For those of our readers who have followed some of our earlier blogs and social media posts you may remember we have been supporting local motor racing talent up here in Scotland.
I write this post in the knowledge that many of our customers have a passion for sports cars and motorsport and with some already competing and others maybe thinking of progressing beyond a track day to a competitive season.
The Scottish Motor Racing Club is the body that organises all the Scottish championships with Mini’s, Legends, Formula Ford and Classics as examples of the opportunity for drivers of all ages and talents to get on track and compete to the best of their ability.
This Saturday 17th November brings the season to an end as the championships have been decided, the racing suits and helmets have been stored for the winter and instead the dinner suits and cocktail dresses will be the attire for the SMRC annual awards dinner at The Edinburgh Sheraton.
EWC are proudly sponsoring the champagne reception and will be there on the evening with our latest collection for guests to enjoy and perhaps indulge in an end of season treat or maybe an early festive gift.
My interest in motorsport goes back a long time as in my twenties I was a member of The Scottish Motor Racing Club (SMRC) and enjoyed two seasons of very competitive racing in an ex Ford First Challenge car. In those days, the late eighties, Scotland had two main circuits, Ingliston and Knockhill. Sadly the short and exciting Ingliston track that ran around the perimeter of The Royal Highland Showground is no longer a fully licensed circuit and is instead used for sprints and performance car driving days.
Knockhill Racing Circuit, near Dunfermline is know the national circuit and much investment has been made to attract not only local but major championships like the BTCC and British Superbike. Viewing areas and car parking are now excellent giving spectators an action packed day.
This year we have sponsored Oly Mortimer who successfully won the Cooper S Championship and last year supported Raymond Boyd in his classic Porsche 911, Seb Melrose in his FF1600 and Christie Doran in the national VW championship. All were incredibly successful and it was a pleasure to play a very small part in helping them succeed.
Timing is of course a key aspect of all things competitive and is one of the synergies linking EWC as a provider of highly accurate luxury timepieces to our SMRC drivers.
For those local to Scotland joining the Scottish Motor Racing Club and perhaps exploring a taster day is worth a look. You may just want to be a social member or does being a coach, racing driver or marshall perhaps appeal? 2019 promises to be a excellent season with including the Citroen C1 challenge. You can find out more here
To whet your appetite why not take a look at a selection of videos on SMRC TV.