Scottish Hill Climb Championship 1981

Norrie Galbraith acquired a new Chevron B48 for the new season, built by the now Scottish-owned Chevron Cars, but had great difficulty getting the car sorted. Jimmy Jack had the quickest car, a March 782/79B previously raced by his teammate Chris Cramer, and took maximum points at the first two rounds of the series but when the engine blew at an English hillclimb, Jack shared Cramer's newer Toleman TG280 at Fintray and Doune in June. The substitution had not been agreed, so Jack lost his points for those two events and had to use the Toleman for the two remaining rounds of the Scottish series. Galbraith won from Jack at Fintray in August, leaving the title finely balanced. Kenny Allen led on 48 points in his Mallock, Galbraith had 47, then just one more point behind came Tom McMillan in the Modus M4H that he was sharing with Jim Campbell. Jack and Campbell were tied on 43 points. Jack seized the title when he won the final round, at Rumster, with Galbraith only able to manage fourth.

In the large Special Saloon class, Barrogill Angus was now racing a Davrian Stiletto with 2-litre BMW engine, and he broke nine class records during 1981, four in Scotland and a further five in England.

The races

18 Apr 1981 > Strathclyde Park

24 May 1981 > Caithness Car Club Hill Climb at Rumster

14 Jun 1981 > Fintray

21 Jun 1981 > Doune

02 Aug 1981 > Fintray

30 Aug 1981 > Caithness Car Club Hill Climb at Rumster

1981 Scottish Hill Climb Championship table

1Jimmy Jack(libre) 2.2-litre March 782/79B - Hart 422R
(libre) 2.5-litre Toleman TG280H - Hart 425R
58 pts