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 ScottishMotorSportsClubs.co.uk and email addresses have changed to match, e.g.
email@example.com becomes firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Partly because of confusion with "City Car Clubs", which you join instead of buying a car of your own. You book online, pick up a car from a reserved parking bay, and after you have done your shopping and visited Granny you return it there for somebody else to pick up a little later. We had people offering to service our fleet, dispose of our used oil, or hire our cars.
"The reason for the proposed change is to add clarity to the objectives of the Association by
reinforcing the emphasis on the competitive sporting aspects of the Association and its
The momentum leading to the change has gathered pace with the ongoing
success of the Scottish Motor Sport (SMS) project and the direct involvement of this
Association with other sports governing bodies through our membership of the Scottish
Sports Association (SSA) and directly with SportScotland.
While the role of the Association is not limited to competitive sport and the events
organised by the member clubs do not all involve competition, there have been occasions
recently when the name of the Association has led to some confusion. In particular the
increasing prominence of marque based car clubs (classic and others) and also the
burgeoning ‘street scene’ car gatherings has led the executive to think the change will be
In summary, we think that the term ‘car clubs’ does not best reflect the aims and objectives
of this Association and feel strongly that replacing this with ‘motor sport clubs’ will bring
clarity and will better allow the Association the promote the activities of all member clubs."