“Rather than having to go away to the North Coast 500 it made sense to bring it local because we’ve got everything we need right here.
“The enthusiasm has been brilliant. It really means a lot to see drivers signing up.”
The drivers left Ballindalloch Castle, home to Guy Macpherson-Grant, founder of the NE250, before heading to The Lecht and Braemar Castle while other motorists supported them by sounding their horns.
The convoy then turned north before visits to the Fraserburgh Lighthouse Museum and the Banff Springs Hotel and pit stops for coffee in Cullen and fish and chips in Portknockie.
Stew n’ Drews ice cream shop in Buckie devised a flavour especially for the event with sales going to the causes supported by the run, which are The Marfan Association, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance and the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Mr Macpherson-Grant waved the drivers off from Speyside yesterday morning.
He said: “Having these cars, some of which are certainly very unusual, has been a great sight to see, especially as it is all for incredibly worthy causes.
“The NE250 has been well-received since it launched and we already have lots of people planning their trips. Having the Cannonbawz crew out on the road sharing pictures can only enhance the appeal.”
Baz Dale, director of the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “Local support means a lot, without it we simply wouldn’t be able to spread awareness of what we do for those in the RAF, past and present.
“The support for Cannonbawz has been generous, both in time and effort, which helps services ranging from youth programmes to emotional support.”