Club History

Scottish Sporting Car Club is one of Scotland’s longest established motor sport clubs and organises a variety of motor sport events. We believe that well conducted motor sport improves driving ability and raises the standard of car maintenance. If you want to further develop your car control and general driving skills, motor sport can offer you the opportunity to do so under controlled conditions.

Motor sport is one of the most popular and successful sports in Britain with around 100,000 competitors taking part in 16 different kinds of event. Motor sport to many people means the spectacle of Touring Car racing or the World Rally Championship on the television. But you do not need a special car to start competing – you can take part in most of the events we run in the car you drive every day.

But what if you don’t have a car of your own yet? Don’t worry! If you want to get involved you can – for example as a navigator or co-driver or, if you prefer using your mechanical skills, as a service crew member. Alternatively, how about volunteering as a marshal? Events cannot run without them. Or you could set your sights on becoming a timekeeper, scrutineer, radio crew or other member of an organising team. The choice is yours!

So what can membership of SSCC offer you?

  • Membership of one of Scotland’s longest established and most experienced motor sport clubs.
  • A programme of competitive events including autotests on both tarmac and loose surfaces, road rallies, stage rallies and sprints. Membership also allows you to enter many events run by other Clubs across Scotland.
  • The chance to marshal on our own events and those run by other clubs, including events such as the RSAC Scottish Rally
  • Occasional social evenings and non-competative events
  • Our Club newsletter ‘Top Gear’ which is published regularly during the year with details of forthcoming events
  • Your entry into the world of motoring competition
  • Scottish Sporting Car Club is affiliated to the MSA – the governing body for motorsports in the UK – and a member of the Scottish Association of Car Clubs (SACC)

 

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One Response to Club History

  1. Tim Briston says:

    Dear Scottish Sporting Car Club

    Turnberry airfield
    The August 29 1952 edition of Autosport reported on three pages the National Trophy Meeting that was organised by the Scottish Sporting Car Club and the Scottish Daily Express. Stirling Moss two races too!
    Was that event a one-off event or were there a number of events around that time ? If you have any detail or if any detail is available on the internet I would welcome guidance.

    We were in Ayrshire in October and visited the airfield as my father-in law was an RAF pilot based there between February and September in 1943. We left Irvine in 1974 for Basingstoke , Hampshire but at that time had little interest in his WW2 activities. He died in 1977.

    Kind regards
    Tim Briston (Basingstoke)

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