Bank Holiday Events Guide

This weekend is one of the busiest on the 2012 UK Speed Hillclimb calendar and also will see the debut of two brand new hillclimb events.

Nicola Menzies Harewood Hillclimb

Harewood on Sunday is just one of the events taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend


The events being run this weekend are as follows:

Gurston Down

- Check out our event preview for full details of this British & Leaders Hillclimb Championship round taking place on Saturday and Sunday.


- Harewood’s traditional Summer Championship Meeting is being held on Sunday at the Harrogate venue for competitors in the Harewood Hillclimb Championship. Also competing will be members of the TVR Car Club Championship and the ever spectacular members of the two & three wheeled hillclimb fraternity with the NHCA.


 - The hillclimb around the reservoir at Harthill, Central Scotland is hosting the latest round of the Scottish Hillclimb Championship with top contenders Steve Marr, Fin Whyte & Jonathan Rarity all on the entry.

Spelga Pass 

- Unfortunately the Spelga Pass Hillclimb, just South of Belfast in Northern Ireland has had to be cancelled due to a shortage of entrys.

CarFest South

- Radio 2 Breakfast Show DJ Chris Evans has organised a joint car, music & food festival at former F1 World Champion Jody Scheckter’s Laverstoke Park Farm near Salisbury in Wiltshire. The motorsport side of this event is a demonstration hillclimb along the lines of Goodwood. Despite the high cost of admission, this event has been sold out for months. We are not aware of any hillclimb competitors who will be taking part in this event, but we do know that one prominent South West competitor entered, only to be told that his car would be on static display and not running on the hill. The entry was pulled straight away! The best hillclimb in Salisbury this weekend will definitely be on the other side of the city at Gurston Down!

Pentille Festival of Speed

- Pentille House on the banks of the Cornish side of the River Tamar is another event following the Goodwood model of how to promote motorsport. Many local hillclimbers and competitors in other forms of motorsport will be competing at the event and there will be major non-racing attractions to entertain the rest of the family! If you are on holiday in the area, then it will be well worth the effort to attend.


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