Heritage

The Scottish Motor Racing Club (SMRC) was established in its present form in 1963 although it was founded in 1956 as the Border Motor Racing Club. With Sir Jackie Stewart OBE as Patron and Allan McNish as Honorary President as well as members across a variety of different championships the SMRC has an involvment across the world at many different levels of motorsport.

The SMRC organises and runs motor sport events, primarily at Knockhill Racing Circuit in East Central Scotland however many of the SMRC classes do travel down South to other racing circuits in the UK such as Croft, Oulton Park, Cadwell Park, and Anglesey.

The Scottish Motor Racing Club aims to provide high quality enjoyable racing for its competitors with the emphasis on value for money racing and safety at the heart of the club. Currently the SMRC run a selection of different championships which includes a very successful Legend Racing Car Championship, Mini Cooper Cup, Formula Ford 1600 Championship, XR2 Championship with Fiesta ST Cup, Classics Sports and Saloons Championship and Sports and Saloons Championship and BMW Compact Cup.

Anyone interested in competing at an MSA sanctioned motor racing event must be a member of an MSA affiliated club like the Scottish Motor Racing Club. To this end, there are two types of SMRC membership - racing and social. For more information or to download an application form, please visit our membership page.

Current honorary members include Hugh McCaig, Ian Scott Watson, Graham Gauld, Betty Craig, Bernard Buss, John Cleland, Dario Franchitti MBE, David Coulthard and Paul Di Resta.

The SMRC is always setting its sites on the future which is the reason why the club is very successful at continually bringing in new drivers. Although it may be one of the smallest motorsport clubs in the United Kingdom it is very reputable helped by the fact that all race are broadcasted on Motors TV - Europe's high-speed television channel which covered over 300 hours of Scottish motorsport in 2016. Motors TV SMRC programmes have an average audience in the UK of 15,000 viewers.