IT HAS carried countless vehicles for more than half a century but the Forth Road Bridge played host to an extra special convoy at the weekend.

The iconic structure turned red and reverberated to the sound of super cars on Saturday morning as 70 Ferraris roared across the bridge to celebrate seven decades of one of the world's most famous motor brands.

Crossing two at a time, a large number of models produced by the Italian brand down the years travelled from South Queensferry to West Fife and made their way to Knockhill Racing Circuit, which hosted one of the UK's biggest Ferrari events to celebrate the milestone year.

The Ferrari Festival, sponsored by Graypaul Ferrari Edinburgh, celebrated both the landmark 70th year of Ferrari and 50 years of the Ferrari Owners' Club with action on the track from the Pirelli Ferrari Formula Classic Series, Ferrari Owners' Club Track Day sessions, and a static display of Ferraris from all eras.

As well as 18 race cars, some of the vehicle's fans were able to catch a glimpse of a LaFerrari, 458 Speciale, F12s California's, 550s, 328s and older cars such as a 246 Dino.

Stuart Gray, Knockhill events director, said: "It is the first time in history that the Ferrari Owners Club have organised a combined track day, race day and static show, all on the one day. We are truly privileged to be hosting this event, one that is sure to go down as one of the best that Knockhill has seen in recent years."