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2011 Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony

FEBRUARY 2011

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A n e xc e l l e nt tu rnout saw over 370 members and their gues t s e n j o y t h e c lu b ’s g a l a n ig h t . I n a c h an g e f ro m t ra d it io n C h a m p i on s h i p a w a r d s w e re interspersed with the servings of the 4 course m e a l, an d co m p a re Mi ke H ow w o r ke d h a rd a l on g w i th t h e k n o w l ed g ea b l e l ad y i n re d , Motors TV interviewer and Knockhill instruct o r S a s h a Pe a rl .

M i k e H o w s tarted the evenings proceedings s a y in g : “ G o od evening and w elcome to the S M R C D i n n er and Awards Prese ntation. As m os t o f y o u are aw are this is our second a tt e mp t t o g et this off the ground, and you’ll b e g la d to s e e that this time we managed to a rr a n ge s o m e typical Scottish w eather rather t ha n t h e A r c tic conditions we experienced in D e c em b er. ” H e t h e n i n t rod uced his co-pr es enter who w o ul d b e d o ing all the interv iews. Mike said: “ Sh e h as d o ne a sterling job as the presenter o f t he S M R C racing on Motors TV, so please w e l c o me t he glamorous half of the duo, S a s h a P e a r l.”

Hugh McCaig lights up Mike How’s speech

All the winners from 2010

Mik e th en s ai d: “S co tl an d h a s a h is to r y i n moto rs port t hat i s u n m at ch e d b y an y o th er coun try of o ur s i ze . “We have p ro d uce d th e w i n n er s o f f i ve F o r mu la 1 Wo r l d C ha m pi on s h ip s , 6 6 F or mu la 1 G r an d P r i x, f iv e L e M a ns 2 4 Ho u rs and no w t hr e e I n d ia n ap o l is 5 00 ’s . B y winn in g the I n di an a po li s 5 0 0 f or th e s e co n d time and beco m i n g t he f ir s t S c o t, an d in d e ed the firs t Brit on, t o a c hi ev e th is f e a t, D a ri o F ranch itti has m ad e h i ms e lf a h ug e p a rt o f o u r great mo torsp o r t h is t or y. ” Dar io F ranch i t t i , an d h i s w i f e , A s h l ey J u d d then entered t o w ar m ap pl au s e f o l lo w in g ‘Ro d dy the P i pe r ’ in to th e r o o m an d t o ok their p lace at t hei r t a bl e. H u g h M c C a ig th en wen t o n stag e t o s a y G r a c e. To cut dow n on t he l en g t h o f th e f o r ma l it ie s the trop h ies f o r th e 6 S co ttis h Ch ampions h i p s w e re p r e se nt e d b et w ee n t he cours es d u ri n g t h e m ea l. Mi ke th en as k ed Te d A k i l an d h is w i f e, S us anne, the b os s es o f o u r L eg en d s C a rs Champ ions h i p s p o n s o r, S p e cs av e rs , t o co me up and pres en t t he a w ar ds f or th e S c ot ti s h Legends Cham pi on s h i p.

Scot t ish Legends Cha mpionship supported by Specsavers

Wi nn er - C o l in A t k i n s o n 2n d - R o s s Mi ck e l, 3rd - A li s d a ir Ga u l d Le g en d s R o o k i e Aw a r d - C r aig Mit ch el l Tea m Tro p h y - B e n & El li o t M as o n

S a sh a in t er v iew e d C ol in , w h o s a i d: ” I w a s r e a ll y c hu ff e d, I n ev er t ho u g h t I ’ d d o i t es p ec ia l ly o n th e b u dg et I h ave. I ’ d l ik e t o th a nk A l y ( H u n te r) f o r r u n n in g th e Ch a mpio n s h ip . I t’s me a nd my 1 5 y e ar o l d s o n

Ted Akil (left) with Colin Atkinson and Susanne Akil

S MRC A GM Tu esda y 29 t h Ma rc h , 7 . 3 0 p m D a k o t a Hotel, S outh Queen sferry (off A90 by Tesco’s) . Cur rent memb e r s o n ly.


w h o d o e s i t all.” M i k e t he n t hanked Ted and S usa nne for p r e s e n ti ng t hese awards and Spe cs avers for t he i r s u p p o rt of this year ’s Legend s C ha m p io n s hip. A f t er th e s t a rter ALMS LMP2 Champion, M a r i n o F r a nchitti was on stage to present the n e x t c o u p l e of awards . S a s h a s p o k e to Marino w ho said: “I started in F o r m ul a F o rd at K n ockhill something I’m ve r y p r o u d of . The national s cene in Scotland i s s tr o n g a nd I love to go back asI’m a former e mp l o y ee o f Kn ockhill .”

Scot t i s h S a l oo n & Sp orts Ca r C h a m p i on s h i p

Wi n n e r - Ga rry Watson ( Ki ng H u s se in Trophy & John Nicolson Tro p h y f o r To p Sports Car) 2n d - M a r k R ob son (Adam Wylie Troph y) 3r d - Pe t e r Ta d dei (H&G Robinson Trophy)

the M in i Co o p er C up i n 2 0 11 .” Mike then than ke d M a ri n o f o r p r es e nt in g thes e aw ard s . Af ter the mai n co ur s e M i ke a nd S a s ha r etu rn ed to the s ta ge. M i ke i nt ro d u c ed J an e Les lie ( w idow o f D a v id ) an d as k e d h e r t o come up and pr es e n t the aw a r d s f o r th e S cottish F o r m ul a F o r d Cl as s i c C up .

Scot t ish Form ula Ford Ch am p ionshi p supported by CRS

Win n er - C r a i g Br un t o n ( J ohn R om a n es Qu a i ch & Th e J o ck McBain Trop h y ) 2n d -Ken n y Th i rlw a ll ( p lu s N e w c o m er s Awa rd ) 3rd - A l is t ai r D o w

Craig Brunton takes the FF silverware from Jane Lesley

Garry Watson with Marino Franchitti

S a s h a i n t e rviewed Garry,who said: “The i de a w a s t o go out and push the turbo cars, and s e e i f th e y could do their pace all season, and t he y c o u l dn ’t.” S a s h a a s k e d w hat it w as like to race a We s t fie ld a gainst the saloons, he c omm e n t e d : :Yo u are quite focus ed on r a c i n g , b u t at o ne race, I was at Duffus and s a w a 2 0 i nc h wh eel from a Porsc he spinning r o u n d r i g ht next to me.”

Scot t i s h X R 2 C h a mp ionshi p in association withYokohama Tyres

Wi n n e r - Tim Sleigh ( T h e S a n d y Forrest Trophy for the N e w c o m e rs Aw ard & The Hamilton & I n c h e s Q uaich) 2nd -Charlie Cope 3rd - Peter Cruickshank Fiesta ST Cup - Rory Bryant

S a s h a s p o k e to Tim saying: “You looked d o mi n an t e arly and late in the season but w h a t h ap p e ned in the middle ?” Ti m r e p li ed : “It’s tough to keep focused all y e a r a n d P e t er Cruickshank knows how to d r i ve th e s e cars, he’s been doing it for 30 ye a r s ( to l aughter in the audience).” Ti m th e n s a i d: “One of my highlights was to b e a t m y b r o ther in M inis and I’ll be entering

Tim interviewed by Sasha Pearl

S as h a interv i e we d C r a ig s ay in g h e w a s h e r nephew. Crai g s ai d: “1 3 p o d i ums , 8 w i n s, it wa s b eyon d m y w il d es t d r ea ms to g et u p h er e and to b e ch am pi o n i s ju s t f an tas ti c. ” C r aig also rev ealed t ha t i t w a s a b i t o f a s tr u g g le to g et a licens e w i t h d i ab et e s. Mike then as k ed th e H e ad o f M o t or s p o r t f o r Yok oh ama Ty r es , M ar k E v an s , t o c om e up and p rese nt t he aw a r d s f o r th e S c ot ti sh M in i Coop er Cup.

FFDR Scott ish Mini Coo per Cu p in association with STVjobs.com and Yokohama Tyres and Superchips

Win n er - O l y Mo r tim er ( Lomb ard Tro p h y ) 2n d -Victo r C o ve y J n r 3r d - D a v i d S le ig h Lad ies Aw a rd - C a ro l B ro w n N ew comers Aw a r d - Ke nn y Brew s t e r

Mark Evans of Yokohama Tyres with Oly Mortimer

S as h a then in t er v ie w e d M a rk n o t in g Yok oh ama ar e s p o n s o r i ng m an y Ch ampions h i p s in S c ot la n d. Ma rk said: “S co t t is h m ot o rs p o r t i s i mp o rt an t to Yo k ohama, M in i s, C l a ss i cs an d X R 2s a re excellent. ” He also than k ed Ro n n ie T ho m o f Wh ee ls Ar o u nd for t hei r he lp an d s u p po r t . S as h a then sp o k e t o C h am pi on O ly M o r ti me r, commen ting: “I ’ v e d o n e s o m a ny in te r vi ew s with y ou this y e ar, y o u ’ v e w o n a l ot o f r a c es . Oly s aid: “It ’s t r ue w e ’ ve h a d a f ew g o o d

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in te r vi ew s ( f o r TV ) ap ar t f r o m Cr of t w h e r e w e h ad a b u mp . ” O l y an d S a s h a c h at ted a bou t M i ni s an d t he ir th ir d r a ce g r i d d r a w s t he n O l y s a id : “Tha t’s th e g o o d th i ng ab ou t M i ni C oo per s , i t al l a d ds up.” A f t er th e d e ss er t, M ik e a s ked R onn ie Th o m o f Yo k o h am a an d W hee ls A r o u n d to co me up an d pr es e nt th e a w ar d s f o r th e S c ot ti sh Clas s i c S a l oo n & S p o r ts Ca r C h amp io n s h ip s u p po r t e d b y Yo k o ha ma Ty r es .

Scot t ish Cla ssic Sa lo o n & Spo rts Ca r Champ io n s h i p s u p p o r t e d b y Yo k o h a m a Tyres

Wi nn er - J o h n Ma r s h a ll ( D o u n e C u p ) S a lo o n C a r C u p - Jo h n Ma r sh a ll 2n d - S t a n B e rn a r d, 3 rd - A n d y S m it h

Ronnie Thom congratulates John Marshall

S a sh a th e n i nt er v ie w e d J o h n n ot in g h e w o n th e ti tl e in t he l as t r a ce o f th e ch am p io n s h i p. H e s ai d: “ Th e s t ar t o f t h e y ea r w e go t s tu c k o n h o l id ay, t h en g o t d is q u a lif ie d, a ft er th at i t s cat ch u p . A t th e l as t r a ce me eti ng I nee de d l ap r e c or d s in t he mo r n in g an d a f te rn o on. I d id it in th e mo r n in g an d th o u gh t I ’ d b r o k en i t b y to o mu ch , b u t t hin g s w o r k e d o ut i n t h e en d . ” S a sh a as k ed ab o ut J o h n d r i v in g in bo th Clas s i cs an d Leg e nd s . H e s ai d: “W h at t h ey ta u gh t m e i n L e ge nd s h a s h e lp e d i n Cl a s si c s . S t a n ( B er n ar d ) is n o t th e yo u n ge s t m an on t h e gr id b ut h e ’s g o od , a nd a t th e e nd o f th e y e a r it w o r k e d o u t w e ll. I l i ke to r a ce w e r e ther e a re lo ts o f c ar s on th e g r id , a n d m y g o al w a s t o cat ch A n d y ( S m ith – th e M o rg an + 8 r a c e r ) . ” M ik e int ro d uced th e Club C ha ir m an , S an d y D e n ha m, a nd as k ed h i m t o ma ke h is ad d r e ss . ( S e e P ag e 6 ) . M ik e th e n in tr o d uc e d o nt o th e s t ag e c lu b P r e s i de n t A l l an M cN i s h. A l l an f ir s t ly r ead o u t a s h or t lette r f r o m P a u l D i R es ta w h i ch s ai d - ‘ I a m s o r r y n ot t o be ab l e to a tt en d t on i gh t n . M y d a d Lo ui s an d f am i l y w i l l b e t he re . ’ H e n o te d t ha t it w a s a b us y t i me in F o r mu la 1 a nd c on g r a tu la te d ev e r yo ne w h o r e ce iv e d a n a w ar d f r o m S M R C. P a u l ’s le tt e r th e n s a id ‘ I w i s h y ou a ll a s u cc es s f u l 2 0 11 a nd h o p e t o b e w i th y o u in D e cembe r.’ A l l an th en s ai d h o w g o o d it w a s to s ee 3 7 7 p e o pl e a t th e d in n e r an d t ha n ke d S ir J ack i e S t e wa rt f o r h i s p r es en ce an d hi s in s p ir a t i on . A l l an ta lk e d a bo u t ho w Lew is Willi a m so n ha d w o n t h e A u to s p o r t a w ar d a n d s a id o f G o r d o n S h ed d e n: ‘ Yo u ’ v e p r o ve d P l a t o w i ll ha v e to w a tc h h is b ac ks i de .” H e c on gr atu la te d M a r i no , b u t th en as k e d hi m in f u n to p l ea se s l ow d o w n at S e br in g . A ll a n s ai d, : “ D ar io w e l l d o n e f o r I n d y , a nd it s f a n ta stic t o h av e a no t he r S co t tis h d r i ve r in F 1 w it h P au l .” H e s p o k e a bo u t C el ti c S p ee d r acing d o w n s o uth an d s a id t ha t h e w a s a t S p ee d fa ir w h e r e th e re w a s ‘ c lo s e r ac in g an d g o od g r i d s ’. H e


s a i d t ha t h e agreed with Sandy’s comments t ha t w e mu s t go forward. He noted that the c om m it te e wo r ked hard and kept entry costs d o wn . A l l a n s a id : “D o you know Scottis h Minis get h i g he r v i e w ing figures than anyone else on M o t or s T V. ” H e thanked G P Racewear for t he i r s u p p o rt of the club ( discounts off r a c e w e ar ) a nd then praised Sc ottish M a r s h a ls . A l l a n s a id : “Thanks to John Dora n from the S c o tt is h S un fo r reminding r eaders that we a re m u c h m ore su ccessful at motor racing t ha n w e a r e at fo otball.” A l l a n t ha n we nt on to say he w as a big s u p p o r te r of the safety car, ‘it keeps races f l o wi ng ’ a nd he felt we should look at other

Club President, Allan McNish

s a f et y i te m s like the Hans device. He c on c lu d e d by sa ying: “We are a pretty good w e e cl u b a nd we all have a part to play in it.” M i k e a n n ounced that there would be i nt e rv ie w s on stage by Allan McN ish, with S i r J a c k i e S tewa rt, John Cleland, Dario F r a nc h it t i a nd Marino Franchitti. S a s h a a s k e d D ario if there wa s s omething in t he w a te r i n Bathgate . H e said: “2010 was on e o f th o s e years you dream about . Marino a nd I w o n o u r Championships on the same d a y.”

PR E S E N TAT I O N OF SPE C I A L AWA R D S

O w i ng to S i r Jackie having to catch an e ve n in g f l i ght Mike asked him to present w h a t a re n o rmally the final two trophies of t he e ve n in g early. The Patron of the Scottish M o t or Ra c i ng Club, Sir Jackie S tewart c on g r a tu l a t ed the Chairman and the c om m it te e f o r keeping the club in front for m an y y e a r s. He spoke of the happy years of P a u l S te w a r t racing Dario winning the F3 C ha m p io n s hip. Sir Jackie noted that it had b e e n a tr e m end o us year and remembered how S c o tt is h co mpanies s upported Pa ul Stewart R ac i n g . H e s aid the w hole country should be p r o ud o f i t s elf, and that w e have a great tool i n t h e S M R C and because of this s uccess you s h o u ld e n c ourage Scottish business to s u p p or t y ou . Sir Jackie thanked Sasha and ‘ t h e w o n d er fu l collection of people here t on i g ht to c eleb rate Scottish Motorsport.’

Sir Jackie Stewart presents the Swift Trophy to Dario Franchitti

I n glis ton in i t s ea rly d a ys . M ik e H o w s ai d: “Do ris, as al way s , i s w i th u s ton ig h t, an d h e r contrib ution i s h u g el y a pp r ec ia ted . S h e h as ask ed that the t r op h y i s p r es en t ed on h er behalf and w e ar e d e l ig ht ed t ha t J a ck ie h a s agr eed to d o t he h on o ur s .” The tro phy is a w a rd ed t o a S co t f o r ‘ Excellen ce i n M o to r R a cing ’ a n d t her e can o nly b e o ne w i nn e r t h is y e a r. N o t ma ny p eop le w in the I n d i a na po li s 5 0 0 o n ce , f a r f ew er w in it t wi c e. H e i s th e f ir s t S c o t, an d indeed th e fi r s t Br i to n, to ach ie ve t hi s f ea t . Ladies and gen t l eme n - D a r i o F r a nch itti . Da r io sa id tha t b a ck in 19 9 2 J o h n Ro ma n es comp any Lot hi an C he mi ca ls w a s o ne o f h is b ack ers w h en h e r a ce d f o r P au l S te w ar t r acing .

The S te wa rt Medal Win n er - C h ri s Ed w a rd s

This medal i s p r es en ted b y S i r J a ck ie an d hi s f amily an d is aw a r d e d f o r ‘ S e r v ic es t o S cottish M ot o r sp or t’ . M i ke as k ed th e Chairman of t he C lu b , S a n d y D e nh am , t o come u p and s a y a f e w w o r d s a bo u t t hi s y e ar ’s r ecip ient. S andy sa id: “A s ch ai rm a n o f t he c lu b o n e o f the mo re pleas u r ab l e d u tie s is to c ho o s e th e r ecip ient of t hi s h ig h ly p r es tig io u s a w a r d. Thes e aw ard s ar e d on a te d b y S i r J ac k ie S tew art , fo r s e r vi c es to S c o tt is h M o to r s p o r t. Du r in g my tw o y ear s a s c h ai rm an it h as b ecome hug el y ap pa ren t t o m e th at s o man y d o s o much. H o w e ver o ne p er s o n h a s s t oo d out, they h ave d emo n s t ra te d en th u s i as m, commitment and a n a b ilit y t o i mp lem en t inv en tive thi nk i n g s o v i ta l to y o u a n d o u r club. Th ey ar e , as I l ik e t o s a y, a g l as s is h al f f u ll ty p e of p er s o n , in f a ct ever y ti me I picture them i n m y min d I s ee th a t f in al s ce ne f r o m th at wo n d er f u l f il m, t he Li fe o f B r ian . Eric Id le is at t a ch e d to t he c ru ci fix an d begin s to s in g ‘ A l way s l oo k o n th e b r ig h t s id e o f life, ’ this t o me e mb o di es th e g r ea t attribu tes o f t hi s y ea rs w i n n e r. P le a se we lco me on s t a ge t o r ec ei v e h is mu c h des erved aw a r d. C hr is E dw a rd s . Chris was war m l y a pp la u de d a n d s ai d : “ I

Th e J o h n R o m a n es ‘S wift ’ Tro p h y Wi n n e r - Da rio Franchitti

S i r J a c k i e t hen pres ented - The J ohn Romanes ‘S w i ft ’ Tro ph y. This beautiful trophy was d o n a te d t o t he Club some years ago by Doris R om a n e s i n memory of her late husband, J o h n , w h o w as a stalwart of the Club for the b e s t p a rt o f 50 years and, of course, ran

Sir Jackie Stewart presents his medal to the delighted Chris Edwards

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bla me my f a th e r f o r th is , h e to o k m e t o I n g li ston w e r e h e w a s ch ie f c ro s s i n g m ar s h a l b a c k in 1 9 6 9 .” M ik e the n th an ke d S i r J ack ie f o r hi s s up p o r t ad d in g : “ I h o p e h e e n jo y t he f li gh t h om e a s h is p l an e ta ke s o ff a t 11 . 4 5 p m. ” M ik e th e n as k ed H o no r ar y M e mb er, J o h n Clela nd , to co me u p a nd p r es e n t t w o S p eci a l Aw a rd s . S a s h a s p o k e w i th J o h n w h o w a s i n g o o d f o r m. S a s h a a s ke d w h at it w a s ab o u t S c o tlan d , J o h n s a id : “ I ’ v e a tt e nd ed ma n y din n e rs b u t I d o n ’t t hin k I h a ve ev e r be e n i n a r o o m f u l l o f c lu b me mb er s th at h av e b ee n s o s u c ce s s f u l , it ’s p r o bab l y d e te r mina ti o n an d w e n ev er giv e u p. P lu s i ts 3 00 mi les b e fo r e w e g e t an y w h e r e s o w e w i n .”

The Mark Brennan Ol l an Villars Quaich Wi nn er - Ke iro n B a il li e

Kieron Baillie receives the Quaich from John Clelland

Th is b ea u ti fu l h a nd ma de s ilve r qu a i ch w a s pr e s e nt e d to t he C lu b s o me y e a rs a go b y M a r k ’s p a re n ts in me m or y o f th eir s o n a nd is p r e s e nt e d to t he d r i ve r o f t h e B es t P r ep a r e d Clas s i c S a l oo n or S p o r t s Car. I n t he op in i o n of R ob M c K in n a , th e C h ie f S c r u ti ne e r f o r t h e Clas s i cs , th e Bes t P r ep ar e d C ar w a s t h e F o r d Es c or t o f K eir o n B ai ll ie.

BMRC Trophy

Wi nn er - Ol y M o rt im er 2n d - Ken Th ir l wa ll, 3 r d - A n d y S m i t h

Oly Mortimer celebrates his cups

Th e Bo r d e r M o t o r R ac ing Cl ub Tro ph y is on e o f th e mo s t p r e stig i ou s a w ard e d ea c h y ear an d is p r e s e nt e d to t he w i n ne r o f th e S M RC P o i nt s C h amp i on s h ip b as e d on ov e ra l l r a c e r e s ul ts . I t w a s f i rs t aw a r d e d in 195 7 and th e w i n ne r t ha t y e ar w a s a 2 1 y e ar ol d f r o m Ch i rn s i d e in B er w i ck s h ir e ca ll ed J im C l ar k. Th is y ea r the p o i n ts w e r e l ev e l a ft er th e la st ev e nt b ut o n co un tb a ck a w i nn er e me rg ed . M ik e th e n as k ed o u r H o n o r ar y P r e s id e n t, A l l an M c N is h , t o p r e s en t t he n ex t f e w aw a r d s .


Kn o c k h i l l Yo u n g Driver of th e Ye a r Aw a r ds Single Seater Award - Andrew Brennan Saloon Car Award - Kenny Brewster

T he s e a w a r ds are decided by the c om m e n t a t ors at K nockhill and they are all he r e t on i ght – that’s Garry Stagg, Rob J o h n s t o n a nd Du ncan Vincent. U n f o r tu n a t ely the recipient of the Single S e a t er Aw a r d is not here toni ght but the w i n n e r is t he you ng Formula Ford driver, A n d r ew B r e nnan. T he w in n e r of the Knockhill Young Driver of t he Ye a r in t he S aloon Car category is here t on i g ht a n d in the opinion of the c om m e n t a t ors that goes to Mini pilot, K e n ny Br e wster.

g oes o nce ag a i n t o G o r d o n S h e dd e n S ash a then in t er v ie w e d h e r b o s s ’s h u s b an d. Go r do n sa id: “I can ’t w ait to g et g o i ng , I ’ m lucky enou gh t o s i gn w i th H o n d a ag a in .” He talk ed ab o ut h is d ay jo b as B us in e ss De v elo pment M a n a ge r a t K n o c kh i ll an d s a id it w as a g reat gr o u nd in g an d h ow h e g ot u nw aiv ering s u p p or t. “Its g reat to r epay p eo p l e’s co n f i de nc e ,’ s ai d Go r d on .

SMRC Special Awa rd

Winner - Celtic Speed Team Tommy Dreelan, George Brewster & Bob Lyons

Ed i n b u r g h S t u d e nts Ch a r i t ies Q u ai ch Winner - Carol Brown

Alan Keith receives the award on behalf of the Celtic Speed team

Allan McNish with Carol Brown

M i k e H o w s aid this is presen ted to the top l ad y d r i v e r competing in Sco tland. She is a ve r y t al e n t e d d river and had outstanding s u c ce s s i n k arts and more recently w on the 20 0 8 Le g e nd s Championship. This year she r a c ed i n t he Scottish Mini Cooper Cup as well a s a f e w r a ce s in Legends, and w on the Ladies Aw a r d i n t he Minis. Sh e wins this trophy for t he 5t h s u c c essive year and is, of course, C ar o l Br o w n .

Ro t h m a n s Tro p h y Winner - Gordon Shedden

The Club has cr e at ed a n e w p er p et ua l t ro p hy wh ich wa s p r e s e nt ed f o r th e f ir s t t im e l as t year to Da v id K e r r. T his y e ar w e h av e d ecid ed to pr es en t t he tr o p h y to a te a m w h o r epres ent ev e r yth in g th at is g o o d ab o u t o u r sp o rt. They a l l s tar te d r a cin g in S co tl an d an d have s up po r t ed S M R C f o r man y y ear s . T h e cars are driven b y am at eu r d r iv er s w h o d o a very p ro fes s i o na l j ob . T h e car s ar e r u n b y a team o f enthu s i as ts w h o d o a v e ry p r ofes sion al j ob . Th e y v e ry n ear l y w o n t heir clas s in this y ear ’s c ha m pi on s h i p. F o r th ei r eff orts in the 20 1 0 P o r s c h e C ar r er a Cu p a nd f or their su pp o r t o f t h e t al en te d Ro r y Bu t ch e r at K n ockh ill ’s BT CC M ee t in g t hi s y e ar th e awa rd g oes to Th e C el ti c S p ee d Te am o f To mmy D reel an , G e o rg e Br ew s te r an d B o b Lyo ns . A lan K e i th r ece iv d th e t ro p hy o n the team’s b eh al f . Mik e th en as k ed Ch r is Ed w a r ds to c om e u p and presen t t he S M R C D r i ve r o f t h e Ye a r Aw ard .

SMRC Dr iver of t he Ye ar Winner - Scott Fraser

Touring Car star Gordon Shedden with Allan McNish

T hi s a wa r d is presented to the top Scottish d r i ve r c o m peting in a U K N ational C ha m p io n s hip. This year ’s recipient started o ff h is ra c i ng career in Scotland racing in X R 2 ’s a n d h as competed nationally for the l as t f e w y e a rs in the British Touring Car C ha m p io n s hip. He had a real run at the title t hi s y ea r b ut a broken drive sha ft at Brands at t he s t a rt o f t he second last race s cuppered his c ha n c e s. N on etheless 3rd place is a great a ch i ev e m e n t and this performance has e ns u r e d h i s s eat with H onda Racing for the c om i n g y e a r. This year the R othmans Trophy

Ch ris said it w as p ic k ed b y th e ma rs h al s a n d top no minees w e r e , R os s M a r sh al a nd O l y Ros s, bu t the aw a r d g o es to S c o tt F r as e r. S ash a sp o k e w i t h S c o tt , s a yi n g: “Yo u w o n th e XR 2 champi on s h ip th en h ad s o m e g o o d sh o w s in F or m ula F o r d t hi s y e ar. ” S cott s aid its w as aw e s o me t o w in : “We’ r e a ll here for so m e f u n , b u t m y h ig hl i gh t o f t he y ear w as w inn i ng t he S i r J a ck ie S te wa rt

Sasha interviews Scott Fraser

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tr o p h y, th a t w a s m eg a, an d th an k yo u ev e ry on e. ” M ik e a s ke d f o r me r cl ub ch a ir ma n Wa lte r Ro b er ts o n t o h ea d to th e s t ag e to pr e s e nt t h e aw a r d g i ve n in h is n a me .

The Wa lter Robe rt s o n Aw a r d Wi nn er - S t a n B er n ar d

Th is car r ia ge cl o ck is g iv en to the r e ci p i ent to k eep a nd i s a w ar d e d to s o me o ne w h o g e n er ally w o r k s b eh in d t h e s c en e s a n d pu t s a h u g e a mo u n t o f eff o r t i n t o t he s p o r t. Th i s ma n h as w o r k ed en d le ss ly o v er th e la s t co u pl e o f y e ar s o n hi s b e lo v ed Cl as s i c S al o o n & S p o r ts C ar Ch am p io n s h ip an d ma ki n g th e m s u c h a p o p ul ar clas s b ot h w it h th e co mp eti to r s a nd s p e ct at o rs . T h is y ear ’s r e c ip ie nt o f t he Wa lter R ob e rt so n Aw ar d i s S t a n B er n a r d. S t a n w a s A u s tr ali a s o h i s s o n A d am co l l ect e d th e Aw a r d o n h i s b e ha lf . M ik e th e n w e lco me d Co mm itt ee M emb er and th e P a tr o n o f E cu r i e Ec os s e , H u g h M cC a ig , to p r e se n t t he Ec u ri e E co s s e H u b C ap to th i s y e a r ’s w i nn e r.

Ecurie Ecosse Hub C a p Wi nn er - Le w is Wi l li am s o n

Lewis Williamson receives the Hub Cap from Hugh McCaig

Th is w h e e l s p in n e r f r o m an Ec u ri e E c o s se J ag ua r D - t y p e , aff e ct io n atel y k n ow n a s t h e ‘ H u b C ap ’ , i s p r e sen te d each y ea r to a n o u t st an d in g u p a n d com in g yo un g S c o t ti s h d r iv e r w h o h as s h o w n e no r mo us p ot en t i al . Th is y ea r th er ew a s o n e o u t s ta nd ing can d ida te to r ec ei v e th i s h i st o ric tr o p h y a n d f o r h i s a ch i ev em en t in f in i s hi ng 2 nd in th e U K F o r mu la R en au l t C hamp i on s h i p an d w i n ni ng th e h u gely p r es t i gi ou s 20 1 0 M c L ar en A u t os p o r t Aw a r d , th e Ec u ri e Ec o ss e H u b C a p an d a ch eq u e f o r £ 500 g o e s to Le w is Wil li am s on . S a sh a s p o ke w i t h L ew is w h o s a id : “ I ’ d l ik e t o b e in F o r mu la 1 in 5 y e ar s , eve ry o pp o r tu n it y y o u ge t y o u m us t m a ke s u r e y ou m ax im is e i t . ” M ik e n ex t w e lc om e d o u r 2 - time I n d y 5 0 0 w i n ne r, D a r io F r a nc hi tt i t o pr es e nt t he n ext f e w aw a r d s .

Wi lliam Ly ons Tro p h y Wi nn er - Ma r in o F r an ch it t i

Th is t ro p hy is g iv en f o r t h e b es t pe r for m a n ce b y a S c ot ti sh d r i ve r in a S p o r ts Car an yw h e r e in th e w o r ld . T he w i n n e r h as p e rf or m e d ma g ni fi ce nt l y i n th e U n i te d S t at es a nd w a s a ma jo r co n t ri b ut or in th e H i gh c ro f t Tea m w i n ni ng th e A L MS C hamp i on s h i p t hi s y e ar. M ik e a s ke d D ar i o t o p leas e h an d o v er t h e tr o p h y t o y o ur b r o t he r M a ri n o F r a n ch i tti .


s ister. Fo r h i s t ota l co mm it men t t o s up p orting h i s s o n P a ul an d h e lp in g h im achieve his u l t i m at e g oa l o f F 1 , t h is y e a r t he D un can F isher Tro ph y g o es t o L ou is d i R e st a.

Hartley Why t e & She ila Wh yt e Tro phies

The Franchitti brothers

Ca l l a n ds Tro p h y Wi n n e r - P aul d i R esta

Th i s a w a r dwen t to a Scottish Driver co m p e tin g i n an International Ch a mp io n s hip. Mike said: “This year has s e e n h im e m erg e as one of M ercedes f a v o ur ite s o ns under the w ing of M otorsports D i r e c to r, N o rb ert Haug, and now confirmed as t h e n e x t Sco t in Formula 1 w ith F orce I n d i a . H e h ad a fantastic sec ond half to the D T M s e a s on and became the firs t S cot to win th e h ig h l y c ompetitive D TM Championship. U n f o r t un a t ely he is not able to be h ere to n ig h t a s h e has F1 commitments b ut w e w o u ld li ke his Dad, the inimitable Louis, to co m e a n d c o llect the aw ard on his behalf. The w i n ne r i s, o f course, Dario’s cousin P a ul di R e s t a.” D a r i o s a i d : “A lot of people in this r oom owe L ouis a lo t , this man bought me my first r a c ing c a r. ” Louis thought he’d probably be at P a u l’s f i r st G P, its a fantastic feeling and it s go t c l os e r with the launch of the car. “We k n e w on C hris tmasEve but couldn’t tell an y on e . I ’ d like to thank eve ryone for all th e i r te x t s a nd thoughts over the las t few d a y s. ”

Du n c a n Fi s h e r Trop hy Wi n n e r - Louis d i R esta

Louis di Resta receives his award from Dario

T hi s t ro p hy is given in memory of Duncan w h o c om p eted at Ingliston in the 70’s and 8 0 ’s it i s aw ard ed to an enthusiast w ho is to t al ly c o m mitted to his favourite sport of mo t or ra c i n g and invariably does most of his w o r k b e h i n d the scenes. Their efforts are u s u a ll y s e e n by few but appreciated by many b u t in th i s c ase his efforts have been ap p r e ci a t e d most of all by his son. Mike n o t e d : “ T h i s gu y has put his heart, soul and a co n s id e r a b le amount of cash into g etting his s o n t o t h e t o p level of our favourite sport th r ou g h K a rting, Formula R enault and F o r m u la 3 a nd has been ably ass isted by his r e l a t io n w h o is standing nex t to him. They ar e r e la t e d, as Louis’s great grandfather and D a r i o’s g r e at grandmother were brother and

Hartley W h y t e - Tim S l ei g h S h eila Wh y t e - C r a i g B ru n t o n

Th es e tw o aw ar d s ar e s u p p o r te d b y mo n e y g iven each y ear b y th e W hy t e & M a c ka y Tr us t an d ag ain thi s y ea r b y a d di ti on a l m on ey f r o m the Club . A t t hi s p oi nt M ik e t ha n ke d D a v i d Br o w n of Wh y t e & M a ck a y, w h o w a s w i th u s , f o r s u pplying ev e ry o n e w i th th e m i ni at ur es o n th e tab les . The aw ard s g o t o tw o o u ts ta nd i ng y o un g dr ivers comp et i ng i n S M R C Ch a mp io ns h ip s w ho h ave s tar t ed c ir cu i t r ac in g in th e l as t cou p le o f y ea r s , s h o w n g r e a t t al en t an d ab ility, an d c ou l d w e l l m ove o n to g r e at er th ing s w ithin t he s p or t .

• NEWS NEWS NEWS • SMRC A GM

Tu e sd a y 2 9 t h Ma rch , 7 . 30 p m at D a k o t a H ot el , S o u t h Q ue e ns f e r ry ( o f f A 9 0 b y Te s c o’s ) . C u rren t m e m b e rs o n l y.

Fiesta s - R aceivers

F ie s ta s X R2 / S T d r iv er s i t i s ma nd a t or y t h at y ou h a v e a r a c ecei ve r f or all r a c es a t K n o c kh il l. C on ta ct M ik e H o w t o g e t yo u r s . E ma il m. h ow @ s mr c- u k .c om

2011 R egulat ion s and En t ry Form s

N o w a ll o n th e clu b ’s w eb s it e. M a ke s u r e y o u a re f a mi l iar w it h y o ur ch a mp io ns h ip r eg ul a ti on s . A me nd me nts f r o m las t y e a r ar e s h ow n i n b o ld ty p e . A n y q ue rie s co ntac t yo ur C ha mp i on s h ip e li gi bil it y s c r u tinee r. Aw a y r o u n d en t ry f o r ms w i ll be p ut o n t he s i t e a nd g iv en to dr i ve rs r ep r e sen ta tiv es n ea r e r t h e t im e f o r th e ir ev en t s.

Mini C oo pers a n d Cl a s sics j o in t h e BTC

Craig Brunton wins the Sheila Whyte Trophy

The S h eila W hy t e Tro p h y co me s w i th a cheq ue fo r £5 00 and w a s aw a r d ed to a d r iv er w h o h as impr es s ed e ve ry on e w i th h is d r iv i ng in th e pas t 2 year s in th e F o r m ula F o r d Champio n sh i p w h i ch c ulmi nate d in h im w inn in g this y ear ’s C ha m pi on s h ip. Th e aw ard w en t t o Cr ai g B r u n to n. S as ha in terv i ew ed Cr ai g w h o s ai d: “M y te s t in F o rmula Ren au l t w a s p h en o me n al , i t w a s like b ein g a p r o f e s s io nal f o r t h e d ay. ”

I n S e pt em be r t he s e c la s s e s w il l b e p ar t o f th e K n o c kh il l s u p p or t p a ck ag e , a s have Leg e n d s a nd F F i n t he p a s t. M in i C oo per s w i ll h av e t wo C ha mp ion s h ip r o u nd s w h il e Cl a s si c s w il l hav e tw o no n- ch a mpio n s h ip r a ce s , a s C om p S e cr et ar y Ch r i s Ed w a r ds s ai d: “Thi s c ha mp i on s h ip h as g r e at s u p p o r t a nd w e w o u ld pr o ba b ly ha ve t o s p l it t he gr i d, w h i c h i sn ’t p o s s i b le at B TC s o i ts f i r st co me f i rs t s er v ed w ith e nt ri es . We di d no t w a n t t o p en ali se r e g ul ar s w h o c ou l dn ’t g et in s o w e m ad e i t n o n- ch a mp io ns h ip.”

K n ock h i ll A p r il 1 0t h

T he s ea s on s t a rt s i n F i f e . A l l S M R C c ha mp i on s h ips w i l l r ac e w i th ne w ca rs e xp ec ted in C las s i cs an d n e w d r iv er s i n F o r mu la F o r d , M in is and X R 2 s . I t p r o mi s e s t o b e a g r e at y e a r. Wil l a ny o n e r eta i n t he ir C ha mpi on s h ip , n o t o ne d r i ve r did s o i n 2 0 1 0 o r w i l l s o me pr e vio u s ch am pi o ns r ecl a im t he ir ti tl e s. Tes ti ng S at ur d a y 9t h 2- 6 p m.

2011 Cham pionshi p S p o n s o rs

Dario with Tim Sleigh and the Hartley Whyte

The Hartley Wh y te Tr o p h y c om es w it h a ch eq ue fo r £ 7 50 a n d w en t to a y o u n g m an w h o totally d o mi na t ed t he X R 2 Ch am p io n s h ip and w on a ro u n d o f t he u l tr a -c om pe ti t iv e M in i Co op er Cu p at th e o n ly me et i ng h e co mp eted in. Co ng r a tu la t io ns t o Tim S l ei g h. Tim s aid o n s t ag e w h e n as k e d ab o u t n e xt s easo n : “ I’ll co m pe te a ga in s t m y b r o th e r i n M in is , it’ll b e g o od f u n an d h op e fu ll y w e ’l l keep the cars ap ar t. ” Well d one to M i k e a nd S a s ha f o r ha nd li n g t he p roceeding s w h ic h w e nt s m o ot hl y.

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Ke vi n P i ck

A big t h an ky ou a nd w e l co m e t o a ll o f o ur s p o n s o r s f o r 2 0 11 i nc lu din g o ur n ew M in iC o op er s p o ns o r s C elti c S p ee d an d C ro s s f la g s M in i s a nd n ew Cla ss i cs s p o n s o r s , Wa te r ev ol ut i on to g ether w i t h t he c on ti nu e d s p o n s o r s h ip f r o m Yo k o hama Ty r es w h o a re s u pp or ti ng M in i C o op er s , C las s i cs a nd F ie s ta X R 2 s .


Chairman’s Speech

S a n d y D e n ham welcomed everyone then s a i d,: “ F o l l owin g tradition it is my duty to f i r st l y w e l c ome all our hono rary members a nd th e n o ur g uests and announce any a po l og ie s . B ef o r e I do t his , in the past we have a pp l au d e d everyone individually, we a long e ve n in g a h ead s o to keep on schedule can you p l e a se a ll ow me to announce everyone, then a pp l au d . t hank you. P a t r o n S ir J ackie Stewart OBE, our President A l l a n M c n i sh, Dario Franchitti, J ohn C le l an d , Be rnard Bus s , and now our guests a nd la d ie s f i rst. Doris Ro manes, Jane Leslie, A s h l ey J u d d, Mar ino Franch itti, Louis de R es ta, M ik e Tosh (FFD R), John M aguire TO C A te c hn ical commissioner, J ohn Doran o f t he S c ot ti sh Sun, Mark Evans head of UK M o t or s p o r t fo r Yokohama, Ronnie Thom of Yo k oh a ma Ty res, K im H ollings A JK Te l e v is io n, D avid Brow n Whyte and M ackay, Te d A k i l , J i m and Jacqueline Martin r e g i o na l a dministrators from Spe c Savers, J i m M o ir o u r S MR C photographer. A p p olo g i e s , P aul di Resta, David C ou l th a r d, Ronnie K los FFD R, Ian Scott Wa t s on , Robin Liddel, G raham G auld & B et t y C ra i g . C h a l le n gi ng I n m y s e c on d y ear as chairman of this f a b ul ou s c l ub I h ave yet agai n found it c ha ll e ng i ng and ever more ti me consuming. A s a l wa y s t hank s to everyone on the c om m it te e wh o has contributed to give their t im e , e ff o r t and energ y. as we ll as their a ss is ta n c e i n implementing change. We have i mp r o v e d t he product w e produce and pr o v i de f o r you the competit ors and our c om m e rc i a l partners, or as I like to know you, o u r cu s to m e rs. To ensure you enjoy your m ot o rs p or t with the SMR C. A n d no e v e ning such as this w ould be c om pl e te w i thout thanking Walter Robertson a nd f a mi l y f or the pies. M a y I t ak e t he opportunity to thank both my s o n Th o m a s an d my long suffering wife Tina f o r th e ir un s tinting support and as sistance, du r in g m y many years on the committee. Your c lu b h a s t h rou gh troubled ec onomic times m ai n ta i n e d its healthy status. We have e nj o ye d r e c ord entries throughout 2010, and a ls o r et a i n e d the level of commercial support t ha t is s o vi t al to our continued success. M ea n i n g f u l Ch ange Tw o y e ar s a go when I took up office I did not off e r c h a ng e as a slogan, I offered real m ea ni n gf u l change. We must continue as a c lu b t o em brace inventive th inking, and a cc e p t t h a t changes to what we do to improve ou r p ro d u c t and business mo del, are vital to e ns u r e s u c c ess for us all in the years ahead. I n m o to r s p o rt g oing backwards has never be e n a tr e m end ously successful strategy.” S a n d y t h e n ask ed everyone to look at the s c r ee n b e hi nd h im. H e s ai d: “ These groups of individuals and c om m e rc i a l partners w ho are so vital to us, w i t h ou t t he m we would not enjoy the success w e d o a s a c l ub, I would now like to thank t he m . K no ck h i l l K n o ck h il l , again another great year working

hand in h and w i t h J il li an an d h e r tea m at th e circu it. We ar e v er y f o r t un at e to en jo y a g r e at b us in ess relat i on s h ip w i th th e th em . O n th e su bject of K n o ck h il l, I a s k y o u a ff or d th e m thank s fo r em br aci n g t ha t w o n d er f u l an d v ery imp ortan t M S A in i tiat ive, G o Mo to rsp ort, l ed s o e n th us i as ti ca l ly in S cotland b y K n o c k hi ll em pl o ye e D u n c an Vincent. Can I as k y o u al l to co n s id er w h a t you can do to as s i s t D u n c an in h is q u e st to s p r ead th e w o r d t h ro ug h o u t S co tl a nd , h e cann ot do it on h i s o w n , p leas e h elp , t h is is importan t. Th e S M R C w i l l b e a ss i st i ng . The aim is to a t t r ac t p e op le , n o t j us t to r ace, we are try ing t o att ra c t t he m t o a l ei sur e p ur s u it that gi v es e nj oy m ent a nd sa tisfa ction . Th e re i s li tt le p o i nt in tr y i n g t o br ing n ew peo pl e to ou r s p o r t if th ey ar e me t with an tipat hy an d h os tili ty. We w il l l os e them b efore t hey h a ve g o t s t a rt ed . Th e S MRC Te a m Chr is and G i l l i an E d wa rd s , C hr i s o u r competition s e cr e tar y h as a ga in t hr o w n hims elf into t hi s r o le , h o w h e mai nt a in s h is enth usias m i s s o met h in g I co n tinu e t o f i nd amazing. K ev i n P ic k f o r h is p r o du c ti on o f Wheelsp in, a nd w h at mu s t b e t he w o r s t j ob in S cottish mot or r ac in g , p r o d u c in g o u r r egu lations . A l l o u r v ol un tee rs , ma rs h al s and officials. Co mmercial Pa rt n e r s All o ur comm er ci al p ar t ner s F F D R , Yok oh ama, s t v j o bs . co m, S u p er c hi ps , S p ec S avers, Beat so n B ui l din g S u p pl ie s , s p e c ia l mention to A n d r ew K i rk al dy o f C RS f o r h i s genero u s aw a r d o f a f u l l d a ys te s ti ng a nd d r iver co achi ng in th e 2 0 10 F o r mu la Ren au lts at Va l en ci a in S p ain, f o r th e o v er al l S cottish F o r m ul a F o r d ch am p io n an d t he to p new comer in t he s er i es , la st y e a r. Our Pres iden t Ou r p residen t A l la n M c N is h w h o h as as s i s t ed g r eatly in ou r cl ub b u s in es s , an d h as s p e nt a g r eat deal o f t i m e w o r k in g w i t h u s , th e M S A and g ov ernm en t i nc lu d in g w o r k in g to o b ta in ass istan ce fo r m o to r s p o r t d ev e lo pmen t , h er e in S co tland. Yo u r s u p p o r t an d e nth u s ias m ar e gr eatly appr eci at ed b y y ou r cl ub , M r P r es id ent. Dr ivers ’ R epres e n t a t i ve s I n the last mon t h Vic Co ve y, C hr is E dw a r d s and I hav e b een s u cce s s f u l in p la cin g o u r S cottish M in i s an d C la s s i c s o n t h e p r o gr a m for the BTC m ee ti ng . at K n o ck hi ll . Each clas s h as w h a t is k n o w n as a d r iv e rs ’ repres entati v e, t h es e p e op le p la y a v e r y important rol e, a nd t he y a re , M r M in i, Vi c Co v ey at the h e l m f o r 8 y ea rs a nd s ti ll S p a l a p record h older i n M e t ro s . F or mu la F or d, G r ah a m Br u nt o n, Cl as s i c s S tan Bernard , X R 2 C ha rl ie T ho r n to n , S T I ai n Cow ie, S p o r t s an d S a lo o ns D a vid H e a do n , Leg en ds G er ar d M c Co s h a n d a ls o A l y Hu n ter and S t ev i e M c Ca ll. ’ S and y then s a i d: “ To ni gh t’s ex tr av a ga nz a h as b een the j oi nt eff o r t s o f M i ke H o w a nd Hu gh M cCai g , I a m s u r e yo u w i l l j o in me in express ing ou r t h an ks t o t he m f o r t he ir eff o rts ” an d t h ey w e re w a r ml y ap p l au d e d. A Family Af f a i r The club ch ai r m a n t h en w e n t o n t o s a y: ”We see ou rs elve s as a f a m il y c lu b , th er e a l wa ys

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Club Chairman, Sandy Denham

s ee m t o b e a g r e at f a mil y t ra di t io n o f a n d f a th e rs , s o n s , d a ug h te rs a nd br o th er s , in mo to r s p or t , e sp c ia ll y h e re in S c o tl an d . L ook at th i s y ea r an d t he p as t, s u c h as , O l y and G l en M o r ti me r, C ov ey s en io r an d j u ni or, E ri c Li dde ll an d Ro b i n Li dd el l , B il l D r y de n a n d M a r k D r y d en , t he B ir r e ll s G r ah a m a n d G e r r y, an d yo u m us t in cl u de J e n ny, S te w ar t s J im m y an d J a ck i e a nd s o n P a u l. Lo u is an d P a ul di Re s ta, G r a h am a nd Cr ai g Br un t on , J o h n an d J am ie Cl e la nd , G e o rg e B r e w e s te r an d s o n s S t e ve n an d K e n n e t h, H u g h a nd A lis tai r M c C aig , To mmy a nd G emm a D r ee l a n, A n d r e w a n d E s mo n d S m it h. a nd of c ou r s e D a rio an d M ar i no F r a nc hi t ti an d G e o rg e an d o f c ou r s e f r o m th e h ome o f S c o tt is h mo to r s p or t th e B ut c he r f am il y. ” Th e y’ ll b e m is s e d S a d ly n o w w e h a v e t o r em emb er s o me o f o ur o w n w h o a r e n o l on g er w i th u s . To n ig h t I a s k y o u t o r em em ber Ri c ha r d Car r, w h o p as s e d a w ay in S ep te mb e r, s on of B ill an d S a ll y a l on g s t an di ng S M RC f a mi l y, an d I am s u r e y o u a re all d e li gh te d to s ee th em bo t h h e r e w it h u s th is e ve ni ng. G r a ha m H a r p e r, ma n y y ea rs a go G r ah a m w as t he m aj or p l ay er b e h in d C it r eo n 2 C V r ac in g co mi n g t o S c o tlan d . J im my G ir v a n S cot ti s h r all y ch a mp io n . B er n a rd H u n ter, a lo n g t ime me mb e r c om pet ito r an d s u p p o r t er o f th e S M RC, n ot o f te n d o es s o m eo n e s u ch as Be r na rd co m e a lo ng , w h en th e y d o yo u r e c og n i ze i t, b u t w h e n th ey g o y o u r e a lly d o r e c og ni ze i t. J i m D r y d en , pr o p r i e to r o f t he Lu n die m oto r c omp a ny an d l on g ti me s p ec i a l s al oo n c o mp et it or. F i n ally To m Wa lk in s h a w. To m ’s c ar e e r en c omp a s s e d s u cc e ss a s a d r i ver, 1 96 9 S c o ttis h F o r m ula F o r d ch am p io n , a n d ma n y o th er n a ti on a l and in t er n a ti o na l s u cc e s s es a s a d r iv er, i ncl ud in g the E T C t it le , th e n t h e cr e at io n a n d g r ow th o f th e T WR em p ir e, cu lm i na ti ng in t ha t fa nt as t ic v i cto r y at L e M an s f o r J a gu ar, th en f u r th e r s p o r t s c a r an d s a lo o n s u c c es s an d u lti matel y to F 1, a tr u e l eg en d . T he y w i ll al l b e mis s e d. I n t ern a t io n a l S u cc es s S c o tlan d h a s ag a i n h ad a g r ea t y e ar o n th e n a tio na l, int er n a ti on a l a nd w o r ld s ce ne . D a rio F r an c hi iti w in s 2 n d I n dy 5 00 a n d 3 r d I n d y c ar ch a mp io n s h ip . P a ul di R es ta F 1 te s ti ng an d w i nn i ng th e D T M a n d n o w co n f i rm ed as a f u ll y f l ed g e d g r an d pr ix dr iv e r w it h F o r c e I n d i a. A l la n M c N is h co n ti nu ed h ar d c ha rg i ng in h is A u d i S p or t sc a rs . M a r i no F r a nch i tt i A L M S LM P 2


c ha mp i on . Go rdon Shedden 3 rd in BTCC in t he F F D R H on da Civic. Lewis Williamson 2n d U K F o r mula Renault and winner of the M c l ar e n A utosp ort aw ard, he follows from a S c o tt is h p e r s pective our previous 4 winners D C , D a ri o F ranchitti, Andrew K irkaldy and P a u l d i R e s t a. D ave N ew sham dominates and w i n s Br i ti s h Renault Clio ch ampionship. A n d r ew S m ith 3rd fastest at the G o odwood f e s ti v a l o f s peed in his C2 Ec osse, and for s e t t in g f a s t est lap ever at the Goodwood r e v i v a l m e e ting in his father Esmonds Lola T 70 S p y d e r, previous joint lap record holders p r i or to t he circuits closure being J Stewart a nd J Cla r k. Celtic Speed for their t re me n d o us efforts in this y ears U K Porsche C ar r e ra C up , To mmy Dreelan team patron, B ob Lyo n s a nd of course title challenger in p r o am 2 c l a ss G eorge Brewster,a ll led by a g o o d o l d S MR C man A lan Keith, from a base i n S c o tl a nd. I t ’s n o t j u s t th e winning... To n i g ht is n ot just about the wi nners, b e c a u se I b e lieve w e are all w inners, it is a bo u t to d a y, tomorrow and y esterday. Last y e a r I s a i d I believed we were the best little m ot o r r a c i ng club in the world, I have no r e a son to c hang e that view following the g r e a t s e a s o n w e have enjoyed, as a club and a n a t i o n . A l l o ver the world clubs are holding t he i r a n n u al d inners, how many though are ho l di ng t he m in their capital city, in a five s t a r h o t e l w i th 370 people in attendance, … n o t m a ny. I b e l ie v e t here are three important times in m ot o rs p or t , the present we all have a grasp of t ha t , th e f u t ure, we all have our views and a im s o n t ha t . A nd the past, and this is i mp o r ta n t , as members of our club and also o u r n a ti o n. Fro m a sporting p ers pective we s t r iv e f o r s u ccess, in many sports, on many f i e l ds , a ll r o u nd the world as Scotland or

Craig in Spain

F i r st ly I w a n t to thank all the mars hals, o ff i ci al s , s c ru tineers and all at K nockhill for m y r a c in g y ear, 2010! What a fantastic year I h a d , th e R a y (F F) w as on the button it never m is s e d a b e at and everything came together t o g i v e m e t he Sc ottish F ormula Ford C ha m p io n s hip, and The Prize Tes t put up by A n d r ew K i r kaldy’s Team CRS. S e e ms li k e s o long ago, and the new seasons ne a r l y h e r e . H ad some mega battles in 2 0 1 0 w it h K enny Thirlwall, Sc ott Fraser, Joe Ta n ne r a n d my team mate Ally Dow. Right fr o m t he o u t set I had my eye on the test drive p r i z e u p f o r gr abs, as I’m sure most of the o t h e r d r iv e rs did too. A lot of time and effort g o e s in to i t b ehind the scenes, but it really m us t b e s a i d, a massive thank you to Andrew K i r ka ld y a n d all his team at CRS. When I f o u nd o u t i t w as to be in Valencia, I knew it w a s j u st g oi ng to be mega! N o t s u r e a bo ut K enny but I certainly found it a da u n tin g t hou ght, heading to the airport w i t h k it b a gs etc, flying to test the Formula R en au l t, a p ro per slicks and wings racing car a t Va l e nc i a kn ow ing the F1 g uys would be t he r e in a f e w w eeks to start their s eason. No a mou n t o f yo utube surfing could really p r e pa re m e f or what lay ahead, but a bit on the

S cottish . Bef or e r u gb y a n d f oo tb a ll intern atio n al s w e s in g o u r un o ff ici al an th e m, wi th in it is a l i n e, b u t w e ca n s t ill r is e a n d be the n ation a ga i n. We l l, la di e s a nd g en tl em e n f r om the p ers p ec tiv e o f mo t or s p o r t , f r o m club racing , t o n a t io n al r a ci n g, in te rn a tio n al and w o rld lev el , w e h av e r is e n a n d t he re w e have remained, a nd w e m us t co n t in ue t o d o so . A nd it s ta r t s h er e, w i t h y ou . We ar e o n e o f the mo s t s u cc es s f u l n at io ns i n m ot or s p o r t, ever. S uc cess S to ri es He r e are s om e e xa m pl es . in th is v er y r o o m . Jo hn Clelan d 2 t i m es w i n ne r o f t h e B r i ti sh To u rin g Car ch am pi o ns h i p , A ll an M cN is h with o ut dou bt t h e n o 1 s p o r ts ca r d r iv er in th e wo r ld, Da rio F r an c h it ti 2 t im es w in n er o f th e I ndy 5 0 0 and 3 t i m es w in n e r o f A mer ic a s p r emier In dy Car ch amp ion s h ip . Br o t her Ma r in o win n er o f L MP 2 s p o r ts c ar champ ion s h i p i n th e A m er ic a n Le M an s se r ies. G o rd o n S h ed de n 3 r d i n t h e 2 0 1 0 Britis h Tou r i n g C ar ch am p io n s h ip in th e F FD R H on d a C i v ic . Th er e is g r e at s a y in g , p u t y our mo ney w he re y o u r mo u th is . We l l t hi s man certainl y p u t h is c on s id er ab le w e al th wh ere h is con s i de ra ble mo ut h is , H u gh Mc Caig p atr on o f E cu r i e E c os s e S c ot la nd’s mos t s uccess f u l r ac i ng team e ve r. H u g h t o ok them fro m ob s cu r ity t o w in n in g a w o r ld champio ns h i p i n s p o r t s ca rs in 1 9 8 6, h o w g ood is that. S i r J a c ki e S t ew a r t O B E, 3 ti me s wo r ld champi on w in s 2 7 gr a nd p r ix f r o m 9 9 star ted, the n u m be r o n e c h amp i on o f s af ety in moto r racing an d r o ad c ar s s i nc e 1 9 6 5 su cces s in al l s o r ts o f f o r mu la i n r ac in g. Creato r w ith h i s s o n P a ul o f a team t ha t w a s the last new s t ar t to w i n a g r a nd p r i x, a t ea m that fu nn ily en o u g h w e n t o n to b ec om e Red Bull racing, t hey d id o k l as t ye ar. P aul d i Res t a , w h o w o n th e 2 0 0 6 Eu r o F 3 ser ies, n o w w h o ca me s ec on d , S e b a stia n

P S3 d id h elp w i t h co r n e rs ! I s u p po s e i ts a ki nd o f sh ot at b ei ng a p r o f e ss i on al r a c in g d r i v er f o r a day. The n erves o b vi o us l y b u il t u p as my da y g r ew n earer, I g ues s t h ey w er e r am pe d u p by th e f act I w as ru n n i n g a lo n g s i de A d a m C ar r o ll , GP 2 race w inne r, A 1 G P cham p a n d I n d yca r r acer w ho w as t he i r t o c ar r y o ut d ev el op me n t wo r k fo r the t eam . The lev el o f p r o f es s i o n al is m s h o w n b y th e

team mu st be co m m en d ed ag a in , e ac h ca r h as a mech anic, t he r e w e re 3 d a ta En g in ee rs o n h and and A d am C ar r o l l! Wh o w a s a b le to g i ve me lo ad s o f h i nt s o n t ec hn i qu e. I n f o r ma ti on o verlo ad w as t he k ey p h r a s e h e re . A f t er t he 1st s es s ion I w as a b it lo s t, es p ec ia ll y a s it was w et! H ow ev e r a s t h e d ay d r ied o u t a n d t he S pan ish s u n b r i gh te ne d u p I h ad o n e f i na l d r y se s sio n (o ut o f 4 x 5 0 mi nu t e s es s i o n s ) in wh ich I g ot to s a m pl e s m al l s e t- u p c ha ng e s and s ome new e r s li ck s . T he g r i p o ff er e d w as

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Ve t te l. P a u l h as j us t w o n t hi s y e ar s D T M an d n o w f o r F o r mu la O n e . L et s al so r em em be r ou r s u c ce s s i n r all yi ng , L ou i s e A it ke n Wa lk e r, J im my M c Rae , A n d r ew C ow a n a nd o f co u r s e th e la te Co l in M c R ae , m ot o r b ik e s, J i mm y G u t hr ie , B o b M c I n ty r e , S tev e H i s l o p , N i a l M cK e nzie , J o ck Ta y lo r, a nd o f c ou r s e m a ny oth er s w h o a re n o lo n g er w i th us , n ame s s uc h as I n n es I r e lan d, J i mm y S t ew a r t , N in na n S a n de rs o n , Ro n F l oc ha r t, G e rr y Bi rr e l l and o f c ou r s e J i m C lar k , to ma n y t he g r e a t es t o f th e m a ll . N o w if th e p a st, t he p r es e nt an d th e f u t ur e me a n s o m e th in g t o u s as a n a ti o n, can I as k y o u to r e tu r n y o u r a tt e nt io n t o th e s c r e e n , h e r e is a g r e at ex a mp le , o n th er e is a p ic t ur e, it w a s ta k en in 1 9 6 5 a t I n d i an ap o li s the d r i ve r J im Cl ar k i n h i s w i nn in g L o tu s 38 . N o w w e mo v e t o 2 0 1 0 s a me c ar n o w at G o o dw o o d, d r iv e r S ir J ac ki e S t ew a r t, a ga in 2 01 0 I n d ia na po lis an d th is ti me D ar io F r a nc h i tt i an d lo o k at t he at te n ti on to the de ta i l h e w e n t to f u l ly en jo y th e m om e nt dr iv ing hi s h e ro’s car, t he o v e ra lls th e h el m et ev e n the glo ve s. O n e o f th e g r ea te s t Lo tu s r a cin g c a r s of a ll ti me , o n ly d r iv en b y 3 dr i ve rs ev e r a nd al l S c ot sm e n a nd 2 o f th em he re t on i ght i n th is r o o m. I f t ha t d o e s n’t s a y i t a l l a bo u t S c o tlan d a n d m ot or s p o r t , t hen I d o n’t k n o w what does. He re’s t o 2 0 11 La d ie s a n d g en t leme n, th is c lu b has k n ow n diff icu lt ti me s be fo r e a nd w e w i l l s u r e l y k n o w t he m a g ai n. W ha t s e e u s th r o ugh , w h a t al w ay s s ees u s t hr o u g h i s o u r s t re ng t h , o u r r e s il ie nc e an d o u r u n y ie ldi ng f a i th th a t s o m eth i ng bet te r a w ai ts u s , if w e s u m mo n th e co u r a ge to r each f o r it . T han k y o u f o r y o u r at te n ti on , I h o p e en jo y y o ur even i ng, a nd I al s o w i s h y o u a w o n d e r fu l 2 0 11 s e a s on .” Sandy Denham

u n r ea l, if o n l y w e co u l d r u n the s e i n F F 1 6 00 ! I g o t s u r p r is in g ly c lo s e t o A d a m s t ime s and acco r d in g t o t he d a ta I w a s o n ly l os in g o u t o n th e f a ster co r n e rs , on th e tech n ic al in f i eld s ec ti on o u r s p li t time s w e r e v e ry c lo s e ! Wi th al l t h e d at a b e in g r el a ye d a ft er e ve ry s e s s i o n , it w a s g o o d t o b e ab le to o v e rl ay t ra ces b e tw e en me , A d am an d K e n ny. A l th ou g h co mp ar i ng d at a lo g g in g on m y Ra y F o r mu l a F o r d d oes n ’t s e em q u it e a s co o l n ow ! Wh a t a n a bs o lu te ly m eg a p r iz e t o be o ff er ed , s u r el y o n e o f , if n o t , T H E b ig ge s t p r i ze s off e r ed in cl ub m ot or s p o r t. I ts v a lu e i s ma s s i ve n ot o n ly i n m on et a ry te rm s b u t a l s o in e xp er ie n ce te rm s . I f e el I ’ v e i mp r o v e d as a dr iv e r n o e n d, as y o u ar e a ble to r ev iew ev e ry th in g y o u’ v e d o n e o n tr ac k , o ne to o n e , mi nu t es af t er th e s e s s i on . T h e t im e s p e nt w i t h d r i ve r c o ach Ti m M u llen w a s a m a s s iv e he lp o n t he d ay. U n f o r t un a tely its pr ob ab l y th e cl os e s t I ’ m g oin g t o g e t t o the t op, b u t its n o t f o r t he la c k o f t ry in g . I f th i s p r i ze i s car r ie d f o r w ar d t o t h e 2 0 11 ch a mp io n s h ip , I ’ m s u r e it w i ll be j us t a s h o tly co n tes t e d a s p r ev iou s y ea rs ! H U G E t h a nk y o u to ev er y o n e in v o lv ed in m ak in g i t ha p pe n, te a m C RS , te am G B R , D a ve F o r s t er, al l my s p o n s o r s , K n o c kh il l, th e S M R C , S c o ttis h m a rs h a l s, S c r ut in ee r s , D i a be t e s U K , h o p e I h a ve n ’t mi ss e d an y o ne ! Yo u r s in s p o r t , C r a ig Br u n t o n , 2 0 1 0 S co tt is h F o r mu la F o r d C ha m pi o n .


Marshal’s Funday 2010

E v e ry year as a thank you to the m a r s h a l s , t h e 4 0 m a r shals with the highest atten d a n c e s d u r i n g t h e p r e v ious season are treated to a d a y o f t h r i l l s a n d s p i l ls organised by the SMRC a t K n o c k h i l l . T h i s t o o k place in November. T h e day followed the usual form a t o f a s e s s i o n o n t h e skidpan, won by Dougie Mc N i g h t . U n f ortunately one of the cars h i t t h e b a r r i e r s a n d h a d to be retired for the day – so r r y K n o c k h i l l . T h i s was followed by the Smar t P u r s u i t C h a llenge – a kind of autotest h e l d i n P a d d o c k 2 , g r e a t fun providing you can ge t t h e c a r i n t o g e a r. T h i s was won by John Bushby. T h e n onto the track where the M a r s h a l ’s d r i v i n g w a s assessed by the Knockhill i n s t r u c t o r s o v e r 3 l a p s – won by Dougie Mc Night a g a i n . T h i s w a s f o l l owed by letting the marsha l s o u t f o r a f e w

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Hello Kevin I would like to thank Sandy our Chairman for awarding me the Sir Jackie Stewart medal at the club's excellent dinner and awards ceremony. It was a complete surprise, and I am honoured to receive such a prestigious award. It was made extra special by

C O M PE T I T I O N

laps in a Legend, again generously supplied by A l l y H u n t e r. T h a n k s A l l y a n d s o r r y a b o u t t h e Legend that was so covered in mud it had to be r e t i r e d t o g et h o s e d d o w n . T h e n c i r c u i t r i d e s w e r e kindly provided by Stan Bernard, Raymond Boyd and Keiran Baillie in their own cars – always a favourite amongst the marshals. F i n a l l y, o r s o w e t h o u g h t , t h e r e w a s t h e k a r t i n g . Run over 4 heats with the fastest 2 going into the final. This was also won by Dougie Mc Night who w i l l b e g e t t i n g a w e i g h t p e n a l t y f o r n e x t y e a r. Just when we thought it was all over Graham B r u n t o n v e ry g e n e r o u s l y l a i d o n h i s 2 s e a t e r racing car for 8 lucky marshals, thanks Graham. Thanks once again to all the above mentioned and t o t h e S M R C f o r a r r a n g i n g t h e d a y. Andy Fenwick having Sir Jackie present it to me. I am very pleased that I won it for doing a job I love, and would also like to wish everyone a great season. See you all at Knockhill. Regards Chris Edwards

This issue, who is driving this car and what is it? Clue - it’s Knockhill in 1985, and he’s still racing today. Answers to your editor, e mail k.pick@smrc-uk.com or ansaphone 0131 332 8287. Entries close on March 31st 2011.The editor’s decision is final.

H i Kevin, A n excellent Wheelspin as u s u a l w h i c h I a l ways read from cover to co v e r. H e n c e s p otting the all too familiar B e n t l e y i n s t a n t l y w ithout of course needing th e c l u e ! I used to go with my Dad to th e I n g l i s t o n m eetings (just 13 years old in 1 9 6 5 ) a n d t h e y w ere great fun. If my memor y s e r v e s m e w e l l , y ou simply turned up and joi n e d a s c rutineering queue. Assum i n g y o u p a s s e d s c rutineering you were then ‘ a l l o c a t e d ’ w h i c h r a ce you’d be taking part in. I ’ m s u r e t h e B entley was quite often out a g a i n s t t h e l i k e s o f I mps and Minis and Sprites. O ne enduring memory is the s i g h t o f m y D a d p l us about 4 others sitting in a c i r c l e i n t h e c attle/sheep pens (which ser v e d a s ‘ p i t s ’ ) s t aring intently at a smallish ‘ b o x ’ . T h i s ‘ b o x ’ t u rned out to be a cigarette ca s e b u t w i t h a d i fference. Someone had giv e n m y D a d a cigarette case with a timer o n i t . T h o s e s t aring at it had all run out of c i g a r e t t e s a n d w ere desperately trying to ge t t h e t i m e r t o s p eed up and open the case! M y sister, Sue, now owns the c a r w h i c h s h e n ow rallies from time to time a n d s o m e t i m e s r a ces at the annual Bentley D r i v e r s C l u b m eeting at Silverstone. T he car is what is known as a 3 / 4 ½ , i . e . o r iginally a 3 litre Vintage B e n t l e y b u t l a t e r o n f i tted with a 4½ litre engine. T h i s w a s / i s q u i t e a ‘common’ adaptation. The c a r w a s “ c r e a t e d ” b y a man called Gordon Macd o n a l d i n t h e l a t e 1 950s. It does not adhere to a n u m b e r o f o r iginal pa rts and design; fo r e x a m p l e , i t h a s h ydraulic shock absorbers a n d i t s b o d y i s l a rgely of aluminium. Gordo n M a c d o n a l d b uilt it so that it would be a co m p e t i t i v e r a c e

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The wheels are 5 spoke 18" x 10J and are in A1 condition . They are made by "DYMAG" and bear the number 905268 . They are extremely lightweight and I am told are magnesium. They bear no other markings except the DYMAG name. I can be contacted on e-mail address thomas1748@btinternet.com or by telephone on 01463741804 (Beauly). They are open to a reasonable offer and for someone with a use for them, they should be a prudent buy. It is a waste to have them simply lying in a garage. My nephew had an Aston Martin DB7 Vantage, so I would assume that these are from this car.

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car and also easy and fun to drive on the ordinary roads - and he achieved both. My Dad bought it in the mid-60s. I am not sure of exactly what race victories Macdonald achieved but I know that in both his hands and ( I t h i n k ) m y D a d ’s t h e c a r w o n t h e R i c h a r d S e a m a n M e m o r i a l Tr o p h y r a c e h e l d a n n u a l l y at one of the VSCC meetings, quite often O u l t o n P a r k . Wi t h M a c d o n a l d a t t h e w h e e l i t also completed 108 miles in one hour at the Monthlerey circuit in France. M y D a d h a d a n o t h e r B e n t l e y, a l s o a 3 / 4 ½ , which he’d bought just after the war and in which he used to do hill climbs and the odd race meeting - I’m sure he took it to Charterhall in the Borders. I have driven YF 15 on the ordinary roads and r a c e d i t a t O u l t o n P a r k a n d K n o c k h i l l . I t ’s a pleasure to drive/race and, believe it or not, handles just like a modern car - light on the steering, excellent brakes and very ‘neutral’ in its handling. G e r a r d M c C o s h. Hi Kevin I think the competition answer is A K McCosh, f a t h e r o f G e r a r d . I t ’s a B e n t l e y o f s o m e s o r t I think! David Guild E d i n b u rg h

Two race suits and helmets wanted. I am returning to Formula Ford and my daughter is starting in FF. We are on a budget and need two current spec. race suits (size med / lge) and helmets size 2, 3 or 4. I’m in Glenshie but will travel to view. Contact Andy Paterson on Tel: 07758 331542

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