The Highland Speed Championship exists to promote sprinting and hillclimbing in the
North of Scotland. These two disciplines are referred to as speed events. In both
cases the aim is for vehicles to cover a set course over tarmac , running singly,
in the best time they can manage over several attempts at the course.
The vehicles run according to the regulations laid down by the governing body of
motorsport in the UK The Motor Sports Association but you can take part in your everyday
road car with a minimum of expenditure as many competitors do to start with, eventually
moving on to more and more specialised competition cars.
Cars are divided up into classes by body type eg. saloons or sports cars, engine
size and also how much modification has been carried out. There are also classes
for specialised racing cars. Each class has its own champion at the end of the season.
Here are a selection of vehicles that may typically be found competing at weekends
in speed events.
The Highland Speed Championship is one of many clubs in the Scottish Association
of Car Clubs.