On behalf of the Club, a big thank you to all those who braved the very cold conditions to marshal at Forrestburn for the visit of Le Jog 2018. We had a challenge in that this was the first event coming through in the dark but it went surprisingly smoothly considering the icy conditions.
Here is an atmospheric image gallery of the event courtesy of William Henderson of Henderson Design and the Bill Henderson Collection.
Le Jog 2018 is visiting Forrestburn on Monday 10 December. The venue will be open at 14:00 and will be set up for 15:10 when the advance car will arrive. The first competitor is due at 15:40 and the closing car due at 17:30. The competitor times may vary. If you are interested in marshalling or helping to set up the hill it would be very much appreciated – please let me know. Head torches would be a good idea and lots of warm clothing.
This is an exciting stage of the Le Jog Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial. To quote the organisers:
Still considered by crews as one of the most demanding and challenging events in Europe and a definite to be ticked on your “must do” events list! HERO’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial is open to cars of a specification built before 1986. Running in December, tough conditions are to be expected, but no-one crosses the finish line without a smile on their face. The event has been tackled and completed by novice crews in the past, however, we would recommend undertaking less advanced events as a preparatory measure prior to competing on Le Jog.
The entry list this year is fabulous as usual – here are some of the entries (although some may not reach Forrestburn!)
Chevrolet Fangio Coupe, Bentley Derby 4¼, Bentley Derby Special, Morgan 4-4, MG A Coupe, Jaguar Mark I, Austin-Healey 3000, Porsche 356 B Super 90, Rover P4-100, Volvo 122S, Mercedes-Benz 220SE, Porsche 911 SWB, MG B Roadster, Ford Consul Capri, Ford Cortina GT, Porsche 911 SWB, Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII, Porsche 912, Ford Lotus Cortina MkII, Lancia Fulvia, Austin 1800, MG B MkII, Austin Mini Cooper S MkIII, Lancia Fulvia Coupe S, Mercedes-Benz 280E, Volvo 122S, Volvo 123GT, Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, BMW 2002, Volvo Amazon, Datsun 240Z, Ford Mexico, Ford Escort RS2000, Porsche 911, Jaguar XJ-S, Jaguar XJC, Mercedes-Benz 200 W123, Porsche 911SC, Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 5.0, Volkswagen Golf GTi, Toyota Celica,Porsche 924 Turbo, BMW 323i, BMW 525era, Porsche 924S and BMW 325i.
Not bad is it? This isn’t a public event but if you want to come along and help you will be very welcome. See you on Monday afternoon.
Still considered by crews to be one of the most demanding and challenging events in Europe and a definite must-do event, Le Jog visited Forrestburn on 5 December 2016 in foggy, cold and atmospheric conditions. As ever there was a great range of cars to be seen on their way from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The Reliability Trial and Classic Car Tour is open to cars built before 1986.
Trish and Donald MacDonald were there with other MSCC worthies to help out with marshaling and to take some pics. Here they are.
The Highland Three Day Classic Tour is organised by Lancashire Automobile Club. The event is a Touring Assembly for interesting, sports and classic cars. They visited Forrestburn en route to Dunkeld for the start of the event.
The route is approximately 600 miles long and takes in “A” Roads and country road and is planned to pass through the most attractive scenery between Start and Finish venues. The route includes:
Day 0 22 September: Biggar, Forrestburn, Carron Valley, Loch Ern to Dunkeld Day 1 23 September: Dunkeld, Glen Shee, Alford, Nairn and Inverness Day 2 24 September: Inverness, Loch Shin, Loch Inver, Applecross and Inverness Day 3 25 September: Inverness Loch Ness, Loch Rannoch, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld
Bill Barr was there to record the interesting collection of cars on the hill climb track. Here is his photogallery.
Saturday 16 April saw a fabulous collection of cars at Forrestburn. The Flying Scotsman Rally departed from Belvoir Castle, an idyllic East Midlands location set in 16,000 acres of beautiful parkland. Three days of glorious Vintage motoring encompassed the Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Wolds then onwards to the North and beyond via Northumberland and some of Scotland’s finest Lochs and Glens, then Forrestburn before arriving at the Gleneagles Hotel.
Here is a photo-shoot from Chris Nicholson who captured the event and provided us with these great images.
Following the success of the first Jock’s Run, and by popular demand, East Ayrshire Car Club, in association with Monklands Sporting Car Club, will hold a classic car run from Forrestburn Hillclimb to Kames Motorsport Complex with some new features for 2016. At Forrestburn there will be an opportunity to compete in a Production Car Autotest, and a ‘run up’ the famous hillclimb. Please note that the ‘run up’ the hillclimb is strictly non-competitive. There will also be optional Production Car Autotests at Kames Motorsport Complex. During the classic car run from Forrestburn to Kames there will be an ‘observation section’ for the navigators. Jock’s Run will be held on Sunday 22 May 2016. Signing on will be at Harthill Services, M8 Westbound (between junctions 4a and 5 of M8 westbound) from 9.00 am. Prizegiving, with a snack meal for the crew of two, will be at the Finish at Kames Motorsport Complex.
The event will be held under the general rules of the MSA as a Touring Assembly, these Supplementary Regulations and any written instructions that the organising club may issue for the event. An MSA Touring Assembly Permit and a Production Car Autotest Permit have been applied for.
The event is open to all car enthusiasts. Those wishing to take part in the Production Car Autotests are required to be a member of the organising club (East Ayrshire Car Club) or one of the invited clubs. The invited clubs are Monklands Sporting Car Club and CCHMSC. Details of club membership and membership number should be given at the appropriate place on the entry form which is available to download together with the Regs.
We encourage all club members to enter or assist with marshalling.
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