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Inductees

2017


Colin McCrae

Colin McCrae MBE

 

Born in Lanark in 1968, Colin took an already famous rallying dynasty, and made the name a global phenomenon. To do this, he moved in quick succession from the two wheels of trial bikes on to four wheels. And soon went on to win two British Rally Championships before entering WRC at just 19, becoming the first Brit – or Scot – and the youngest ever to win the World Rally Championship Drivers Title in 1995 – a record he still holds.

He took the Subaru team to victory on a further two occasions, in 1996 and 1997, and also latterly raced for the Ford and Citroen WRC teams.

In all, he raced in 146 Rallies, recorded 25 wins and 42 podium finishes, he also competed in Touring Cars, Le Mans and even designed his own car – the R4.

He also had a hand in selling a million cars – and t-shirts and jackets and computer games all over the world. He certainly lived fast. He sadly died too young. Colin McRae MBE is proudly inducted to the Scottish Motoring Hall of Fame, posthumously, in 2017.

 

Moray Callum

Moray Callum

 

Car designer Moray Callum, graduated in Industrial Design before embarking on his path to automotive design stardom at the Royal College of Art in London.

His career started in the early 1980s with Chrysler in the British midlands, which he followed with a move to France and PSA Peugeot Citroen’s advanced studio.

A stint at Ghia followed, with the Via concept of 1989 and the Aston Martin Lagonda Vignale. Then, Detroit beckoned, and in the mid-1990s – he found himself managing the Ford studio in Dearborn, Michigan.

Next stop, Japan, and a promotion to lead Mazda design globally – with a redesign of the hugely successful MX-5, and almost every other Mazda model too – it was a time of reinvention.

Later in the noughties came further promotion across Ford’s north American brands, establishing a new era of Blue Oval all-American designs.

In 2014 he became Vice President of Design for Ford Motor Company – with the responsibility for all concept and production vehicles for the Ford and Lincoln brands all over the world.

 

2015


Jackie Stewart

Sir Jackie Stewart

 

Sir John Young 'Jackie' Stewart was born in Milton, West Dunbartonshire (June 1939) and went on to become one of the top five 'Greatest Formula One Drivers of All Time'. Nicknamed the 'Flying Scot', he competed in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, during which time is he was crowned World Champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973, and notched up no less than 27 race wins.

More than any other racing driver, Jackie Stewart revolutionised safety standards with a relentless crusade for circuit and car improvements, and was among the first to pioneer the use of safety belts and full-face helmets. Outside of motoring Jackie is an avid campaigner and supporter of charities for young people, and in particular for youngsters with dyslexia.

 

Jim Clark

Jim Clark OBE

 

James Clark, Jr. OBE (born March 1936) was a Formula One racing driver from Kilmany, Fife, who won two World Championships (1963 and 1965). At just 32 years of age, he had won more Grand Prix races (25) and achieved more pole positions (33) than any other driver in history.

Clark was a versatile driver who competed in sportscars, touring cars and famously in the Indianapolis 500, which he won in 1965, the same year he was crowned Formula One World Champion for the second time. Aged 32, Clark was tragically killed during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim, Germany, in 1968. He is buried in the village of Chirnside, and there is a small museum, the Jim Clark Room, in Duns, both in Berwickshire. In 2009, Jim Clark was named as the Greatest Formula One Driver of All Time.

 

Ian Callum

Ian Callum

 

Ian Callum (born July 1954), is a car designer from Dumfries. He is Director of Design, Jaguar Cars, a position he has held since 1999, following a number of other high profile design roles in the automotive industry. Aged 14, Callum penned his first attempt at a Jaguar car design, and sent it to the company in the hope of landing a job.

He went on to study industrial design and graduated from the Glasgow School of Art, and subsequently from the Royal College of Art in London with a postgraduate Masters degree in vehicle design. Often named among the best British car designers of the 21st century, Ian has received five honorary doctorates from Universities around the world, has been honoured as a Royal Designer for Industry, as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a winner of many prestigious awards.

 

Jackie Stewart Mercedes-Benz W165 at Goodwood 2014
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