Wednesday, 6 March 2019


The organisers of the Jim Clark Memorial Rally have been greatly encouraged by recent developments in the Scottish Parliament to help overcome the barriers to closed public road rallying in Scotland. Such a move will bring the country into line with other parts of the UK including Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, Wales and England.

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Transport Scotland Publishes the Results of the Closed Roads Consultation

The results of the Closed Roads Consultation have been published. 

"In total 3,788 responses were received. 98.71% of those responses agreed with the proposal to introduce a two stage application process, involving Motorsports Governing Bodies and Local Authorities, to allow motorsports events to take place on closed public roads"

An important next step on the way to getting the Jim Clark & Mull rallies back soon, and possibly more events in the future. Thanks to everyone who responded and helped get to this situation. Watch closely for the next steps.

Read the report

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Scottish Navigational Rally Championship 2019

The first round of the 2019 Scottish Navigational Rally Championship (SNRC) is due to take place on the evening of 9th March 2019.  The Gropers Rally, run by Stonehaven & District Motor Club, starts just north of Stonehaven and follows a 99 mile route to finish at Arbuthnott Village Hall, on the B697, to the east of A90 near Fordoun.  Regulations for both the Championship and the Gropers Rally, AND NOW also the second round, Saltire Rally Club Moonless Rally,  can be found on the SAMSC website:Navi Rally page

In previous years the SNRC competitors had to buy a National B competition licence, and rounds of the Championship had to run as National B events.  However this year and next year the Motorsport UK are running a trial period allowing competitors to compete in the Championship with just SAMSC registered clubs’ membership cards and for events running as Clubman status to be included in the Championship.  This move is designed to encourage newcomers into the sport and to encourage those who might have previously only competed in their own club’s events to participate in a wider championship. 

Scottish Autotest Championship 2019

It has been a few years since there has been a Scottish Autotest Championship held, but 2019 we are planning to resurrect it in 2019. There will be 9 events during the season - 1 per month running from March - October, spread throughout Scotland, to avoid competitors travelling hundreds of miles to participate.
Registration for the championship is FREE and because the Championship is now Clubman status no competition licence is required - only a valid Club Membershsip Card from any club which is a member of the Scottish Association. Championship Regulations, which include the Registration forms, can be found on the Autotest page of the SAMSC website, along with regs for round 1.

Monday, 3 December 2018

Motorsport On Closed Public Roads - Consultation

Some of you will have seen this before I got to my keyboard but this is the announcement we have been waiting for. 

See announcement on Transport Scotland website 

or go straight to the Consultation - eight questions here.  

You all have 8 weeks - till 28th January - to respond. 

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Gey Foxy Targa Rally 4th November

It is with deep regret that the club are forced to cancel the Gey Foxy Rally, on 4 November due to lack of entries. With an entry list in low single figures we cannot commit to the major expenditure now required to run the event.

The number of established Historic and Targa events at this time in the calendar may have made our new event less attractive, though the team has worked tirelessly for months to create and advertise an exciting route, tests and regularities to entice competitors.

Apologies to those few who did enter, and the marshals who were willing to give up their time voluntarily to help. However if very few want to enter then we are sadly left with this decision to cancel.

Jim Paterson 

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Hairst Navigational Rally 27 October

This years SDMC Hairst Rally is on 27th October, and is a round of the SAMSC Scottish Navigational Rally Championship. We are also running a Clubman status event alongside the Championship counting National 'B' event. 

We are offering 98 miles in North East Aberdeenshire, starting at the Scout Centre, Methlick ,and we look forward to a great nights competition.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Oktoberfast Navigational Rally 29 September

Oktoberfast Rally 29 September 2018 is the fifth round of the SAMSC Scottish Navigational Rally Championship, and is run by the Saltire Rally Club. **** Results on the SAMSC Navi Rally Page

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

63CC Seafield Navigational Rally 15th September

The Seafield Navigational Rally is the next round of the SAMSC Scottish Navigational Rally Championship, and the North East Scotland Championship.
 Run by 63 Car Club on the evening of Saturday 15th September, starts and finishes at Cairnie Hall near Huntly. Approx 96 miles, Map 29 (Banff & Huntly), only £20 entry fee.
Clubman and National B event with Expert, Non Expert & Novice Classes.
Organised by David Law 07920013778
Regulations 2018 -
Online Entry Link -


Thursday, 29 March 2018

Bathgate no more, Linwood no more, Methil no more, SACC no more

At the AGM on 20th March the Scottish Association of Car Clubs, aka SACC, voted to change its name to the Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs, or SAMSC.

The web address has changed to and email addresses have changed to match, e.g. becomes
The old addresses will keep working for a few months, but you should start using the new ones now.

Why did we do it? I hear you ask.