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Old 4 Feb 2022, 10:51 (Ref:4097348)   #1
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2022 Scottish Classic Sports and Saloons

Five events are planned at Knockhill and one at Cadwell Park:

KNOCKHILL:
April 10th
May 8th
June 12th (anti-clockwise)
August 21st
October 9th

CADWELL PARK:
July 16th

Drivers and supporters met for a dinner and awards ceremony on 29th January.
Fifty attendees enjoyed a wonderful evening, with guest speaker John Cleland,
the 1978 Scottish Hill Climb Road Car Champion. John entertained, with wonderful
reminiscences of his early hillclimb career and later circuit racing exploits in UK and Australia.


Information regarding previous SCSS events can be found at:
2021 season information
https://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=156094

2020 season information
https://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154890
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Old 4 Feb 2022, 12:52 (Ref:4097362)   #2
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Drivers and supporters met for a dinner and awards ceremony on 29th January.
Fifty attendees enjoyed a wonderful evening, with guest speaker John Cleland,
the 1978 Scottish Hill Climb Road Car Champion. John entertained, with wonderful
reminiscences of his early hillclimb career and later circuit racing exploits in UK and Australia.

Talking of his exploits downunder Im sure he remembers this one. I certainly remember well this, one of John Cleland's trips to Bathurst (2004) where he put his car on the roof having tangled with a certain Mr Plato who was at the time limping around slowly having just damaged his car earlier in the lap.... I think John, in a gaggle of approaching cars was unsighted.

https://youtu.be/ICkYyIvil5s

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Old 4 Feb 2022, 13:47 (Ref:4097371)   #3
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Hmm - arguably Plato, going at that pace, should have kept further left......
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Hmm - arguably Plato, going at that pace, should have kept further left......
Arguably Plato having given his car a fair clout already should have parked it before he got to being a standstill chicane... having already limped at snails pace for half a lap.
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Hmm - arguably Plato, going at that pace, should have kept further left......

Watching that clip a few times , it would appear that Plato was actually pulling over to the right at the moment that he was hit.
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Watching that clip a few times , it would appear that Plato was actually pulling over to the right at the moment that he was hit.
ISTR that Plato was not flavour of the month with the local Holden fans.... he was co driving with Peter Brock himself and had arrived at Bathurst with all the fanfare of "BTCC champion flown across the globe and imported to co drive with Brock in his final Bathurst 1000" .

Plato started the race and it was in his first stint he clouted the wall at Murrays Corner and bent / broke something in the steering, which was why he was limping the car back to pitlane. So as a result of Plato damaging the car initially and then tangling with Cleland, resulting in a DNF, Brockie never even got to turn a wheel in his final Bathurst.

Plato came under a fair bit of flack from all the Brock fans and had to be escorted from the circuit with a security cordon. I think Plato got the official blame although Cleland got a rap on the knuckles for something to do with yellows.

Edit: Apologies to Malcolm for diverting comment from the main topic of Scottish Classic Sports and Saloons.

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Twenty-three entries for this Sunday’s two races. Returning after many years, Russell Paterson – Mogran+8, joined by his son Elliot, having his first Scottish Classics event, also in a Morgan+8.
Also first time in this series for Michael Anderson – Ford Fiesta. Making the long journey north is Martin Reynolds, making a welcome guest appearance in a Ford Anglia.

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https://www.smrc.co.uk/news/2022-round-1-timetable/
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Live streaming of Sunday's meeting is planned:

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I love the mix of vehicles in this championship.
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Charlie Cope leads the championship after the first two races at Knockhill.
The Golf GTI driver won his class twice and lowered the class record.

Overall winner in race one was Russell Paterson, two seconds ahead of another Morgan +8 driver, Tommy Gilmartin. Last year’s champion, John Kinmond, Rover SD1, took third place.

Kinmond took the lead early in race two, winning by three seconds from Russell Paterson.
TR7V8 drivers Shonny Paterson and Andy Graham came third and fourth respectively.

The next meeting is at Knockhill on 8th May. In addition to the usual Scottish Championships, it will feature races for the Super Touring Trophy and Modified Ford Series.
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Link to timetable for 8th May:

https://www.smrc.co.uk/news/2022-round-2-timetable/
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John Kinmond won both races on 8th May. In the first, he was three seconds ahead of Andy Graham, TR7V8. Third was Kenneth Brown, TVR Griffith. Race two finish was closer, with John, second placed Alastair Baptie, MGBV8, and Graham, separated by two seconds. Graham took fastest lap.

Iain Mitchell, Vauxhall Nova, won Class A in both races. Also two class B wins for Charlie Cope, Golf GTI. Class D winner each time was Elliot Paterson, Morgan +8, with John Kinmond heading Class E.

There were several retirements due to mechanical problems, hopefully repairs will be completed prior to the next event on 12th June.

Cope leads the championship from John Kinmond, with Mitchell third.
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Some lovely photos of a healthy and varied grid of Scottish Classic Sports & Saloons Malcolm. I see the SMRC has started inviting championships from south of the border, on this occasion a healthy and varied (apart from the fact they are all Fords !) grid of Modified Ford series cars and a less healthy grid of Super Tourers.

A shame the Formula Ford race was dropped from the meeting, I presume due to a lack of entries. Hopefully this isn't the end of single seater racing in Scotland and that efforts are being made to boost numbers in the championship.
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Formula Ford wasn't planned for the May meeting, nor will it appear at the reverse direction in June, as competitors are not keen on that format. It will return at the August and September events. Number of entries has been very low, and despite attempts to promote it, I can't see how it will be sustainable.
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