The McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages is one of the North East of Scotlands premier motorsport events. The stage rally, organised by The 63 Car Club (Elgin) Ltd, covers 45 miles in some of the areas famous forests. This years event will be held on Saturday the 18th of April 2020

The event is the second round of the 2020 KNC Groundworks Motorsport UK Scottish Rally Championship.

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2019 McDonald & Munro

 Speyside Stages



It’s a glorious day here in Speyside, ideal rallying conditions for the McDonald & Munro Ltd Speyside Stages but alas due to the current ongoing COVID situation we’ve had to cancel this years event which we are all gutted about but we’ve got to stay safe.

Instead what we’ll bring you is some footage from our very first event in 1997 when a our then small club decided that it was time we organising our own event! 1997 was a struggle financially but we got there with help from club members who wanted to see our club run an event. Over the years both the club and event have grown from strength to strength and we are incredibly proud of where we’ve got to and will continue to keep pushing forward.

In the meantime please all stay at home, stay safe and protect the NHS.

Thanks again to BeckSport Media for converting the Jim Barclay DVD.

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2001.....The McRae year.

The last time the Scottish Rally Championship was cancelled was during the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001, this had caused the widespread cancellation of rally championships and rallies that used forestry commission land. By September tho with the lack of cases in the north of Scotland we were allowed to run the Speyside that year making it the first forest rally to run in Scotland that year, and with the lack of forest rallies in the UK we were approached by Ford to be included in their Ka and 1400 Puma championships which we were extremely honoured to be a part of.

Of course this was at the height of McRae fever as Colin was riding high in the WRC with the focus, Colin also had a scholarship for a young Scottish driver at the time and it was a young lad called Mark Wheeler who had won it for 2001, Mark was competing in the 1400 Puma championship at the time and was entered into the Speyside with it. I’m not 100% sure exactly how it came about but Ford thought it would be a good idea for Colin to come and run as course car on the rally using there Super 1600 Puma! Colin then took along Mark’s Co -Driver Roger Herron for the day and Mark had Chris Patterson who was a top line nav at the time.
What a day it was! Colin was on form the whole day setting an overall fastest time on one stage against many top national drivers in WRC and Group A cars!

These memories have lived on with us as organisers and many many others in Scottish rallying in the years since and it’s something we’ll never forget.

Footage of this day doesn’t exist on YouTube but while having a tidy up during the lockdown I came across an old Jim Barclay DVD which had coverage of the 2001 event on it, unfortunately the disc had gotten damaged over the years but thanks to BeckSport Media they have managed to salvage this short clip that has Colin in action in the Puma...

We’ll be back bigger and stronger in 2021 but in the meantime please enjoy this rarely seen footage!

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We’re going back to 2002 for today’s throwback.

Again thanks to BeckSport Media for converting the Jim Barclay DVD so we could share it on here.

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