12 Dec 2018
The annual Scottish Motor Racing Club awards night took place on Saturday the 17th November at the prestigious Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh. As sponsor of this year’s Hot Hatch and Fiesta ST championships the SMTA’s Chief Executive Sandy Burgess was in attendance to present the awards to the winners and top podium drivers for the seasons racing.
Congratulations to winners Wayne MacAulay, ST Champion and Chris Milford, Hot Hatch Champion.
27 Nov 2018
The official cheque presentation for £2,500 was given to BHF's Gizem Fowler who accepted the cheque from Chris Sainsbury DP at Rolls Royce Edinburgh.
Huge thanks to all who contributed to these two amazing charities.
27 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018
Congratulations to all our Community Activity Recognition (C.A.R Star) award winners on the night, highlighting the fantastic efforts of our members who contribute to their local communities and charities by doing amazing things to raise funds for charity and give back to their local community. We also had an additional two awards for our first ever Auto Skills Scotland event which was held at Motherwell College; this was in partnership with the IMI and supported by The Pettigrew Charitable Trust. Lastly, we also ran a design competition where SMTA teamed up with Energy Skills Partnership to create a fun to enter competition for all of Scotland’s colleges to create a livery design for a car.
This year’s winners were:
The Garage (Whitburn) Ltd • Adam Purves Mitsubishi • I&K Motors • Allied Vehicles Group • Dicksons of Inverness • John Clark Motor Group • E A McCarroll • Gerry Facenna – winner of our Special Recognition Award • Stuart Cochrane – winner of the first Auto Skills Scotland event • New College Lanarkshire – winner of our design competition
A huge congratulations to all our award winners on the night, and we will be featuring individual articles on each of our amazing award winners over the coming editions of Scots Auto Scene.
Our guest speaker was Adam Conlon, a former front-line British Army Captain who served two tours in Afghanistan as well as being part of Team Rubicon UK which unites the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders to deploy emergency response teams in the UK and around the world. Adam entertained our audience with his stories and added a touch of humour as well, a very informative and entertaining speaker!
We were also entertained by Neilston & District Pipe Band which as a little surprise for our guests as a homage to the haggis, this was a great addition to the night and thoroughly enjoyed by all our guests.
Our guests raised money on the night for our charity partners ‘British Heart Foundation Scotland’ and ‘Beatson Cancer Charity’, SMTA Annual Dinner guests are known for their generosity and they did not disappoint!
Thanks to all our sponsors on the evening, the main sponsor being Northridge Finance, with supporting support from Arnold Clark, Car Care Plan Insurance, Dingbro, Energy Skills Partnership, Fueltone Pro, Jelf Clark Thomson, Lateral Line, The Pettigrew Charitable Trust, Reynolds & Reynolds, Santander Consumer Finance and Viking Wholesale Tyres.
Thanks to all who attended!
27 Sep 2018
The wee car gave us a couple of challenges but the drivers Steve Burns, Malcolm McNab and Rory Bryant put up a good fight to gain 12 places in the race and finish a credible 24th.
All drivers had a great time, really enjoyed driving the car - with close clean racing, these cars are going to be awesome at Knockhill next year!
Big thanks to all our partners for helping us to make this possible; SMTA, Sign Co, The Covey Agency. Also special thanks go to MiniMax Motorsport for their efforts building & preparing the car and to Paul Curtis for making the trip to spanner for us today.
2018 C.A.R Star Awards
The Garage (Whitburn) Ltd
Adam Purves Mitsubishi
Allied Vehicles Group
Dicksons of Inverness
John Clark Motor Group
E A McCarroll
Special Recognition Award
Winner of the first Auto Skills Scotland event
Design competition winner
New College Lanarkshire