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The images here are a selected few showing motorsport events, vehicles and Motorsport Veterans in Scotland, who have been involved with motor sport over the years.  Some Veterans are still competing!  These are only a few images.  We do hope to enlarge the number of images displayed in due course.

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The 1940s

          The 1950s 

                  The 1960s 

                          The 1970s 

                                  The 1980s 

                                          The 1990s

                                                  The 2000s

                                                          The 2010s

 

 


 

 

The 1940s

 

 1949 Bo'ness Hil Climb approaching the hairpin A historic Rest and be Thankful'photo from Picture Post  1950. St Andrews beach  -  Tom Legget No.7 in the works Singer TT. On his right the beautiful BMW of Gillie Tyres.
1948 Bo'ness Hill Climb, Spike Rhiandos at the Courtyard  1948 Bo'ness Hill Climb, Spike Rhiandos  - oops! 1948 Bo'ness Hill Climb, Spike Rhiandos  - oh dear!  Fortunately he was OK.
1949, Nigel Kennedy standing beside his home built Trials Car, Stanfanach.A typical trial hazard
 Rest and Be Thankful, Raymond Mays in his ERA at top hairpin Nigel Kennedy and John Melvin trialling Nigel Kennedy getting a shove
The Jubilee Parade in Princes Street, Edinburgh on 5th October 1946, with Henry Seagraves Golden Arrow on the trailer in the foreground. The Vauxhall 23/60 used by Tom Legget in the Jubilee Parade in 1946. A veteran outside Hollyrood Palace in the 1946 Jubilee Parade.
  A veteran at Hollyrood Palace on the 1946 Jubilee Parade Overlooking the veteran cars outside Hollyrood Palace on the 1946 Jubilee Parade. The line-up of veteran starters at the 1946 Jubilee Parade outside Hollyrood Palace.
  A veteran Rolls Royce getting an inspection from youngsters prior to the 1946 Jubilee Parade outside Hollyrood Palace. Outside Hollyrood Palace during the 1946 Jubilee Parade. An early Daimler outside Hollyrood Palace in the 1946 Jubilee Parade.

 

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The 1950s  

 

  1950s, Andy (Neil) Dundas and Chrisie Neil on a RSAC Veteran Run to Largs.  As well as being regular competitors in the Monte Carlo Rally shortly after World War II, both were stalwarts of the Lanarkshire Car Club.  Chrisie in fact was the LCC’s secretary for many years. Andy married Frank Dundas whom she met through Motor Sport.  
 The original South of Scotland Car Club committee members in 1951 1952, Glasgow start of the Monte Carlo Rally in Blythswood Square 1953 Scottish Rally Team Award winners from SOSCC posing in Dumfries, L to R Doctor Watson, Allard, Francis Dundas, Cooper MG and Philip Denholm-Cookes.
 A.K. Stevenson, the renowned RSAC SecretaryRSAC Veteran Run
  Start of Veteran Run outside the RSAC clubhouse in BLythswood Square 1959, Duncan Paterson competing in the California Cup Autotests at Longbridge. A.K. Stevenson presenting Jim Ferns with a winners trophy
Vet Run - Kincardine fuel halt. Ian Brown and Audrey Carlaw.  In the background Bill Henderson, photographer RSAC Veterans Rally The Scottish built Albion on a RSAC Veteran Run
Very early Scottish Rally RSAC Veteran Run, Dunbarton control An early Renault in a RSAC Veteran Run
 1954 Bo'ness Hill Climb Programme  1953 Charterhall Race Meeting Programme 1955 Crimond Race Meeting programme  1952 Turnberry Race Meeting Programme
 1950 SSCC Highland 3-day trial Duncan Paterson at the 1953 June Bo'ness Hill Climb in his 1947 MG TC.  1950 MGCC Spring Trial, the late Jack Wilson in his Wilson Special
 1953 Autocar Programme cover, Rest and be Thankful Hill Climb  Autocar Magazine - 1952 Scottish Rally Programme
 Bo'ness Hill Climb, Ted Evans - Austin Healey 100 Edinburgh University MC's 1959 hill climb at Drem.  Jimmy Veitch in his Osclyat. This is none other than Jim Clark at Berwick Car Club's 1959 Autotest meeting, on the starting line in a Porsche 356
  Scottish Rally 1953 with Jimmy Cringean and Billy Marchbank of the South of Scotland Car Club in Jimmy's Jaguar XK 120 at Amulree.  (Photograph courtesy of the Cringean family) Alan Carlaw at the start of a Scottish Rally in his Sprite Scottish Rally 1953, SOSCC members James Cringean and Billy Marchbank Jaguar XK120 at Inverfarigaig
   David Murray (Jaguar ‘D’Type) opens the course for the first Lothian  Car Club run Bo’ness Hill Climb in 1959    A Le Mans start at Charterhall in 1955 - James Brown in his TR2 in  International 2700cc Class which he won. (Photograph Copyright Bill  Henderson) Gregor Fisken's  beautiful ex-Ecurie Ecosse C-Type which was restored by Gregor in 2001.   Originally this was Jimmy Stewart's car, but it soon became one of the  three 'common-user' team C-Types during the 1953 season, and I had the  pleasure of driving it at several events.
1956, International Tulip Rally,  John Melvin and J.N. Marshall in their Sunbeam Rapier in which they finished 1st in Class and 11th Overall1958 Monte Carlo Rally, John Melvin on his first Monte with Bob Haddow and Gordon Mowatt, finishing in their Sunbeam Rapier.  They were 58th of only 59 cars who finished that year, and one of only two Glasgow starters who did finish.
1955 Monte Carlo Rallye finishers featuring their Ford Zepyr 6 Mark 1 and standing in front left to right:  Bob Haddow, Jim Pearson, Gordon Mowatt, and a French official.Alex Reid in his 1911cc Omega special competing mid fifties we think at Bo'ness Hill Climb.
1950, John Melvin competing on the Rest and Be Thankful in his 1500 HRG. 1952, John Melvin in his Fraser Nash Le Mans Replica at the Bo'ness Hill Climb  (Photograph by Pelham-Burn & Cox) 1953, Another shot of John Melvin in his Fraser Nash Le Mans replica getting away from the Start beside the Paddock at Bo'ness Hill Climb.
  Jack Wilson at the start of the1951 Rest and Be Thankful in his Austin A90 Atlantic Coupe.  

 

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The 1960s

 

1961 Famous faces from the Scottish Racing and Rallying fraternity being dined at John Milne's Glasgow 101 Restaurant.  Click the image to see
A Mk1 Austin Healey Sprite during a driving test meeting at Winston Barracks, Lanark, organised by The Scottish Sprite Club.  (Photo by Graeme Stringer, Glasgow). 1963 RSAC Concours d'Elegance at Turnberry Hotel This is Andrew Cowan's original rally Imp which has recently been refurbished to its previous rally spec. 1965
The start of the 1961 SSCC Highland Rally An unusual Monte Entry, driven by Gillie Tyrer and Rupert Another very unusual Monte Entry!
  Jim Clark leaning on the trailered D-type at Crimond, along with Ian Scott-Watson, Oswald Brewis of Border Reivers and Graham Gauld, with  his camera at the ready as usual! 1966 Scottish Rally - Alan Macvarish in a Mini with Co-driver, Tom Pearson.  Part of the very first Works Vauxhall Team at the start of the 1963 Tuplip Rally at Noordwijk-ann-Zee, Stuart Parker and Jimmy McInnes beside their 3FTM.
The Earl of Elgin, President of RSAC chats to past Secretary  the late AK Stevenson and his successor the late R. Tennant Reid   1964, Jim Clark at home on his farm  Hard astern! - Boyd Tunnock (MGA Twin Cam) competes in MG Car Club driving tests at Leith Fort in 1960.
  1961, the California Cup winning team at Longbridge  -  (L toR) Boyd Tunnock, John Sword and Duncan Paterson.  Pat Smith the co-driver, in an ex-works Mini 850 entered by driver Tish Ozanne in the 1961 Monte Carlo Rally.  They were Glasgow starters, but this photo was taken in the Alps! 1966 Scottish Rally - the start at Blyswood Square, RSAC Secretary at the time, Bob Tennant-Reid sending Margaret MacKenzie and Pat Smith off in their Hillman Imp.
  Jim Clark in a Lotus (Photo supplied by Jock Russell) The 1966 Fram International Welsh Rally - Alan MacVarishin a Mini with co-driver Ricky Williamson 1960, Agnes Meikle in her Cooper at Bo'ness Hill Climb
 1968 R.S.A.C 24th International Scottish Rally  Fraser Anderson in his Mini with Alasdair Pearson co-driving (Photograph by Foster & Skeffington)The practical way to fix a broken sump guard bracket during the 1968 Scottish Rally, and featuring Frankie Pearson, Barrie Anderson, A.N.Other, Fraser Anderson, and Alasdair Pearson.
 James Rae and Co-driver Iain Barnett in their 1293cc Mini Cooper-S on the 1968 RSAC Scottish Rally.  Members of 'Team Radio Scotland' take a photocall prior to the 1966 Scottish Rally. L to R: Alan McVarish, Tom Pearson, Bill McKay, Alasdair Pearson and Lindsay Kerr.   Ronnie Morrison with Harry Ratcliffe chasing in a Hartley White race for  the fastest saloons of the day (1966).
 Jim at the height of his Lotus years outside his farm house.A clip from Eric Dymock's 'Sporting Affairs' in the 1961 August issue of Top Gear - Eric showing remarkable foresight 

 

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The 1970s

 

 

   1975 International Scottish Rally - Murray Grierson in his ex-works  Escort LVX953 J previously used by Andrew Cowan in the 1973 RAC Rally  (Copyright -  Foster & Skeffington photograph) Tony Charnell  lying second in the Chevron B8 BMW behind Eddie Labinjoh's Fisher Spider at Caraven Corner Ingliston in 1972.  The car immediately behind Eddie and Tony is John Absalom`s Ginetta G4.   ( Photgrapher W. K. Henderson )  1973 International Scottish Rally - Murray Grierson with Peter Pitman. (Copyright -  Foster & Skeffington photograph)
1973 RAC International Rally - Andrew Cowan with Scotsman and Mogil Motors works Escort.
The winner of the 1977 International Burmah Rally, Hannu Mikkola Jackie Stewart in the USA probably Watkin's Glen 1971  Drew Gallacher the Girvan based farmer in typical style.  Drew was considered by many to be one of Scotland's finest rally drivers. Unfortunately he died under tragic circumstances before his true potential was seen.
    J. McInnes and S. Parker in a Scottish Rally in a Mini Cooper-S Jimmy McRae in the 1979 Granite City Rally (Photograph by Frank Love)    Alan Arneil in the 1979 Snowman Rally (Photograph by Frank Love)
1970 S.S.A.C. International Scottish Rally Alasdair  and Tom Pearson driving Duncan Ferguson's SAAB '96  (Photograph by Foster & Skeffington) Russell Brookes in his Ford RS1800 on the 1977 Burmah International  Rally 1979, Donegal International Rally - Willie Crawford in the last Lothian Sports Car Escort.
1973 Scottish Rally - Alasdair Pearson and Lindsay Kerr in their Volvo barely conceal their excitement at the Start. (Photograph by Foster & Skeffington) John Innes and Roland Proudlock in the forest of Ae on the 1979 Bowmaker Autumn Stages. Dominic Buckley in the 1979 Snowman Rally (Photograph by Frank Love)
   1972, Ian Smillie in action at Doune in the Ex Fittipaldi Lotus 59 F3. 1970 World Cup Rally - Prime (Stage) 14, Cuzco to Huancayo - 560 miles in all!!  This was one of the long special stages in Peru.  The crew consisted of Pat Wright, Jean Denton and Liz Crellin in a Morris 1800. They finished the 16,00 mile event 18th overall and 2nd in the Ladies Class. 1979 Snowman Rally, Ken Wood the last year with KDV 484 N
 Sir Jackie Stewart in the 1973 Monaco Grand Prix.Hannu Mikkola rally driver1970 R.S.A.C. International Scottish Rally , another shot of Alasdair  and Tom Pearson in the  SAAB '96  (Photograph by Foster & Skeffington)
1972 Scottish Rally - James Rae and Bob Wilson in a somewhat sideways Escort in a Stage near Erskine.  Tony Charnell at Oulton Park on the 1973 Avon Tour of Britain in a Simca Rallye 1000 (number 99).  He was navigated by his wife Corrinne and they finished 23rd overall.  James Hunt won the event in a Chevy Camaro. ( Photographer Colin Taylor ) 1974 Welsh International Rally - James Rae and Co-driver Mike Malcolm in the same ex-works Hannu Mikkola RS 2.0 265bhp Kleber Scholarship car
Tony Charnell with his chief mechanic, Roy McCourt, outside Mogil Motors` garage in Dumfries, standing beside his Chevron B31 in 1976. 1974 International Artic Rally - James Rae and Co-Driver Jim Porter in the ex-works Hannu Mikkola RS1600 2.0 BDA photographed at a halt near the Russian border.  Tony Charnell and his Chevron B36 outside Mogil Motors in Dumfries, after winning 2 litre Group 6 Class at Le Mans in 1979 with his team mates at Le Mans in 1979. (Photographer - Brian Sherman.)
 1977 Trossachs Rally - Alasdair Pearson with Lindsay Kerr on Alasdair's final rally in his ‘factory replica’  Group 1 Vauxhall Magnum coupe 1976, Graham Millar and Kenny Allen rallying in Graham’s Singer Chamois Sport.

 

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The 1980s 

 

 

 1982, Formula Ford Racing at Ingliston in its heyday.  Alistair Brearley in his supercharged Metro 6R4 in the 1986 Scottish Rally  1985 International Scottish Rally - Murray Grierson in the ex-works, ex- Ari Vatanen Escort, UYY 256S.  Ari used this same car to win the 1980 Acropolis Rally.  Murray was 9th overall in the 1985 Scottish Rally and the 1st privateer.
 1986. Murray Grierson in action in the Opel Kadett 400. This car was a one-off built by the factory for rallying in South Africa. Mechanically, it was the same as the Manta 400 but with a modified Kadett shell.  Murray won the Scottish Rally Championship in this car, in 1987,   (Copyright -  photograph by ™ Photosport, Lanark)  Ken Wood and Peter Brown in a SDI Rover in the 1983 Granite City  Rally which was sponsored by John Clark BMW.  Although ran in April  there was still snow in some stages!

1989, Border Rally, with his 2 wheel drive Metro which Murray  Grierson built that year. It had a short 420R 2.5 litre mid-engine  driving the rear wheels, through a Hewland F1 box.  (Copyright -  GT  Photography, Lanark)Co-driver Alastair Findlay on the left with his Qatari driver on  the right. They were 9th overall in the 1983 Qatar International Rally.      Tony Pond in the 1981 RSAC International Scottish Rally (Photograph  by Frank Love)

Stewart Robertson with Lawrance Clark at Devilla on the 1987 Scottish International Rally (Photographer Roland Proudlock) The late Colin McRae in the 1989 RSAC International Scottish Rally  (Photograph by Frank Love) 1980, Graham Millar in the Lander Alarm Hawke at Ingliston

 

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The Nineties 

 

1995 Perth Scottish Rally, FIA European Rally Championship for   Driver (Co-efficient 5) - Alan Macvarish in a Lada Riva with Co-Driver,   Jim Darling. Malcolm Wishart going round `Deer Pen` Hairpin at High Auldgirth in July 1994 1996 International Scottish Rally, Murray Grierson on the Knockhill  Stage with 'forest' set up in his ex-Prodrive Subaru 555.
  1996, International Scottish rally, Murray Grierson in his Prodrive  Subaru. 1999, the Coltness Car Club's  McRae Stages Rally.  Murray Grierson in his Prodrive Subaru with Campbell Roy. 1997, Sandy McEwen, John Kyle and the Scottish Rotor racing boys with their BMW M3
  1998, the Rotor Racing crew pushing their Venturi LM600 on a rare visit to Knockhill  

 

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The 2000s  

 

Alex Graham at Doune in September 2002 in his Mallock Mk20  VSMA Member Peter Jeffrey standing beside his Triumph TR3 in 2008.  Peter lives in Canada and still races in Historic events in British Columbia and Washington Alan Macvarish still competing in 2008, in the Prescott Hill Climb  in his Peugeot!
Vintage Bentley on display at 2008 Knockhill Speedfair Special vintage Austin at 2008 Knockhill Speedfair A Vintage Riley at 2008 Knockhill Speedfair
A Vintage Aston Martin at 2008 Knockhill Speedfair Competition Morgans in the paddock at 2008 Knockhill Speedfair A vintage Austin at 2008 Knockhill Speedfair
Vernon Williamson in the Ecurie Ecosse IMP in September 2005 at the Silverstone finals.  Graham Gauld's book Scottish 'Motor Racing and Drivers' says it all  - 'driven in 1966.67 by all the local greats'. Malcolm Wishart in his Pilbeam MP62 at the Martini Hairpin in the Wiscombe Park Hillclimb, 2001.  Taken during the Tweed Tour i September 2006, Hamish Wilson with son Kenneth in a somewhat older Renault!
 2003, Vernon Williamson in his 1972 Dastle Mk9 (Heskith Racing) Formula 3 at the 2003 Ollon-Villar Hill Climb.  This was the ex-Antony Bubbles Horsley & James Hunt car.   Graham Cowie going through the Courtyard at Bo'ness Revival Hill Climb  in September 2009  (Photo by John Crae)   Malcolm Wishart's Chevron B16 taking FTD at the inaugural Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival, in August 2008.
  Three beautiful Morgans at 2008 Knockhill Speedfair  
2009, 21st June - Alex Brown's 1953 Fairley Mercury popping out of the top of East Brae at the Doune Hill Climb. Donald MacDonald in his 2006 Morgan Roadster on a trial at Forrestburn in  2008. 2009, 4th July - An atmospheric shot of Alex Brown's 1953 Fairley Mercury Special approaching The Crossing at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb.

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The 2010s

 

 
2010, Bo'ness Revival Hillclimb  .  Graham Cowie in his Mini approaching the Courtyard.  (Photo by Bill Barr) 2010, 22nd August - Alex Brown's 1953 Martin Norton approaching the Top Ess at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb. 2013, Graham Millar in the Rotor JT7 S2000 car at Donington Park
     
     

 

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