Thursday, 16 January 2020

Marshals Social Event Saturday 8th Feb. (And optional Rally Marshals Training during the day)

We can't wait to see you all again at the 2020 Marshals Social on Saturday 8th February at The Adamson Hotel, Crossford, Dunfermline.
As last year was such a blast, we are expanding this year and running a Marshals Training day as well to allow us to get even more from the day.
We know how important our tummies and beauty sleep are, especially after a days training and in advance of a few ‘sherbets’, so there’s a fixed price dinner option and a 10% discount if you wish to stay overnight. Just mention the Motorsport event when booking, the overnight discount is available for both the Friday and the Saturday nights.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Scottish Autotest Championship 2019 - Results, and Presentation of Awards

Hi all
          I hope you are all well and looking forward to Xmas, thank you all very much for supporting the 2019 Scottish Autotest Championship, and lets hope you can support it next year and hopefully we can get some more registered competitors.

The final results for competitors entering at least 3 events are as follows

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

RS Clubman Licence new for 2020 - and it's FREE

For 2020 Motorsport UK is introducing the requirement for all competitors to hold a new RS Clubman licence as a minimum, which will be free of charge. If you compete, but don’t currently hold a licence you will need to apply for this. These changes will affect Autotests, Trials, Cross Country, Road Rallying, 12 Cars and Scatters. Passengers will also now be required to hold an RS Clubman licence. The RS Clubman licence can be applied for online from 18 November and aims to encourage more grass roots participation, as well ensuring all Motorsport UK event competitors are covered by comprehensive insurance. Additionally, licence holders will have access to Motorsport UK’s Member Benefits Programme that includes the new upgraded personal accident cover.

You can apply online from 18/11/19, but you can also apply at the event with a paper form and a photograph.

Again, it's FREE.

Motorsport UK - Important Club Changes for 2020

Now that 2019 is on the finish straight you may be starting to plan your events for the 2020 season, so we need to advise you of a number of changes to event permits and competitor licences that will affect the organisation of competitive events next year.

Throughout 2019 we have been evaluating the best strategy for the future of motorsport in this country. The fact is that there are some real challenges ahead and we need to act now, or potentially see a further decline in both licence holders and events. Why should that be something to worry about? The issue is that across the sport we are beginning to see some events, clubs and championships reaching a tipping point where their viability is in doubt.

Friday, 18 October 2019

Andrew Cowan

SAMSC joins with the rest of the world wide motorsport community in mourning the passing of Andrew Cowan while at the same time acknowledging the positive impact he had on our sport over many years.

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Scottish Autotest Championship and Scottish Road Car Series - Leuchars 17th November

The event at Errol on 6th October was cancelled due to bad weather, so the Glenrothes MSC event at Leuchars will now be the next round of the Scottish Road Car Series of Autosolos, as well as the 9th round of the Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs Autotest Championship.
There will also be a Production Car Autotest.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Scottish Navigational Rally Championship - The Hairst 16th November, Aberdeenshire

This years SDMC Hairst Rally is on 16th November, and is a Clubman status event counting in the SAMSC Championship. Entrants do not need a Nat 'B'licence this year, only a valid Club Card, to take advantage of the Motorsport UK two year experiment for Regional Championships. We are offering 98 miles in North East Aberdeenshire, starting at the Scout Centre, Methlick ,and we look forward to a great nights competition. 
Entries can be made online using RallyScore (see below),

Monday, 23 September 2019

Scottish Autotest Championship and Scottish Road Car Series - Errol 6th October

Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs Autotest Championship Round 8
Scottish Road Car Series Autosolo Round 8 (also counts towards the Saltire Club Championship - See SR's for clarification)
Saltire Rally Club Production Car Autotest ( Counts towards the Saltire  Rally Club Championship)

Autotest Championship results after 7 rounds are on the SAMSC Autotest page.
Online entries are available from Rallyscore - there are links in the SRs below.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Scottish Autotest Championship and Scottish Road Car Series

SSCC Autosolo/Test/PCA Sunday 22 September

Scottish Sporting Car Club will run the next round of the Scottish Autotest Championship and Scottish Road Car Series on SUNDAY 22nd September 2019: an AutoSOLO, an All-Forwards Autotest and a Production Car Autotest to be held at the premises of Irvine Bay Events, Ardeer (the former ICI Nobel Explosives plant). 

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

New Training Events

7 September       Rally Marshals training with a focus on Closed Road events

to include Fire Training

location Melrose 

The last quarter of 2019 sees rallying in Scotland take a major step forward with the reintroduction of closed roads rallying – the Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally on 11 - 13 October and the Jim Clark Rally on 8-9 November.  The training day on Saturday 7th September has been added to the calendar to provide rally marshals with more of the knowledge required for this unique type of event.

Sessions will cover:
  • Unique attributes of closed road rallies
  • Handling difficult spectator conversations and conflict management
  • Fire and incident handling

The training is open to all marshals and officials irrelevant of whether you have offered your assistance on either, or both, of the closed roads events in Scotland this year.  Reference will be made to the Stage Rally Safety Requirements.

It is hoped that a external guest speaker will also give an insight into how third party services rely on the work of the rally marshal.

A light lunch will be provided along with tea and coffee in the morning and afternoon.

14 September     Cross Country Training, safe use of winches 

Location Uphall, nr Bathgate  

This training is aimed at anyone attending cross country events who may use their winches, whether for self-recovery, competition or supporting others.  It is not part of the training programme for licensed motorsport recovery operators.  This is a formal course based on industry standard material but designed to explain good practice and safety in a cross country scenario. Attendance at this event is limited in numbers both for your comfort and to ensure a good experience.