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Scottish Motor Sport Clubs

Not all the Clubs mentioned here are strictly Scottish.  Some are very much UK Clubs.  However, individual members of the Veterans of Scottish Motorsport Association have been associated with one or more of these Clubs.   Some have been solely involved in particular aspects of the sport such as SMRC with racing, but others have supported such varied activities as autotests, rallies, trials, sprints, hill climbs, etc.  Car clubs have certainly been the backbone of the Motorsport scene since the onset of the sport in Scotland, and although a few have had professional managers, virtually all have been run by dedicated unpaid individuals.  With the ever changing nature of the sport some of these clubs, regrettably, are no longer active.

Aberdeen & District Motor Club
Arbroath & District Motor Club Austin Seven Club
Berwick & District Motor Club Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival Border Ecosse Car Club
British Racing & Sports Car Club Caithness Car Club
Coltness Car Club
Dunfermline Car Club East Ayrshire Car Club Ecurie Courvoisier
Ecurie Ecosse Falkirk & District Motor Club
'55 Car Club
Grampian Automobile Club Hawick & Border Car Club Highland Car Club
Jaguar Drivers' Club Kilmarnock & Loudon Car Club Knockhill Motor Sports Club
Lanarkshire Car Club Land Rover Owners' Club Lothian Car Club
Machars Car Club MG Car Club (Caledonian Section) Monkland Sporting Car Club
Riley Motor Club Royal Scottish Automobile Club Scottish Sprite Club
750 Motor Club '63 Car Club (Elgin) Scottish Motor Racing Club
Solway Car Club South of Scotland Car Club Scottish Sporting Car Club
St Andrews & District Motor Club Stonehaven & District MC Stranraer & District Car Club
Veterans of Scottish Motorsport Veteran Car Club of GB  Vintage Sports-Car Club

 

**More information can be had from the website of those clubs whose name are underlined , and who are still active.

 

The Aberdeen & District Motor Club

Club Secretary - J Dickson, 2 Farm Cottages, Balmanno Farm

Marykirk, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1US

Home Phone: 01674 840419    E-mail: jorotadi@aol.com

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    Austin Seven Club (Scottish)

Club Secretary - D.J. Lodge, The Bungalow, Coalhall,

AYR,   KA6 6ND

Home Phone: 01292 01256   E-mail: davidjlodge@talktalk.net

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     Berwick & District Motor Club

Club Secretary - D C Malthouse, 3 Fenton Grange, WOOLER,  Northumberland,  NE71 6AW

Home: 01668 281993  E-mail: secretary@berwickmotorclub.co.uk

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  Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival Limited

Membership Secretary - Mr Jim Grant

8 Anne Drive, Stenhousemuir, Larbert, FK5 4JE


Home Phone: 01324 556910     E-mail: jim@bonesshillclimb.org.uk

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  Border Ecosse Car Club

Club Secretary - V Dunn, 5 Broomlands Court, Kelso, TD5 7SR

Home Phone: 01573 223048  E-mail: valdunn@btinternet.com

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   British Racing & Sports Car Club

Club Secretary - Mr D Furlong, BRSCC, Unit E,         

Homesdale Business Centre, Platt Industrial Estate, Maidstone Road, Borough Green, Kent, TN15 8JL

Home Phone: 01732 780100  E-mail: entries@brscc.co.uk

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   Caithness Car Club Limited

Club Secretary - W A Lambie, Anacail, Braal, Halkirk     
Caithness, KW12 6XE

Home Phone: 07866 574367   E-mail: bill.lambie@ukqea.org.uk

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    Coltness Car Club Limited

Club Secretary - M Cropp, 50 Hutchison Street, Hamilton

Lanarkshire, ML3 7LH

Home Phone: 01698 428253  E-mail:

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   Dunfermline Car Club

Club Secretary - D Robertson, 36 Kenmure Place, Dunfermline

Fife, KY12 0XH
Home Phone:       E-mail: duncan@dunfermline.cc

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  East Ayrshire Car Club

Club Secretary - J. Garner, 5 Scott Crescent, Kilmarnock, EAST AYRSHIRE, KA1 1SH

Home Phone: 0156 352 8135    E-mail: Janet@eastayrshirecc.co.uk

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 Ecurie Courvoisier

"EC" was founded in Ballater in the  Scottish Sporting Car Club's Highland Three Day Rally in 1953 by a group of Lanarkshire Car Club members. The original team of three cars consisted of the late Ian Brown and Alex White in an H.R.G. - George Parker, Stuart Parker and Eric Dymock in an Austin Atlantic - Mairi Cooper (now Parker) and Heather Fleming in a Ford Anglia.  Many well known competitors were invited to join the Ecurie after that  - it is still going strong after 50+ years!

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  Ecurie Ecosse

Ecurie Ecosse was founded in Edinburgh in November 1951 by the late David Murray and continues under the present “Patron”, Hugh McCaig (one of our "Veterans").  It is still very active.  In 2013 it will run two cars in the 2013 British GT Championship and a single car in the European Le Mans series of events.  You can see the Ecurie Ecosse history by visiting their website.

Contact - E-Mail: hughmccaig@aol.com

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  The '55 Car Club

Club Secretary - Ian Rae

Home Phone: 01250 875335    Email: ianrae78@btinternet.com

                                                       or   secretary@55cc.org.uk

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   Grampian Automobile Club

Club Secretary - M Mackenzie, 19 Charleston Crescent, Cove     
ABERDEEN, AB12 3DZ

Home Phone: 01224 897991    E-mail: matmackenzie@tiscali.co.uk

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    Hawick & Border Car Club

Club Secretary  - J K Ferry, 22 Dean Park, Newtongrange         
DALKEITH, Midlothian, EH22 4LX

Home Phone: 07796 155810    E-mail: jason@itfc01.fsnet.co.uk

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    Highland Car Club Limited

Club Secretary - F Munro, 15 Cedarwood Crescent, Milton Of Leys
INVERNESS, IV2 6GT

Home Phone: 01463 772000   E-mail: fionamunro@tiscali.co.uk

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 Jaguar Drivers Club

Club Secretary - Kathy Beech, 18 Stuart Street, Luton, LU1 2SL

Office Phone:  01582 419332

E-mail: jaguar_drivers_club@lineone.net

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Knockhill Motor Sports Club

Club Secretary  -  Emma Hobbs, Knockhill Racing Circuit, by Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 9TF

Office Phone:  01383 72 3337     E-Mail: club@knockhill.co.uk

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   Land Rover Owners' Club - Scotland

Club Secretary - B Phillips, Spire View, Kirkintilloch                
GLASGOW, G66 1RW

Home Phone: 0141 7767080    E-mail: billslwt@hotmail.com

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   Lothian Car Club

Club Secretary - Margaret Naismith, Burnbank Farm, Strathaven Lanarkshire, ML10 6QF

Home Phone: 01357 440547    E-mail: m.naismith@clinmed.gla.ac.uk

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    Machars Car Club

Club Secretary - Roger D Anderson, Wigtown Motor Company

Duncan Park, WIGTOWN, DG8 9JD

Home Phone: 01671 403203      E-mail:

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  MG Car Club (Caledonian Centre)

Club Secretary - Mr W N Scott, 45 Stamperland Gardens     
GLASGOW, G76 8HQ

Home Phone: 0141 644 1882    E-mail: w-and-p.scott@ntlworld.com

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  Monklands Sporting Car Club

Club Secretary - B W Holmes, 139 Whitehaugh Avenue     
PAISLEY, PA1 3SW

Home Phone: 0141 887 5547    E-mail: bholmes@ntlworld.com

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  Royal Scottish Automobile Club

Regrettably the RSAC, as we knew it, no longer exists having been closed in 2002.  However, their headquarters in Blythswood Square has now been coverted into a beatiful boutique hotel, which has incorporated  Scottish Motorsport as a theme throughout.  Have a look at the new "Blythswood Hotel".

Although the RSAC is now defunct, its function as the body responsible for Motor Sport authorisation on behalf of the MSA has been taken over by RSAC Motorsport Ltd . They as agents of the Scottish Executive in authorising motor sport events on the public highway in Scotland. Contact can be  made through:

Secretary - Mr J C Lord, PO Box 3333, GLASGOW, G20 2AX

Home Phone: 07774 788844   E-mail: jcl@rsacmotorsport.co.uk

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  The Seven Fifty Motor Club

Club Secretary - Mr K. Headspeath, 25 Morrison St, Kirriemuir
ANGUS,  DD8 5DB

Phone:  01575 575144   kenneth@highlanddrovers.co.uk

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  The Sixty Three Car Club (Elgin) Limited

Club Secretary - A Gordon, 38 Springfield Drive, Elgin

Morayshire,  IV30 6XZ

Home Phone: 01343 541051    E-mail: alan@alan63cc.f2s.com

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    Scottish Motor Racing Club

Club Secretary - Heather Brunton
    E-mail: heatherbrunton@btinternet.com
  

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     Formed in 1937 as the Scottish Racing Drivers Club, the SCOTTISH MOTOR RACING CLUB as it was known from the 40’s has a chequered history.  Early attempts by the Club to establish a racing circuit in Scotland failed, the original idea being to build one in The Royal Park adjoining Edinburgh’s Holyrood Palace. It wasn’t until the 50’s that the first car race meeting was run in Beveridge Park, Kirkcaldy.

    Club activities were suspended in 1956 but the SCOTTISH MOTOR RACING CLUB (SMRC) amalgamated with the well supported Border Motor Racing Club (BMRC) in 1963.  They had run the Scottish National Speed Championship in the 50’s, which had been won by Jim Clark.  He went on to be F1 World Motor Racing Champion twice, in 1963 and in 1965, won the Indianapolis 500 in 1965, as well as being President of the SMRC for several years, until his untimely death at Hockenheim in Germany in 1968.  The B.M.R.C. Trophy, which was won by Jim in 1957, is still awarded on an annual basis by SMRC for the Overall Points Championship. 

    Jackie Stewart became the Club's Honorary President after winning the first of his 3 F1 World Championships in 1969, and remained so until retiring from the position in 2007 whereupon he was installed as Patron of the Club.  He was replaced as Honorary President by ex-Toyota F1 and current Audi Sports Car Driver, Allan McNish.  The Club's Honorary Members include F1 Driver, David Coulthard, Indy 500 Winner, Dario Franchitti, twice BTCC Champion, John Cleland and legendary journalist and writer, Graham Gauld, who is also a member of the V.S.M.A.

    The Club ran race meetings at Charterhall in the 60’s and organised Ingliston’s first race meeting in 1965. The Club went on to run the majority of its races there in the 70’s and 80’s.  From the late 80’s through to the present day Knockhill has been the venue for Club race meetings in Scotland.  In the last few years many SMRC race classes have also raced at Croft, Oulton Park, Cadwell Park and other circuits in England.

    In December each year the Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation is one of the most prestigious events in Scotland for any sport and regularly has over 300 Club Members and their friends attending a glittering occasion in the company of the Scottish motor racing stars like Allan McNish, Dario Franchitti and David Coulthard.  In 2010 the Club will be honoured with the presence of the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond.

    The SMRC has members from all over the UK and around the world and welcomes both Social and Racing Members to join Scotland's only motor racing club.  To view more about SMRC and its activities visit our website.

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    Solway Car Club

Club Secretary - N Gowans, Craigroyston, 1 Dunmuir RoadCASTLE DOUGLAS, DG7 1LG

Home Phone: 01556 503334   E-mail: norman.gowans@virgin.net

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   South of Scotland Car Club

Club Secretary - R Proudlock, 16 Hunter Avenue, Heathhall
DUMFRIES, DG1 3UX

Home Phone: 01387 247977    E-mail: roland.proudlock@btconnect.com

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 Scottish Sporting Car Club

Club Secretary - C Turner, 18 Ayr Road, Giffnock

Glasgow, G46 6RY
Home Phone: 0141 5719816    E-mail: charleswturner@ntlworld.com

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   Stonehaven and District Motor Club

Competition Secretary - G P Reid, 22 Ramsay Road, Stonehaven
KINCARDINESHIRE, AB39 2HJ

Home Phone: 07720 824636   E-mail: gordon.reid@icscotland.net

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  Veterans of Scottish Motorsport Association Ltd

Secretary - Dr Stuart S I Parker

25 Burnside Placa, Larkhall, ML9 2EQ

Phone: 01698 882724    E-mail: scotsmotorsportvets@icloud.com

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    The Veteran Car Club of Great Britain

Jessamine Court, 15 High Street, Ashwell

Hertfordshire, SG7 5NL

Phone: 01462 742818    Email: hq@vvofgb.co.uk

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     The Vintage Sports-Car Club

Secretary - The old Post Office, West Street, Chipping Norton

Oxon,  OX7 5EL

Phone: 01608 644777    email: info@VSCC.co.uk

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 For one reason or another the following Car Clubs are no longer active.

    Arbroath & District Motor Club 

This club is no longer active.

 

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  Falkirk & District Car Club

This Club is no longer active.

 

 

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Lanarkshire Car Club

This Club is no longer active.

The club was formed in the 1930s as a combined motor cycle and car club.  It was only after World War II that the car section continued on its own.  Like most clubs it had its ups and downs.  In its early days, under the charge of the Neil Sisters, Chrissie and Andy, it ran many events including rallies, autotests and trials. These were usually very competitive as well as being very popular and social.  In its heyday it ran Scottish Championship rallies including a series of Burmah Rallies. The latter rose in status to become an International event.  For the past few years there had been a decline in members and events, and as a result it became no longer viable to run a productive and active club.  On the 4th of March 2011, at their Annual General Meeting the members unanimously decided to close the Club.

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   Kilmarnock Car Club

This Club is no longer active.

 

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  Scottish Sprite Club

This Club is no longer active.

The Scottish Sprite Club was formed by a group of about a dozen Austin Healey Sprite (Frogeye) owners in 1961.  It organised club rallying, driving tests and social motoring events and included an associate membership for non-Sprite owners.  It was, like Sprite clubs elsewhere, fiercely independent, staying remote from the national Austin Healey Club.  The membership grew and co-promotions, especially with Bruce Peebles Motor Club, meant a large sporting programme was available.  It was also part of the West of Scotland Association of Motor Clubs which pooled members and events to ensure plenty entries for excellent motor sport.  In 1963, Jim Clark became the Club President and attended a Club meeting before his tax exile.  The Club sent Jim a telegram before every Grand Prix thereafter until his death.  He corresponded with Ian Scott, the long-time Secretary and really appreciated the telegrams!  After, Jim’s untimely death, Andrew Cowan agreed to become President and was an excellent successor.  By the late sixties, the membership had reached around 85 and most of these were active competitors in all branches of  motor sport.  The Club was providing around a third of all the competitors in Scottish speed events and because of this it was invited to join with the other clubs that had hill climb venues with a view to setting up the Scottish Hill Climb Championship.  Unfortunately, as the seventies went on, the Club started to wane and, as with any one model club, when production of the Sprite stopped the end was inevitable.

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  Riley Motor Club

This Club is no longer active.

 

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    St Andrews & District Motor Club

This Club is no longer active.

 

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  Stranraer & District Car Club

This Club is no longer active.

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