MSCC activities and membership
As a new feature, we have decided to pick a club member every month throughout the off-season and ask them questions on their experience and past motorsport history. We have kicked this feature off with Ben Jackson from Carluke. Ben is 19 years old and has some track experience already. Ben was spotted at one of our members track day here at Forrestburn Hillclimb…
We had a great day in excellent weather at Forrestburn for our Trackday event. A brilliant sunny day (entirely typical of Forrestburn – haha), excellent track conditions and a great effort and organisation by MSCC’s Trackday Team. Participants were able to get maximum track time and …
Remember me? Yes, it’s your friendly PCT organiser who has climbed out from under his rock to see what’s going on. More seriously I hope that you are all safe and well. I was worried that we would not be allowed to hold a PCT at Forrestburn this year but I have been very impressed with the safe way that the Trackday
Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb
Forrestburn is the first purpose-built speed hill climb track to be built in the United Kingdom since the construction of the facility at Brooklands in 1907. It was planned in the early 1990s as the first phase of a larger motor sport complex including international and club circuits accessed from Junction 5 of the M8 Motorway. With its dramatic scenery, remoteness from centres of population but with proximity to the M8, Forrestburn is an ideal location for a motor sport complex.
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Track and events
The track layout was designed by the founding MSCC committee members with assistance from Derek Ongaro of the RAC MSA and former Scottish Hill Climb Champion Kenny Allan with advice from many others on safety and marshal requirements. The track is 1030 metres in length rising from 221m to 246m AOD with a maximum gradient of 1:4. Forrestburn hosts rounds of the Scottish Hillclimb Championship as well as Production Car Trials, Autotests and Track Nights.
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Getting to Forrestburn
Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb is located just to the north of Forrestburn Reservoir off Forrest Road near Harthill in Central Scotland. The postcode is ML7 4NW. It is 28 miles from Edinburgh and 21 miles from Glasgow. Find out more>