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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 acm.mc 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
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  
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.

The
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]
CCHMSC joins NESCRO
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 www.nescro.co.uk. 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb0ComKmPZU&app=desktop

Alex and Ben practiced in the same C Type on the Scottish Mini Miglia 29 April, which you can see here. youtube.com/watch?v=QkUUJ3AH0W0&feature=youtu.be&a=
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 https://youtu.be/a0iIrufi2gQ
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. www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bb8BrYxJvQ
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
CANCELLED - 8 May
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 www.highlandclassic.org.uk 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. http://youtu.be/9FMz_X-peQI
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  http://rallyliveresults.com/
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 of cars, commercials, military, buses, fire engines, and farming machinery from acorss the border counties and beyond.  [more]
Drive to Arisaig and Morar - 9 & 10 August
The sun shone on the group that turned out for Alan Duncan's run to Arisaig on 9th August. The group set off from Dobbies at Stirling on the road to Crianlarich, Glencoe, heading
for the Corran ferry crossing, and the drive through Sunart and Moidart, before reaching Arisaig. [more
Glamis Extravaganza -  12 & 13 July

The threatened rain front had passed over during the night and the sun was breaking through to make it a great day on Sunday 13th for the Glamis event. The 20 classics displayed on the joint CCHMSC and Saltire Club stand won 'Best Car Club Stand' as well, hence our Mexican wave !  [Full story and pictures]

Classic Autosports BBQ - Saturday 12 July
The forecast wasn't too great but the inbound rain front from the west never reached David Barnett's Classic Autosports at Inverkeillor, just north of Arbroath. The smell of fresh burgers on the BBQ and trimmings plus plenty to drink is always welcome after a two hour drive. A great turnout of folk from all over Scotland to enjoy the company and banter, plus an opportunity to see some of the Classics work in progress. [more]
SACC Appoints its First President
John Cleland has been appointed the first President of the Scottish Association of Car Clubs (SACC). The twice British Touring Car Champion will assume his new role with immediate effect. [Full Story]
Erskine Classic Show -  12 July
Alan Duncan was at the Erskine hospital  Classic Car Show  raising cash for the war wounded, see link for photos,  Photos

Yellow lineup

Through the looking glass
Run to Inversnaid  - 29 June

Alan Duncan picked a great day with sunshine in abundance over Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Is it my eyes but is yellow the colour this year for classics?

Always good to see the model T on these runs, joining the other top down classic enthusiasts

A great turnout to enjoy the drive with a visit to Loch Katrine as well. See the full range of photos HERE
June Jaunt  - 15 June
What to do on a Scottish Sunday in the middle of summer?   Contrary to those who think Scottish summers are constantly wet, our crews were welcomed by sunshine at the Clattering Bridge, near Fettercairn, for breakfast, then off to visits for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, and high tea, with many interesting stops on the way. [Full story]
Bridge of Allan Show - 18 May

CCHMSC member Alan Duncan joined crews from Capri Club Scotland, classic Mini , Ford, Jaguar and Riley owners, at the Bridge of Allan show which attracted large crowds under the warm sunshine. You can see Alan's photos of the day HERE
Grampian Motor Show - 11 May
CCHMSC members from around Aberdeen brought their cars along to join a wide selection of motoring enthusiasts and one make clubs at the Grampian Transport Museum's show in Alford on Sunday 11 May. Clubs from across Scotland  gathered in the museum grounds. [more].

Dixon Chases Tulips - 4 to 10 May
CCHMSC members Ian Dixon and Maurice Millar arrived in Noordwijk-aan-Zee in the afternoon after a drive through heavy rain and strong winds to complete their 2014 Tulpenrallye challenge. The car has held up well. The rain and the worn rear tyres meant that the going was slippy in places, especially on the karting circuit.
The pair have concluded about 2,300 competitive miles since early last Monday morning. The sun shone at the finish and Ian and Maurice are putting on their kilts for the gala dinner. They won't be troubling the engravers, but both had a great time and enjoyed every minute; and met some friendly people along the way. [more]
 Read all about Ian's preparation here  [more]

Tour of the Kingdom - 6 April
A great turnout for this first tour into the Kingdom of Fife. Over 30 cars and crews headed east from the start at Dunfermline towards the eastern tip at St.Andrews, visiting some of the finest fishing villages on the coast of the river Forth.  Returning to the finish along the south banks of the river Tay completed the run of some 130 miles. Full report and pictures now available [more]


Drive It Day - 27 April
CCHMSC members Dave Spence and Roddie Main in a 1958 Morris Minor 1000, Donald and Margaret Campbell in their 1955 Sunbeam Mk3, and Charlie Donaldson in his 1966 Ford Cortina Mk1, joined many others for the Highland Classic Motor Club’s Drive It Day event on Sunday 27th April. [more]
Member Joe Norman also organised a great drive it day across Argyll, again under sun filled skies. Some 85 plus cars joined his Strathendrick Rotary fund raising event. Check out photos taken by avid photographer Alan Duncan here  
Drive It Day - 27 April
CCHMSC members Dave Spence and Roddie Main in a 1958 Morris Minor 1000, Donald and Margaret Campbell in their 1955 Sunbeam Mk3, and Charlie Donaldson in his 1966 Ford Cortina Mk1, joined many others for the Highland Classic Motor Club’s Drive It Day event on Sunday 27th April. [more]

CCHMSC  AGM - 23 April
A good selection of members turned out for the club AGM at the Royal George Hotel in Perth o
n the evening of Wednesday 23rd April. The club president and treasurer reported the activities, financial and membership situation, all of which are healthy. The committee and principal office bearers were elected and the calendar for 2014 discussed. 
Heritage Ecosse to Monaco tour 
As part of the Paisley Monte Carlo Historique start CCHMSC ran a Heritage tour to Monaco for club members to experience a little of the atmosphere of the main event without having the ordeal of the competitive sections. Our good friend and club member Mike Kirk put together a great and interesting route. Read Peter Bakers reports on the trip. [more]
Paisley cheer Monte Carlo starters - 23 January
The people of Paisley and Glasgow braved the tumbling temperatures to cheer the 70 starters of the 2014 Monte Carlo Historique and Heritage Runs on Thursday 23rd January from the front of Paisley Abbey. Paddy Hopkirk raised the flag for each of the cars on the start ramp, with Rosemary Smith driving the first car away, a Hillman Imp of course,  Full supporting entertainment with Radio Clyde and running commentary kept the crowd up to date.  [more]
Monte Pre Gala dinner -  22 January
Around 50 classic crews, and enthusiasts welcomed Paddy Hopkirk and Rosemary Smith as guests of honour at the pre-gala dinner in the Blyhswood Hotel on the evening of Wednesday 22nd January. After a magnificant meal Paddy and Rosemary gave us insight to rallying back in the fifties and sixties. [more]. 
Monte starters head for the hills - 21 Jan
Three of the 'Monte' starters headed for the 'Paisley Alps for a photoshoot overlooking Paisley and Glasgow. Paisley is preparing to roll out the red carpet for some very special visitors when one of world motorsport’s most glamorous events rolls into town tomorrow - Thursday 23rd. [more]
Monte Car at Braehead -  18 January
The Braehead Shopping Centre featured the Triumph Dolomite 135 of Jim Wilson on the main shopping area, promoting the forthcoming Monte Carlo Historique Glasgow Start on Thursday 23rd from Paisley Abbey. Brian Telfer and Douglas Anderson from the orgasnising team were on hand to answer questions and hand out flyers telling shoppers about all the activities lined up this coming week. [more]
Retro Speed on Ecosse to Monaco Tour
Peter Baker, editor in chief of the on line historic motorsport magazine www.retro-speed.co.uk will be joining the Ecosse to Monaco tour and providing regular updates for readers during the event. Peter is no stranger to historic motorsport competition, both race and rally, including Monte Carlo Historique. We look forward to his reports.  [more]
Standard at Blythswood -  9 January
The 1958 Standard 10 car that will lead off the Monte Carlo Historique and Heritage Run crews
by owner Jim Wilson, took its place centre stage in the Blythswood Hotel where it will be on show until the 23rd January start. Drop in for a view, or better still, see it at the pre-gala dinner on the 22nd. [more]

News from 2013
John O' Groats Historique - 8 December
After a week of storms and snow, leading to road closures on the infamous Cockbridge to Tomintoul road it was a real alpine challenge for the  hardy crews driving to Glasgow on Sunday 8 December. Snow capped mountains made everyone feel as if they were on the Monte already. [more]
Monte Carlo Glasgow Start Press Launch
Up to 100 classic cars dating back to the 1920s will assemble in Paisley town centre before setting off for the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera. The event – on the evening of 23 January 2014 – will see Paisley as one of five departure points, alongside Barcelona, Stockholm, Oslo and Reims. [more]
Ecurie Ecosse collection heads to USA
All eight cars in British connoisseur Dick Skipworth's collection from the legendary Scottish team that won two consecutive Le Mans 24-Hour races in 1956 and 1957, sold at Bonhams on 1st December for record prices. Just as they did in the 1950s, four of the Ecurie Ecosse Jaguars raced ahead of their rivals. 
The team's 1952 Jaguar C-Type sold for no less than £2,900,000, amid auction-room applause, while their 1956 Jaguar 'Shortnose' D-Type sold for £2,600,000. Both went to a buyer in the United States.
.  [more]
An evening with Johnstone Syer -  6 November
The temperatures outside were dropping fast on Wednesday 6 November in Perth, but inside the Royal George Hotel some 20 classic car owners and enthusiasts gathered to hear the entertaining, often amusing, stories of a life of rallying across many countries  around the globe in the sixties seventies and eighties. Johnstone Syer has sat alongside many well known rally drivers of the period guiding them on the right route to success. Read all about it  here
David Sharp Funeral  - 21 November
The Melrose crematorium was filled with motorsporting personalities from across the country on Thursday 21st November for the celebration of David Sharp's life. Some 200 attended with many standing in the small crematorium, only recently opened this year.
We heard of David's active life involving cars, motorsport and his timing expertise. [more]
Arrochar Alps Challenge - 26 October
The Arrochar Alps Challenge attracted a wide range of classics on Saturday 26th October. Starting from Arrochar the crews visited the Rest and be Thankful hillclimb for a set of tests and a couple of runs up the famous hillclimb route. An Arrochar Cup was awarded to the crew with the least penalties. The tour took the cars over some of the remoter roads around Arrochar before finishing at the Pit Stop for a well earned finishers meal and presentations. 
[more] .
Glencoe Run - Sunday 13 October

A great sunny day for Kirkintilloch and District Classic Vehicle Club's  Glencoe Run, which attracted around 100 cars from a selection of classics from across Scotland and beyond. Departing from Stirling the route headed north stopping at the favourite 'Green Welly' in Tyndrum for lunch. Continued up the A82 for a photo shoot at the top of Loch Tulla, see above, before arriving at  the final destination at Glen Coe’s King’s House Hotel.
Checkout a selection of the cars taking part Here
Trans Italia Tour - 23 September to 6 October
The Trans Italia Tour was a non competitive tour across Europe to Brescia where the crews followed the route of the 1955 Mille Miglia,  With a rest day in Rome to see the sights of the Eternal City this tour had lots to see and do. You can read about the tour here and the Mille Miglia section here. For the Nuit du Mentonnais click here
Scone Palace Show - 8 September
Brilliant weather, a great display of classic cars at the Scone Palace Farming Yesteryear event. Many visitors showing an interest in classic motorsport visited the CCHMSC club stand. Some took up membership of the club so may see new metal and crews out on future events. First prize for the best club stand too. [more]
Monte Holden legend Tony Gaze Remembered
Australia's first international grand prix driver, Tony Gaze, who conquered the gruelling 1953 Monte Carlo Rally with fellow greats Lex Davison and Stan Jones died on July 29th at 93 years of age. A life as a WW2 Spitfire ace, and racing legend, Tony was the Patron of the 2013 trip back in time, planning the blue print for the Holden replica car building and watching every move the team made. [more]
Biggar Rally -  11 August
The Biggar Rally and show  near Edinburgh on 11th August boasted a wide selection of Classic vehicles. As well as classic cars there were classic trucks, buses and vintage vehicles. A selection of 2, 3, 4 , and many wheeled vehicles covered the showground. [more]

The Great Glen Rally -  21 July
First of the "Highland Treble", The Great Glen Rally on Sunday 21st. started under blistering sunshine which lasted from Fort William through 13 tests to reach Inverness by the end of the day. The 100 mile plus route took the 24 entries through superb scenery and great test venues, including some new sites never before visited. Highland Car Club put on a great event where competitors had to watch the temperatures of their cars as well as thermselves as the sun beat relentlessly down on them. Click here for the full story
Summer Saunter -  14 July
The sun shone for the Clubs first event, when 31 crews and cars arrived at Deanston distillery for the start of the 2013 Summer Saunter. A route of some 70 miles took a relaxed run up to Crianlarich and Tyndrum before heading west to Dalmally and back south to Inverary Castle for lunch. Organiser John Buchanan then declared his 'surprise' of a 'spirited' drive up Glen Shira after lunch. [more]
Classic AutoSports BBQ  -  13 July
David Barnett with son Gareth on the actual BBQ, put on a great afternoon and evening on Saturday 13th July. It may have been 31 degrees at Heathrow but the cool easterly on the Scottish coast kept it nice and cool for the visitors.
A wide selection of Jaguars, including XK and E Types along with other favourites were being worked on for their owners. AC Cobra's, Ferrari's and Triumph TR's filled the car park, and a 1930 Bentley Le Mans race bodied car arrived too. [more]
After the 2013 International Autoecosse 
Having completed the International Autoecosse without any major drama's Tim and Susan Hunt decided to extend their stay north of the border to retrace some of the sights seen on the Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Run earlier in the year. Here is Tims' story. [more]

International Autoecosse &  - 1 and 2 June
Scotland put on its best weather for the arrival of the 2013 International Autoecosse starters. Starting with a set of sprecial tests at Dumfries the crews made their way to Loch Lomond and on to Fort William. Even the runners in the overnight Targa Bealach Na Ba had a
mostly dry run, with one crew keeping the top down all night. Sunday was wall to wall sunshine.  [full story]
Targa Bealach Na Ba - 1 and 2 June
A total of 8 cars gathered at JJ’s café car park just north of Fort William to start the Regularity Rally, the Targa Bealach na Ba. Some had completed the “concentration runs”, 2 crews from Inverness and 3 crews from Stirling. The remainder started the event from Fort William itself, 2 of those being  brave souls who had already completed day one of the Autoecosse!  [more]
European Healey Tour - 28 May
Each year the Austin Healey Club organise a European tour, and this time the Swiss Club decided to bring the tour to Scotland.  On Tuesday 28th of May they organised what they called The Swiss Scottish Alpine Rally, which included a visit to the Rest and be Thankful hillclimb, on their way to Inverary Castle. [more]

Monte Historique Winner does it again -  5 May
Last time we saw Craig Lowndes with a big smile was driving the Glasgow Start 1951 Holden 48-215(FX) to win the oldest car to finish trophy at the Monte Carlo Historique rallly back in February. Well he smiles again in a Holden, this time a full throttle V8 version to notch up his 91st race win. The 38 year old Lowndes scored an emphatic win over four-time champion Jamie Whincup to become the most successful driver in the history of Australian V8 Supercars. You just can't keep a great driver down. [more]
Run to Inversnaid  - 28 April
A great turnout for the Alan Duncan run to Inversnaid for the Kirkintilloch and District Classic Car Club maiden outing on Sunday 28th. Starting from the Stables just north of Kirkintilloch the crews made for Aberfoyle where yet more classic owners were waiting to join. The route headed up the B829 to reach Loch Katrine for a coffee break. Single road due west toward Loch Lomond followed, passing Loch Arklet on the way. A few showers but the sun did appear, making a great first outing for the new Kirkintilloch club.  You can see a selection of the cars here.  The website forum  here
Drive It Day - Highland Style - 21 April
Some of the club members resident in the Highlands were unable to join the Strathendrick run, however CCHMSC members Dave Spence, Roddie Main together with Donald and Margaret Campbell joined up with the Highland Classic Motor Club on their run round Loch Ness. Read all about their day out here 

Strathendrick Drive It Day - Sunday 21 April
The forecast was wet, and so it was for the start of the Strathendrick Charity tour. However it did not dampen the spirits of the 80 starters who were rewarded with some blue sky as the day proceeded on the run over to Knockhill. The 120 mile route started at the Beech Tree Inn, Dumgoyne, by Killearn, over the Campsies, across to Fife with lunch at Kinnairds Restaurant, Knockhill and returning through Perthshire and finishing back at Culcreuch Castle, Fintry for High Tea and Awards. Checkout Alan Duncan's photo album of the day here
Argyll Classic Run - 7 April
A full entry of 50 classic and sporting cars started the Argyll Classic Run at Lomond Shores on Sunday 7 April. The 130 mile route took the crews over the newly resurfaced Rest and be Thankful hillclimb, the first classic event to drive the old hillclimb since the work was completed. For full story and pictures click here

Annual General Meeting - 20 March
The AGM on Wednesday 20 March was well attended by members from across Scotland. Reports were received from the Club President, and the Report and Accounts for the past year presented. The new committee was elected, along with the main office bearers. A review of the 2013 calendar completed the meeting. [more] See the new committee for 2013 here
Argyll Classic Run to visit Rest and be Thankful
The Argyll Classic Run will visit the recently refurbished Rest and be Thankful hillclimb road in Glen Croe. Douglas Anderson and Jim Paterson visited the resurfaced and greatly improved road on Saturday March 9th, driving the climb in Douglas's Triumph Vitesse.  [more]
Aussies arrive home with trophy
Returning to shorts and T shirts for the Australian summer is a long way from the freezing cold and snow of the alps on the Monte Carlo Historique. Project leader and crew member Gary Poole is taking it easy at home in a sunny Derrinallum, around 180Km to the west of Melbourne (that's around 110 miles to us here in the UK), and sent this article from his local newspaper, and an update on the trip back from Monaco. [more]
Aussies win Prize at Monte Carlo
After a challenging drive to Monte with no less than 4 wheel bearing replacements, the 1948 Australian Holden entry crewed by Craig Lowndes, Richard Davison, and Gary Poole collected the trophy for the oldest car to finish the rally in 2013. A well deserved award for a great team who showed true "Aussie" spirit to overcome all the obstacles they encountered. See the Run to Monte and Glasgow Start stories below for more  
Monte Carlo Rally Historique - Run to Monte
After the big send off from Glasgow the Monte Carlo Historique cars headed for the first welcome point at the Auldgirth Inn near Dumfries. Along with the Historique crews were the CCHMSC Ecosse to Monaco tour entries who followed  a separate route to Monaco, non competitively, unlike the Historique crews who had only one nights sleep on the way to Monte Carlo.Read of the challenges the crews had to face, and the ingenuity to overcome them, to taste the victory in Monaco  [more]




Monte Carlo Historique Rally Start - 26 January
Under a bright sunlit sky the 90 plus starters for the 2013 Rallye Monte Carlo Historique set off from Glasgow on their 200 mile journey. Lord Provost Sadie Docherty flagged off the starters, with a special 'flag' to Tommy Bryce who competed in the 1954 event and led off the starters in his Citreon. The official opening car was the Triumph Vitesse of Coordinator and CCHMSC member Douglas Anderson. The cars began their trip at 2.00pm, departing at 1 minute intervals. The team from Australia in their 1948 Holden FX and a 1979 Holden Commodore were celebrating the 60th anniversary of their 1953 entry.  [More]

Capri Club Scotland entered two cars,a Laser and 2.8i on the   Ecosse - Monaco Heritage Run, and made it all the way to Monte over some of the snow covered alps. Check their web and blog with photos here
Monte Carlo Rally Glasgow Start Gala Dinner
The gala dinner was held at the Blythswood Hotel on Friday 25 January.  The guest speakers were the Bathurst and Touring Car Champion of Australia, Craig Lowndes and members of his team. Craig is driving the 1953 Holden in the main event, celebrating the cars  60th Monte Carlo Rally anniversary, along with Richard Davison, son of Lex Davison who drove the 1953 holden FX, and Gary Poole who managed the project build of the car.
Watch Craig Lowndes after dinner speech here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-xEoQAbHjM


Douglas moves his car out of Hotel
Monte Carlo Historique Glasgow Start Coordinator Douglas Anderson moved his Triumph Vitesse out of the Blythswood Hotel where itt has been promoting the event in the foyer. The fully prepared car will be making its way to Dover as the opening car for the event, before making its way to Monaco as part of the CCHMSC Heritage Ecosse to Monaco event. Check the link for more photos of the 'removal. around midnight on Wednesday 23rd January.  See Douglas and the car at Buchanan Street with the other historique entries, from 10.00am to 12 noon, and People's Palace on Saturday 26th for the big start event at 2.00pm  [more]
Ralph tells us what the Monte is all about 
Club member and Monte Carlo Rally veteran Ralph
 takes Peter Ross of Scotland on Sunday for a spin around the borders and tells him what driving the Monte Carlo Rally is really like. “Imagine the roads all white,” says Ralph, full of glee, “snow and ice everywhere, and the car sliding round the corners. Now imagine that for 3,600 miles over the worst roads you can find. That’s when you really know you’re ­driving.”  You can read the full article on line here


Monte Carlo Historique Rally Start - 26 January
Everything is ready for the big day on Saturday 26th.Glasgow is the place to be to see the 2013 Glagow start of the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique.

The day starts at Buchanan Street Precinct where the Historique cars plus a few other interesting vehicles will be on display from 10.00am until noon. The cars will then join over 70 other rally cars at the People's Palace in Glasgow Green. Around a 100 cars in total will be on display before the start at 2.00pm when the first car will depart over the start ramp.

Join us for a great spectacle at the People's Palace to see the cars before, and depart on their way. A range of entertainment is being arranged for the run up to the start.

A free brochure with details of all the entries, and information about some of the more exotic entries, e.g. the two Holdens all the way from Australia will be available. Checkout the entry list  to see the range of cars lining up. [Entry List]

News from 2012
Monte Carlo Rally Glasgow Start - Press Launch
The world's Press and Television turned out to Glasgow's People's Palace on Thursday 20th December 2012 and were greeted with typical Monte Carlo Rally, weather, wet, windy, and cold. Not quite cold enough for snow but not far away. Douglas Anderson of CCHMSC, Tommy Bryce, Monte entrant in the 1954 event, Jimmy McRae of world rallying fame, and Scott Taylor from the Glasgow marketing bureau gave the press an insight for the 2013 Glasgow start event. [more]


Classic High Tea
Members from all parts of Scotland, the Nor