We are having a special speedhillclimb.com Film Night this week. As Mr Editor has been in Barcelona this week, attending the Rally de Espana WRC event with the M Sport team, we thought that we would have a look at a modern rallying film on the tube.
For the past couple of years, the Word Rally Championship has been dominated by the Volkswagen Motorsport team with Sebastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen. We stumbled across this documentary which focuses on the birth of the team which debuted at the start of the 2013 WRC season.
One of the most talked about events in the hillclimb paddock at the moment is the very exciting FIA European Hillclimb Masters event, which will take place in Luxembourg this coming weekend.
Keith Edwards will be returning to Europe with his mighty Quattro (thanks to www.zipp.co.uk)
The event has been created to bring together the very top runners from all of the national championships across Europe to a single venue on the same weekend to finally decide who is the fastest competitor in Europe.
The final event of the 2014 British Hillclimb Championship season took place at Loton Park in Shropshire at the weekend and provided everything that is good about our wonderful sport.
A healthy crowd enjoyed a great day at Loton Park.
A popular double winner, a fond farewell, a recently crowned champion, some hot competition, cracking commentary, relatively little damage and a very large & enthusiastic crowd combined to provide a real festival atmosphere both in the paddock and in the spectator areas.
Last weekend saw the final events of the season at Shelsley Walsh as The World Famous venue hosted a pair of single-day club events.
Gary Thomas heads to the startline with his Force-Suzuki PC (thanks to Sarah Bosworth).
A healthy entry on each day was the result of several Championships running at the venue, as well as many club drivers taking the opportunity to compete on the hallowed slopes of the oldest mainland hillclimb venue.
The penultimate round of the British Hillclimb Championship season took place at Doune in Scotland at the weekend and, after the record-breaking bonanza at the hill in June, miraculously this latest event was warm and sunny yet again!
Different colour, same result for Team Moran.
As well as seeing a number of class records set over the weekend, we also crowned our 2014 British Champion. Having dominated with his usual brand of metronomic consistency and blistering pace, Ludlow driver Scott Moran claimed his fifth title, joining Martyn Griffiths and David Grace as a five times winner and just one win away from the record set by the late, great Tony Marsh.