Our June event is now full with reserves any entry placed now will definitely be on the reserve list we will determine shortly how many reserves we can accept.

Whilst a good problem to have we recognise the disappointment not being able to compete for this we apologise in advance should you find yourself not making the cut.

We thank you for your interest and support.

Tim

Tim Thomson
Chairman

DATESENTERSupplementary RegsFinal RegsEntry ListResults
APRIL 13th & 14th : RS Interclub ClosedSUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONSFinal InstructionsEntry List13th 14th
MAY 18th & 19th : RS InterclubClosedSUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONSFinal InstructionsEntry List18th
19th
JUNE 15th & 16th : RS NationalClosedSUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONSFinal InstructionsEntry List
JUNE 15th & 16th : RS  InterclubClosedSUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONSFinal InstructionsEntry List
SEPTEMBER 14th &15th : RS NationalEntry – September Hill Climb 2024 (National)SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS
SEPTEMBER 14th &15th : RS InterclubEntry – September Hill Climb 2024 (Interclub)SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

APRIL

The April meeting will be RS Interclub Status
[two rounds], Guyson Scottish Hillclimb Championship
[two/one rounds], Lowland/Highland Speed Championship

MAY

The May meeting will be a Classic event,  RS Interclub Status
[one round], The Bert Hadley Memorial Championship (Saturday)
[two rounds], TR Register Triumph Speed Championship (both days)

JUNE

The June meeting will be RS National & RS Interclub.
[two rounds, 1xSaturday & 1xSunday], British Championship rounds run to British Championship and Motorsport UK regulations.
[two rounds], Guyson Scottish Hillclimb Championship
[two rounds], Lowland Speed Championship

SEPTEMBER

The September meeting will be RS National & RS Interclub.
[two rounds], British Championship rounds run to British Championship and Motorsport UK regulations. With a Tin Top Challenge as per British Championship Cup rules.
[two rounds], Guyson Scottish Hillclimb Championship
[two rounds], Lowland Speed Championship

To accommodate those new to Hill Climbing who have as yet not enough experience to obtain a RS National licence there will be a separate RS Interclub event in June and September. Those competitors entering the RS Interclub event should expect to run at a different time and in a different class from those entered in the RS National event.

The committee reserves the right to refuse entries for any reason.

All the events are run in compliance with the Motorsport UK yearbook regulations and any dispensations given.

 

 

Our June event is now full with reserves any entry placed now will definitely be on the reserve list we will determine shortly how many reserves we can accept.

Whilst a good problem to have we recognise the disappointment not being able to compete for this we apologise in advance should you find yourself not making the cut.

We thank you for your interest and support.

Tim

Tim Thomson
Chairman

New year – New Season

On behalf of the committee I would like to thank you for your support of the club, we aim to further develop our membership programme in the coming years and whether you are a seasoned member or newcomer you are very welcome indeed.

Our 2023 dates are already published and we are excited to confirm that the classic event held in May will return, even more interest has been shown including the Triumph Register and the MG car club both celebrating significant anniversaries.

Your membership includes free admission to our events along with discounted entry fees for those of you competing don’t forget to mention it in any correspondence.

If you are new to us then please do not hesitate to let us know if you need any further information, Hillclimbing is one of the friendliest sports in the country and everyone is happy to help where they can.

In terms of volunteers, which we all are, anyone wishing to get involved in marshalling or assisting in the running of the event please check out smmc.org or Doune Hillclimb.com or contact us with any specific enquires we would be more than happy to welcome you on board.

We look forward to welcoming you to an event in the near future.

All the best for the season

Tim

Tim Thomson
Chairman

Lothian Car Club Season review 2022

Following the lifting of the pandemic restrictions we knew that this year we could get back to holding full events whilst always maintaining a safe environment for all concerned.

We had some windy days and the devastation on the estate was clear to see, a substantial amount of trees had fallen during the storms many unfortunately on the barriers, there was of course nothing we could do but replace them at a great cost to the club, this meant we needed a good season of entries and visitors to fill the coffers back up.

Traditionally the season starts with the opening rounds of the Scottish Hillclimb Championship (SSHCC) and this year we saw a full entry and many competitors keen to get back up to speed following a drought in racing, some were a little too keen and the weekend was delayed by many small incidents, the weekend was however a success and the weather was kind as well, what we didn’t know then was we would have one of the best summers for some time.

May saw us at last hold our inaugural Historic meeting, held a two day event with practice on Saturday and timed runs on Sunday we saw some fantastic examples of early race cars and a large static display in the camping field, the weekend was very relaxed and was another well received addition to the calendar, bookings from car clubs have already been taken for next year which will be a further development of the event with more displays and parade runs to show off the static display cars.

The middle of the year sees the British Hillclimb Championship visit, this weekend tasks us with not only many faster cars but also there are two run offs to be held at the end of each class run, we unfortunately fell foul of more incidents and Saturday ran very late, however we made the decision to change the order for Sunday and it all ran a little smoother, lessons to be learnt for next year, one of which that we will not run two one day events for the June meeting.

Our last event in September saw lovely weather again bringing many spectators and a full entry for those scrambling for the last points in the SSHCC, we managed without too many incidents until late on Sunday where a large stretch of the Armco in the Essex was levelled, we will have to replace it over the winter as it was rather old (probably the oldest on the hill) so sadly more expense.

This all said the club is in good shape, the full entries and great weather helped us immensely and we look forward to next season with some great plans in hand already.

The club is as ever thankful to it’s small gang of volunteers who keep the wheels turning and to our landlords for being so understanding with all the changes we have to make to keep things running, we must also thank SMMC for our marshal cover and rescue vehicles and the local scouts for keeping the public informed and guided to the right spots.

Finally thanks to the support of the committee for all that we do, without them literally nothing gets done as they may sit on a committee but they all have jobs at the weekend without which no one goes racing.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a great festive season and we look forward to seeing you all at Doune next year.

 

Tim Thomson

Chairman – Lothian Car Club

Pet and Spectator safety

At all meetings dogs or other animals are not allowed in the paddock, or near the start line or on the hill. Read more

Marshalling

Marshalling is an exciting and vital job to ensure the safety of all involved. Lothian Car Club welcomes Marshals and contact details are available in the committee area.

Membership Application

All members are entitled to a discount on entry fees for Doune. The membership application form is found on the downloads page or online here

Spectator info

Fancying coming along to see the cars race up the hill.

Downloads

Download the application form to join in the fun, or see the race results from previous years.

Location

Planning to attend one of our events as a driver or spectator, plan your route and your day.

Gallery

A selections of photos from the last few years racing.