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.
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
A good evening was had by all at the MSCC Tracknight on 5 June 2019. There was a great turnout from the club on this wet ‘summer’ night with lots of cars taking part from road cars to custom built machines.
Scottish Motor Sports were there as well and reminded folk on their Facebook page that if people fancy having a go, they just need to join the Club and do it in their road car. There are some rules about helmets and safety but it’s really easy to take part – but you have to get your name on the list early. Next one is 3 July 2019.
Meanwhile here is a photo gallery from Frazer Tich Prentice and Trish McDonald:
It was another successful track night this evening at Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb. A mixed bag of cars attended the event, ranging from a Noble to an Austin 7 single seater including the familiar Subaru, Mazda, Audi, Renault, Toyota and classic Mini. There was also an ex MG Maestro Cup car.
The sun shone all night with some light cloud from 20.00-ish which was a plus as the low sun normally causes problems arriving at Paperthill – “Oh gosh where the hecks the track?“The 20 intrepid speedsters all enjoyed lots of runs proving that if everyone behaves we all benefit.
We are looking forward to the hill climbs on the 16 and 17 June and hope to see lots of enthusiastic members who would like to marshall over the weekend. If you are interested send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Shonah.
Also if you can help with setting up the hill on Friday we would welcome your assistance. Gates are open from 11.00am.
Meantime here are some images of the track night from Chris Nicholson (first six), Kenneth Lind and Shonah Gibbon.
Folk apparently had a lovely track night on Wednesday evening. There were lovely Minis, a great single-seater, a very loud and black Subaru and a Suzuki Swift – and many more. The weather was fantastic by Forrestburn standards. That’s all. Our usual reporter has resigned so we are looking for someone who can write a couple of paragraphs of interesting content – otherwise, we will stop doing these features.
Meanwhile here is a great video from Alistair Reynolds and a couple of photo-gallery from Chris Nicholson and Kenneth Lind.
Remember to get your entry in for the June Hill Climbs – 5 June is close of entries. (and we are not kidding)
Trish and Donald MacDonald were at Wednesday’s Tracknight at Forrestburn and a good time was had by all. Here is their report together with a stern message about bare skin.
As dreadful as the weather was at the previous track night, the weather at Wednesday night’s event was amazing and as the event wore on, the sun became a hazard to drivers but a blessing for spectators and marshals.
A capacity entry had been received along with a number of reserves and just about everyone present was able to spend some time on the hill. An earlier start time allowed people to get some runs in before the sun became too much of a problem on the approach to the top of the hill. One MX5 driver discovered all about “tank-slappers” at the bottom hairpin but survived – grassy, but unscathed.
Participants should understand that the need to have arms and legs covered during runs on the hill both as a driver and a passenger is not just some whim of the organisers, but a mandatory requirement for the event’s continued insurance, but in at least one instance, an attempt was made to flaunt this rule. Any future repetition of this is likely to result in draconian retribution. Please don’t spoil things for everyone!
On a lighter note – here is a big photogallery – thanks to Trish, Donald and Kenneth Laird for the images.
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