SATURDAY 6 AUGUST 2016
We have pleasure in welcoming participants to the RSAC Three Lochs Classic. Once again we offer a warm welcome to all drivers and passengers, and we look forward to seeing old friends and newcomers alike.
This year we have a new venue: the Oak Tree Inn at Balmaha, which will host the start, finish and the Concours d’Elegance. We are grateful to Sandy Fraser and everybody at the Oak Tree Inn for making us so welcome.
We welcome our new sponsor Bob Hay of Hay Lough Davis (Chartered Town Planner and Architect), Dumbarton, and hope that he will enjoy his day with us. Having been in business for over twenty years, HLD are understood to be the most prolific agents operating within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park area, enjoying very good and successful working relationships with the Park Authority and local businesses.
There will again be a “wee” route of around 40 miles suitable for cars in the Veteran class and any others whose drivers prefer it, and a “big” route of around 70 miles for everybody else. We are continuing to welcome entries from the owners of all cars built before 1982, and we look forward to seeing a good representation of cars from all eras.
The change of venue has allowed us to use some new roads which we hope will be enjoyed by drivers and passengers of cars of all ages.
The event will again feature light-hearted “examinations” leading to the award of degrees by the
Automotive University of Rhu (Balmaha Campus).
We look forward to receiving your entry and to seeing you on Saturday 6 August.
The Organising Team
REGULATIONS ARE AVAILABLE HERE
The Scottish rally was a mixture of positivity, excitement and bitter disappointment all loaded Into one day for Andy Struthers and Alasdair McIlroy competing in their fourth event together. This event took a different format from previous events because it was also part of the BRC, and involved a number of world class rally drivers from home and abroad.
The goal for the day was to continue to up their pace and close the gap on their Class competitors. From the very first stage Andy and Ali were on the pace and straight away were in contention to lead their Class.
The stages were proving to be tough but they found themselves leading the Ecosse Challenger Class as they went in to the final stage of the day.
Unfortunately, on a very tight right bend uphill the car’s front tyre just caught a deep ditch full of small trees which dragged them into it meaning the race was over for them.
Positives throughout the day must be remembered for the next event - the Grampian rally in Aberdeen on 13th August.
Commenting on their day’s event Ali said “Gutted that Andy didn't get the win he deserved with that unlucky off on last stage when leading but massive improvement to his commitment, pace and skill level. Massive positives to move forward with but rally isn't over until you reach that last time control at finish.”
Andy said “when I slid of I was disappointed at not finishing the event. On a positive note we had made a few minor changes to the car set up for this event and it was clear that they were working.”
As always Andy and Ali thank the organisers, marshals and the rescue team – without them they would still be stuck in the ditch!