Thursday 9 February 2023

Stonehaven & DMC Gropers Navigational Rally 25th February - Regs Published

Stonehaven will run the Gropers Navigational Rally on 25th February, starting at Coneyhatch Farm (OS:45/872895). 
This will be a round of: 
 The Scottish Navigational Rally Championship 
 The Stonehaven & District Motor Club Championship
 North East of Scotland Motor Club Championship 

The entries secretary is Dave MacKintosh, 
Telephone: 01224 784780 or 07715 177296 (M) E-mail: 

Supplementary Regulations are on the SAMSC Navigational Rally page

Tuesday 31 January 2023

SAMSC Scottish Navigational Rally Championship 2023

The regulations for the 2023 Scottish Navigational Rally Championship have been published and are available to download from the SAMSC Navigational Rally Page.  

Monday 2 January 2023

2023 Rallyscore Scottish Autotest Championship

The regulations for the 2023 Rallyscore Scottish Autotest Championship have been published and are available on the Autotest page.

There will be seven rounds between March and September starting with the March Autotest run by 750MC.

Rallyscore Scottish Autotest Championship 2022 - Results

Going into the last round any one of 3 drivers were in with a chance of winning the championship – Gordon Clendinning, Gary Clark or James Morrison. 
 The last round was hosted by East Ayrshire Car Club at Kames on 23/10/23 and attracted a good entry of 15 cars to the PCA / Autotest, unfortunately we were short of some regular competitors with Oly McCollum competing on the Solway Targa and Ronnie and Martin Gillespie attending Rally Catalunia. It was good to see so many juniors competing in the PCA, it would be great if some of them may compete in some of next years Autotests. 

 On arrival the weather was cold but dry, this soon changed to either a light drizzle or a heavy downpour, this lasted most of the day, which made the tests very slippery and unpleasant driving conditions for the open top cars. 

 The 3 championship contenders were very close all day with Gordon Clendinning taking FTD, closely followed by James Morrison whose Mini Special was just a bit more nimble than Gary Clark's MX5. 

Although Gordon took FTD on the day, Gary Clark was crowned the 2022 RALLYSCORE Scottish Autotest Championship by 1 point with James finishing 3rd in the championship. 

 It was good that the final result was down to the last round, this shows that it has been close throughout the year. I must mention the improvement throughout the year of Gary, Oly and Martin, thanks must also go to Gordon for mentoring the drivers and also assisting with the design of the test layouts. 

 I am planning to have a meeting with some of the drivers/ organizers prior to next years championship to discuss ways how we can go forward and encourage more drivers into the sport of Autotesting. 

 The 2022 Final results are - 

 1st Overall and 1st in Class – Gary Clark 
2nd Overall and 1st in Class – Gordon Clendinning 
3rd Overall and 1st in Class – James Morrison 
Most Improved Driver – Martin Gillespie 

 Bill Creevy Championship Coordinator

Friday 7 October 2022

Volunteer, Club, Sustainable Club, and Organising Team of the Year Awards


A reminder that the nominations window for these awards closes on 31 October. 

Celebrating the commitment and dedication of our volunteering and club community, these four awards showcase the best that British motorsport has to offer. You can show how your club and members are going the extra mile to be the backbone of motorsport. More information about each award and how to nominate can be found on the Motorsport UK website.

Awards Motorsport UK

Motorsport UK Event Secretary and Event Steward Workshops


The first series of Event Secretary and Event Steward workshops will commence at the end of this month. The Scottish workshop will be held at the Dunblane Hydro Hotel on 19 November.

All individuals who are interested in, or actively perform these roles, are encouraged to take part although attendance is not mandatory. These workshops will be as hands-on as possible and will provide an opportunity to learn more about the duties involved, develop existing skills share experience with others. While all are welcome to attend, attendance is particularly encouraged from those within the grassroots disciplines of the sport.

Due to the limited space available, preference will be given to those who primarily carry out Event Secretary or Event Steward duties and are not already licensed Motorsport UK Stewards or Clerks of the Course. Seminars for Licensed Motorsport UK Stewards and Clerks of the Course will take place in early 2023.

To register for a workshop, please complete the registration form HERE. Attendees will be able to claim their mileage at the rate of 45p per mile for up to 100 miles each way and lunch and other refreshments will also be provided.

If you cannot attend any of the initial dates, there will be a second series of workshops taking place in January and February 2023 although provisional locations for these workshops do not include a Scottish venue.

Saturday 17 September 2022

Stonehaven & District Hairst Rally 1st October

 The next round of the Scottish Navigational Rally Championship is the Hairst, run by Stonehaven & DMC on 1st October.

Start at Cullerlie Farm Park , Echt MR 38/746028 The event is open to members of the following clubs as well as those competitors registered to compete in the Scottish Association of Motor Sport Club’s Navigational Rally Championship. SDMC ADMC 63CC 750MC HCC SaltireRC GMSC DCC EACC

Regulations and a payment form are in the Downloads section on the Navigational Rally page.

Sunday 31 July 2022

2022 SAMSC RALLYSCORE Scottish Autotest Championship - Kames 14 August CANCELLED

The 2022 SAMSC RALLYSCORE Scottish Autotest Championship

After round 4, the South of Scotland Car Club event at Lockerbie are, the points totals are:
Gordon Clendinning - 122
Gary Clark - 118
Oly McCollum - 109
James Morrison - 61
William Orr - 55
Martin Gillespie - 31
Daniel Rae - 26
Ronnie Gillespie - 23
Colin Rae - 21

As you can see it is still very close at the top with 3 events still to run.

The next round was due to be run by East Ayrshire Car Club at Kames on Sunday 14th August, but has had to be cancelled. More news when we have it.

Thursday 14 July 2022

Chair Report

Hi Folks,

Thanks for your support since I was asked to take on Interim Chair of our Association. I thought I should update you on the most important issues facing the Clubs, and our thoughts on each issue.

Thursday 30 June 2022

SAMSC Meeting June 2022 - Bruce Lyle elected Chair

Bruce Lyle was unanimously appointed as Chair of the Association on an interim basis until the next Annual General Meeting.

This is a key appointment for the Association as not only does it provide us with the leadership the Association needs at this time but Bruce will also, over the next few months, oversee the recruitment of a successor.

A successful and experienced former competitor himself, Bruce has held varied senior positions across Scottish motorsport over many years including representing Scotland on the Motor Sports Council.