Lothian Car Club (Edinburgh) Ltd was founded and incorporated on 8th September 1948 and Club promotes the Speed Hill Climb, Sprint and other forms of Motorsport Competition as well as commissioning and building the Speed Hillclimb Course at Doune in 1967/1968. The Doune Speed Hillclimb Course is recognised as one of the sports premier venues in Britian and hosts two rounds of the British Speed Hillclimb Championship and four rounds of the Scottish Hill Climb Championship annually. The final of the British Championship is usually held at Doune in September.
The Course was designed by Ray Fielding and is 1350metres in length. It has been altered in length twice since 1968 and today is 30 metres less than the original distance. The first event was held in April 1968 and Raymond Mays opened the course in June of that year. The Hill was resurfaced in January 1992, a new paddock established in 2000 and a Paddock ring road installed in 2002. The Club has won the Hillclimb and Sprint Associations Award for the best organised Event of the Year on a number of occasions.