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McRAE Gravel Challenge. ** Media Accreditation **
Media Accreditation Important Update from Coltness Press Officer. See rally page for update or download the document here
Throw Away the Sat Nav.
The next Table Top rally with Chris Paton will be held on soon at Ashgill Bowling club. hris will be showing us the skills of rally navigation. This will allow us to successfully run a navigational road rally near the end of the year. Watch the events page for more information.
2017 Membership due.
The 2017 membership fees are now due. Dont miss out Please contact Alex Lindsay for your membership pack. Club Membership forms Can be downloaded here
Club nights updates.
This weeks car club meeting will be a social get together. Its at our usual place, Dalserf Bowling Club, Ashgill. . We are meeting at Dalserf Bowling club in Ashgill. Fun starts sharp around 730. Members and non members will be made most welcome. check out the tab above for information on the evenings entertainment Come along and join the action.
.....One day....... One Forest. ..... In memory of One Man....
Coltness Car Club have finalised plans to run a rather unique event on Saturday the 23rd of September.

This weekend and next, the Bears will be let loose in Craigvinean Forest situated mid way between Perth and Pitlochry. Not just any 'Bears' these are members and friends of Coltness Car Club who will be organising the one day 'McRae Gravel Challenge' which will take place on Saturday the 23rd of September.

For over 50 years the 'Coltness Bears' have been organising autotests and navigational rallies, hillclimbs and stage rallies, but this event will be rather special as it marks the 10th anniversary of the loss of one of their own.

Valued support for this unique event has come from the McRae family and from friends at The Cobble Shop, Scotfab Ltd, JW Design, Pearsons of Duns, J.Kirkaldy, DW Plumbing, Mercury Motorsport and a certain Quintin Milne Esq.

With the support of Forestry Commission Scotland, the McRae Gravel Challenge will be contested over 4 Special Stages held entirely within the confines of one forest. There will be one main spectator area in the forest where the fans will be able to see the cars passing three times during the day. And to keep them entertained during the break, there will be a full public broadcast commentary including chats with the drivers and co-drivers.

Amongst the leading drivers taking part are five times Scottish Rally Champion and former British Rally Champion David Bogie (Dumfries) who will drive his Skoda Fabia R5 car using this event as a test ahead of next month's Wales Rally GB. There will be another R5 car in the hands of John Wink (Huntly), which is the first Hyundai i20 model in Scottish hands.

Driving World Rally Cars will be the irrepressible Quintin Milne (Durris) in a Subaru Impreza, Andrew Gallacher (Hurlford) in a Ford Focus and Ian Forgan (Lundin Links) in a Hyundai Accent.

Amongst the leading lights in the Mitsubishi Lancer ranks are Bruce McCombie (Banchory), Barry Groundwater (Stonehaven), Fraser Wilson (Port William) and Simon Hay (Aberdeen).

Adding their own little 'international' flavour to the two-wheel-drive battle will be Craig McKnight (Dumfries) up against long time hero Yorkshire's Steve Bannister (Malton) both in Ford Escort Mk2s, while fellow Yorkshireman Matthew Robinson (Ripon) will sprinkle a little Italian magic on the Ford fight at the wheel of his Fiat 131.

Bringing a touch of 'deja vu' to the proceedings will be Carnwath's John Gray. He has wheeled out his Subaru Impreza, dusted off the cobwebs and re-read the car's Handbook and is primed for action. Unfortunately he failed to convince former co-driver Fergus Loudon to sit with him on this unique event, but Fergus has kindly volunteered the services of his son Stuart - an accomplished World Rally Championship co-driver in his own right. A fitting entry given the Gray and Loudon families' long time friendship with the McRaes.

Also 'taking part' is five times British Rally Champion Jim McRae, but not as a competitor. As a member of Coltness Car Club Jim will undertake Course Car duty running ahead of the competition to ensure each Special Stage is ready for action. He may not be competing but Jim is sure to provide a treat for the eyes and ears of the fans driving Mick Strafford's 4.9 litre V8 Vauxhall Firenza.

There is no intention to create a yearly tribute, but the club feels it right to mark the 10th anniversary of the loss of a much loved and revered car club member and supporter, one who progressed through car club ranks, Scottish rallies and British championships to become World Rally Champion in 1995, Colin McRae MBE.

The rally will get underway at 11.30am on Saturday morning and will be all over by late afternoon. However, it would be helpful if Spectators get there early to give themselves time to park up and walk to the stage - a route which takes them past the Catering Van just in case they have missed breakfast. And please don't drop litter - the Bears don't like that!
The Scottish Rally Championship this year comprises seven events Snowman Rally, Inverness; Border Counties Rally, Jedburgh; Speyside Stages, Moray; Scottish Rally, Dumfries; Argyll Rally, Dunoon; Grampian Stages Rally, Aberdeen; Galloway Hills Rally, Castle Douglas. The overall championship is awarded to the driver with the most points at the end of the season. Check out the rally section for more information. The entry forms for 9th April can be downloaded from our Autotest Downloads section.

One of Scotlands Most Friendly Car Club
Each year we coordinate and run a successful Autotest championship runnng on tarmac, grass and gravel, The Colin McRae Forest Stages and we regularly meet for club social nights fortnightly.
The social nights meet every 2nd monday in Dalserf bowling club, Ashgill. During which we arrange various different activities like motorsport quizzes, tabletop rallies, car treasure hunts and driver forums. Members and non members will be made most welcome.
Why not come and meet all the Coltness characters and listen to the stories of Rallying old and new.  You will me made very welcome. Click HERE for directions.
Scottish Car Clubs update
Coltness car club is part of the Scottish Car Clubs Group. It has been set up to allow all of the scottish car clubs to advertise there events and relay important information to all members. Every month it publishes motorsport information for all activities held in Scotland. To look at the newsletter click HERE.