Scottish Championship Car Racing at Knockhill

There was friendly but competitive family rivalry between a brother and sister at the opening race car meeting of 2008 today, (30th March) at Knockhill Racing Circuit. In the Scottish Formula Ford 1600 Championship for single seater racing cars, 21 year old Rory Butcher and big sister Jillian Shedden battled it out…

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Tata Buys Jaguar and Land Rover

It seems to have taken an eternity, but finally the world’s worst kept secret is out: Indian-based Tata Group has bought Land rover and Jaguar. Tata chairman Ratan Tata has borrowed around £1.5 billion to buy the remaining two shining stars in the British automotive firmament, and there are many who would…

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Franchitti Survives 180mph Race With No Brakes

Bathgate’s Dario Franchitti survived racing 400 laps on Bristol’s notoriously tight half-mile oval, where he regularly hit speeds approaching 180mph in the latest round of the Nascar Sprint Cup, without any brakes. But after finishing 36th, the 34-year-old discovered he’d dropped out of the championship’s top 35 drivers and now has to…

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Sponsorship Troubles for Scots Racers

Spoke with Oli Mortimer, current British Mini champ having dominated the series last year after winning back-to-back titles in Scotland. You’d expect on the back of national success that he’d be a dead cert to move further through the racing ranks and develop his career further. You couldn’t be further from the…

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EASTER SPEED SUNDAY HITS NEW HIGHS!

The special Easter Day Speed Sunday had action on track, off track and even in the sky.  Almost 1,000 driving enthusiasts were treated to uninterrupted action from 9am to 5pm, as over 120 drivers took to the track. EVO’s, SUBARU’s, LOTUS’, FORD RS and FORD RSi’s were the order of the day,…

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Motoring / Motorsport Blog

“Jim. Fancy doing a blog for us?” When Knockhill managing director Jillian Shedden comes knocking on your door with an offer like that, generally you don’t say no. So welcome to the first of what will be a regular blog from me, Jim McGill. So, what’s the blog going to be about?…

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