Newsletter – 2022 February


Number of members who have signed up for annual subscription is now 132, including Honorary members of the association we have a total of 150 members. There is still time to pay your subscription to continue to be a member of The Veterans of Scottish Motorsport Association.

New Members

Since our AGM in August 2021 there have been 2 new members:

John Methven, Milngavie

George Scott, Haddington

Death of Member:

We are sad to inform you of the following death:

Bill (WD) Taylor died in early 2021

Spring Run

There are still 4 places left on the Spring Run in April. Details can be found HERE.

If you are interested please contact  Bob Baillie.

The Reunion

It is hoped that in the coming years we will be able to organise an Annual Reunion or equivalent event.

The 8th Reunion of the Association will be held on Saturday 19th November 2022 in The Radstone Hotel, Ayr Road, Larkhall, ML9 2TZ.

We are proud to announce that one of our own, John Cleland, will be our guest speaker.

John is a retired British racing driver best known not only for winning the British Touring Car Championship in 1989 and 1995, but also for the controversial last round incident which denied him the 1992 championship. He is also known for his very entertaining repartee.


Entry to the event is open to Members only up until the 1st of June 2022.

After that if there are any spaces left the entry will be open to guests.

The cost of the event will be £45. There are a few rooms reserved for the VSMA in the Hotel at £85BB for a single and £100BB for a double room for those who may wish to stay over. There are a few more Hotels in the vicinity.

If you wish to attend please Contact:

Bob Baillie, Chairman, at


Nancy Crichton, Secretary, at

Dates for Your Diary

British Hill Climb Championship 2022

April 23rd/24th – Prescott

April 30th – Craigantlet

May 7th/8th – Harewood

May28th/29th – Gurston Down

June 4th/5th – Shelsey Walsh

June 18th/19th – Doune 4 rounds, 2 Sat & 2 Sun*

July 3rd – Harewood

July 13th – Bouley Bay

July16th – Val Des Terres

July 30/31st – Wiscome Park

August 13/14th – Shelsey Walsh

Sept. 3rd/4th – Prescott

Sept.24/25th – Loton Park

*This is the only time the Championship cars will compete in Scotland in 2022

Scottish Hill Climb Championship 2022

April 16/17th – Doune

May14/15th – Fintry (Aberdeen)

June11/12th – Forrestburn

August 6/7th – Fintry (Aberdeen)

August 27/28th – Forrestburn

Sept. 17/18th – Doune

May 21st/22nd Classic Hill Climb, practice Saturday, timed Sunday  (This is a new event held at Doune)

SMRC race meetings 2022:

10th April – Knockhill

8th May – Knockhill

12th June – Knockhill

16th July – Cadwell Park  *

21st August – Knockhill

9th October – Knockhill

* This is the away meeting for all classes at Cadwell Park

KNC Groundworks Motorsport UK Scottish Rally Championship 2022:

5th March – Snowman – Inverness

23rd April – Speyside Stages – Elgin

29th May – Jim Clark – Duns (Closed Road Rally)

24/25th June – Argyll Rally – Dunoon (Closed Road Rally)

23rd July – RSAC Scottish – Moffat

13th August – Grampian – Banchory

10th September – Galloway Hills – Castle Douglas

22nd October – Carlisle Stages – Kielder


Classic Car Shows 2022

May 15th **NOTE: Date changed to May 8th**

Strathallan’s Games Park, Bridge of Allan – Stirling & District Classic Car Club have held shows at the Park since 2005 with the considerable proceeds going to local charities.

May 28th

Ayrshire Motor show, Ayr Race Course

June 12th

Kames Car Show **NOTE: Event Cancelled**

June 18/19th

Thirlestane Castle , Lauder This is the 50th Anniversary of the Borders Vintage Automobile Club and the 15th Anniversary of the BVAC Classics at Thirlestane. This year the event will be an Automotive Festival

“The Jackie Stewart Classic” presented and sponsored by ROLEX in aid of the Charity, “Race against Dementia”, set up by Sir Jackie(Honorary President of the VSMA)

I would say this will be the largest car event held in Scotland since “IGNITION” held at the SECC in 2016 & 2017, so well worth a visit. More information can be found at

June 25th/26th

Moffat Classic Car Rally

This popular event is in it’s 25th year and always attracts a huge entry of pre-1990 vehicles. After assembling in the show field on Saturday the cars head out at mid-day for the town centre parade and then on to the scenic run by St Mary’s Loch, Megget and Talla reservoirs, Devil’s Beef Tub and back to Moffat.

The cars return to the show field on Sunday for the static display. Further information at


Royal Deeside Motor Show, Kincardine Castle, Aberdeenshire

July 9/10th

Glamis Castle – Glamis Scottish Transport Extravaganza hosted by the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club. This is the 46th running of the Extravaganza. Further information at

July 17th

Scottish Festival of Motoring, The Royal Highland Centre, Newbridge, Edinburgh

August 28th

Buckie Car Show


Bo’ness Revival, Kinneil Park, Bo’ness this is a Hill Climb and Classic car show. Further information at

Caledonian Classic & Historic Motorsport Club events 2022:

8th May – Red Hackle Tour

24th July – Museum Tour

17th/18th September – Dales Moors & Forests

4th December – Classic High Tea

In addition:

April 3rd – RSAC Spring Run

9th April – HCC  Spring Run

22/25th April – VSMA Spring Run

4th June – Rotary Club of Inverness

3/4th September – HCC Crofterra Pandemonia



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