Welcome to the official web site of Ecurie Ecosse, one of the world’s best known private motor racing teams.
Ecurie Ecosse was founded in Edinburgh in November 1951 by the late David Murray and today continues under the present “Patron”, Hugh McCaig.
Hugh McCaig has been involved in motor racing for the past twenty five years but was a motor racing enthusiast during his school days at Fettes College in Edinburgh. As head of the motoring club in the school he wrote a letter to David Murray of Ecurie Ecosse and asked if Murray would be prepared to bring the famous Ecosse transporter and cars. To his surprise Murray agreed and the sparkling dark blue D-type was unloaded from the Ecurie Ecosse transporter.
From then on Hugh McCaig followed the progress of Ecurie Ecosse. When the team was disbanded in 1972 Hugh little knew that around ten years later he would be able to reform the team and take the famous name on to greater success.
Since 1982, the team have become World Champions in Group C2 World Sports Car Championship, have been involved in the development and running of the factory Aston Martin AMR1 team. They have won the British Touring Car Championship for Vauxhall and have helped support some of Scotland’s most successful modern racing drivers including Allan McNish, David Coulthard, David Leslie, John Cleland and 2007 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti.
So Ecurie Ecosse have been instrumental in the development of motor racing for the past fifty five years not only in Scotland but in Britain as a whole.
On this site we will feature many stories about Ecurie Ecosse from the past to the present and we would welcome any readers recollections of Ecurie Ecosse through the years.