Local Recognition for BHC Winner

Given how difficult it seems to be for hillclimbing to command a place within the specialist motorsport media, it is always a surprise to see a story about our sport appear within the wider media.

The Ludlow Advertiser has run an article on it’s website this week acknowledging Scott Moran’s third BHC title.

The article can be viewed at this link.

British Hillclimb Championship Awards

Worcestershire’s Chateau Impney hosted the British Hillclimb Championship Awards last night.

This traditionally popular event saw even more demand for tickets this year due to Tony Fletcher’s retirement as Championship Co-ordinator. As priority for tickets was given to competitors, we were unfortunately unable to attend the event. However, ‘Our Correspondent’ has informed us that the Special Award Winners for the 2011 season are as follows:

 

Norrie Galbraith Award for the Best Organised BHC round – Gurston Down (BARC SW Region)

Speed Championships Trophy for Merit and Endeavour – Nicola Menzies

Moran Motorhomes Marshals Shield – Sue Howlett

Nicholson McLaren Engines Trophy for Outstanding Achievement – Lee Adams

 

Many congratulations to all of the winners on the evening and throughout the year. 2011 was a great season of competition, so heres to more of the same in 2012!

2011 SHC Awards – Driver of the Year

To celebrate the end of speedhillclimb.com’s first year of existance we have decided to look back on the year and recognise some of the stunning performances we have seen on the hills in 2011.

The prizes are purely bragging rights in the 2012 paddock, but nevertheless over the last few days of the year we will be announcing the 2012 speedhillclimb.com Awards!

The final, and most prestigious, of our awards will be presented for the ‘Driver of the Year’:

There have been several amazingly consistant drivers during the 2011 season, at both National and Regional level, and it has been a difficult decision to whittle it down to the three that have impressed us the most.

Lee Adams has rung the neck of his GWR Raptor all year long and has had an truely amazing run of success with 4 Top 12 Run Off wins and 5th place overall in the BHC.

Despite 2011 being something of a development year for his supercharged Force SR4 sportsracer, Rob Stevens ended the year on sensational form with a string of records and a fourth Midland Hillclimb Championship.

But the award, for dominating the outright results in the South West all year long and consistantly beating F1 V8-engined opposition with a far from new spaceframed, bike-engined car, goes to OMS-Suzuki driver Mike Lee. Mike has scored 10 FTDs and lowered 2 Outright Hill Records in the last 12 months.

Well done Mike, hope you have as good a 2012!

And that concludes our first ever speedhillcimb.com Awards, we will be on the look out for 2012s winners when the season starts in April.

2011 SHC Awards – Event of the Year

To celebrate the end of speedhillclimb.com’s first year of existance we have decided to look back on the year and recognise some of the stunning performances we have seen on the hills in 2011.

The prizes are purely bragging rights in the 2012 paddock, but nevertheless over the last few days of the year we will be announcing the 2012 speedhillclimb.com Awards!

The 5th of our awards will be presented for the ‘Event of the Year’:

There have been several wonderful events this year, at both National and Regional level.

The Bugatti Owners Club’s Prescott Midland Championship round at the end of June featured hot weather and hot competition combined with a (mostly!) relaxed atmosphere.

Woolbridge Motor Club’s May 2-dayer at Wiscombe Park in Devon was the perfect club event, with a great mix of cars & drivers and a very close scrap for FTD between wildly different cars.

But the award, for the innovative idea of developing a festival out of a club event, goes to the Bugatti Owners Club for the Prescott Bike Festival. We were unable to attend the first running of this (now annual) event, but nobody seems to have a bad word to say about it.

Well done to all at the BOC, we’ll be there in 2012!

Check back tomorrow for the big one, Driver of the Year.

2011 SHC Awards – Surprise of the Year

To celebrate the end of speedhillclimb.com’s first year of existance we have decided to look back on the year and recognise some of the stunning performances we have seen on the hills in 2011.

The prizes are purely bragging rights in the 2012 paddock, but nevertheless over the last few days of the year we will be announcing the 2012 speedhillclimb.com Awards!

The 4th of our awards will be presented for the ‘Surprise of the Year’:

There have been several things which have caused a surprise during the year, at both National and Regional level.

Who would have thought that Ash Mason & Steve Day (who started the year with high-hopes in a top-class Pilbeam-Judd would finish the season back in Ash’s Westfield?

But the award, thanks to making everyone wonder why they hadn’t guessed, goes to BHC podium finisher Trevor Willis for the collective intake of breath when he revealed his OMS 25 V8 in the Prescott paddock back in April.

Well done Trev!

Check back tomorrow for award no.5.

2011 SHC Awards – Venue of the Year

To celebrate the end of speedhillclimb.com’s first year of existance we have decided to look back on the year and recognise some of the stunning performances we have seen on the hills in 2011.

The prizes are purely bragging rights in the 2012 paddock, but nevertheless over the last few days of the year we will be announcing the 2012 speedhillclimb.com Awards!

The 3rd of our awards will be presented for the ‘Venue of the Year’:

There have been several venues which have impressed us with improvements to facilities this year, at both National and Regional level.

Events at Prescott Hillclimb this year have generally been fantastic. The Bugatti Owners Club have done a brilliant job of steadily improving the facilities at the Gloucestershire Hill, including the brilliant new terrace next to the restaurant.

But the award, thanks to a major track extension since it’s first event in 2010, goes to Woolbridge Motor Club’s new venue at Charmouth in Dorset. This is a very young venue, but one well worth a look in 2012.

Well done to Woolbridge and all involved in the venue!

Check back tomorrow for award no.4.