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.
image courtesy of Paul Russell Monklands Sporting Car Club Ltd will promote two National B status Hill Climb Meetings at Forrestburn near Kirk o’Shotts OS Map 65/861649. The dates are Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 2019. The meetings will be governed by the general regulations of Motor Sport UK (Incorporating the International Sporting Code of the FIA), the Supplementary Regulations, and any written instructions that MSCC may issue for the events.
The meetings are open to members of Monklands Sporting Car Club Ltd and other clubs that are members of the Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs or Association of Northern Car Clubs. The event is also open to members of the Hillclimb and Sprinting Association (HSA). The closing date for entries is midnight on 14 August 2019. The entry fee is £85 per event. All MSCC members may deduct £5 per event. You can enter the events using the online entry form here.
If the Driver and Entrant are different or if the Driver is under 18, the PDF/hardcopy/paper form must be submitted and is available to download here.
We had a very successful tracknight on Wednesday evening. In fact, to quote one of the participants, “Good weather, good crowd, good “craic” and ran all the way until 9.00pm!” What’s not to like? Why not try to get involved in the next one – it’s on 7 August. If you are interested, get your name down early.
Here is a collection of photos from Trish MacDonald
Not exactly the brilliant weather expected but mostly warm and certainly dry at Forrestburn today. Once again the hill defied the creation of a mass of new records except for one – Stuart Reid broke his own record from yesterday in Class B2 Modified Saloon Cars over 1400cc and up to 2000cc. And yet again, Gary Dickson set Best Time of Day in his Force RGC with a time of 40.78 seconds despite only managing one practice and one timed run.
The weather was very kind to us at Forrestburn today. There was some sunshine and it was quite warm – most people were happy. Despite the great conditions, there was only one class record broken in the B2 Modified Saloon Cars over 1400cc and up to 2000cc class. Stuart Reid broke the record in his Peugeot 205. The new record is 47.73 seconds replacing David Adam’s record of 47.78 which has stood since August 2010.
Best Time of Day was set by Garry Dickson in a Force RGC – great to see Garry back at Forrestburn and he also gave an eloquent winners speech.
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