Scotland has a motoring heritage dating back to 1910 with cars such as the classic Argyll built in Alexandria, on the west coast of Scotland. With our love of cars it will come as no surprise that there is the Scottish Rally Championships, Motorcar Racing Champions and home to the National Motorsport Centre - Knockhill Racing Circuit. Here is the best events and attractions not to be missed.
Happy Motoring Events and Attractions in Scotland
Festival of Motoring - Ignition
A few weeks ago the Glasgow S.E.C.C hosted it's first Festival of Motoring - Ignition. Hamish was really excited to be going along, seeing the super sports cars, witnessing the skill behind the Top Gear stunt team and meeting some of Scotland's best drivers David Coulthard and Gordon Shedden.
Top Gear Performance Cars ©MDHarding
Festival of Motoring Live Stunts
Live Action Area, Ignition Motoring Festival ©MDHarding
Classic Car Events
There are a number of classic and vintage car events taking place throughout Scotland during the year.
Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival ©MDHarding
Knockhill Racing Circuit
Knockhill Racing Circuit has a history dating back to the first motorcycle race in the 1970's, car racing has came a long way since then! Today you can witness the skill and excitement of the Scottish Touring Cars, Scottish Bike Racing and Hot Hatch Days. For enthusiasts there are also a number of hair raising events such as the Gordon Shedden Driving Experience and much more!
Gordon Shedden, Ignition Motoring Festival ©MDHarding
The David Coulthard Museum
The David Coulthard Museum is located in Tywnholm, Dumfries and Galloway. Holding an impressive collection of trophies, helmets and cars. For more up to date information please visit - www.davidcoulthard.co.uk
David Coulthard in action at Ignition Motoring Festival.
Other Scottish Motoring Attractions
While visiting Scotland you might also like to visit the Motoring Heritage Centre, Bo'ness Motor Museum, Myreton Motor Museum or Moray Motor Museum. Also for Formula 1 fans don't miss the new display in the Explore gallery, National Museums of Scotland.
Formula 1 racing cars on display in the new Explore gallery at the National Museum of Scotland.
Image credit: ©National Museums Scotland
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