PowerAid III Rolling Road event with Ecotune

What a day. What a day!

This had a lot to live up given previous events with Ecotune but it certainly delivered and raised over £2600 for charity.

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Our Rolling Road days have been very popular in the past; especially those held with Ecotune in Hillington. It’s been a while since we last had one, so it was reassuring to see there was still a lot of interest in the format. This was confirmed when we filled up all the spaces for the event in under an hour!

This time round, MND Scotland (Motor Neuron Disease) was selected as the charity to benefit. This is particularly of note in this area given the plight of former Glasgow Rangers captain, Fernando Ricksen, who is fighting the horrible condition. It doesn’t matter what your football allegiances are; everyone is touched by the troubles faced by Fernando.

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Stan’s insane Audi RS6 about to get strapped down

Ecotune have boosted what was already an excellent facility for these types of events with all the facilities you’d expect including an indoor seating area with LCD screens for the results and windows into the dyno area. The workshop has now been separated and there is now a dedicated cell for the rolling road.

The results were broadly as expected. The graph would have been fairly steady if it hadn’t have been for Stan’s insane Audi RS6 skewing all of the figures!

The results from the day ...

The results from the day …

The Rolling Road wasn’t the only focus of the day. We also held a Show and Shine competition courtesy of The Detailers Box. The standard of entries was very high; this was unexpected given the event was held in October. Lewis Currie took the prize with his beautifully presented Subaru Impreza WRX STI as chosen by our mystery judge!

Lewis took the Show 'n' Shine prize courtesy of The Detailers Box

Lewis took the Show ‘n’ Shine prize courtesy of The Detailers Box

A couple of weeks after the event, Craig and Al returned to Ecotune to help hand over the cheque to Iain McWhirter of MND Scotland for the money raised. Shout out to Mazda MPS owners who also had a day with Ecotune and raised over £500 and this sum was included in the grand total of over £3200.

Al and Craig returned to Ecotune for the cheque handover

Al and Craig returned to Ecotune for the cheque handover

The raffle (which proved very popular yet again) allowed us to reach that incredible figure. We couldn’t have done this without the support of the sponsors for the day:

Sincere thanks to everyone who attended, helped out, donated something or put their hand in their pocket. Special thanks to Stan, Laura, Campbell, Andrew, Andrew, Danny, Jillian and the rest of the Ecotune team.

Here is a list of all of the results …

Name Car Engine
Power
(BHP)
Torque
(lbft)
Stan Ward Audi RS6 Avant 667 720
Michael McLeod BMW M5 470 362
Alan Brownlee BMW M3 430 434
Chic Harte BMW M5 425 342
Mark McGuiness Volkswagen Golf R 376 371
Stevie Watt Volkswagen Golf R 375 404
Chris Newton Seat Leon Cupra 280 362 400
Rob Stone Audi S4 Avant 343 353
Lewis Currie Subaru Impreza WRX Sti 340 381
James Watt Subaru Impreza Wagon 331 318
Darren Hodes Subaru Impreza WRX 331 304
James Currie BMW Z4M 324 268
Ally MacMillan Ford Focus ST 323 361
David Hogg Audi A4 323 529
Fraser Jones Skoda Octavia vRS 294 309
Craig Smith Audi A6 2.7 TT 286 315
James Leiper Subaru Impreza WRX GB270 268 318
Jamie Reynoulds Subaru Impreza WRX GB270 266 306
David Menzies Ford Focus ST 263 298
Paul Sharpe Subaru Impreza WRX-S 245 266
Marten Bonner Fiat Abarth 500 244 256
Fiona MacKay Honda Civic Turbo 235 172
Paul Connolly Honda Integra Type-R 226 102
Ross Houston Ford Fiesta ST 223 257
Ross Allison Vauxhall Astra BiTurbo 220 335
Greg Simpson Honda Civic Type-R 207 150
Callum Tonner Ford Fiesta ST 206 227
Darren Smith Ford Fiesta ST 206 222
Matthew Wright Skoda Fabia vRS 204 321
Martin Rooney Skoda Octavia vRS 202 335
Yumen Lai Renault Clio 182 190 175
Kenny Wright Skoda Fabia vRS 182 309
Gary Stewart Seat Ibiza FR 110 141

Pics from the day (thanks to all who submitted their pics) …