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  • Kames Classic Show Entries Now Open

    Entries are now open for the Kames Classic Show. Download regulations and entry forms and enter online here.

     





  • MARSHAL's TRAINING DAY

    There will be a marshal training day (listed on the SACC website, but just as "South" at present) at Kames on the 3rd September. Although it's listed as a rally and sprint training day, we're expecting it to mainly focus on getting rally marshals certified prior to the Galloway Hills Rally. We are planning on doing the practical parts at Kames circuit and using the caravan park lounge for the classroom sessions etc. We've asked Rupert Hine for a specific sprint training day in the January to March 2017 window, so that we can all complete this before the start of the season.

    Please contact Chaz (cmars7167@hotmail.com) for information and if you would like to assist with marshalling or attend the training day.





  • 2016 Autotest Results

    Results are now available to view/ download on the results page.





  • APRIL 2016 SPRINTS
    The weekend of April 9th and 10th sees the opening of the local motorsport season with the opening two rounds of the Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship at Kames Motorsport Complex, Muirkirk. These two competitions will be organised by East Ayrshire Car Club who have attracted a star-studded entry which includes a past British Champion and at least four Scottish Championship winners. There are also some spectacular racing cars entered which should attract a big audience from far afield. The Saturday line-up is particularly impressive with two times British Sprint Champion Stewart Robb from Doune pitting his four litre V8 Pilbeam singleseater against the 3.5 litre V8 Gould of Stirling-based Wallace Menzies who will again be busy in 2016 travelling as far afield as the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland in his campaign to win the prestigious British Hillclimb Championship. Wallace is a big favourite on hillclimbs all over the UK with his aggressive style and once clocked an unbelievable 129 mph at the Muirkirk track. However both the big F1-type cars could be ousted by the reigning Scottish Hillclimb Champion Les Mutch from Aberdeen as his very advanced and nimble 1.6 litre GWR Raptor is suited to the tight bends at Kames. The Raptor has been built by Les’s friend Graeme Wight Junr and has scored several class wins in the British Hillclimb Championship in 2015. New cars for 2016 will include a Westfield for Ayr veteran Melvyn Hartley and a Gibson Nemesis sports racing car for Stephen Alexander of Uplawmoor. The low-cost Mazda class continues to grow with no fewer than seventeen drivers competing in MX5 cars. Practice starts around 10 a.m. each day with the competition runs scheduled from around 1 p.m.



  • Test Day Bookings
    Links to book members tests days, rally tests days and sprint test days have now been added to the website calendar.



  • Test day bookings now open
    The test day bookings are now open for the test day on Sunday January 31st. Go to the new online bookings page to reserve a place.



  • East Ayrshire Car Club Championship Awards
    The seasons over and the points have been added up. Details of your 2015 Award Winners are listed below. Congratulations to you all.

    The awards dinner dance will be on 6th February at the Fenwick Hotel, Fenwick. Tickets priced £25 each are now available to buy online (by following the "East Ayrshire Car Club Championship Awards" link above), or from any member of the committee, and includes a drink on arrival, 3 course meal, awards ceremony, great raffle prizes, live band, and discounted room rates when booking through EACC. SEE YOU ON THE 6th.

    EACC CHAMPIONSHIP AWARD WINNERS - 2015
    • EACC CHAMPION: ALAN MAIR
    • AUOTOTEST CHAMPIONSHIP:
      • CHAMPION - Alan Mair
      • SMALL ENGINED CARS - Michelle Park
      • LARGE ENGINED CARS - Alistair Begg
      • JUNIOR DRIVER - Fraser Mitchell
    • GRASSTESTS CHAMPIONSHIP:
      • CHAMPION - Leonard Mackinnon
      • CLASS 1 - Tim Robinson
      • CLASS 2 - Paul Cosslett
      • JUNIOR - Caitlin McDowall
    • RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP:
      • ADULT DRIVER - Lindsay Taylor
      • JUNIOR DRIVER - Finlay Retson
      • NAVIGATOR - Steven Smith
    • SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP:
      • CHAMPION - Andy Connell
      • ROADCAR DRIVER - Billy Lambie Snr
      • MODIFIED DRIVER - Melvyn Hartley
      • COMPETITION DRIVER - Les T Mutch
      • CLASSIC & THOROUGHBRED DRIVER - Alex Graham




  • 2016 Sprint Dates
    Sunday 27th March - Sprint test day Saturday 9th April - EACC Sunday 10th April - EACC Saturday 14th May - SSCC (Provisional) Sunday 15th May - Machars CC (Provisional) Saturday 30th July - EACC Sunday 31st July - EACC



  • 2016 Autotest Dates
    Sunday 21st February Sunday 20th March Sunday 8th May Sunday 21st August Sunday 18th September For information contact Samuel Henderson on 07595 963 384 or sam@eastayrshirecc.co.uk



  • October Rally Results
    Results are now available to download by following the link "October Rally Results" above. Thanks to everyone involved for such a great day.



  • KAMES OCTOBER RALLY UPDATE
    Please note that the entry system has been closed and re-opened several times to accommodate late entries, however after 12 noon today, will re-open no more (MSA rules). With 29 entries so far, there is one space left, taking us to our maximum entry of 30. I would appreciate if all competitors would sign on as early as possible, so that the event can run on time, and volunteers can get home before midnight. Also please be patient as due to the amount of late entries, late payments and incomplete entry forms, signing on may take longer than usual. Thanks for your support.



  • Awards Dinner Dnace Update
    Tickets are now available to buy at the Kames October Rally on Sunday 18th October (from me, the canteen, gate and signing on), any member of the committee, or online by following the link above, "Awards Dinner Dnace Update"



  • Kames October Rally & Junior Rally Update
    Entries close at 12 noon tomorrow (11th October), for seeding, documentation and press release purposes. Thanks to everyone whose entered so far, hope you all have a great day. SOUND TEST, SCRUTINEERING, DOCUMENTATION and SIGNING ON will be from 7 - 8.30am, DRIVERS BRIEFING at 8.45am, FIRST CAR due at 9am, and the AWARDS CEREMONY will be (in or outside the clubhouse - weather permitting, or in the caravan park bar/ lounge - to be confirmed at the drivers briefing) as soon as possible after results are final. ONLINE ENTRY FORM & UNSEEDED ENTRY LIST are available here: https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2015/kamesoctsun/ If you can help marshal at the event then please reply to this mail shot. Remember marshalling at Kames includes lunch of your choice from the canteen, £10 toward your expenses, EACC championship & marshalling points (essential to qualify for the championship). The awards dinner dance will be at the Fenwick Hotel on 6th Feb 2016. Tickets on sale now and will be available to buy at the rally (from me, the canteen, gate and signing on), any member of the committee, or online: https://webcollect.org.uk/eacc/event/annual-awards-dinner-dance-1 See you next Sunday, 18th October at Kames :-) Michelle Park Entries Secretary



  • Pinwherry Grasstest Results
    Results of the Pinwherry grasstests on 9th August and 6th September are now available to view or download via the 'Pinwherry Grasstest Results' link above. Well done to all involved.



  • AWARDS DINNER DANCE: FENWICK HOTEL - SATURDAY 6th FEB 2016.
    Tickets are now on sale and will be available to buy at the October Rally and Junior Rally at Kames on Sunday 18th October, or at any other time from John Frew (07748 295 206), or any member of the committee.



  • October Rally
    Just a reminder that entries close for seeding this Saturday, 10th October, at 12 noon.



  • OCTOBER 4th SPRINT AT KAMES
    With over 70 entries, the final speed competition on the Scottish Motorsport calendar takes place this Sunday (Oct 4th) at Kames Motorsport Complex, Muirkirk when East Ayrshire Car Club hosts the final round of the Cross Border Speed Championship. This series of competitions has taken competitors from the North of England and the lower half of Scotland to tracks as far apart as Callander and Scarborough and the climax of the Championship is certain to provide a keen but friendly Scotland versus England rivalry. The racing will involve cars ranging from roadgoing saloons through to singleseater racing cars whose drivers will be eager for some last-minute action before the long close season. Over sixty entries have been received for the meeting, unusually high for this time of year. A special incentive to spectators will be free admission to any car and passengers showing the official programme from the recent Creative Classics Car Show at Kames on 2nd August. Practice starts at 9.30 a.m. with the competition runs beginning around 1 p.m.



  • MARSHAL PLEA
    With the new MSA safety requirements upon us, we need more marshals than ever, and we need your help to make sure we can run events safely. You may also have seen the news of the cancellation of the Colin McRae Forest Stages. To those who had said yes to marshalling, thank you for your support and I hope we meet up at another event soon. We have another forest stage rally this year, the Galloway Hills Rally on Sunday 25th October, which normally attracts a number of Irish competitors. Please contac Sam Henderson as soon as possible if you can help: sam@eastayrshirecc.co.uk. Sunday 18th October is the Kames October Rally and Junior Rally. This is a single venue tarmac rally held at Kames track in Muirkirk. If you can help at this event then please contact Michelle Park at: michelle@eastayrshirecc.co.uk. Also look out for our AutoSolo/AutoTest Winter Challenge dates coming soon. Marshal's are provided with lunch and a cash contribution towards any expenses. Experience isn’t necessary and Marshaling is definitely the best way to get close to the action. And remember that you need to have marshalled on at least one EACC event to qualify for our Club Championship. Thanks for your ongoing support of the Club.



  • 20.09.15 Autotest Results
    Autotest Results are now available to download by following the link "20.09.15 Autotest Results" above. Thanks to everyone involved for such a great day.



  • Junior 1000 Ecosse Rally Championship
    For anyone interested in joining the Junior Championship committee, please follow the link above "Junior 1000 Ecosse Rally Championship"



  • AWARDS DINNER DANCE
    The years Awards Dinner Dance will be held at the Fenwick Hotel, near Kilmarnock, on Saturday 6th February 2016. Details of times, tickets, room rates and discounts to follow, but should hopefully be available at all forthcoming events at Kames, or by contacting any member of the committee. Tickets are likely to include a three course meal, awards ceremony, live music, some interesting alcohol fuelled dance moves, banter, and raffle prizes, and a few folk you wouldn't normally recognise when they're spruced up. Your contact for any inquiries regarding this event are John Frew: 07748 295206 or jock@eastayrshirecc.co.uk, and Lorna Fair, via Russell Fair: 07909 997039 or russell@eastayrshirecc.co.uk



  • AUTOTEST UPDATE
    Our final autotest of the year will be held at Kames on Sunday 20th September. Regs and entry forms available via the link above "AUTOTEST UPDATE" Contact Samuel Henderson for info, or if you are able to marshal: sam@eastayrshirecc.co.uk ALSO KEEP AN EYE ON OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DATES AND DETAILS OF OUR WINTER AUTOTEST CHALLENGE



  • KAMES OCTOBER RALLY AND JUNIOR RALLY UPDATE
    The ENTRY SYSTEM is FINALLY LIVE! Regulations and online entry system can be accessed by following the link at the link above: "KAMES OCTOBER RALLY AND JUNIOR RALLY UPDATE" PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE. And if you aren't competing and can Marshal, or help in any way, then please do your bit, and contact Chaz Marsham on 07826 789699 or at chaz@eastayrshirecc.co.uk. You'll get your lunch and a contribution to your expenses. Experience isnt necessary and Marshaling is the best way to get close to the action, as well as a requirement to qualify for the Club Championship. This will be our last 2015 rally, and opportunity for some tarmac action at Kames.



  • SACC Autotest Coordinator
    Could anyone interested in this role please contact Lock Horsburgh at lock@scottishcarclubs.com



  • 23.08.15 Autotest Results
    Autotest Results are now available to download by following the link "23.08.15 Autotest Results" above. Thanks to everyone involved for such a great day.



  • Pinwherry Autograss Results
    Results of the Pinwherry grasstests on 24th May, 21st June and 12th July are now available to view or download via the 'Pinwherry Autograss Results' link above. Well done to all involved, particularly Leonard McKinnon and Jimmy Stewart for organising and running these popular events.



  • Autotest/ Autosolo - Sunday 23rd August
    Regulations now available to view or download by clicking on 'Autotest/ Autosolo - Sunday 23rd August' above.



  • Classic Car Show
    This Sunday - 2nd August - sees the return of the Classic Car show at Kames and we are looking for marshals to support the event and ensure its smooth running on the day. Can I ask anyone who is interested in marshalling to contact me, whether or not they have previously advised Robert Smith, or another member of the organising committee, so that I have a complete list of everyone who can marshal on the day. There are a number of tasks to cover so I am looking for around 20 people to ensure everyone can get breaks. Lunch will be provided for all marshals. Contact: Janet Telfer mob. 07982 727444 Email: janet@eastayrshirecc.co.uk



  • July Sprint Results
    Results are now available to view or download in the results section of the website. Well done to all involved.



  • British Touring Car Championship
    For details of a prize draw and discounts for the BTCC at Knockhill on 22nd and 23rd August, click on 'British Touring Car Championship' above.



  • Motorsport In Scotland - July Update 2
    Part 1 of the update is now available to view by clicking on "Motorsport In Scotland - July Update 2" above,



  • Motorsport In Scotland - July Update 1
    Part 1 of the update is now available to view by clicking on "Motorsport In Scotland - July Update 1" above,



  • SACC Update - Kames Junior Rally Report
    The report is now available to view by clicking on "SACC Update - Kames Junior Rally Report" above.



  • JULY SPRINTS PRESS RELEASE
    Hosted by East Ayrshire Car Club, this weekends two sprint meetings (July 25/26th), at Kames Motorsport Complex in Muirkirk, promise to be an intriguing face-to-face between two giants of Scottish motorsport. Les Mutch has won several sprints and hillclimbs this season and the Aberdonian will again be at the wheel of his GWR Raptor, an advanced design by his friend and former British Hillclimb Champion Graeme Wight Junr at his Banchory workshop. Only four of these racing cars have been built and they have caused a sensation at most rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship, some of which they have won outright. The colourful Mutch is a big favourite at Kames but he faces stiff opposition in the form of former British Sprint Champion Stewart Robb from Stirling in a four litre V8 Pilbeam. This car looks similar to a Formula One car and like the Raptor incorporates some state of the art technology and while it is much more powerful, the superb handling of the diminutive Raptor should make this a spectacular contest. Practice starts at 9.30a.m. each day with competition runs taking place around 1.15pm.



  • July Sprints at Kames
    Just a reminder that the online entry system for the July Sprints will close at midnight on Saturday 18th July.



  • July Sprints at Kames
    The online entry system for our July sprints (25th & 26th July) is now open and can be accessed by clicking on "July Sprints at Kames" above. We are in the fortunate position of having competitors from 5 different championships competing at Kames that weekend, so get your entry in early to allow us to organise one the clubs main sporting weekends of 2015. Following our earlier events in April, where 38 of our members scored points, the top 10 in the clubs sprint championship is as follows: Rank Driver Car 1 Andrew Connell Mazda MX5 2 Billy Lambie snr Westfield Megabusa 3 Leslie T Mutch GWR Raptor 4 Graham Clark Radical Prosport 5 Cameron Fair Peugeot 205 S16 6 Ronnie MacGregor Honda S2000 7 Melvyn Hartley Autotune Gemini 8 Wullie Beaton OMS PR 9 Mike Murchie Ford Fiesta MK1 10 Peter Locke Mazda RX-8 PZ. Marshals are also needed for the July Sprints at Kames Motorsport Complex on 25th and 26th July. No experience is necessary and you will be provided with lunch and expenses. Marshaling is a great way to get close to the action whilst putting something into the sport we love, and is a requirement to qualify for the Club Championship. If you, or anyone you know can help, please contact Chaz Marsham (Chief Marshal, East Ayrshire Car Club) on at chaz@eastayrshirecc.co.uk or 07826 789699. He will be happy to hear from you and provide any information you need.



  • Kames Classic Car Show 2105
    The EACC Show Committee are still looking for companies to advertise in the Official Show Programme, of which 800 are being printed for free issue to owners, marshals, judges, officials and the general public. Adverts will cost £30.00 per half page. Please contact Robert Smith. Our marshals have a busy July schedule and we are adding to the pressure by asking them to help out on the Creative Classics Car Show at Kames on Sunday August 2nd. However, compared to some of the tough marshalling sessions recently this could be a bit of a dawdle. It will be more relaxed with time allowed to look at an array of superb cars old and new. Mostly the marshalling will be about getting the cars into position in the various paddocks, some in the usual paddocks and many on the infield with the tarmac roads being used as pedestrian access. Then we have to operate the public car park, collect admissions and issue programmes. After judging, each class will make a slow parade lap before returning to their respective paddocks. That leaves the prizegiving and the supervision of cars leaving the venue. We hope to give each marshal regular breaks throughout the day. If you can help, please contact Robert Smith on 01290 550897. Or Chaz if he is your normal contact. As cars arrive shortly after 9 a.m. we would like marshals in place before 9 a.m. As well as catering for the older cars, there are classes for kit cars, novelty cars, modern classics and competition cars, and as we are trying to give the show a motorsport flavour we would ask members with suitable cars, from rally cars to Ferraris, to get their entries in as soon as possible. At only £4.00 it is the cheapest entry fee of the season and good, relaxed fun. Entry forms are available by clicking on "Kames Classic Car Show 2105" above.



  • Results: Albar Kames Trophy Rally and Junior Rallies
    Results are now available to view or download in the results section of the website. Well done to all involved.



  • WORK NIGHT AT KAMES
    A work night is being planned for Wednesday 8th July, starting at around 6pm at Kames Motorsport Complex, Muirkirk. Work will include repairs to the track edges, general cleaning and tidying up of the complex for our forthcoming Classic Car Show and Sprints. You won't need any particular skills or trades to get involved, you just need to be prepared to muck in. This is a great way for you to contribute to the future of the club and for your full day's help, you can earn yourself a track pass which can be used for a test day or £35 discount against any EACC event. As always, the club have ambitious plans this year to improve the facilities and offer much more to all it's members. Your support in achieving this would be much appreciated. For further information contact Dave Clark at dave@eastayrshirecc.co.uk or 07799 234416, or Ian Gemmell at 07775 774 882 or iang@eastayrshirecc.co.uk, who will be happy to hear from you. Thank you for your time and support.



  • Albar Kames Trophy Rally and Junior Rallies
    Teenager Peter Bennett and his experienced co-driver Arthur Keirans travelled all the way frim Northern Ireland for the Albar Rally weekend at Kames Motorsport Complex, Muirkirk and were rewarded with a double success. On Saturday they won the Junior Rally in which only drivers aged 14 to 17year old were eligible, in their Citroen C1. The following day’s Albar Rally saw the youngsters take on more experienced opposition but in the Junior section of that event the Ulster pair again triumphed. Outright winner of Sunday were Ross Fernie / from Glenrothes in a Subaru Impreza with Coylton crew Graham Bruce / Derek Kier second in a Mitsubishi EVO4.



  • THIS MONDAY, 6th JULY ON THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL - IDRIS ELBA TAKES ON RALLYING AT KAMES WITH JIMMY MCRAE
    Kames is renowned for its technical track and has been a regular practice ground for many upcoming stars of the future and established motorsport greats, from junior drivers starting out in motorsport to Scottish and World Rally Champions and Sprinters. 'Idris Elba: No Limits', is a new show on the discovery channel where Idris (from the BBC1 Drama Series, Lewis) takes on four motorsport legends at their own game. The first episode features Idris taking on rallying when he travel to Kames to meet Jimmy McRae. The show will be aired on the Discovery Channel this Monday, 6th July at 9pm.



  • JULY SPRINTS
    The entry system for the Kames Sprints on 25th & 26th July can now be accessed by clicking 'JULY SPRINTS' above.



  • ALBAR KAMES TROPHY RALLY AND JUNIOR RALLIES PREVIEW
    Some of motorsport’s stars of tomorrow head for Kames on July 4th when a group of 14-17 year-olds will contest a special stage rally within the complex. The youngsters have undergone a severe course of coaching over the winter months and each will be accompanied by a co-driver with many years experience. The cars will be limited to 1000cc but are very well prepared. Kames is one of the few places where these talented youngsters can gain valuable experience in the advancement of their motorsport careers. It was there a young Colin McRae and brother Alister honed their skills before entering the International arena. First crew to enter were Peter Bennett and Arthur Kierans (who is the current British Rally Champion) from Northern Ireland in a Citroen C1 and they will face opposition from drivers travelling all the way from Inverness, Elgin, Perth, Stonehaven and the North of England as well as local members of our own East Ayrshire Car Club. On Sunday the 5th the youngsters will challenge their peers when the rally is open to all ages and cars and it will be interesting to see how well they fare against tougher, faster opposition. Action begins around 11 a.m. on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday. As usual spectators can view from the comfort of their cars and enjoy hot and cold snacks from the café. If you would be interested in marshalling at any of our events, please contact Chaz Marsham at chaz@eastayrshirecc.co.uk for information.



  • PLEA FOR MARSHALS - KAMES RALLIES - 4th & 5th JULY
    We need more marshal's for this weekend's Albar Kames Trophy Rally & Junior Rallies at Kames Motorsport Complex, Muirkirk on the 4th & 5th July. Marshaling is a great way to get close to the action whilst putting something into the sport we love, and is a requirement to qualify for the Club Championship. You'll also get your lunch and a contribution to your expenses. Don't worry if youve no experience, you’ll get help. If you can help out please contact Chaz Marsham on 07826 789699 or at chaz@eastayrshirecc.co.uk. He will be happy to hear from you and provide any information you need.



  • Albar Rally & Junior Rally Final Instructions
    The final instructions and seeded entry lists are available on the Rallies page.



  • Albar Rally & Junior Rally
    The online entry system is now closed. However anyone still wanting to enter the rally can contact Michelle Park at: michelle@eastayrshirecc.co.uk



  • Albar Rally & Junior Rally
    Only a couple of weeks til our first rallies at Kames in 2015. Its juniors only on Saturday and both adults and juniors on Sunday. Entries are coming in, but we still have space for more in the paddock on both days. Its an ideal opportunity to get some points for the club championship, do some testing in preparation for the Mach1 Stages or just having a great time blasting round the Kames tarmac rally roads with other like-minded competitors. Event regulations and the online entry links are at http://www.eastayrshirecc.co.uk/rallies Entries close on Saturday June 27th. If youre not entering we can always use some more marshals. Contact our chief marshal, Chaz, at chaz@eastayrshirecc.co.uk if youre able to help.



  • Creative Classics Car Show Regulations
    The regulations for the Creative Classics Car Show on Sunday 2nd August are now available.
    Online entries for the car show Creative Classics Car Show
    Online entries for a club or autojumble stand Creative Classics Show Club/Autojumble Stand
    Download the regs and entry form here.




  • Albar Kames Trophy Rally and Junior Rallies
    This year's Albar Kames Trophy Rally and Junior Rallies will be held at Kames Motorsport Complex on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July, and are counters in both the EACC Club Championship and the Brick Junior 1000 Championship. Supplementary Regulations and online entry can be found here: http://www.eastayrshirecc.co.uk/rallies. Entries close for seeding on Saturday 27th June, but please enter sooner rather than later. Marshaling is a great way to get close to the action whilst putting something into the sport, and is a requirement to qualify for the Club Championship. You'll also get your lunch and a contribution to your expenses. Experience isnt necessarily required, so if you can help out please contact Chaz Marsham on 07826 789699 or at chaz@eastayrshirecc.co.uk. As always the cafe will be open, serving hot and cold snacks and drinks throughout the day.



  • Work Day - Sunday 14th June 2015
    A work day is being planned for Sunday 14th June, starting at around 10am at Kames Motorsport Complex, Muirkirk. Work will include tyre wall repairs, speaker and cable installation for the new PA system, and possible club house renovations. You won't need any particular skills or trades to get involved, you just need to be prepared to muck in. This is a great way for you to contribute to the future of the club and for your full day's help, you can earn yourself a track pass which can be used for a test day or £35 discount against any EACC event. As always, the club have ambitious plans this year to improve the facilities and offer much more to all it's members. Your support in achieving this would be much appreciated. For further information contact Dave Clark at dave@eastayrshirecc.co.uk or 07799 234416, or Ian Gemmell at 07775 774 882 or iang@eastayrshirecc.co.uk, who will be happy to hear from you.



  • Regulations available for the July rallies
    Regulations are now available for the junior rally on Saturday 4th July and the rally and junior rally on Sunday 5th.



  • April Sprints
    Results of the April Sprints are now available to view or download by clicking "April Sprints" above.



  • Autotests
    By popular demand the following AUTOTEST dates have provisionally been added to the club calendar - 10th May, 23rd August and 20th September. However, like all of our events we rely on volunteers to help organise and run them. If you, or anyone you know, can help at any of our events, please contact Chaz Marsham on 07826 789699 or chaz@eastayrshirecc.co.uk



  • APRIL SPRINTS
    Sprints will be held at Kames Motorsport Complex this Saturday and Sunday, the 11th & 12th April, with practice laps starting at around 9.30am each day. These events make up the first two rounds of the Guyson Scottish Sprint and Hillclimb Championships with the event on 12th April also being the first round of the Lowland Speed Championship. For Spectators, gate/ entry fees are £4 per person, or £10 per car. There are also on-site toilet facilities and a canteen serving hot and cold food and drinks throughout the day.



  • Kames Classic Car Show 2015 - Appeal for Marshals and Volunteers
    UPDATE ON KAMES CLASSIC CAR SHOW - AUGUST 2ND 2015 Whether your main interest is in rallying, sprinting, autotesting or whatever, the one thing we all share in East Ayrshire Car Club is a love of beautiful cars. And while it is seldom we get the opportunity to bring all our tastes under the one event, that is exactly what we plan to do on August 2nd at Kames. Following the success of our first Classic Car Show six months ago we are now planning an even better display this year, one in which everyone can share. In particular, we would appeal to members and their friends to assist with the event in some way, however modest. After just one year the Show is already an important date in the EACC Calendar and we are anxious to repeat the popularity shown by owners and spectators. This however involves considerable work which last year was borne by too few shoulders and we ask members to help us realise the potential of this promising event. To remind you, we had 220 entries, of which over 160 turned up on an inclement day and these included Vintage, Modern Supercars, Kit Cars, Racing cars, Rally Cars, around 15 one-make clubs including Jaguar, Porsche, etc. There was also a traction engine, and some vintage commercials. And lots more. On the day we will need volunteers to look after the various paddocks, to handle the car parking, to assist with vehicle arrivals and documentation, to control vehicle movements within the site, to supervise the day’s programme and spell off the marshals on each of these tasks. Most of these tasks will not require volunteers to attend meetings but it would help with the advance planning to know who might be available on the day and in what capacity. One position we need to fill very soon is that of Entry Secretary as that person will have to be named in the regulations which we hope to finalise by the end of April. The entries should start coming in from early May until the closing date on July 13th thus spreading the Secretary’s work over a longer period than before. Robert Smith handled this work last year and having a new person in this role would free Robert to concentrate on the development of the Show. We would therefore ask anyone willing to help out to get in touch with Robert as soon as possible and for members, etc to return the attached form to him at an early date, without commitment, of course. We hope to announce an overall sponsor soon and are also seeking a sponsor for each class and for companies to take out advertisements in the official programme. Robert Smith Tel 01290 550897 robert@rsmith4.orangehome.co.uk



  • Situations Vacant
    The club is looking to fill two positions on the committee. Club Secretary Responsible for club administration, point of contact for the Motor Sports Association and Scottish Association of Car Clubs. Communications Responsible for ensuring that members and the local community know whats going on within the club. This includes internal news updates, liaising with local press etc. These positions have become vacant as the existing holders have indicated they wish to leave the committee or rotate onto another role. Please contact our chairman, russell@eastayrshirecc.co.uk or 07909 997039, or any member of the committee, if you have any interest in these positions.



  • Autotest Results
    Results of the Autotest at Kames on 15.03.15 are now available to download by clicking on the 'Autotest Results' link above.



  • Rally Test Day and Marshal's Time Keeping Training Day
    East Ayrshire Car Club are running a test day for rally crews (who are required to wear safety gear) and MSA log booked rally cars only on 19th April. This will also be tied in with a marshals time keeping training day, with recovery and rescue units on site. Anyone interested in marshal training should contact Chief Marshal, Chaz Marsham on 07826 789699 At a cost of £45 for the day, this is a great opportunity to get some testing in, however there will be a maximum of 20 entries, so book now to avoid disappointment by clicking on the 'Rally Test Day and Marshal's Time Keeping Training Day' link above.



  • March Autotest Entry Form
    Entry forms for the Autotest on 15th March can be downloaded by clicking on 'March Autotest Entry Form' link above.



  • March Autotest Regulations
    Regulations for the Autotest on 15th March can be downloaded by clicking on 'March Autotest Regulations' link above.



  • Autotest Results
    Results of the Autotest at Kames on 15.02.15 are now available to download.



  • Annual Awards Dinner Dance
    Tickets for the Award's Dinner Dance at the Railway Hotel on 7th February are still available via the car club website and webcollect, or by contacting the social secretary. Details of last years award winners can be found by clicking the heading above. Congratulations to you all.



  • 2015 Calendar
    Dates of all our forthcoming events have now been added to the calendar.



  • Kames Classic Car Show 2015
    Plans for the 2015 Kames Classic Car show are now underway. For details, click on the heading above.



  • Autotest/ Autosolo Regulations
    If you are looking for somewhere to refine your driving skills for the upcoming season then come along to Kames on the 25th January 2015 for an auto-test/auto-solo. These tests are designed for both the experienced and in-experienced driver, thus making it a great days Motorsport. Entries are now open and regulations are available for download by clicking heading above.



  • Autotest/ Autosolo Entry Form
    Entry forms are available for download by clicking heading above.



  • EACC Annual Awards Dinner Dance
    This years annual awards dinner dance will take place on Saturday 7th Febrauray 2015 at the Railway Hotel in Auchinleck. Tickets are on sale from 1st November to 2nd February, via webcollect, by clicking on the heading above. Contact John Frew for details on 07748 295206, or at jock@eastayrshirecc.co.uk. See you all there :-)



  • ABR Travel Services Rally & Junior Rally
    Results have now been added to the website.



  • URGENT - Marshals required for Galloway Hills Rally
    Once again the club is looking for marshals to help run a stage on this years Galloway Hills Rally on Sunday the 26th of October. Marshaling is a great way to get close to the action, whilst putting something into the sport. Goodie bags, including lunch, are normally provided, but not guaranteed. This will also be the last chance for anyone looking to pick up marshalling points for the club championship, as you must marshal or help organise and EACC event to be included. Experience isnt necessarily required, so spread the word, and if you or anyone you know can help out please get in touch with Sam Henderson on: sam@eastayrshirecc.co.uk or Chaz Marsham on chaz@eastayrshirecc.co.uk or 07826 789699. Your help will be greatly appreciated.



  • ABR Travel Services Rally & Junior Rally
    Entries are now open for the last rally at Kames Motorsport Complex in 2014. The ABR Travel Services Rally will be held on Sunday 19th October and is a counter in both the EACC Club Championship and the Brick & Steel Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge. Supplementary Regulations and online entry can be found here. Entries close on Saturday 11th October, but please enter sooner rather than later. Based on competitor feedback from previous events, a few new routes have been designed and these will be run for the first time at Kames - so we are looking for a good entry. Marshaling is a great way to get close to the action, whilst putting something into the sport. You'll also get your lunch and a contribution to your expenses. Experience isnt necessarily required, so if you can help out please contact Chaz Marsham on chaz@eastayrshirecc.co.uk or 07826 789699 . As always the cafe will be open, serving hot and cold snacks and drinks throughout the day.



  • Results
    Results of the SACC Autotest on 14th September, and Pinwherry Grasstests on 4th May, 18th May and 15th June have now been uploaded to the results section of the website.



  • Treasure Hunt
    This years treasure hunt gets underway on 23rd August, meeting at Kames at 7pm, leaving at 7.30pm and finishing at the Dumfries Arms Hotel in Cumnock. Everyone interested should contact John Frew on 07748 295206 or jock@eastayrshirecc.co.uk



  • Treasure Hunt
    Could anyone doing the treasure hunt on 23.08.13 please let John Frew (07748 295206)so we have an idea of numbers. Thanks. See you there.



  • SACC Autotest
    The Scottish Association of Car Clubs annual autotest will be run by East Ayrshire Car Club at Kames Motorsport Complex on Sunday 14th September. This is a multi permit event and includes an: autotest, autosolo and a production car autotest so there is something for every driver and every car. Event supplementary regulations and entry form can be found at http://www.eastayrshirecc.co.uk/autotests. We are expecting entries from all over Scotland, including some current British Championship drivers so even if you dont want to compete it should be a great spectacle. As always the cafe will be open, providing both hot and cold snacks and drinks.



  • July Newsletter
    All the latest news now available for download by clicking 'July Newsletter' above. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE KAMES 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPRINT CHALLENGE WINNERS. We hope to see you at the awards dinner dance on 7th February 2015 at the Railway Hotel, Auchinleck! Tickets going on sale soon.



  • URGENT REQUEST FOR MARSHALS
    Marshals are needed for the Kames Classic Car show this Sunday 3rd August. We need Marshals for getting 220 cars into their allocated parking bays then controlling them as they're brought out to do a slow lap of the track and back into their bays, while the public are milling about. Please let Brian Telfer know on 07843 853450 ASAP if you can help. We need to know before the day so that we can be organised. Ideally marshals would be required from 9 a.m. but if you can't make it for then but will be able to help, please phone Brian to discuss.



  • KAMES CLASSIC CAR SHOW
    Sunday 3rd August sees the inaugural Kames Classic Car Show held at Kames Motorsport Complex in Muirkirk with more than 200 entries covering enthusiasts cars dating from the 1930's, with a lot of 1970's & 80's classics like the MGB GT in the picture as well as Kit Cars, Rally Cars and Racing Cars and owner's club stands for Porsche, BMW and MG . East Ayrshire Car Club hope it will be as successful as the shows they ran at Culzean Castle for many years with the cars being judged on all aspects of their appearance and having a slow speed parade around the racetrack before the best are presented with rosettes and trophies . Most of the entries so far are the kind of cars that are regulars at Classic shows across Scotland. The show will open at 11.30 am and we’re expecting sizeable crowds – cars will be displayed in the paddock as well as trackside. We could do with some Marshals from about 9am to help get the cars into the correct bays then the tricky bit later on is to get them out for a slow parade lap of the circuit then back into the same bays without too much fuss! If you can help, please email or phone me so we know in advance who we've got. Also we need some folk to help setting out the venue on the Saturday, marking bays out, again please contact me. I’ve attached a poster, please print a copy or 2 and try to get it up in your local shop, filling station, even on a noticeboard at work. We’ve got press releases going into local papers but could do with a few posters round about. Thanks Brian Telfer 07843 853450 Briandtelfer@hotmail.co.uk



  • New Track Records
    Our new track records are now available by clicking on the news title.



  • July Sprints
    Results of the July Sprints are now available in the results section. Thanks to everyone involved in the weekends events and congratulations to all the award winners.



  • Albar Kames Trophy Rally and Junior Rally
    Results are now available via the link, or results section.



  • July Sprints Final Instructions
    The final instructions for the July sprints are now available on the sprints page of the website.



  • Albar Kames Trophy Rally and Junior Rally
    Thanks to everyone involved in the 2014 Albar Kames Trophy Rally: organisers, marshals, officials, competitors and spectators, thank you all for making it a great event, and Congratulations to all the award winners.



  • June Newsletter
    All the latest news now available by clicking 'June Newsletter'.



  • Albar Kames Trophy Rally and Junior Rally
    Entries for the rally, which this year forms part of the Kames 30th Anniversary Rally Challenge, close this Saturday 5th July.



  • Annual Awards Dinner Dance 2015
    Next years awards night has been confirmed for 7th February 2015 at the Railway Hotel, Auchinleck. Details of how you can get tickets to follow. For information contact John Frew on 07748 295206.



  • July Sprints
    EACC are expecting a bumper entry for the July sprints. Hopefully as good if not better than the super support you gave the April events. Saturday is a round of the Guyson Scottish Speed Championship. Saturday and Sunday are also rounds of the Guyson Scottish Sprint Championship, the MJ Engineering Lowlands Speed Championship, & the EACC Kames 30th Anniversary Sprint Challenge. Saturday's course will run 3 laps clockwise and Sunday 2.3/4 laps anti-clockwise. Go to www.eastayrshirecc.co.uk/sprints for instant online entry with a choice of payment by either Paypal, bank transfer, or by cheque. Look forward to seeing you there.



  • VSMA Re-union
    Details of the Veterans of Scottish Motorsport Association reunion dinner, planned for October, are attached.



  • Albar Kames Trophy Rally Regs Now Available
    The regs and entry form are now available on the rallies page.



  • May Newsletter
    All the latest news and championship results are now available by clicking 'May Newsletter'.



  • April Wheel Newsletter Now Available
    The April edition of the wheel newsletter can now be downloaded from the website.



  • Targa Rally
    Time Schedule attached for Targa Rally on 11th May. We are considering a Targa Rally Championship in 2015 if anyone would like to come along on the 11th to show interest or to find out more.



  • Kames Classic Vehicle Show
    Regulations and advance info are available for the Kames classic vehicle show being held in August.




  • AGM Summary
    For those of you who weren't able to attend, please find attached a link to this year's AGM summary.



  • April Newsletter
    All the latest news and championship results now available here.



  • Kames April Rally & Junior Rally
    Results of the Kames April Rally and Junior Rally are now available here. Thanks to all the marshal's, organisers, officials and competitors's for a great day's rallying at sunny Kames yesterday, and congratulations to all you award winners out there Hope you all had a good day and to see you again soon.



  • Grasstest Dates
    Pinwherry Autograss Dates for 2014 are: 4th of May, 18th of May, 15th of June, 13th July, 10th August, and 7th September.



  • Kames April Rally & Junior Rally
    Seeded entry list now available here. Good Luck to everyone competing. Hope you all have a great day.



  • April Sprints
    Results of the April Sprints are now available here.



  • March Newsletter
    The March Newsletter is now available for download.



  • April sprints final instructions
    The final instructions for the April sprints are now available for download from the Sprints page.



  • Targa Rally
    Regs and entry form for next months Targa Rally can be found here, by clicking the headline.



  • March Edition of the Wheel Newsletter
    The March edition of the Wheel newsletter is now available for download.



  • April Kames Rally Regs
    The regs for the April Kames Rally are now available.



  • Targa Rally
    A Targa Rally, being co-promoted by South of Scotland Car Club and East Ayrshire Car Club, will start in Dumfries and finish at Kames Motorsport Complex on 11th May. A Targa Rally is a series of driving tests on private land with linking “road sections” between a starting and finishing point. Our event starts in Dumfries and has tests in and around Drumlanrig Castle, then Sanquhar before heading up our way where we will have a series of tests in and around East Ayrshire before finishing with 2 tests at Kames.



  • Kames 30th Anniversary Challenge
    To mark the 30th anniversary of Kames Motorsport Complex, this year EACC will be running both a Sprint, and a Rally Challenge. Drivers can score points at each of the 7 sprints, or 3 rallies, being held at Kames this year, with the highest scorer picking up the trophy at the end of the year. No registration fees will apply and further details of each challenge will be published in the near future.



  • April's Scottish Championship Sprints
    Regs and online entry for the first two events in the Scottish Championship are now available via the link (title). We appreciate your ongoing support, and hope you all have your winter upgrades completed on time. You can monitor who has already had their entries acknowledged and what cars they’ll be using in 2014 at: http://www.eastayrshirecc.co.uk/entrants



  • February Newsletter
    The February Newsletter is now available for download.



  • A PLEA FOR COMPETITOR SUPPORT OF APRIL SPRINTS.
    First events of each season are the double header sprints at Kames which tend to be poorly supported often due to competitors claiming their cars have not been ready on time. Continuation of low entries could cause events to be axed as the organising committee has a responsibility to Club members to ensure club activities are viable. Every speed event has the ongoing fees for doctors/paramedics, rescue, timekeeping, scrutineers, MSA permits/ insurance, and lots more. Clearly, if entries are poor the income cannot cover expenditure. Therefore can we please try hard this year to have our cars ready in time and fully support those deserving folk who stick their necks out on a limb for our pleasure? If you are solely a hill-climb competitor you could enter the April sprints and give yourself valuable seat -time prior to Doune. Also, those of us with any aspirations in Guyson Sprint, and Lowland Speed Championships have good reason to be at Kames in April accruing points from the outset. EACC advise that they are keeping Kames entry fees same level as last year. Look forward to seeing you all there. Mike Murchie (Supporting Scottish Speed Events).



  • 2014 AWARDS DINNER DANCE
    Tickets for the dinner dance are still available from the club website, or by contacting any member of the committee. Looking forward to seeing you all there.



  • Work Days
    The first of the year's work days are being planned for Saturday 29th March and 10th May. Come along and earn yourself a track pass which can be used for a Kames Test Day or against any EACC event. Further details are available by clicking the title link.



  • EACC NEWS
    Please find attached your first newsletter of 2014, by clicking the news title. Any ideas, thoughts or comments on what you'd like to see happening in the club this year will be most welcome. And remember you can earn yourself a track day voucher by offering a little bit of your time once or twice a year on work days, to help keep the club running. Look out for dates coming soon. Also that you need to be involved in organising/ running or marshalling in at least one EACC event, to be included in the club championship. Keep safe and keep your eye on the club website for news and details of forthcoming events. And if you'd like to help out in any way at all, no matter how big or small, then please get in touch or come along to an event and talk to us. We'll be more than happy to hear from you. Hope to see you all around Kames in 2014. Have a great season.



  • Annual Awards Dinner Dance
    Join us in celebrating this year's successes and looking forward to the start of the season ahead at the annual awards night, being held in the Dumfries Arms Hotel, Cumnock, 7pm on 8th March. Tickets are available via the club website or from any member of the committee.



  • First Aid Training
    EACC are running First Aid Training on 9th and 16th February. Both sessions are being held at Kames, starting at 10am and running 'til around 2pm. Anyone interested in attending should contact the club secretary, Janet Garner, with their preferred date to book a place.



  • AGM
    This year's annual general meeting starts at 8pm in Muirkirk Caravan Park. Come along to hear what's been happening over the last year, catch up with other members and have your say in taking East Ayrshire Car Club forward in 2014. We'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas, and look forward to seeing you there.



  • Autotest Results
    The results of the Autosolo held at Kames on 19th January are now available on the results page.



  • Autotest Regulations Now Available
    The regs for the autotest at Kames on 19th January are now available for download from the autotest page.



  • Results from the ABR Roofing Rally now available
    The results from the ABR Roofing Rally and Junior Rally are now available on the results page.



  • Arran Weekend
    Results from the Arran Weekend are now on the website. Look out for a report on the weekends events in the next issue of Wheelmag.



  • August Wheel Newsletter Now Available
    The August Wheel newsletter is now available for download.



  • August News
    Your August Newsletter is now available by clicking on the "August News" title.



  • Jubilee Challenge Scores
    Results of the Jubilee Challenge, held at Kames on 27th and 28th July, are now available by clicking on the 'Jubilee Challenge Scores' link. Sprint Results can also be found in the results section of the website.



  • OVER 12's DRIVER TRAINING
    Would anyone interested in driver training for the over 12's please contact George Bryson at: george@eastayrshirecc.co.uk Just to clarify , this would be 12 and 13 year olds in their own/parents cars with their parent present and it is for low speed driver training to get them used to clutch/gears/steering etc. Once they turn 14 , they are then eligible to use the track with a parent present for speed testing as presently allowed.



  • April News
    Please click on the news title for all the latest news from EACC.



  • MARCH NEWS
    For your very slightly delayed March Newsletter, please click on the news title, or the link below: http://www.eastayrshirecc.co.uk/documents/eacc_news_03_13_1.pdf



  • FEBRUARY NEWS
    Hello and welcome to 2013 at East Ayrshire Car Club. Please click on the title(February News)for the first of this years monthly updates. Wishing you a safe and enjoyable season, East Ayrshire Car Club



  • EACC win National Motorsport Week Award
    EACC were awarded with a cheque for £100 and highly commended in this years National Motorsport week awards. The quality and quantity of entries exceeded their expectations and EACC were chosen out with 5 other clubs with the overall award going to our neighbours at South of Scotland car club