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Ingliston Revival: Sandy Bloomer on radio and TV


Yesterday began by listening to son Sandy on Good Morning Scotland, speaking about the Ingliston Revival that he and his team organised for this weekend. The track opened 50 years ago and became Scotland's main centre for motor racing. It hosted many powerful cars and famous drivers, including Jackie Stewart and the late Jim Clark, before it closed in 1994.

The weekend is not about racing, however, but more a festival to celebrate motor sport and Ingliston's history. The public will be able to drive on this newly renovated track in a choice of cars. Sandy's interview will be on iPlayer for the next 28 days here: scroll along to 1 hour 56 minutes and catch the next four minutes.

Later he was on STV's Fountainbridge Show: there is footage of his interview and of the cars in action from about minute 5 to minute 7, but available for only a few more days.


The day ended with a spectacular dinner, with speeches by Lee McKenzie (BBC's Formula One reporter) and Ben Collins (Top Gear's original Stig) who arrived in style by helicopter. We were lucky enough to have the wonderful racing driver Tom Brown on our table, with his daughter Fiona who runs Cambuslang Karting. The auction raised thousands of pounds for the Jim Clark Trust, and this event looks set to be an annual success.



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