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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
origins going back to
1928, Hawick and Border Car Club provide a range of motor sport
activities across the border region. Autotest,
and stage rallies form the core events. If you would like to join the
club download an Application
of the NESCRO
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
Guidance from MotorsportUK is that we can run as normal.
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.
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.
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
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.
look forward to releasing more details as when things are confirmed.
|Revolution: December 2023 Issue
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Updated 9 December 2023