Category: Club News

Croft report and more...
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Croft report and more…

Last Saturday 12th April 2014 saw the 25th running of Croft Hillclimb Holywood, Co Down, under the stewardship of the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club NI. With the sprinting season already under way this ever popular event gave Ulster’s hillclimbing fraternity their first competition action of the year, playing host to Round 1 of the 2014 [...]

Circuit of Ireland help needed
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Circuit of Ireland help needed

APPEAL FOR HELP – AGAIN! By now most of you will be aware that Circuit of Ireland ERC Qualifying is to take place at Croft and Whinney Hill on Thurs 17th April. The activity will be based at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and TSCC have been charged with looking after things there. We [...]

SuperFinn gets his trike
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SuperFinn gets his trike

You may recall that TSCC dedicated this year’s charity autotest in February to an individual, namely, one Finlay Blaine or “SuperFinn” as he is known to many. He was nominated for the 2013 Ni4Kids Family Awards and a Finalist for Child of the Year. Finlay who is six years old was in need of a [...]

Crossle and McCandless on youtube
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Crossle and McCandless on youtube

Below are the links to the two latest Youtube videos from the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. The first is called ‘Building a Dream’ and follows the construction of a brand new Crossle 9S sports racing car. Click here to watch. The second video is named ‘McCandless goes to Goodwood’, showing the story of the [...]

Historic Folk Museum setting for Circuit’s Qualifying Stage
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Historic Folk Museum setting for Circuit’s Qualifying Stage

  Top Circuit of Ireland Rally competitors will converge at Ballycultra Village in the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on Thursday 17 April from 11:00 for the official Qualifying Stage of this year’s Circuit of Ireland, the first pure asphalt rally on the FIA European Rally Championship calendar and a counting round of the ERC [...]

TSCC Auotest results and photos
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TSCC Auotest results and photos

Our first championship Autotest was held yesterday at Milisle. With a good turn out everyone had a good first event. Already looking forward to the next Autotest on May 21st. No Autotests in April as we have our Croft Hillclimb on the 12th. Get your entries in for the first Hillclimb of the season by [...]

Paddy Hopkirk Gala report
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Paddy Hopkirk Gala report

Well, what a day that was. Saturday saw us up at Stormont parliament buildings to sign in, organize and basically get the cavalcade on its way. William had organized us and the cars started arriving from around 08.30. After the usual checks and the drivers signed in, they were organized and placed on display in [...]

Paddy Hopkirk Gala update
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Paddy Hopkirk Gala update

Latest newsletter here. Registration here. Cavalcade information here. John Watson at the Gala here. Information on the Gala here. Information on Cavalcade here. Latest on the Cavalcade here. Theme here. Get involved here.

TSCC Charity Autotest report, results and images
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TSCC Charity Autotest report, results and images

An excellent trun out to our first event of the year meant a fun filled day, catching up with friends from near and far. As we mentioned before, this year is a departure from the norm as this event was held in support of an individual – six year-old Finlay Blaine from Saintfield know to [...]

TSCCNI's August autotest. Report results and photos
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TSCCNI’s August autotest. Report results and photos

Another successful Autotest event by TSCCNI was held in Bangor last night (August 14th). 26 competitors with an excellent array of machinery, from mini and midgets to MX5s and 7 type roadsters. Lovely MKI escort together with a RS2000 made an appearance. Wallace’s Manta and George’s were also there to entrain us together with a [...]

Cultra Interview with Formula 1 racing plus
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Cultra Interview with Formula 1 racing plus

We recorded an interview about Cultra hillclimb event with the American ‘Formula 1 Racing Plus’ programme, yesterday, June 20th. It is broadcast on www.performancemotorsportsnetwork.com webradio channel. It went out just after 2.00pm BST June 20th. It’ll be broadcast again at 2.00am BST on Friday, June 21st, and again at 1.00pm BST on Friday 21st. If [...]

June Autotest, report and results
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June Autotest, report and results

June autotest was another popular event at the McKee’s complex. Over 20 cars took the challenge set by George and Wallace on this autotest and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Fel McIlroy was there in her MX5 representing the women in motorsport. Our thanks to all who took part and contributed to the Race for Life charity [...]

‘Maiden’ wins at Cultra 2013
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‘Maiden’ wins at Cultra 2013

Report by William Heaney, TSCCNI President. Cultra Hillclimb Event 2013, ‘Celebrating Women in Motorsport’, at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, last Saturday (June 1st), certainly lived up to the pre-event reports of significantly increased interest in what is now dubbed ‘Northern Ireland’s Motoring Garden Party’, at the award-winning North Down visitor attraction. Not only [...]

Hillclimb Champion Makes Cultra Podium
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Hillclimb Champion Makes Cultra Podium

Last weekend the BWRDC’s reigning hillclimb champion Jo Hodgson and husband Roger made the long trip to Ulster to for fill an invitation to compete at this years Cultra Hillclimb Event, Sat 1st June, which is held in the parkland grounds of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, North Down, Northern Ireland. The 700 yard [...]

Cultra, times, review, images and more
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Cultra, times, review, images and more

Well, another amazing event which was Cultra hillclimb is over for another year. Memories will be with us till the next one I’m sure. What a day it was. We have been inundated with compliments and emails and messages letting us know how everyone enjoyed the day. The weather was kind up to a point [...]

Cultra, latest up date, May 29th
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Cultra, latest up date, May 29th

To all who are taking part, helping or competing, Please find your final instructions here. Please read it carefully and adhere to it to make the day go smoothly for everyone. Entry list. There is a provisional entry list here. We look forward to welcoming you to an enjoyable event on Saturday.       [...]

Cultra Hillclimb latest update
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Cultra Hillclimb latest update

Cultra 2013 Hillclimb Entry was oversubscribed at the closing time yesterday (Saturday 25th). At a meeting of TSCC Cultra Sub-Committee today, it has been decided to apply for a Permit Extension from MSA to allow ALL entries to compete. For this reason we have not issued an entry list as yet. We shall be speaking [...]

Motocross Star heading to Cultra Hillclimb Event
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Motocross Star heading to Cultra Hillclimb Event

The Thoroughbred Sports Car Club NI, organisers of next weekend’s Cultra Hillclimb 1st of June have announced that Loughbrickland’s motocross star Natalie Kane will be riding her HM Plant KTM works bike up the 700yrd course, just prior to the day’s first official timed runs. With this years main theme being ‘Women in Motorsport’ joining [...]

May Autotest report
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May Autotest report

Our May Autotest proved very popular with the 30 entries on the day. This was at our new venue in Bangor, Co. Down, which was perfect. Weather was good and everyone seemed to have enjoyed themselves. Next Autotest will be held on June 12th. More information on that event here. Meanwhile you can enjoy some [...]

Cultra Brings ANOTHER Famous Car ‘Home’
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Cultra Brings ANOTHER Famous Car ‘Home’

For the third year in succession the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum partnership have secured the appearance of yet another significant Northern Ireland race car for their 2013 Cultra Hillclimb Event. Sixty-two years after Cultra-born Desmond Titterington took delivery of his ‘Festival of Britain’ Allard J2 (OZ4444), Somerset man Chris Pring [...]

Tulip run update
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Tulip run update

The TSCCNI Tulip run in April has raised the total of over £450 to date including donations and gift aid. This of-course was raised for Race 2 Recovery and thanks again to all who participated and enjoyed the day whilst making money fro this worthwhile charity. In case you missed this one, you can see [...]