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. MSUK visit SAMSC

SAMSC  had a visit from the top Team at Motorsport UK on Thursday 9 February in Edinburgh.

Some 30 delegates from our own Clubs were able to hear from Hugh Chambers, Chief Exec, Sue Sanders, Director of Learning and Development, Claire Kirkpatrick, Head of Club & Community Development who leads the StreetCar Project, and John Ryan, Director for Sport and Safety.

They each gave a presentation, explaining just what MSUK is doing to meet the challenges facing the Governing Body, most of which are a long way from the old days of the MSA.

Following the presentations we had an extremely informative Q and A session, covering many issues and problems, such as lifing of safety kit. Interestingly, Hugh was very open, and sometimes surprised, about the mistakes made and changes happening to rectify these, but encouraging in his understanding of the current practical issues.

After a first year of dipping a toe in the water, look for significant development in StreetCar. We might even see a Motorsport Month take off in the summer in Scotland.

I am sure that our Club colleagues in attendance will agree with me that the session  was extremely useful. It is some years since we had a visit of this nature, and I believe that we will all benefit if we can make such a get together an annual event.

A good night, and well worth the not inconsiderable effort.

A more detailed summary of the evening is to follow.

With origins going back to 1928, Hawick and Border Car Club provide a range of motor sport activities across the border region. Autotest, navigational, classic and stage rallies form the core events. If you would like to join the club download an Application Form,  now.

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Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally 6 May 2023

The Border Counties formally launches its return in 2023, this year on Saturday 6th May.  We are sharing the date with the Coronation of King Charles III, but I am sure he won't mind!! 

Guidance from MotorsportUK is that we can run as normal.

Once again, The Border Counties Rally is jointly promoted by Hawick and Border Car Club and Berwick and District Motor Club.  We also have the welcomed support of long-term sponsor, Glasgow based building firm Brick and Steel Construction.

The picturesque market town of Jedburgh will play host to the traditional rally start ceremony before competitors head into the forests and HQ returns to Jedburgh Town Hall.

Competitors will be contesting a number of championships this year, round 3 of the MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series, round 3 of the returning SG Petch ANECCC Rally Championship and round 3 of the HRCR Motoscope Northern Historic Championship.

Fans will be in for a treat, with ample opportunity to watch the action in the forests as well as the chance to get up close to the cars at the Jedburgh start and the event service area at the mid-point of the rally in the nearby St Boswells.  A traditional Scottish welcome will greet crews as they reach the finish ceremony which will also take place under the gaze of Jedburgh Abbey where the winners will celebrate victory with the traditional champagne spray.

We look forward to releasing more details as when things are confirmed.

The Organising Team

Revolution: December 2023 Issue

Enjoy all this and the latest news from the motorsport community in this month’s edition

Updated 9 December 2023