April Doune Preview

There are two single day events happening at the mighty Doune Hillclimb in Scotland over the weekend.

These events, organised by the Lothian Car Club, form rounds of the Guyson Scottish Hillclimb Championship, Highland Speed Championship, Lowland Speed Championship and the Scottish Speed Championship.

Doune Hillclimb

Hillclimb cars will be storming across the Doune Meadow this weekend


Each day of the weekend features a pretty similar entry at the sharp end, but it is a seriously high quality entry.

Wallace Menzies (husband of Nicola) will be getting in another post-winter shakedown run (after a run at Kames Sprint last weekend) in the stunning DJ Firestorm and will take on British Sprint Champions Stewart & Stewart Robb with the Pilbeam Judd.

Wallace Menzies DJ Firestorm

The DJ Firestorm will be out at Doune


The 1600s will attract some attention as well with Lee Adams sharing his class record-holding GWR Raptor with new GWR customer Jos Goodyear (Jos’ car isn’t quite ready yet). The class also features Nicola Menzies & David Uren getting more miles in their ex. Will Hall Force PC, 2011 Scottish Championship runner-up Fin Whyte (Force PT) and the MH Ghost of Jonathan Rarity.

Finlay Whyte Force PT Doune Hillclimb

Finlay Whyte will be looking to go one better in 2012


One of the most competitive classes North of the border is always the 1100s. After a long engine rebuild Steve Marr will be desperate for a good result with his beautiful ex. Rob Barksfield PCD Saxon.

The award for the longest journey to Doune will almost certainly go to Geoff Twemlow. Geoff who lives in Canonstown, near Penzance, Cornwall rarely misses a chance to drive at his favourite venue and will be taking in this clubby with his Impreza. As I am writing this on Wednesday evening, I imagine that Geoff has already set off for the hill!


It should be a great weekend, will no doubt feature the traditional Doune hospitality on the Saturday evening, and we are sure that even the weather won’t interrupt the fun!

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