Highland Classic 2016 is ‘The Yamscot Edition’

Yamscot - tank
Yamscot was the Competition and Racing section of Aberdeen’s Shirlaws dealership in the 1970’s.

The annual Highland Classic Two-Day Trial for 2016 will be held on 11/12 June and will pay homage to Yamscot, the competition part of Shirlaws Motorcycles, Aberdeen back in the 1970’s.

The brainchild of the late managing director, Leslie Shirlaw, it was created to promote Yamaha off-road and racing in Scotland. At the time Shirlaws were a Yamaha dealer, nowadays they are main Kawasaki dealers.

It is hoped that a glittering display of Yamaha trials machines will be at the event as well as some of the original Yamscot supported trials riders.

Yamscot were involved in trials, motocross and racing over a ten year period.

The event, promoted by Inverness & District Motorcycle Club Ltd will be held on the Alvie Estate, near Aviemore and the identity of the Guest of Honour will be announced nearer the event.

The trial itself was over-subscribed in 2015 and entry forms will be released for the 2016 event on 20th February.

2016 will be the 11th time the event has been run as a two day trial, the first year, 2004 was a one-day affair.

Previous Guests of Honour at the Highland Classic include Yrjo Vesterinen (2013), Dave Thorpe (2014) and Bill Wilkinson (2015).

The event is open to ACU,SACU & MCUI trials licence card holders and cater for both Pre’65 & twin-shock trials machines.

Stop Press: 2016 Guest of Honour – MICK ANDREWS

Roddy Taylor Yamscot
Roddy Taylor’s generously sponsored Yamaha TZ racing machine from 1987 (Yamscot) | Photo copyright: Ronnie Weir, Edinburgh.

One thought on “Highland Classic 2016 is ‘The Yamscot Edition’”

  1. Hi, I am a Brit now living in Canada and would like to find out if I could have an entry to the CLASSIC 2 day event in Scotland featuring Mick Andrews. I am a huge Yamaha and Majesty fan, ride vintage trials here in Canada and could be in the UK around that time. Especially if I could secure and entry. Please advise how I would go about entering. I do know Mick, Steve from Majesty, Colin from Chase/Yamaha – Ty offroad and other trials folk in the Uk. I have arranged a tentative bike, just in case. I thank you for any response and appreciate your efforts and trials work for these events. I hope to be there – Andy Gale Toronto. gale928@yahoo.ca

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