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“Knockhill – 50 years of racing”

From its humble beginnings in the 1970s, Knockhill Racing Circuit has evolved and developed to become Scotland’s Motorsport Centre – the modern, all action race track that is there today. Over the years Knockhill has seen its share of thrills, spills and action, all now captured in a beautifully presented and informative official 50th anniversary book.

With a huge range of brilliant photographs bringing the last five decades to life, Knockhill relives the racing exploits of so many of the greats, from Colin McRae and David Coulthard to Niall Mackenzie and Steve Hislop, not forgetting legends like Sir Stirling Moss, John Cleland, Louise Aitken-Walker and Gordon Shedden amongst many others.

This is the story of Knockhill’s journey from a farmer’s grazing land to an international race track, reliving legendary moments, incredible action and motorsport triumphs as well as the stories of the men and women who have raced and worked at Knockhill over the last half century. It charts the highs and lows of both the racing and the business over the years, as well as the courage, determination and willpower needed to succeed against all the odds, on and off the track.

Copies are available at https://www.knockhill.com/events/50-years-of-racing-book or by phoning 01383 723337 at £35 plus p&p. It’s also available in all good book shops.

About the author

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Jon Bolton

Jon is our Regional Training Coordinator, and also our Communications and Publicity Manager.
 
He went on his first rally at the age of 5 when his uncle was marshalling the Cropton Forest stage on the Lombard RAC Rally. That was in the days of Roger Clark and the all-conquering Escorts. The sounds and smells of rally cars have never lost their appeal. As an adult, working on an ambulance crew covering Cadwell Park in the mid 90s, he frequently encountered drivers who had come to an abrupt stop somewhat sooner than they had anticipated. Jon is a licensed rescue team member and Motorsport UK Trainer. He is also on Motorsport UK's Training Working Group and their Rescue and Recovery Working Group.

jon.bolton@motorsport.scot