Here’s a really standout set of pics from the Sunday event at Forrestburn. We got these from photographer William Stuart and, as always, we are very grateful and pleased to be able to publish them here. The cars and the landscape really shine in the brilliant weather.
This had to be the best ever weather on a hillclimb weekend at Forrestburn. Warm and sunny with temperatures in the high 20s was an ideal setting for many new class records, general good humour and a lot of sitting around gossiping. What’s not to like?
The Saturday event saw two new class records. David Reid in his Subaru Impreza beat the time set by Jac Koumides of 49.85 on 26 June 2010 in Class A3, setting a new class record of 49.21 seconds. Jim Campbell in a Crossle 12F beat Andrew Paterson’s record in the H99 Class setting a new record of 49.80 seconds. Garry Dickson set BTD of 43.04 seconds and Paul Rhodes set 2nd BTD at 44.37. The Saturday results are available here.
Sunday saw four new class records. Derek Rothnie in a Renault Clio set 50.82 in Class A2 replacing the record set by Nigel Galvin of 50.92 in June 2015. Stuart Reid in Class B2 replaced his own record set on 23 June 2019 of 47.19 seconds with 46.97 seconds. In Class C3, Charlie Fraser set a new record of 46.11 seconds in a Spire GT3 Sovralimentato beating Graeme Bremner’s record of 46.13 seconds set in June 2014. In H99, Jim Campbell beat his own record from the previous day to set a new time of 49.53 seconds. Garry Dickson set BTD in his Force RGC at 40.59 seconds and Colin Graham set second BTD at 44.85 in his OMS PR. Sunday’s results are available here.
The Entry List (download the revised version here) for the August 2019 speed hill climb double-header at Forrestburn is now available to download together with the Final Instructions for the event. If you entered, please check that:
a) you are on the list
b) your details are correct – including the days that you entered for
c) you are happy with the class you are in
Please also be sure to read the Final Instructions – there are some changes from previous Finals which you have to be aware of. If necessary we will issue a revised entry list correcting any errors in a couple of days. If there are any problems please get in touch with Philip Rowlands, Secretary of the meeting – email@example.com
Results, as they happen on the day, will be available in the paddock through digital displays and we also hope to issue Final Results on the Saturday and Sunday evenings here (if possible).
Have a great weekend of motor sport – see you there.
In spite of apocalyptic weather only a few miles to the east, the track night went ahead as planned. The usual regulars were in attendance plus several new faces. Amazingly, not a single drop of rain fell on Forrestburn for the entire evening and the track was in constant use. All participants and their cars survived unscathed although there was evidence of a grass cutting excursion on at least one!
Here is a photo-gallery of the evening courtesy of Trish Macdonald.
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. The entry list is now closed. You can speak to the Secretary of the Meeting Philip Rowlands (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you still want to enter and there have been extenuating circumstances which prevented you from entering on time.
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.