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Empire Customers Get F1 Lesson

Ever since the very beginning of our sport, at the turn of the 19th/20th Century, innovation and development have been a cornerstone of British Speed Hillclimbing as manufacturers have strived to beat their competition by working harder and thinking smarter.

Empire Wraith Willem Toet

An early rendering of the Empire Wraith concept

 

There is one hillclimb manufacturer which is really going places at the moment. Somerset-based Empire Racing Cars are having a major push in 2014, with the launch of both a brand new, state-of-the-art, carbon fibre chassised, motorcycle engined hillclimb challenger as well as a very innovative, supercharged, sports libre class challenger and a modified version of the existing Leaders class winning, spaceframe chassised ‘Double-0′ series.

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Wiscombe Park – 2014 Events

Our pre-season calendar tour of British Hillclimb Championship venues concludes today with one of the classic hills in the championship.

Tony Wiltshire Ralt RT34

Wiscombe specialist Tony Wiltshire gets crossed up off the start in 2005 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).

 

Wiscombe Park hillclimb, near Honiton in Devon, is a truly rustic venue with basic but functional facilities, cracking organisation and a seriously challenging course.

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Shelsley Walsh – 2014 Events

Our lap of the country continues today with a look at the most historic venue in the calendar.

Justin Fletcher Pilbeam MP62

Justin Fletcher at Bottom ‘S’ with the giant-killing Pilbeam MP62 in 1996 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).

 

The real jewel in the crown of British Hillclimbing is The World Famous Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb in Worcestershire. The oldest mainland hill is a great place to visit and soak up the history of our sport.

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Prescott – 2014 Events

Next up sees us look at another of the busier hills in the country, the stunning Prescott Hillclimb in Gloucestershire.

Bill Bristow Caterham 7

Bill Bristow rounds Pardon Hairpin with his Caterham in 1993 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).

 

In recent years Prescott Hillclimb has led the way for hills to gain additional revenue by hosting corporate events, and the increase in income to the venue has benefitted spectators and competitors alike with some of the best facilities of any hillclimb.

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Loton Park – 2014 Events

The next stop on our whistle-stop tour of the hillclimb calendar for 2014 sees us head to the Midlands.

Simon Moyse Mallock MK27SG

Current Gould driver Simon Moyse at Loggerheads with his Mallock in 2005 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).

 

Sir Michael Leighton’s deer park venue at Loton Park, Shropshire is one of the most popular venues in the country thanks to good facilities, cracking organisation and a great track.

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