There’s a fabulous event coming up in a couple of weeks which you simply have to attend so get your entries in now. The Grass Autotest at Coulter near Biggar has been running for a few years now and last year the event was recorded by MSCC’s answer to Alfred Hitchcock – Alastair Reynolds. You can see the video here but I strongly advise you to keep the volume low as Jincheng Zhang’s heavy metal soundtrack is a little sore on the ears.
As you can see, this is very much a family day out in very pleasant surroundings as well as a motorsport event. If you entered last year, it’s a chance to improve your score. If you haven’t tried it before why not enter and test your driving skills against the usual suspects.
You can download the entry form here. We really need a minimum of 15 entries for this so please enter now for a great day out – hey the weather might even be good. The event venue is off Birthwood Road and will be signposted at the A702 turnoff. NB – no barbecue, unfortunately.
Please notes that this event has been cancelled due to lack of interest
Monklands Sporting Car Club will organise a Clubmans Event on Sunday 12 May 2019, at Forrestburn. The event is open to all fully elected members of Monklands Sporting Car Club, MG Car Club, Morgan Sports Car Club, and Bentley Drivers Club.
For those of you who have attended before, we have carried out a site inspection and may not hold this in the usual autotest area of Forrestburn. However, as you will know MSCC Forrestburn is large and there are plenty of areas, both grass and tarmac, where we can hold an autotest so this should go ahead but as always this is subject to receiving sufficient entries.
Please also let us know if you plan to marshal. Hope lots of you can make it this year and we hope to see some new faces too. Oh and this is not a catered event so please bring your own food!
Our very own Alfred Hitchcock, aka Alastair Reynolds, put together this amazing video of today’s happenings at Coulter. As the camera doesn’t lie, this must be a fair representation of the event. I hope that the heavy rock soundtrack was added later. Not exactly pastoral but never mind.
A few brave souls endured a typical Scottish Summer day on 25 July during the annual Grass Autotest at Coulter. The rain started at the same time as the competitive runs and continued for the duration of the event and in addition to the usual memory test, the event became a test of finding traction and spin-avoidance. The photogallery below gives some indication of what took place. Unfortunately, we still don’t have any results but will post them as soon as we get them.
From MX5’s to M5’s, from Bentleys to “gentlys”, they came, they saw and they (sort of) conquered at the annual Coulter grass Autotest.
For some, memory was in shorter supply than traction and there were frequent cries of “wrong direction”. The weather remained dry for most of the proceedings although the grass was very slippy. At one point, dogs outnumbered competitors and finally, an invasion of chickens after the last test brought the event to a close.
Thanks, as always to the land owner, to Ros for taking care of all the documentation and the timekeepers as well as all who helped set up and clear up the tests. Thanks also to all the competitors who tolerated much ribaldry when things didn’t go quite according to plan.
Here are a few images of the event, courtesy of Trish and Donald MacDonald. Text also from Donald. The results are available on our events page or directly from here.
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