What is SAMSC?

The Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs – SAMSC – is a Regional Association of Motorsport UK.

Motorsport UK has 14 Regional Associations representing around 700 member clubs. These Regional Associations allow Motorsport UK to provide guidance and support to clubs, and also allow clubs to provide feedback to Motorsport UK.

SAMSC is the largest Regional Association, covering over 30,000 square miles and bringing together Motor Clubs from across the whole of Scotland and beyond.

  • We seek to develop our sport across the area for the collective good of our clubs, competitors and volunteers.
  • We coordinate, support and promote regional competition through championships, calendar management, and collaboration between clubs and event.
  • We support each other in the organisation and promotion of events.
  • We are a collective voice in the two-way dialogue with Motorsport UK, our governing body.
  • We coordinate and promote training and volunteer support.
  • Clubs coming together and talking to each other is a great way of sharing knowledge and experience.

All new clubs are required to join their local Regional Association, which gives clubs a direct voice in the Government of the Sport via the Regional Committee and Motorsport UK.

A Regional Association is responsible for supporting its member clubs, through training and promotion of the sport to enable participation in our sport in a safe, fair, fun, inclusive and progressive environment.

The role of a Regional Association, Motorsport UK


Scotland has been at the vanguard throughout the history of motorsport. Despite our country’s size, we are the fifth most successful nation in the world for producing Formula One World Champions.

In Scotland for many years there were two associations of (car) motor sport clubs – the East of Scotland Association of Car Clubs (ESACC) and the Association of West Scotland Motor Sport Clubs (AWSMSC). It was thought useful to bring these together and the “Scottish Association of Car Clubs” (SACC) was created at a meeting on 30th June 2009 and started to function from 1st January 2010.

At the 2018 AGM, it was agreed that the name of the Association would become the Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs.


The Association holds four meetings a year, one of which incorporates the Annual General Meeting. The papers for each meeting are circulated to the nominated representatives of our Member Clubs in advance and will also be available on this website.

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