LTR at the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic Festival of Motoring
The Sir Jackie Stewart Classic Presented by Rolex was held over the weekend of June 18-19 at the evocative location of Thirlestane Castle near Lauder in the Borders of Scotland. The Laser Tools Racing team members including Aiden Moffat and Dexter Patterson (British Touring Car Championship) and Logan Hannah and Chloe Grant (GB4 Championship) were there with their cars and joined Sir Jackie Stewart and other high-profile guests at one of Scotland’s finest stately homes.
The weekend focussed on live motorsport action and an award-winning car show, all in aid of Race Against Dementia. The event showcased the career and achievements of three-time FIA Formula 1 Drivers’ World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, and gave visitors the chance to explore his remarkable career with plentiful displays of his cars – including his championship winning F1 cars – and memorabilia. Plus the Scottish Motor Racing Club offered exciting (and noisy!) live motorsport action as classic and contemporary cars, including Formula 1 cars, hurtled up the castle’s sweeping driveway.
Aiden Moffat: “I was only here for the smoke and noise! Ha ha! It really was a fun weekend at the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic event, with even Sir Jackie himself taking his old F1 car up the hill, and the noise of the Redbull F1 car — OMG! A truly incredible event for Scottish motorsport fans, and all for a very worthy cause: the Race Against Dementia, the charity founded by Sir Jackie Stewart.”
Logan Hannah: “It was a fantastic event to be a part of and an incredible opportunity to be able to meet so many big names in Scottish motorsport! The interaction with the general public was fantastic and it was great to have the cars up at the front of the castle and right in the middle of the action with Redbull and Sir Jackie Stewart's car!”
Chloe Grant: “I knew the weekend would be fantastic, having visited the castle, driven my GB4 car up the driveway, and having met Sir Jackie Stewart and Edward Maitland-Carew previously, but it exceeded my expectations. There was so much to see and do, the crowds were phenomenal, and Thirlestane Castle is just the most perfect venue for this event — not to mention what an honour it is to see Sir Jackie drive his 1969 Formula One car. There aren't words to do justice to Sir Jackie's efforts in his career, motorsport, and in the Race Against Dementia, however the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic embodies it and his spirit.'
Dexter Patterson: “What a weekend! I felt very privileged to be involved. The Formula 1 cars sounded amazing, but I’ll tell you what, the two BTCC cars sounded pretty good as well! Already looking forward to next year.”