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HCC Crofterra gets of to a great start -  Saturday 11 September

A wave from first car away
Some 60 plus classic, and sporting cars got safely away from Fairways at Inverness on their two day tour of the Scottish highlands.  Full story and pictures
Blairgowrie Classic Car Tour:Drive it Day  - Sunday 22 August
Around 80 classic and supercars assembled at Blairgowrie Golf Club for the 2021 'Drive it Day, delayed by pandemic from April. We headed south into Fife, along the south side of the Tay, making our way to the picnic lunch stop in St. Andrews. From there it was west through Fife to Kinross, Crieff, north to Aberfeldy to our finish at the Atholl Palace hotel in Pitlochry. A great meal was followed by a raffle and auction. The event raised £27000 for the headline charities, Bowel Cancer UK, and Alzheimer Scotland.
Red Hackle Tour - Sunday 15 August  2021  Full Story

A dry start beckoned well for the 40 starters to the first post Covid club event of 2021.

With each starter being Piped away by our two pipers put a spring into all our steps.

Soon the clouds cleared to provide a sunfilled 140 mile drive across many little known roads across the counties of Perth and Kinross, and Angus.

Outstanding views and tight traffic clear roads abounded as we could see the River Tay to the south and the Grampian mountains to the north.

With a lunch stop to catch up with fellow classic car crews and even a stopover for an ice cream, before crossing a ford on the homeward leg proved a real winner.

Starting and finishing at the Black Watch museum at Balhousie Castle in Perth proved yet again a great venue for this event.

RSAC Three Lochs Classic - Sunday 8 August

Twenty starters started from the Morris Equestrian Centre at Fenwick for this years event. The sunny start soon turned into thundery showers as the crews headed north west. Despite this unwelcome deluge the crews progressed into calmer weather to enjoy a drive round this amazing part of Scotland. Full story and pictures
Dundee Museum of Transport Presentation 27 May 2021

Museum manager Alexander Goodger receives cheque from Jim Paterson

Your club CCHMSC along with
a small number of club members, presented a cheque for £1000 to the Dundee Museum of Transport on Thursday 27 May 2021. This donation will pay for the provision of  brown tourist signs pointing to the museum from various places around Dundee city.

Organiser Ron Adam and club chairman Jim Paterson met with the team at the museum in Market Street for the presentation. A special cheque for the occasion was handed over to museum manager Alexander Goodger.  Full story and pictures
Mike Gascoigne : 1949 - 2021 Report by Jim Paterson

Mike Gascoigne, who has died aged 72, was involved in many aspects of motorsport in Scotland, and at the time of his death he was still Chairman of RSAC Motorsport Limited.

Mike (left) with Allan Dean-Lewis (MSA) receiving award in recognition of 100 years of the RSAC.

I was privileged to meet Mike several times at the Three Lochs Classic events when we worked together as judges for the prizes and Concours d'Elegance as the cars returned from their tour.
Mike was always ready to offer advice and share his views on the cars we were judging, particularly if they were Lancia, his favourite marque. A few light hearted comments could be thrown in for good measure, and make me smile. Little did I know that the 2019 event would be the last time we would meet. He will be sadly missed at the upcoming 2021 event on Sunday 8 August.

You can read the announcement from Jonathan Lord, and a fine obituary from John Fife on his Jaggy Bunnet webpage.

Motorsport Lifetime Achievement Award for Jonathan Lord

The Board of RSAC Motorsport were delighted to hear that fellow Board member and Secretary, Jonathan Lord is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Motorsport UK. This is the highest honour bestowed by the governing body and is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement over many years in the sport.

Jonathan first started with the Royal Scottish Automobile Club in 1976, later becoming Club Secretary and also Company Secretary of RSAC Motorsport from 1989. Today he is of course well known as Clerk of the Course for the RSAC Scottish Rally as well as various other motorsport events across Scotland, also as a Motorsport UK Steward, Safety Delegate and since 1997 Competitor Relations Officer on Rally GB. Behind the scenes though he also undertakes several other motorsport roles including handling Route Authorisations on behalf of the Scottish Government and acting as Route Liaison Officer and Forestry Liaison Officer for Motorsport UK. All of this on top of his busy non-motorsport interests and commitments.

Jonathan, as the Scottish RLO, has provided support and guidance to our club on many occasions, and we join the others in congratulating him on receiving this well deserved award.
The Board offers its congratulations to Jonathan and also congratulates the other Lifetime Achievement Award winners and Scots, Jimmy McRae and Sir Jackie Stewart. More information on these and other Motorsport UK awards can be found in the March issue of Revolution

Le Tour Virtuel des Alpes : Virtual Tour 8th – 11th February 2021

Joint winners secure the Gold trophy for the event.

Car 3, the 1953 Jaguar C Type of Tim Hunt and Car 11, 1954 Citreon Light 15 of Neil Turner proved impossible to beat, scoring 37 points out of 40. Well done.

Car of the event, as chosen by the other entrants was the magnificent 1955 Mercedes Benz 230SL 'Gullwing' crewed by Giovanni and Achille Tresoldi. A great choice for an alpine tour.

The event included international crews f
rom Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, France, Italy and Slovenia for this exciting drive up the Alps. No vaccinations required.

  Full Story                 Full Results                  Entry List

News from 2020
MOTOR VALLEY VIRTUAL TOUR 2020 - 26 to 29 December
The Full Story

The crews reached the finish in time to get home for New Year.
The four days that were spent together from Saturday 26 to Tuesday 29 December took the crews  to the heart of Emilia and Romagna, in the land of engines: the Motor Valley.

La Carrera Pandemica - 26 to 29 October: Full Story


Car No 17 1955 Lancia Aurelia Spyder (B24)
Craig McGibbon and Karsten Brown

Car No 24 1963 Shelby Competition Cobra 289 Le Mans Hardtop
John Stuart

The second CCHMSC 'virtual' tour, this time ‘La Carrera Pandemica’ 

Using the same lines as the April event with maps and questions on the route being sent out on 4 consecutive days and scoring based on the number of correct answers. Gold, silver and bronze award certificates were given based on the number of points scored. The entrants also chose their ideal ‘virtual’ classic car which would be eligible for the ‘Car of the Event’ award.
Full Story

Our Italian friends who joined the event have written a report on their website. Prominent is the Saltire flag. Fino alla prossima volta (Until next time)
 Full Story & pictures  (note story is in Italian. Translation after our story)
AGM - Adjournment - 24 September
Following the ever changing Covid-19 restrictions your club has taken the decision to adjourn until further notice the AGM planned to take place on Thursday 24 September at 7.30pm in Royal George Hotel Perth.

This was a delayed date from the usual March / April meeting date.

All filings for the club are up to date and can be found at The micro company accounts that are relevant to the AGM above are available to view.
With the uncertainty of future restrictions, which currently are also affecting the hospitality venues, reducing their capability to host meetings with the numbers of people expected, make it impossible to predict a new date. As soon as the situation eases to allow us to proceed we will announce a revised date.

We can confirm that your club is in good shape and working hard on the 2021 calendar , which we hope will allow us some time out with our classics when this pandemic is under control.

Meantime please stay safe.

Trieste Opicina Historic Virtuale 11th – 14th May 2020

Well done to Enrico Tresoldi in achieving a 'full house' top score to win the event in his 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider. CCHMSC member Jim Paterson secured the Concours d'Elegance honours with his 1936 Bugatti Atlantic SC57. A bit like 'Coals to Newcastle'

Nine CCHMSC members joined the crews for this exciting 4 day tour, attempting to answer a wide range of questions that had us diving for the 'asprin' as headaches started to kick in.

A big 'Thank You' to Club dei Venti all 'Ora for organising the event and inviting our club members to take part.  
Go West..... Tales for adventures in North America - Bill Pollock
Back in September 2018, CCHMSC member Bill Pollock, often seen on tours in his TR4 , headed of to the USA to take part in the Alcan 5000 with son Euan.  We gave Bill some extra CCHMSC stickers to promote our club way out on the west coast.

Bill reminded me that the stickers were proudly displayed, and duly noted by all the other entrants, organisers, and indeed everywhere they went.  Bill's overall plans did not quite go as planned, as his original car was to be Euan's TR3, and note the CCHMSC sticker.  Full Story
La Carrera Lockdown - 13 to 16 April 2020
Story - David Spence

2020 – this was to be the year to get out and do tours – many were planned, kicking off with the Argyll Classic on 29th March, the HCC Spring Tour, Drive It Day, the Red Hackle ….. etc. etc. – the list goes on. Car all prepped, accommodation booked, and then – a few Chinese folk with a cough developed into a global pandemic and suddenly – all motorsport, competition and tours – CANCELLED!!! So what to do?

Mags Campbell came up with idea of a virtual tour – brilliant!, but how could we run it? We put our heads together and came up with a plan – a kind of table-top treasure hunt using maps and a route supplied by the organisers to the participants, and questions about the route, the places on or near the route and other little tricky tests to exercise the grey matter of the crews. We would send out a day’s route and questions each day for 4 days and get the answers back on day 5 to give them a bit of time. Awards would be in the form of a Gold, Silver or Bronze certificate, depending on the number of points scored. The overall winner would get a special award of something “real”.   [Full Story}
Monte Starters brave torrential  rain leaving Glasgow

The weather omens were not with the Glasgow Monte Historique, Classique and Heritage Run starters on Wedneday 29 January. Heavy rain, whipped up with strong winds were a real test for the crews, some in open top cars!
You can see them off, thanks to photographer Andy Thomlinson's great selection of crews, at the earlier scrutineering, then at the start

Scrutinering (nice and dry)

Historique and classique starters
Heritage Run starters
News from 2019
Le JoG visit Rest and be Thankful - 9 December

At the hairpin - Photo courtesy Andy Thomlinson
The HERO Lands End to John O' Groats (Le JoG) event entered Scotland on Monday 9 December, to be greeted by blue skies and sunshine. Following a visit to Kames for a test, the 70 plus crews headed to Loch Lomond Shores for another test before their coffee / lunch stop at the Inn on Loch Lomond. Fully Refreshed they headed over Glen Douglas to Loch Long, Arrochar, and the Rest and be Thankful, for a regularity up the hillclimb. We met them there with a host of CCHMSC members turning out to wave them on their way northward to Killin, Kyle of Lochalsh and up to John O' Groats. 
See the full set from Andy Thomlinson on Flickr
Christmas High Tea - Sunday 1 December

Over 50 members turned out for the end of year high tea at the Royal George Hotel in Perth on the afternoon of Sunday 1st December. The traditional Scottish High Tea of a main meal was followed by scones, cakes and the biggest meringues on the planert, all made in house by the resident baker.
Before tucking in to our meal we saw a video roundup of the 2019 events that members and the club had been involved in, followed by the sneak peek at our 2020 calendar 
Saltire Classic Rally 2019
The winners in action, Andy Beaumont / Bob Hargreaves making a welcome return with the Sunbeam Rapier to the Saltire Classic.
16 tests through forests, across farm tracks and over different terrains with 4 regulaties thrown in to keep the navigators in their toes. More on Facebook Saltire Rally Club
Jim Clark Rally - 8 & 9 November 2019

Anticipation of the event running back on on closed roads was rewarded with excitement and surprises as the event returned to Duns and the surrounding 11 closed road stages of Abbey St. Bathans, Lanington Fogo and Blackadder. The leader board told only part of the story. Read how it all unfolded at John Fife's blog. As he says it was 'pure magic'
Andrew Cowan. A lifetime in motorsport
The club was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Andrew Cowan, who we were privileged to meet on our Border Reivers tour back in April this year. Our condolences to Andrew's family. You can read the AutoSport Obituary, and our Border Reivers story, and a great article about Andrew's life in MotorSport magazine.
Clyde Valley Rally  - 29 September 2019

The morning grey skies melted as we set off from Lanark Heritage Village south toward Dumfries and Galloway. We welcomed additional starters who turned up on the day. A great selection of classic cars were joined by a few more modern classics. Our 145 mile run called in at Dumfries House to enjoy a light lunch. From there we travelled the roads across Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, and the Scottish Borders to reach our destination at Blyth Bridge. Full Story 
Maserati International Tour at the Rest and be Thankful - 21 Sep

CCHMSC members turned out to Marshal at the Rest and be Thankful hillclimb in Argyll  supporting members of the Maserati Club on their International Tour on Saturday 21 September. Over 120 Maserati’s from across the world, one crew from Australia, was a rare sight to see, especially under a clear blue sky bathed in bright sunshine. Full Story
La Crofterra Pandemonia 7 & 8 September
Roddie Main drives with Dave Spence in Dave's new Ford Cortina, leading the way at the Inverness Fairways start of the 2019 Crofterra, heading for the Isle of Skye.
See the slide show of the start from Andrew Thomlinson.

Or scroll through the entries at the Fairways start
RSAC Three Lochs Classic - 18 August

Around sixty cars turned out at the Morris Equestrian Centre near Fenwick for the annual RSAC Three  Lochs Classic.
This year the route took the crews east and south towards Nithsdale, where the organisers had again managed to find three lochs to maintain the name of the event.
As in past years there was a choice of a short route of around 40 miles suitable for cars in the Veteran Class, and a long route of around 70 miles for everyone else.
CCHMSC visit M-Sport - 16 August
The weekend started on Friday 16 with a visit by around thirty CCHMSC members to M-Sport to see how they build WRC winning cars, at their Dovenby Hall workshops in Cockermouth.
We were privileged to see not only the history of the Malcolm Wilson led facility, bringing back memories of the sixties and seventies, but also see current WRC and Bentley GT3 R&D, manufacturing, car build,and preparation happening in front of our eyes. Full Story
Grass Gymkhana - 4 August

The forecast was thunder storms, but the grey skies quickly turned to blue, with the sun pushing through, as we started our fun in the sun at Rumbling Bridge near Kinross. Some new tests gave regulars a chance to try out new maneuvers. The overnight rain made the grass nice and slippy so a few 180 and 360 turns were to be expected. Full Story
Hills Dales and Passes - 8 & 9 June

19 starters arrived on a damp, cloud covered morning at the Gretna Gateway Outlet Village for the start of our two day adventure across the Hills, Dales and Lakeland Passes. Our crews soon met challenges due to the heavy Friday / Saturday overnight rain. Standing water in hidden dips, and swollen fords were just some of the features on route. Sunday however brought bright sunshine and the soft tops were folded down for another challenging drive with 1 in 3 climbs over the passes making for some interesting driving.
Red Hackle - 5 May 2019

Over twenty starters arrived at Balhousie Castle Perth, home of the Black Watch Regiment museum, for the start of the 2019 Red Hackle Tour, on Sunday 5 May. The bitter cold mornings of previous days soon warmed up as the sunshine broke through the clouds. A route that took in some spectacular countryside with amazing views around Angus, Perthshire and Fife delighted the crews. A visit to the birthplace of racing ace Jim Clark at Kilmany to see the monument erected in his name, continued the 'Jim Clark' theme of the Border Reivers event. Full strory and pictures 
Highland Car Club Spring Tour - 13 April 2019
30 crews gathered under clear but chilly blue skies for Highland Car Club’s annual Spring Tour. Among them were CCHMSC members Donald and Mags Campbell with their venerable 1955 Sunbeam Mk3, Roddie and Sylvia Main in their 1995 Mercedes SL320 and Dave and Maureen Spence in the modern Renault Megane, their classic car not quite tour ready yet.
 Full Story 
Border Reivers  - 7 April  

A full line-up of forty classics turned out at Eddleston for the start of the 2019 opening event in the club calendar. Though the skies were heavy, as the scots would say 'dreich', it did nothing to spoil the terrific route club members Ranald Bruce, and Louise Wall put together.
Taking us over great Scottish border country roads we called in at the famous cashmere manufacturers Johnstons of Elgin Hawick Mill for lunch. The afternoon surprise took us to a location to see some famous motorsport cars rarely available to view.  Our tour took place on the 51st anniversary of Jim Clarks untimely death at Hockenheim in 1968, and the club laid a wreath at his grave in Chirnside, before heading to our final destination at Gifford for a welcome meal.
CCHMSC Annual General Meeting - 14 March
The Extraordinary and Annual General Meeting of the Caledonian Classic and Historic Motor Sport Club presented to the members in attendance  the new Constitution at the meeting on Thursday 14 March. The members voted to adopt the new document. The full AGM followed, with the Report and Accounts and other presentations being adopted. Full Story
To download the new Constitution and view the list of Board Directors go to the committee page.

Monte Historique and Classique
There were 247 finishers in the recent Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. Of the 325 entries 294 got to the first of the 15 special regularity sections, four of which were cancelled because of snow. Congratulations to Ecosse Rallye Drivers Club members Ranald White and Karsten Brown who were not only the highest placed Scottish Starter but the highest placed GB crew.
Conditions were difficult also for those in the Classique event, for generally much older cars, and their crews should be congratulated on taking part. Most enjoyed the hospitality in Monte Carlo as a reward. See Andy Thomlinson slideshow  Glasgow cars on youtube
News from 2018
High Tea - Sunday 2 December

Over 40 members turned out for the end of year bash at the Royal George Hotel in Perth on the afternoon of Sunday 2nd December. The traditional Scottish High Tea of a main meal was followed by scones, cakes and the biggest meringues on the planert, all made in house by the resident baker.
Before tucking in to our meal we saw a video roundup of the 2018 events that members and the club had been involved in, followed by the sneak peek at our 2019 events calendar.  Full story 
Classic Vehicle Private Viewing - 18 November  
The club visit to the classic car viewing at Perth Airport, arranged by the Rotary Club of Blairgowrie attracted over 200 members from CCHMSC and other car clubs across Scotland.
Over 200 classic cars, many
with provenance were on display. Included in the visit was a visit to the Aero Club with 90 aircraft, many historic on display, some flying when we visited. Finally we saw the Air Service Training hangar, where they teach students from across the world how to repair aircraft engines, both piston and jet turbines. Full Story   Full Details

It is with deep regret that the club are forced to cancel the Gey Foxy Rally, on 4 November due to lack of entries. With an entry list in low single figures we cannot commit to the major expenditure now required to run the event.

The number of established Historic and Targa events at this time in the calendar may have made our new event less attractive, though the team has worked tirelessly for months to create and advertise an exciting route, tests and regularities to entice competitors.

Apologies to those few who did enter, and the marshals who were willing to give up their time voluntarily to help. However if very few want to enter then we are sadly left with this decision to cancel.
What was on offer -  Full Details
Clyde Valley Rally  -  30 September.   
Over 30 crews arrived at the New Lanark Mills World Heritage Site for the start of the 2018 Clyde Valley Rally on Sunday 30 September. A challenging route led the crews to the lunch stop at the majestic Drumlanrig Castle where we lined up in front of the castle and were joined by a group of Belgian bikers, also on tour. Our second leg took us over the hills offering some amazing views as the autumn sunshine bathed the landscape. Full Story 
Bo'ness Revival  -  1 & 2 September
The heat turned up at Bo’ness, in the sky and on the track. A damp Saturday changed to 22 degrees on the Sunday unleashing on track excitement to entertain the record breaking crowd of spectators.
Crofterra Pandemonia   1 - 2 September
Another successful Crofterra from the team at Highland Car Club. The La Crofterra Pandemonia set off from Fairways on Saturday morning on a loop that brought them back to Inverness for the overnight. Sunday saw them head off toward Speyside, with a visit the “Motormania” Classic Car Event in Grantown on Spey. Read all about their antics on Facebook

RSAC Three Lochs Classic  -  19 August

The RSAC Three Lochs Classic headed for new territory for the 2018 event. Over 50 classic and sporting cars lined up at the Morris Equestrian Centre, just north of Kilmarnock, to challenge the all new big and wee routes, each taking in 3 new lochs. Veteran, vintage, classic and sporting cars drove either the big 75 mile route, or the 60 mile wee route. The overcast skies melted to let the sun shine down on the crews as they set off on their run. Full story and photos
Grass Gymkhana  -   5 August 2018

A great day greeted the cars and crews for the second running of our Gymkhana at Rumbling Bridge on Sunday 5 August. With a good selection of classic and sporting cars the crews took turns to test their skills on a series of challenging tests that often looked easier than they were.

Arctic Adventure  -  10 to 31 May 2018  The Full Story
During a casual conversation last winter a plan was hatched that would see three cars and six CCHMSC members take on a memorable trip beyond the Arctic Circle.

Dave and Maureen Spence, Donald and Margaret Campbell and Ranald Bruce and Louise Wall made their way to Tananger, near Stavanger, Norway to start their journey on Thursday 10th May 2018.

Dave had excelled himself as usual by producing an excellent route book and maps which were loosely based on a road trip he had done in the ‘70s and two scout trips some years before.

We were not to be disappointed as you will see in the
Nathalie McGloin presents F1 trophy 
A strong signal  by MSA Chairman David Richards CBE to nominate Nathalie McGloin, the only female tetraplegic in the world to be racing cars, present the third-place trophy to Kimi Raikkonen, at the British GP Silverstone, which he warmly received. It demonstrated the energy our motorsport puts in to make the sport available to all.
Also featured in the pits was Billy Monger, who lost both lower legs in an horrific accident racing in F4 at Donnington in April 2017, and is already back at the wheel of a race car.. He joined Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen at the Silverstone F1 event  Full Story
The Red Hackle Tour - 6 May 

Fifteen cars left the Green Welly Café at Tyndrum around 9.30 a.m. on a bright but cold morning.The route headed north up Glen Coe where the scenery was spectacular, with some low clouds and snow caps adding to the beauty.  A detour into Glencoe village, then Fort William.   We continued north heading for Mallaig with amazing scenery. 
Perthshire Classic Car Festival  - Saturday 21 April
Perth City and Scone Palace bathed in unbroken sunshine and blue skies to welcome the thousands of visitors to the Perthshire Classic Car Festival on Saturday 21 April.

The Parade cars arrived at Scone Palace to be 'dressed; with their rally plates and other documentation, before driving down to Tay Street in Perth to line up along the side of the River Tay.  Full Story
Perthshire Classic Car Festival  - 21 April

The Press Launch on Tuesday 6 at Scone Palace featured in STV news, Courier, Daily
Record, Scotsman and other motoring journals.  The Rotary Club of Blairgowrie are organising the first Perthshire Classic Car Festival which will take place on Saturday 21st April 2018.  The Festival is raising funds for, Cancer Research UK,  Alzheimer Scotland and The Rotary Foundation.  Read the full Press Release

*  Not run on an MSA permit.  Supported by Rotary International.
Tour of the Wall - 25 March 2018

A sunny if rather chilly morning greeted around 30 starters for this first event of the CCHMSSC season, which took us over the byways through the Scottish Borders, before crossing over into England. After a lunch stop we headed along the route of Hadrian's Wall allowing time to visit some of the Roman forts and exhibitions on the way. Soft tops were down under blue skies and sunshine.  A great way to start the year.
Annual General Meeting - 15 March 2018
The Annual General Meeting of the Caledonian Classic and Historic Motor Sport Club was held on Thursday 15 March 2018 at the Royal George Hotel Perth. Reports from the Club President and Treasurer were provided and members turned out to agree the Principal Office Bearers and committee members to lead the club for the forthcoming year. Many good ideas were discussed and the committee will look at implementing these over the coming year. 
News from 2017
High Tea  -   3 December

Our annual end of the year get together attracted over 40 members at The Royal George Hotel in Perth. Travelling from across Scotland we all enjoyed a traditional Scottish High Tea and chat about our year of classic motoring. After a few light refreshments we watched the video review of the past year, a now regular feature of our High Teas, reminding many of their escapades on previous events. A great meal was enjoyed by all, with much chat about our experiences.

Club president Jim Paterson introduced Colin Stewart of
the Rotary Club of Blairgowrie, organising the 2018 Blairgowrie Drive it Day event on 22nd April*, raising funds for several charities. Colin reported that the entry list was almost full. It is even closer to being full, after many members went on line immediately to secure their places. Secure yours now here:-
 *  Not run on an MSA permit.  Supported by Rotary International.
Clyde Valley Rally  -   22 October 
Storms Ophelia and Brian had left their mark with standing water and debris on many of the rural roads across the Clyde valley and beyond. This made for a challenging route for the starters of this years event. The sun did break through, with Craig and Rod Ritchie being first to took the top down on their Porsche Boxster. Full Story 
Jim Clark Trust  £1500 Cheque - 20 October
Highland Car Club's Crofterra Pandemonia event in early September raised £1500 from the raffles run on the Saturday and Sunday evenings. Members Dave Spence and Roddie Main presented the cheque to Ben Smith on Friday 20 October at the Jim Clark Rooms in Duns.
 Full Story
CCHMSC help World Travellers on their trip
Call and email arrived on the evening Sunday 3rd September from Herman Zapp, traveling in a 1928 Graham Paige car.

We have 17 years on the road. Needing to replace a flat window glass from the car and do a bit of welding. Could our club help them out?  What a challenge for a Sunday evening.
Did we manage to help? Find out 
Selkirk Classic Car Show - 17 September
Alan Duncan headed down to Selkirk to see the collection of classic cars, commercials, and Americana. A few unusual vehicles in the field as well. See his photos of the day on
HCC Crofterra Pandemonia  -  9 & 10 Sept

Fantastic weekend over many roads not driven on this event before. Almost 400 miles centred around the Moness Resort at Aberfeldy. A wide selection of classic and sporting cars, coupled with more than a few challenging events, made this one to remember.
RSAC Three Lochs Classic  -  20 August

Balmaha, on the shores of Loch Lomond, welcomed 60 starters for the 2017 Three Lochs Classic on Sunday 20th August. The inbound hurricane Gert was thankfully delayed over the Atlantic making it a dry if at times cool run across the roads of the Trossachs. With a shorter 'wee' run of 58 miles for the veteran class, and 75 miles for the rest, this year featured two lochs and a lake. The Automotive University of Rhu once again provided degrees for those entering the light hearted 'examinations', and a Concours d'Elegance completed the day. Full Story 
Grass Gymkhana - 6 August. Rumbling Bridge Kinross

With a collection of cars spanning almost a 100 years, members of the club met in a grass field at Rumbling Bridge near Kinross. Member George Shand had put together a series of fun Gymkhana activities to test our driving and navigational skills. From judging a gap to drive through, climbing a twisting hill track, to driving a complex course blindfold, and more. There was fun under the sun for everyone. Full Story
Sunday Worship  -  9 July

The Sunday worship at Waitrose Milngavie on Sunday July 9th was joined by members of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust ( with 3 of their historic vehicles. A great breakfast meeting.
Sunday Worship  -  4 June

A wide selection of classic metal turned up for Classic Car Tours 'Sunday Worship” breakfast meeting on Sunday June 4th 2017 at Waitrose Milngavie.

The event was primarily for local owners of classic, sports, prestige and performance cars who would like to meet with other owners, have some breakfast and share stories and talk about their cars. Those who wish to travel from further afield are also most welcome to join us. Checkout Andy Thomlinson selection of photos from the day
The Red Hackle Tour  -  7 May

Blue skies and sunshine welcomed the crews at Bahousie Castle in Perth for the start of the Red Hackle Tour. Balhousie Castle is home to the Black Watch museum and formed a stunning backdrop for our departure.
Crossing many new and unknown roads in Pethshire and Angus, passing over peaks and through glens, the magnificent scenery made this a day to remember. Full Story
Tour of the Stills  - 15 April 2017
25 cars and crews gathered at Fairways Leisure, Inverness on a cold blustery overcast morning for the start of the Highland Car Club’s third running of their one day tour, this time entitled the “Tour of the Stills”, the name giving a clue to some of the locations we would be visiting along the way.  Full Story
Its’ a Regularity Jim, but not as we know it !
Member John Stuart has been challenging the roads of the Rally Costa Brava while we were heading for the Argyll Classic.

FIA in date helmets for a regularity? These were required for the Rally Cost Brava on 24/25 March. As well as having 60 and 70 kph regularity classes it was also a full stage event including the first round of  the European Historic Stage Rally Championship. Find out how John got on in his Autobianchi
Full Story
Argyll Classic - 26 March

Over 30 entries gathered under unbroken sunshine at Lomond Shores on Sunday 26 March to start the 160 mile tour of 'Argylls Secret Coast'. Our first visit took us to the iconic Rest and be Thankful hillclimb where Diane and Stephen Kinghorn provided a warm welcome to all the crews. The route continued under ever warming sun filled skies across little used roads along the secret coast, with amazing views and spectacular scenery. Full Story 
Monte Historiques arrive at Monaco finish

A Job well done - great teamwork from Andy Thomlinson and Jim 'Wizard' Wilson and                                                        Anhangá

The Paisley starters have completed the 14 regularities with Volvo Amazon 'Anhangá' driven by club members Andy Thomlinson and Jim 'Wizard' Wilson reaching the finish without putting a spanner anywhere near her, reported Jim. Taking 260th position on their first time out is amazing. 

Members Ranald White and Karsten Brown in the Rover P6 had an equally successful event, securing highest place of the group at 169th. Chasing the Rover were members John Roberts and Oliver Tomlins in the Fiat 124 Coupe in 210th place. Gordon and David Glen secured 224th in their Opel Kadett, despite a dodgy exhaust valve problem from early on. David Glen and Andy Sturgess in their Escort Mk11 RS2000, were right behind Anhangá at 264th.       

Check out the final positions of all the historique cars at Live Results

Monte Historique review

The Classique and Historique complete  the run to Monte Carlo. 

Review their adventures and exploits on these Facebook reports.

Rallye Monte Carlo Classique 2017

Paisley 2021 Monte Carlo Historic Rally

Monte Carlo Classic Car Rally: UK Leg

Lots of photos and a few videos too.

2017 Monte Historique - 25 January 

First off the blocks for the 2017 Monte Carlo Historique were Gordon Glen driver, with son David in the co-driver seat. Here Andy Thomlinson joined them at the Paisley start for a quick photo opportunity, and the full 'thumbs up'  After the crowd at Paisley waved them off over the ramp, they headed south to Monaco. The Historique and Classique crews arrived at the first overnight stop and passage control at Barnby Moor, some in the small hours of Thursday morning. After catching a few winks of sleep they are off again to Dover and over the channel to Calais. Spectators at Paisley were entertained by fireworks and smoke streams as each of the cars departed over the ramp. Some 40 Heritage cars followed on their way to local destinations, Stirling, Dumfries, and Balmaha. Four classics even arrived on a Heritage run from John O' Groats. Entry List
Anhangá - 2017 Monte Carlo Historique Volvo Amazon spotted at
secret location.

Andy Thomlinson brought his freshly prepared Volvo Amazon, affectionately known as  'Anhangá (an Amazonian spirit that often protects animals, especially the females and young ones, and tends to appear as a white deer with red eyes), to a secret location, as part of final testing.
Together with Jim Wilson, who not only will be Co-Driver to Andy, but also built this magnificent machine, they tested the car on a snow and ice covered surface. See the car perform in controlled slides on this short video clip.
SACC Navigational Rally Championship
The Scottish Association of Car Clubs are promoting a Championship to be known as the “Scottish Navigational Rally Championship 2017”. The Championship is open to members of any club affiliated to the Scottish Association of Car Clubs (SACC). download the Regulations and register your place
George Johnson drives into the sunset
George Johnson, who many of us knew, if only by the sight of his unique tartan Mazda MX5, sadly passed away on New Years Day.  A long time member, and one time chairman of Stirling Classic Car Club, George was always there to help anyone out. Full story
News from 2016
Christmas High Tea - 4 December
Over 40 members gathered in Perth for the clubs annual end of year get together over a traditional Scottish High Tea. We gathered in the bar (where else) before organiser Jim Paterson jumped up on a table to request crews to 'start  your engines' and make the their way to the dining room. Full story
Run to Kinlochleven - 9 October

Alan Duncan and friends took to the highlands for his 10th anniversary run to Glencoe, except this time he kept going to Kinlochleven. Read his story, and checkout his photos. Plus a great video from the Rust2Rome crew in the heavily modified Jaguar XJS. A real treat Full Story and Pictures
Rally of the Borders - 2 October

Twenty three crews in a wide range of classics started the second running of Rally of the Borders on Sunday 2nd October from the New Lanark World Heritage Village. The sun cut through the early morning mist as they headed south east on their 140 mile tour across the border country roads. A refreshment stop at Lockerbie, gave cars and crews a breather, before the second stage headed north to the finish at Netherurd House for a snack, tall tales, and awards. Full story 
Crofterra Pandemonia   -   3 & 4 September

Amazing weekend for the Highland Car Club Crofterra, covering some 450 miles across the great roads of northern Scotland. Starting at Fairways Inverness the route headed north west over many single track roads under brilliant sunshine, offering spectacular views. Reaching Durness, within shouting distance of Cape Wrath, the most north westerly point of the UK we hugged the rugged west coast down to Ullapool to overnight. Sunday had yet more in store. Full Story and pictures

Kirkintilloch Canal Festival - 21 August
Alan Duncan headed over to see the Festival. Starting on the Saturday with bands and entertainment, the roads were closed off on the Sunday from 10am to allow the Classic, Vintage, and Americana (Yanks as Alan puts it), to drive in for the classic lineup. The Kennedy Cupcake and the Jump and Jive Dancers were there too.
Biggar Rally - 14 August
The clouds were forming up to what could have made a wet afternoon at Biggar, for the annual Albion Rally. However the day remained dry for the classic cars, commercials, buses, motorcycles, military, and agricultural machinery arriving from across the country .
Alan Duncan sported his camera and provided a great selection of photos which is a must see.
Three Lochs Classic - 6 August

Great day on the Three Lochs Classic, at the new Balmaha venue on the side of Loch Lomond. Over 30 cars, some dating from 1911, enjoyed up to 60 mile trip round the Trossachs. Weather stayed bright and sunny until all got back for prizes, so soft tops down all the way. Full Story
Glamis Extravaganza  -  9 & 10 July
This years event organised by Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club  boasted an entry over the weekend of over 1000 vehicles of all ages, shapes and size plus 150 stands dealing in auto-jumble, motor trade, antiques, fund raising and crafts. CCHMSC members Mags and Don Campbell brought their Sunbeam Talbot along. Alan Duncan survived the rain and mud underfoot to capture the day on film. 
Run to Inversnaid - 3 July
A wet start for the KDCVC Run to Inversnaid,
organised by Alan Duncan, though the sun came out on route.
Passed the Watch and Whisky Car Run, with around 16 super cars including  Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin and more.
A red 1955 Gull-Wing Mercedes 300SL enjoyed much attention. See them all at Alan's flickr album
Sunday Worship - 3 July

A selection of fine classic metal turned out to join the congregation at Waitrose in Milngavie for 'Sunday Worship' organised by Bill Telford of Classic Car Tours. Andy Thomlinson was there to capture the cars as they lined up for the visitors to view. See Andy's photo selection at
Strathmore Classic Car Tour - 26 June 2016
The Rotary Club of Forfar held its first Strathmore Classic Car Tour
on Sunday 26th of June, in aid of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. Starting in forfar the entrants enjoyed a 125 mile route, raising over £15,000 for the charity Full Story
May Weekend Fun at Volksfling -  30 May 
Volksfling came to Biggar for the bank holiday weekend, attracting a wide selection of everything, and anything Volkswagen, classic, modern, and heavily customised as well.
I travelled
the 20 odd miles to Biggar with friend Graham in his  1972 VW Beetle 1600GT. Now GT and Beetle seem hard to say in the same breath, but his can squirt along the road at top side of 70mph with no problem at all.  Full Story
North Coast Run -  27 May to 1 June
Alan Duncan in  his
Toyota Celica 16ST with Catherine Laszok lead th e1971 Mercedes 350 SL of Helena and Billy Cameron, and Porsche 944 of Sheena and Sam Balmer on th eNorth Coast 500 mile route around the north of Scotland.
Read and see this great part of Scotland with Alan's story and photos on flickr
Check out each day- complete with story
Day 1  - Inverness to Lochcarron
Day 2 - Lochcarron to Gairloch  
Day 3 - Gairloch to Lochinver
Day 4 - Lochinver to Durness
Day 5 - Durness to John O' Groats
Day 6 - John O' Groats to Inverness
Tour of the Grampians - 15 May

Richard and Yvonne Bartniczek in Alfa Spider chase Dave Spence and Roddie Main
in the 'Big Bopper', 5 litre V8 Capri. Photo Kenny Cocker
Twentythree crews made the start of this first trip for the club this year into the Cairngorm National Park for the Tour of the Grampians. Blue skies and sunshine welcomed the starters to the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, which continued with only a short light shower as we approached Grantown on Spey for our lunch stop.  The 170 mile route covered a mix of tight twisty, and fast flowing roads across the tops and through the glens. Full Story
Drive It Day Strathendrick Classic   -   24 April
This year the Strathendrick Rotary Classic Car Tour was were celebrating their tenth annual Classic Car Tour. The Charities supported by the Tour this year are CHAS the Children’s Hospice Association of Scotland and Mary’s Meals.
The entry numbers exceeded all previous tours. 87 cars took part with a few people still on the waiting list. Full Story
Ecosse Challenge - 4 & 5 June CANCELLED
Lack of entries forces cancellation of this event
It is with much regret that the club has had to be cancel this two day event. Unfortunately the new format
of tour, tests, and regularities, with a half price entry compared to past years, and cut price overnight accommodation option on the Saturday, failed to provide sufficient interest.

Our sincere apologies to those who had entered and were looking forward to an exciting two days of activities, crossing some stunning Scottish scenery.  
Drive It Day    -   24 April
The 2016 sunshine brought out classic car owners across the country.
This first report from CCHMSC member Dave Spence covers the Highland Classic Motor Club outing around Inverness.  Full Story
Tour of the Firths   -   16 April
Twentyfive cars lined up at Fairways, Inverness on the morning of the 16th, for the Highland Car Club tour of the firths. Instead of exploring the rugged mountains and glens of the west coast or lochs of the Great Glen, the 2016 Tour of the Firths took to the calmer waters (although not so calm on the day) of the area north east of Inverness, comprising the Black Isle and Easter Ross. Full Story

Galloway Gallop - 3 April 
Was a bit dreich (overcast and light rain) for the Lanark start of the Galloway Gallop on Sunday 3rd. Over 30 classics headed south west to the border roads driving into sunshine and blue skies across Dumfries and Galloway.

Don and Mags Campbell sported oldest car in their 1955 Talbot Sunbeam, on its first event since completion of much upgrading. Lots of exciting cars reached the finish at Netherurd House, Blyth Bridge for meal and presentations. Full Story

CCHMSC - Annual General Meeting - 17 March
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Caledonian Classic and Historic Motor Sport Club Ltd will be held on Thursday 17 March 2016 at the Royal George Hotel, Tay Street, Perth PH1 5LD at 7.30pm.
All current club members are invited to attend.

The meeting Agenda can be viewed and downloaded [Agenda]

Dixon takes MGB to open the season
CCHMSC members Ian Dixon and Maurice Millar teamed up in Ian's MGB/GT for the opener of their season on 28 February the Saltire Rally at Blair Atholl. The format for the day was 16 tests, with 4 regularities. Read how the pair got on [Full Story]

Having enjoyed the Saltire so much Ian and MGB headed down to Wigton for the White Heather Rally. This time fellow CCHMSC member Richard Welsh joined Ian in the left seat.
A full day of twentyfour tests and only 2 miles of public road, on the vast Kirkbride aerodrome, made for a very compact but enjoyable event. Aerodromes are hard on the tyres as you can find out when you read their story. [Full Story]
Online marshals' training and accreditation
Legendary co-driver Nicky Grist helped the Motor Sports Association (MSA) launch a new online training and accreditation scheme for rally and cross country marshals at Autosport International.  [Full Story]
Dare to be Different: Driving Female Talent
Susie Wolff and the Motor Sports Association – governing body of UK motorsport – have joined forces to launch Dare To Be Different, a high-profile new initiative that will inspire, connect and celebrate women who work in every aspect of motor sport.

Dare To Be Different is about increasing female participation, not just on the track but in all aspects of the sport and other perceived male-dominated industries. [Full Story]
Monte Carlo Paisley Start & run to Monte
The Paisley start activities began early on the afternoon of Wednesday the 27th, with the Historique, Classique and Heritage crews arriving. By 6.00pm some 70 classics were in place for the start over the ramp and off to France, Dumfries or Balmaha. Read of their adventures to Monte [Full Story]

blue skies of Monte Carlo ahead
Classique crews arrive in Monte
It must seem a long time since the Classique cars left John O' Groats on Wednesday morning. After 1542 miles at least the Riley WD is parked up on the quay at Monte Carlo. Well done to John Lomax, Grdon McAllan and the Blue Diamond support team. Amazing  trip at an average of around 30mph. Thanks for sharing the trip on Locatoweb. We have followed you every step of the way. Enjoy the party tonight. You all deserve it.
Monte Carlo Tales
Relive the excitement with this first report covering the Classique and Heritage run from John O' Groats to Paisley .
Starting at dawn in JoG the crews headed down a snowy A9 to Inverness, Perth, Stirling and Glasgow. Alan Duncan kept ahead of the crews to catch a few shots as they drove by.   [Full Story]
Monte crews in France
Classique and Reims tour crews reach France. Tracking the Riley WD shows they travelled through the Channel Tunnel early this morning and passing San Quentin on way to Reims. Over 900 miles on the clock since departing John O' Groats only 2 days ago. Well done to crew John Lomax, Gordon McAllan and the Blue Diamond support team. Got to make Monte Carlo for Saturday night dinner. Watch this space   
Testing Time for Monte crews
The Wednesday Paisley start for the Classique, and Reims tour ended in Dumfries for an overnight stop. Thursday started with a run to Croft circuit on their way to the Hull Zebrugge ferry. P&O called to say crossing cancelled due to technical problems. Reims tour rescheduled to Harwich/Hook of Holland but managed to get on Hull/Rotterdam (whew). Classique decided to head for Dover, some 310 miles away, for Calais crossing. Big ask for Riley WD at average 27mph. At 11.00pm I have them at Maidstone. Go Riley, and BD. you can make it 

Monte Carlo - Paisley Start
Paisley lit up for the start of the Monte Historique, Classique and Heritage Runs on Wednesday 27th. Earlier downpours had cleared giving the crowd sight of a wide selection of classic cars as they rolled over the ramp, some needing a bit of a push. Full story to follow but you can see an amazing number of photos from the event

Andy Thomlinson - Scrutineering  Pre Start  

Alan Duncan has a set from John O' Groats, and the road down, plus Paisley   Full set 360 photos
Monte Carlo Classique - John O' Groats Start
The Classique starters are on their way. After enjoying a Burn's Supper last night the crews rose early for the start at John O' Groats. Now heading down the A9 toward Paisley. You can follow them all the way [Full Details
Wet Wet Wet at Paisley - 26 January 2016
The weather, not the group!
The rain poured down and the wind howled around Paisley Abbey, but three of the  stalwart crews turned out with their steeds for the press photo shoot at 0900 on  Tuesday 26th. It takes more than a spot of rain to stop these guys. Jim Meggat, John Lomax and Ranald White hang on to the sign,before it flies over the abbey roof.
[Full Story]
Monte Carlo Scottish Start - 27 January 2016
Final fettling of the cars before the big start - 0800 on Wednesday at John O' Groats and 1800 at Paisley Abbey.

Full Entry List now available
Monte Carlo Classique Riley - after Paisley
Latest update from Gordon McAllan, SRE scribe, and copilote  in the 1931 Riley WD. Where they go after Paisley, on the route to Monte Carlo. Endurance is only the start! [Full Story]

Monte Carlo Classique Riley
Gordon McAllan, who scribes the Scottish Riley Enthusiasts newsletter will be co-driver/navigator of a 1931 Riley WD Tourer, driven by John Lomas on the Monte Carlo Classique on 27th January.

Blue Diamond Riley Services, based near Taunton, well known for their expertise in all things Riley have carried out a major and sustained programme of work to ensure that the chosen steed will be ready to take part and able to cope with whatever challenges the Winter weather and the traditional roads used may pose [Full Story]
Your club is delighted to announce that we are now part of the North of England and Scottish Classic Rally Organisation.  We join our friends from Saltire, Highland, and South of Scotland CC, along with many in the north of England, and Club Triumph who many will have met in years past on CCHMSC events. Nescro 2016 calendar now published, at Lots of events of all types. Pen some in to your diary.
News from 2015
High Tea - 6 December
Around 40 members braved the wild weather, avoiding floods and landslips to reach the Royal George Hotel in Perth for the clubs annual high tea when we can all chat around the year past and look forward to 2016 events. Full Story
Monte 2016 Paisley Press Launch - 22 October
Veteran navigator Willy Cave jetted into Glasgow to be present at the Press Launch for the 2016 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique. Bowler hatted Willy was delighted to be reunited with a 1950's London taxi, similar to one in which he competed in the 1961 Monte Carlo Rallye with racing driver Tony Brookes and Peter Dimmock [Full Story]
Rally of the Borders - 18 October

Great day for the 15 crews on Rally of the Borders. Early morning mist burned back to glorious sunshine as we left the New Lanark Heritage village on our 140 mile tour over little used roads many crews had never driven before, and treating them to some fantastic views. Full Story

Les Montagnes de France - 24 Sept  to 7 Oct
Three thousand miles later all of us are home, having driven some 2500 miles of European roads across France, Spain, Andorra and Italy. The eight crews climbed countless cols in the Alps and the Pyrenees, as well as many crossing France.
The Nuit du Mentonnais added a further 120 miles of col bashing in the Maritimes crossing the Turini, twice.  
 Here are our adventures.
 Premier Étape   Deuxième Étape  
 Nuit du Mentonnais   Troisiéme Étape  Dernière Étape
Ann Wisdom - An Appreciation
We are very sorry to report the passing of Ann Riley (born Ann Wisdom), on 14 October 2015, after fighting illness.
As Pat Moss's long-time co-driver in international rallying, Ann and Pat were one of the most formidable and successful teams in the sport, not only in the Ladies' category, which they habitually dominated, but competitive at the same level as the men in this exciting, colourful and gruelling sport. [more]
Glencoe Run - 11 October
Around 60 Classic cars,set off  from Dobbies Garden Centre, Stirling at 10am, on Alan Duncan's drive to Glencoe. Passing through Callander towards Crianlarich then up to Tyndrum to stop at the Green Welly for an hour. Continued north calling in at the carpark at the top of the hill over looking Loch Tulla for some photos, and again at the ski carpark. [Full Story]
Crofterra Pandemonia - 5 & 6 September
Great roads, to great places, with great company, enjoying brilliant weather, a plus for the top down cars. Great craic in the evenings made this once again a fantastic event from Highland Car Club.
From the start in Fort William we were taken to places on the west coast of Scotland, over roads that most, including me, had never driven over before. The overnight in Oban was followed by a second day setting off eastwards to cross the Cairngorms to finally reach the finish at Inverness for our meal and presentations. [Full Story]
August Amble  -   23 August

Did we catch the sunshine window for the rally. Did we just! The 37 entries lined up at Clattrin' Brig under blue skies and enjoyed a 130 mile drive round some of the lesser known roads of Angus and Perthshire visiting new locations, while under those same blue skies. 20 Degrees in Scotland is summer. Believe me! [Full story
Biggar Rally  -   16 August
An great turnout for the 42nd Albion Bigger Rally. The sunshine probably helped, and the number of families with children was a welcome sight as the kids eyes popped at the sight of so many unusual cars from all era's lined up on display. [Full Story]
RSAC Three Lochs Classic - 8 August

The sun shone down on the 65 starters at the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club at Rhu, as they set off on their run to the Rest and be Thankful. With a short route of some 45 miles for cars in the Veteran class and 90 miles for everybody else, all looked well. Events unfolded to make it a very different and interesting day. Full story and pictures 
Run to Arisaig - 8 & 9 August
Twentyone cars and crews set off from Stirling with Alan Duncan leading the way on his second run to Arisaig. With the Capri Club Scotland and Oban Car Club members joining on route they all headed for the west coast.  [Full Story]
Classic AutoSports BBQ - 11 July

Jaguars here, Jaguars there, everywhere classic Jaguars. Well of course it has to be BBQ time at Dave Barnetts workshops, where a warm welcome, and a feast always awaits. Not just to eat but a feast for the eyes when customers classics join not only Jaguars being restored or fettled but many other great makes. All under the summer sunshine. This year is the best yet.  [Full Story]
Lake District Classic  - 29 June
Club member Ian Dixon with MGB/GT headed for the Lakes on  29 June for the LDC, His usual navigator Maurice Millar was not available to sit beside him,  so Maurice MK2 Ellison sat in to guide Ian round the route.  Read Maurices' report of the event and the fun the pair had  [Full Story].
Drive the Mille Miglia - New Video

Motoring journalist and XCar editor Alex Goy and Ben Cussons drove Bens' C type PUG 676,  which was affectionaly called just PUG, on the 2015 Mille Miglia 14 to 17 May.
New video of their trip is now online. Alex narrates you through the four days, with lane splitting a technique I must master.  Over 23 minutes  driving across some great Italian roads.

Alex and Ben practiced in the same C Type on the Scottish Mini Miglia 29 April, which you can see here.
From Mille Miglia to Via Flaminia 23 to 30 May
A love of Italy must be in the blood for CCHMSC member Maurice Millar. Not content with teaching the 2015 Jaguar Mille Miglia crews in Scotland in April, or timekeeping on previous Mille Miglia's, he headed  to Italy to take part in the Via Flaminia Classic. Read how he got on  [Full Story]
End of an era - Erik Carlsson
It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of rally legend Erik Carlsson on 27 May, at the age of 86. Club members Douglas Anderson and Jim Paterson had the privilege of meeting Erik in September 2011 with Stuart Turner for an interview which was presented to club members at the Monte Carlo Room in the Blythswood hotel in Glasgow. He will be sadly missed, but his memory lives on. 
You can watch that interview  at
Jock's Run - 24 May
Jock Millar was joined by 24 crews on Jock’s Run to celebrate his long career in motor sport and his contribution to Forrestburn hillclimb and Kames Sprint circuit.  The event combined a ‘run up’ the Monklands Sporting Car Club’s hillclimb at Forrestburn, followed by a tulip roadbook tour through some of the most scenic roads linking Forrestburn and East Ayrshire Car Club’s home at Kames, then production car autotests on the circuit.  Full Story
Crews celebrate finish of  2015 Mille Miglia
Monday 18th May, and its time to gather for the final pictures before heading home. The crews reached Brescia on Sunday 17th, day 4 and final day of this 1000 mile event, which covered the 290Km dash (175 miles) from Parma to the finish back in Brescia, taking in a visit to the Monza race track making it an exciting day. See the crews on our selection of daily twitter feeds throughout the rally [here
See the video of the event, released by Jaguar.
Tour of the Ochils - 10 May
Driving across four counties, criss crossing narrow twisting roads over three hill ranges, passing 11 lochs and reservoirs through several glens was the 125 mile challenge for the 13 starters of the Tour of the Ochils. CCHMSC member George Shand had put together a demanding but enjoyable route, over roads many had never driven before. With a stop at the world famous Gleneagles Hotel what else could you ask for in a  Classic car tour. 
[Full Story]

Mini Miglia comes to Scotland - 29 April
Jaguar brough their Heritage car collection to Scotland for the 2015 Mille Miglia works entry crews to learn and practice the necessary skills on an event put together by your club CCHMSC.  The crews for the eight pre 1957 cars were taught how to read an Italian style road book, what the Italian control boards meant, regularities and average speed section, as well as an insight to the timing and trip meter operation. They then covered a 100 mile route visiting three lochs, three glens, a hillclimb and a Scottish castle to test their skills. They even had to refuel their vehicles.

There were a few familiar faces driving the cars as you will see.Full Story
International Auto Ecosse -  6 & 7 June
It is with much regret that we have to announce that the International Autoecosse is cancelled. The club had put together a new route, with new test sites, but this has failed to attract more than a handful of entries.
As this is the second year running we have been forced to cancel this event due to lack of entries we feel it is now time to retire the International Autoecosse in the current format.
Our thanks to all who have enjoyed this event in the past and we will work on something new and different to tempt you next year. 
Strathendrick Classic Run Drive it Day - 26 April
The ninth Classic Car Tour organised for Strathendrick Rotary was held on Sunday 26 April, “Drive it Day”,  71 starters  Dobbies car park near Stirling to allow a more northerly route for a change.  Full story and pictures
Drive it Day - 26 April 2015
A run for drive it day is organised annually by the Highland Classic Motor Club and this year was no exception. CCHMSC members Dave Spence and Roddie Main, and Donald and Margaret Campbell decided that, having had such a great day out the day before on Highland Car Club’s Tour of the Lochs, they would take part in the run. [more]
Tour of the Lochs- 25 April
The forecast was daunting but the day turned out to be blue sky and sunshine for most of the Highland Car Club tour round the lochs around the Great Glen. I joined as one of the 24 starters, in my son's 1970 Austin Healey Sprite. Top down for the whole 175 miles crossing some of the most glorious scenery in Britain,over roads I didn't know even existed.  [Full Story and photos]

Argyll Classic - 29 March
The Andrew Davidson Memorial Run

Twentythree starters lined up at Lomond Shores for the 2015 Argyll Classic. The crews started the 170 mile tour of Argyll and the Trossachs with a drive through Glen Fruin to the Gare Loch and on to Loch Long to reach Arrochar and the Rest and be Thankful, where they enjoyed a 'spirited but safe' drive up the old hillclimb. [Full story and photos]
Rally Costa Brava - 13 & 14 March
Who said that weather in Spain is all sunshine and Sangria? CCHMSC member John Stuart felt right at home up in the mountains around Loret de Mar when the snow came down.

A last minute entry saw John sitting on the start ramp of the Rally Costa Brava at the wheel of a hired Autobianchi A112 Abarth with Peter Collier navigating. The Rally Costa Brava (RCB) is several events in one and is a round of the FIA European Historic Stage Rally Championship and a round of the FIA European Regularity Championship as well as several Spanish championships. We were one of 24 crews entered in the FIA Regularity class running at the tail of the field. [Full Story]

David Glen in Triumph Dolomite lights up the road
Monte Carlo Historique - the video
Relive the magic that is the Monte Carlo Historique by watching this ACM video. With shots of the Glasgow Paisley starters as they challenge the french alpine sections, culminating with the final race up the Turini. If you drove the Heritage to Luss the whiteout snow sections will remind you of your crossing the tops to Loch Lomond.
The soundtrack is cool too.
Paisley starters reach Monte Carlo - 4 Feb
Well the race is run and the finishers are in Parc Ferme in Monte Carlo. Gordon Glen in his Opel Kadett takes top Paisley starter position at 176th overall. Swiss crew Michel Chatagny followed Gordon home at 200th, with nephew David Glen in the Triumph Dolomite at 227 overall. Ranald White's  Rover 2000 fettling paid of well, securing 252 overall, with Hutton and Hanlon in the Austin 1800 land crab creeping on to the list at 254th. The Aussies suffered mechanical failure in their Porsche 924 on ST1, and Zak Matten in the Escort RS1600 went off course on ST8. Prizes for the finishers at the Gala dinner in Monaco tonight. 
Full results on the ACM website
The Monte Start - 28  January 

The big occasion was welcomed with snow showers during the day and again as the cars started their departures to Monte, Reims, Borders and Loch. Paisley provost Anne Hall flagged off the starters, including event organiser and club members Douglas and June Anderson in their Austin Healey Sprite as Car Zero.  Whiteout  conditions on the pass over the hills to the Loch added to the 'Monte' feel . [Full story
Ecosse to Reims Tour - 28 to 31 January
Following the seven Monte Carlo Historique starters at Paisley were the 15 Heritage Ecosse to Reims crews. Both groups were heading over to France and would meet up in Reims. Organiser Jim Wilson had designed a more interesting route for the  Ecosse to Reims cars and crews, with a stop over near Carlisle on the way south to the ferry to the continent from Hull to Zeebrugge. Before that the cars would have time to stretch their legs on a run round Croft and Oliver's Mount circuits in Yorkshire. At least that was the plan. [Full Story]
Monte pre rallye Gala Dinner - 27 January
This years pre-rallye Gala Dinner at the Glynhill Hotel attracted over 50 Monte and Heritage competitors, and enthusiasts.
Guest speaker Johnstone Syer, the well known International navigator who competed in the Monte Carlo Rally nnie times, told us some of his many stories from his  etensive rallying career, including from London Sydney, London Mexico, and Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok. [Full story]
Monte Cars Display - Saturday 24 January
A selection of cars that will be starting on Wednesday 28th January as part of the Monte Carlo Historique departure from Paisley, were on display at the Braehead Shopping centre on Saturday and Sunday 24 and 25 January.Joining the Sprite on the display for the Saturday was James Meggat's Chrysler Sunbeam, a product of the nearby Linwood factory,. For Sunday Ranald White brought his Rover 2000TC, one of the seven Historique starters doing the 'Full 'Monte', over the alps to Monaco.   [Full Story and Photos]
Andrew Davidson Memorial - 23 January
We were deeply saddened to hear of Rest and be Thankful  owner Andrew Davidson's recent death. Members of CCHMSC gathered for the
Memorial service at Arrochar Church, on Friday 23rd January,where we heard many tales of  his varied life as a navigator and pilot in the RAF, to a hill farmer in Glen Croe and his love of cars and all things mechanical. Andrew was the leading force behind bringing the old rally and hillclimb route through Glen Croe back into use for classic cars. He was often seen at the hairpin, or at the top cheering on the cars. After the service we met daughter Diane and Stephen to chat about the good times and reminice. Both Diane and Stephen will carry on the legacy of Andrew and continue to welcome classic cars to 'The Rest and be Thankful'.  [Full Story]
Monte Mystery Car Zero Unveiled - 15 January
Douglas Anderson, coordinator of the Monte Carlo Historique start at Paisley unveiled this magnificent Austin Healey Sprite that he will drive to Monaco with his wife June as navigator, as the course car for the Monte at West End Garage, Broughty Ferry on Thursday 15 January. The car will be displayed in the garage showroom window for a few days. [Full Story]
News from 2014
Monte News - 31 December 
The New Year edition of the Monte Carlo Historique Scottish Start newsletter as sent to all members who receive the CCHMSC newsletter. This issue - Unveiling of the Course Car (Car Zero) that will lead the starters on their way. Display of Monte Cars. Pre Gala Dinner announces special guest. Tickets now available. Heritage Runs and Ecosse to Reims Tour updates.  Download this issue HERE  (pdf 1.7Mb pdf)
Monte 2015 Photo Shoot - 17 December 
It was a windy grey morning for the 
Monte Carlo Historique scottish start press release photo shoot at Gleniffer Braes Country Park to the south of Paisley. Gordon Glen and Chris Sherrington brought their cars along to do battle with the elements.   [Full Story]
Monte News - 15 December 
The Christmas edition of the Monte Carlo Historique Scottish Start newsletter as sent to all members who receive the CCHMSC newsletter. Tickets for the pre event dinner on 27 January now available to reserve. Details of the Press Launch on Wednesday 17th December, and the new poster for the event.  Download the latest issue HERE  (pdf 1.2Mb)

Classic High Tea - 7 December
Over 40 members turned out on a wintry afternoon, with snow showers greeting the crews as they arrived from Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and all points on the compass. A great meal and plenty to drink (soft drinks for the drivers) gave way to talk of events past and those to come in 2015. [Full story]
Monte 2015 event meeting - 9 November
The second meeting of interested parties wishing to enter the 2015 Monte Carlo Historiques was held at th eBlythswood hotel in Glasgow. Everyone now aware that the start will be from Paisley Abbey and start coordinator Douglas andeson was able to update those present with the proposals. Entrant Gordon Glen reported where he will be stopping over on the route down to the channel so that others can plan their route. An update on the Ecosse - Reims Heritage tour was also provided [more]
Depart D'Ecosse Launch  - 6 November 
Départ d’Ecosse, tells the story of the Scottish connection to the Monte Carlo Rally was launched in the Monte Carlo room at the Blythswood Square Hotel, in Glasgow on 6th November. Author Douglas Anderson gave us an insight as to why he decided to write the book. Copies were available to collect for those who had pre-ordered, and many bought their copy on the night.  [more]
Crofterra Pandemonia 2015
If you want to join this event now is the time to secure your overnight accommodation at the start in Fort William and overnight in Oban. Highland Car Club have secured a number of rooms at hotels in both towns. Act Now to get one [more]
Paisley to be Monte 2015 Scottish Start 
Paisley Abbey is once again to be the start for the 2015 Monte Carlo Historique Rally Scottish start. Even more activities are planned for the day and evening send off starting at 7.00pm on Wednesday 28th January,Paisley joins Barcelona, Copenhagen, Turin and Reims as host cities for the start legs,
This year's rally will see rule changes meaning drivers leaving Scotland will have an extra night's sleep on the 2,600km-trek through the Channel Tunnel and over the Alps to the south of France. Douglas Anderson, chair of the Rally Start Committee, said: "The rule change is an endorsement of how much the French organisers value the Scottish start and we are looking forward to another great event, starting from Paisley Abbey.
Read more about the announcement HERE

Glencoe Run - 12 October
A misty start soon melted away to a sunny drive for the 36 classics plus a selection of more modern machinery, who set off from Dobbies at Stirling heading toward Tyndrum. Organiser Alan Duncan
had to look twice as CCHMSC members Cristoph Kulli and co-driver Natlie arrived from Dundee in a Jaguar C type. Another eye catcher was an RHD DeLorean, one of just 40 RHDs out of 9,000 LHDs so very rare, to be joined by a 2nd LHD DeLorean. A further 6 classics from Oban met the crews at Tyndrum, where they all headed north to Glen Coe to the Kings House hotel finish, stopping for photos along the way. Best view was probably the car park overlooking Loch Tulla.
Check out Alan's photos from the day HERE
Club Triumph  RBRR - 3 to 5 October

Some 106 starters departed The Plough at Enfield at 1830 on Friday 3rd October for the 24th running of the Round Britain Reliability Run, possibly one of the longest endurance events across the UK organised by a Motorsport Club.
I met them at the Stirling Control on Saturday afternoon, on there way back south from John O' Groats
 [full story].
Great Glen Rally -  28 September
The heavy rain forecast for the Sunday passed over on the Saturday night so the event enjoyed a some great 'highland' weather with blue skies and the occasional burst of autumn sunshine. 
20 cars started at Fort William looking forward to 10 tests along the 120 mile road route, which included 2 regularity sections on way to the Aviemore finish. [Full Story]
Monte 2015 event meeting - 14 September
The first meeting of interested parties wishing to enter the 2015 Monte Carlo Historique Scottish start attracted a good number of crews who have, or will soon be, entering this iconic event.
A Heritage tour for enthusiasts to drive their classic and sporting cars to Monaco, to complement the local Heritage runs as in previous years,
was also discussed. Plans are being drafted for all these events and a follow on meeting will be held in the Blythswood Square Hotel on Sunday 9th November  

You can download a copy of the latest newsletter HERE
Crofterra Pandemonia  - 6 & 7 September
The 10th running of this event attracted over 50 crews to retrace the route of the original Crofterra back in 2005. Leaving Inverness we headed south to the Garbole road once a special stage on the Scottish Rally. The route west headed for Kyle of Lochalsh and for some a ferry across the sea to Skye. The route round Skye took in some fantastic scenery and views to take the breath away. On Sunday we headed back via Bealach Na Ba and Applecross. 400 miles of great motoring made it once again an event to remember from HCC. [Full story].
Kirkintilloch Canal Festival - 23 / 24 August
On Saturday 23rd we saw the Cup Cakes, Big Vern ,and many more plus the fireworks at the Marina.
On Sunday 24th some 20 Classics, mainly KDCVC, turned up at Beaufort Drive early on Sunday morning, Three of the Best were from Alex McDougal a 1910 model T-Ford, a 20s Alvis and a 1928 Roller, .Around 2pm you could not get moving anywhere in Kirkintilloch. See Alan Duncan's photos HERE
Biggar Rally -  17 August
The day stayed mostly dry for the Biggar Rally, with the occasional burst of sunshine. A great crowd as usual turned out to see the wide selection