‘Barnes’ Warwick Takes the Win!

A new hillclimb event was run on the Channel Island of Guernsey at the weekend as the Guernsey Kart & Motor Club ran the inaugural event at St Saviour’s Reservoir close to the North West coast of the Island.

St Saviours Hillclimb

Some of the crew preparing for the next raid!


Our Channel Islands Correspondent Lee ‘The Voice’ Corbet has very kindly sent us a cracking, typically tongue-in-cheek report from the event:

Guernseys finest re-wrote the script for the Dambusters this weekend 70 years on from the main event itself.

It had taken many years of planning by Bomber Command (GK&MC) and finally the raid was able to take place after much strategic planning and interrogation of our allies and even one or two of the other side who we sometimes refer to as the Gestapo.

Squadron Leader Nigel Ozanne was sent out on the first mission of the day and could be seen pushing it really hard as you would expect from such a fine young airman.

Nigel Ozanne VW Golf VR6

Squadron Leader Ozanne in action!


Nigel Ozanne Guernsey Hillclimb

Squadron Leader Ozanne


Many of our finest men were also in action and it comes as no surprise that Wing Commander Darren Warwick was the fastest man of the mission setting a blistering 20.59 in his immaculately prepared Dallara. The ground crew just gasped in awe as the watched him fly past.


Air Marshall John “The Bunman” Dunne was in fine entertaining form attempting on many corners to make his bouncing bomb Mark II Escort stay on the ground.

John Dunne Ford Escort BDH

Air Marshall Bunman-Dunne about to drop a tester!


Air Marshall Anthony Poynder mastered the big bike class and was awesome to watch flying so low through the last section on his Suzuki Rocket Ship.

Anthony Poynder Suzuki GSXR

Dispatch Rider flies by as Ground Crew look on


Warrant Officer Timothy “Pikes Peak” Torode was trying everything he could to win in his Mallock on the day but it was “Dangerous Brother” Paul Le Messurier who took the honours in the Sports Libra up to 1600 class with a fine 21.78 run. The Dangerous brothers were at one point only split by .01 of a second earlier in the day but it was Paul’s turn to clock up the win this time out.

Tim Torode Mallock Hillclimb

Wing Commander Tim ‘Pikes Peak’ Torode.


Over 120 regular members competed on this new event in fantastic surroundings and there are so so many people to thank and mention that it would be impossible to list them here without missing one or two. You all know who you are so thank you, each and every one of you for such a fine day at the race…

Will there be another event here in the future? I hear you ask?….well let’s hope so.

Thanks so much for the report Lee. Sounds like it was a cracking event, hopefully this will become a regular on the Guernsey calendar.

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