SSDT 1968 - 2008
With the entries for the Scottish Six Days Trial once again oversubscribed and having to be balloted by the Edinburgh and District Motor Club Ltd, in 2018 the event remains as popular as ever. It has very much always been the ‘One to Win’ and in this ‘Flashback’ article we look at the event over the last forty years taking in the years 1968, 1978, 1988 and 2008. Times have changed, machines have changed, but some names remain very much associated with this six-day event. Now headed by Dougie, the Lampkin name has seen victories on many occasions. Sammy Miller was so dedicated after his move from Ariel to Bultaco in 1968 as he headed the Spanish Armada. In 1978 in our opinion Martin Lampkin would have needed a bulldozer to stop him winning! Ten years later in 1988 Steve Saunders would join a very exclusive club which included iconic names associated with the event, Hugh Viney and Gordon Jackson, as four-time winners. With 12 world titles to his name and 99 world round wins Dougie Lampkin would return to the event on a Beta to win following on from his victories in 1994, 1995 and 1996. As they all stated after their victories the event still remains the ultimate test of man and machine.
Sammy Miller (252 Bultaco) 1968: All eyes are on the man and machine.
Dougie Lampkin (300 Beta) 2008: After moving away from the event to concentrate on winning world championship titles it was a legend who returned to win again in the Highlands.