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.

Scottish Road Car Series - New for 2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Scottish Road Car Series for 2018, which is intended to act as an accessible new entry point into motorsport in Scotland. Anyone with a valid driving licence and a road going vehicle will be eligible to enter the series - which will run over 10 rounds at various locations in Scotland - making it accessible to a broad range of people across the country.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Scottish Training Calendar 2018

We have a training programme for marshals and officials of all levels of experience, from complete novice to guru level, and the courses are all free, and run by qualified instructors licensed by the MSA.  See the full calendar below ...

Friday, 16 February 2018

Competitor Guidance - Fire Extinguisher Regulations

The MSA have published Competitor Guidance to clarify the changes in extinguisher regulations, as referred to in our February Update posting.

The very short version is that existing non-homologated extinguishers must be serviced every 24 months, or sooner if specified by the manufacturer, but there is more to it than that if you have FIA homologated extinguishers, and you will all need FIA extinguishers by 2021.

You can find the full guidance document with other scrutineering documents on the Scottish Association website

Thursday, 8 February 2018

February News Update

The first month of 2018 is now past. Social media feeds tell me that many of your clubs are having your award events and this is a great reminder that for many of us, the joy is in competition. But it is also an opportunity to recognise the many other people without whom the competitive and social events would not happen. Well done to everyone.

My own diary of 2018 events has already begun with a couple of meetings in January. I was also at Knockill for the SMS Academy day. A highlight of the day was a visit from Aileen Campbell, Scottish Government minister for Sport and Health. This was an excellent opportunity to highlight the work of the SMS team and for wide ranging discussions about motorsport and will hopefully put our sport in a good light at Holyrood.

On the topic of the Scottish Government, I know that many of you are keen to see progress towards the closed road legislation being adopted in Scotland following the recent approval in Wales of the Westminster Act passed last year. What I can say is that this is very much at the top of the agenda of the MSA and every effort is being made to move this forward as soon as possible.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Autotest Winter Mini-Series for Drivers aged 14 to 17

Scottish Sporting Car Club and the Junior 1000 Ecosse Championship have come together to organise a 3-event winter series for 14 – 17 year-old drivers.  The series is run over the first three months of 2018, and can be used as a warm-up for existing competitors in the J1000 Championship, or for newcomers looking to get a start in low-cost motorsport.