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 (and indeed that may be the case if Nicola feels she has to tighten restrictions) but I have been very impressed with the safe way that the Trackday events have been organised and hats off to the team that worked out how to do this safely. This gives me confidence that we can do the same for the Production Car Trials starting on Sunday 11 October 2020 rather than the previously advertised 4 October.
They will have to be different of course – similar set-up in the paddock to the Trackdays, on-line entry and payment via the web-site and no entries on the day. Also no barbecue, teas or coffee I’m afraid.
Enter However, I hope you’ll come out and have fun on Sunday 11 October. I am in the middle of modifying the additional regs but will send them out soon. In the meantime, if you are up for the challenge and need to test your driving skills, you can enter the event here. Fill in your name, car details and class (1 for front-wheel saloons, 2 for rear-wheel saloons, 3 for live axle sports cars, 4 for Pre-1941 cars and 5 for rear-wheel cars with LSD). Passengers are allowed as long as from the same household and bouncing is positively encouraged. The event is open to members of MSCC, MGCC and SSCC.
Cost The cost has gone up I’m afraid (MUK have doubled their fees per car!) but the entry price is still a reasonable £30 per entrant.
This event is very much a test for the new means of running these events so I’ll not be checking licences, etc too closely but I do hope that you can join us, either as a competitor or as a marshal. If you have questions (and I still have a few myself) then, by all means, get in touch.
Its the start of the 2020 season with Monklands Sporting Car Club’s first Production Car Trial on Sunday 1 March at Forrestburn. I hope to find you all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the season ahead!
A notable change from Motorsport UK HQ this year. All entrants and passengers now need to be registered with MSUK to be able to compete. The good news is that it’s free but you will need to go to the following link to make the necessary application:
If you haven’t done the necessary before the event then don’t worry. You can fill out the necessary paperwork on the day – it just means we will have more paperwork to fill in so I would be grateful if the majority could do the needful ahead of the first event.
Another notable change is my email address. It is now firstname.lastname@example.org so please can you update your address book as I will not receive emails sent to the old email address.
Entries by email are preferred but by post is fine too. If you have trouble filling in the Entry Form which you can download here then just drop me an email with your name, car type and class entered and you can fill in the form on the day. Payment can be done on the day as well. I do not have access to social media I’m afraid. As always, if you are available to marshal then I would be very grateful for your support. Just let me know if you are intending to attend so I can make sure lunch is available for you.
Otherwise, I hope it will be business as usual – good weather (I’m working on that), great lunch and fun on the hills.
The results of the PCT are now online here or here. My thanks go as always to the marshals for standing out in the rain and pushing cars stuck in the mud. My thanks also to Marion and Derek for keeping us fed and watered. That’s it for 2019 so have a good festive season and get ready to rumble next year.
Thanks to the efforts of John Crae and George Dow, we have some images from the Production Car Trial held at Forrestburn on Sunday 3 November 2019.
A great big thanks to all the marshalls who had to endure some pretty awful weather today, allowing us to take to the hills for the first of the end of season Production Car Trials today. Also to Marion for taking on the scoring, etc and Shonah feeding us all with her barbecue skills.
Looking forward to seeing you all on November 3rd for our final season event. Here is a photo-set courtesy of George Dow.
Here is a small collection of images from the Production Car Trial held at Forrestburn on Sunday 25 March 2019. Photos from George Dow. Oh and the results of the Trial are now available here. It was a rather wet and blustery day so many thanks to the drivers and marshals for braving the weather.
The first competitive event of the 2019 season got underway at Forrestburn on Sunday 24 February in beautiful conditions. The Production Car Trial was well attended. We have a video of the event from Scott Clements.
We don’t have a report on the day yet but more text or images and here are the results. Meanwhile here is a photo gallery of the event. Pics courtesy of Jamie and Shonah Gibbon (images suffixed 01-19). And then a smaller set of high-quality images from George Dow now included (images suffixed 20-27) and Trish and Donald MacDonald (images suffixed 28-39).
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