Scottish Hill Climb Championship 1976

Alan Thomson retained his title in his Chevron B17 Holbay but not so easily, as Barrogill Angus took second and first at the first two rounds in his Davrian. Jimmy Jack had acquired the ex-Andrew Jeffrey Chevron B25 with 1.9-litre Cosworth FVC engine, which he shared with Charlie Munro and Graham Gray. Jim Campbell still ran his old Brabham BT35, but it appeared to be past its best. Former champion Doug Thomson returned with a Motus Kart with 250cc Bultaco engine, which led to some long meetings for the eligibility committee. A couple of old Vixen-Imps continued to appear, as did a Ginetta G17 and the Jasag.

Something was finally stiring in the sports racing car classes, where Norrie Galbraith started the season with a 1300cc BDA-powered Daren Mk 2B before acquiring a 1600cc Mallock U2 Mk 8. The successful Mallock was updated to Mk 8B, Mk 11 and then Mk 16 specification over the next two years. As well as the tiny Motus, perhaps the most incongruous qualifier for a Top 10 in 1976 was Alan Gray's Ford Capri at Rumster in May.

The races

25 Apr 1976 > Doune

30 May 1976 > Caithness Car Club Hill Climb at Rumster

20 Jun 1976 > Doune

27 Jun 1976 > Aberdeen & District MC Hill Climb at Fintray

08 Aug 1976 > Aberdeen & District MC Hill Climb at Fintray

16 Oct 1976 > Kinkell

1976 Scottish Hill Climb Championship table

1Alan Thomson(libre) 1.6-litre Chevron B17 - Ford twin cam Holbay398.61 pts