SSCC Autosolo/Test 2nd October 2017
Yet another great day – the weather was kind (maybe a bit blowy) and 29 entries. Again, thanks to Bill Barr for the pictures.
Ignition Festival Follow Up – Autotest/Solo
Another fantastic day at Ardeer with 25 entries. Thanks once again to Bill Barr for the photos.
Robertson Trophy Autotest 23-4-17
Back at Ardeer in great weather. Thanks to Bill Barr for the pictures.
Robertson Trophy Autotest 25-3-17
Fun and games at Ardeer this time!
Robertson Trophy Autotest 4-3-17
Fun and games at Malcolms.
Ignition Festival of Motoring
Some more images, this time courtesy of John Crae
Some images from the weekend, courtesy of Bill Barr
Iain Pinkerton Memorial Sprint 2016, Sponsored by Complete Cleaning Services
Some pictures from the event.
The Flying Scotsman Rally April 2016
The Flying Scotsman Rally for pre-war cars visited Forrestburn for a test on the 16th April. Several club members went along to help out and were treated to a grand spectacle of pre-1940s cars. We’re grateful to Bill Barr for the following pictures.
Monte Carlo Historique 2016
The Monte Carlo Historique got underway from Glasgow on the 27th January. SSCC were out marshalling, with a few well known faces in cars as well.
The 6 or so full Historique cars were accompanied by about 20 Classique entrants and another 30-40 heritage run entrants. Thanks to Stewart Paton who took these pictures after he was stood down.
Doonhamer Classic Rally 2015
The Mays were out playing on SoSCC’s recent Targa rally. Started 27th, finished 17th o’a and 3rd in class. The club is planning to run a similar event next year so here are some of sections caught on video (mistakes and all!)
Club Members at the McRae Challenge Weekend
Colin Rose winner of the Saltire Rally Club – Knockhill Rally Shoot Out.
Gordon Winning entertaining the crowds
Mark “Speedy” Runciman co-driving
Pete Weall in one of the best seats in the house!
Tyre Smokin’ fun
Ardeer 7th February Autotest
Marshals’ Registration Card
A Blast from the Past
Bruce sent me this picture – I don’t think it was taken last year….
15 Years of World Rallying
Do yourself a favour. Spend eight and a half minutes watching the amazing highs and lows of rallying in this film. One of the best I’ve seen – as someone famous once said “if in doubt, flat out!”
GMSC Summer Stages – Crail June 2013
The Mays were out having fun, assisted by David Halley on spanners and bacon butties. Finished 36th o/a, 3rd in class.
Iain Pinkerton Memorial Sprint
Some pictures from the day (and the following day – see if you can work out which is which!):
Young Scottish driver takes rally world by storm
ONE of Scotland’s fastest rising young female rally drivers is bracing herself for her next big challenge after recording a Scottish Rally Championships placing in her first ever event.
Student Caroline Carslaw, 20, from Ayrshire, only started rally driving in November but is now limbering up for a second top flight national championship run after finishing second in class in the Borders counties rally last month.
She was one of only two women in the race and the only Scotswoman to take part out of 91 drivers.
Carslaw managed to impress the Knockhill driving test team so much with her skills last year that she passed her rally licence qualifications on her first attempt.
The third-year Strathclyde University student said studies for her masters in mechanical engineering helped prepare her for the male-dominated motoring world.
Carslaw, of Dunlop, said she is considering designing cars in future but is keeping both her engineering and rallying career options open.
She said: “To be honest, with the conditions being so bad I was really happy just to have finished all the stages of the rally unscathed. Coming second was an unexpected bonus.”
Her navigator is Dr John Duke, an Ayrshire GP who contested British Championship events in the 1980s and 1990s.
Her father and current sponsor Donald Carslaw was also an amateur driver, and she is being coached by former Scottish champion and Vauxhall factory driver Andrew Wood, from Melrose. Her next event is the Granite City Rally in Aberdeen on April 20, covering 45 miles of Forestry Commission Scotland tracks around Aberdeenshire.
The rally will be only her second on gruelling forest roads.
She said: “I feel quite good about it after the Borders. The day before it I’m getting some help from Andrew Wood with my training.”
The Mays at Ingliston (DCC Stages, April 2013)