2011 SHC Awards – Class 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 2nd of our awards will be presented for the ‘Class of the Year’:

There have been many fun-filled and competitive championship classes during the year, at both National and Regional level.

Class 1b of the Midland Championship always features very close competition with 4-8 cars at the head of the class and positions decided by hundredths of a second. Also, there is an impressive amount of banter and comeradary to help pass the time int he paddock.

2011 has seen a min-resurgance in the popularity of the 2-litre Sports Libre class. At all events this class has featured a tremendous amount of variety from saloons to sports cars and hillclimb specials to circuit cars, all of these featuring a mix of car & bike engines.

But the award, thanks to an amazing level of driving commitment, technical development and stunning records, goes to the 1600cc Class of the British Hillclimb Championship.

Well done to all of you guys!

Check back tomorrow for award no.3.

2011 SHC Awards – Drive of the Year

To celebrate the end of speedhillclimb.com’s first year of existence 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 2011 speedhillclimb.com Awards!

The 1st of our awards is for the ‘Drive of the Year’:

There have been many notable performances during the year, at both National and Regional level.

Scotsman Lee Adams set the hill alight (despite the weather) at the June Doune National winning both Run Offs with his 1600cc GWR Raptor.

Caterham driver Dave Warburton became the first 2-litre road car driver to climb Shelsley Walsh in less than 30secs at the Midland Championship round in August.

But the award, thanks to 2x Run Off wins and a new 2-litre record with his Ralt-BDG, goes to John Chalmers at the same August Shelsley Midland event.

Well done John!

Check back tomorrow for award no. 2.

2011 in Pictures – Drivers Relaxing

Our photo selection from the 2011 British Hillclimb paddock continues with another look at some of the drivers.

The hillclimb day can be very long and with limited track activity there is a lot of time to kill. Many drivers have their own unique way to pass the hours of inactivity, check out the following approaches:

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2011 in Pictures – Familiar Faces

The next stop in our photographic tour of the Speed Hillclimb paddock involves many of the familar faces who make hillclimbing the fun, competitive, entertaining and friendly place it is.

Check out these paddock celebrities:

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2011 in Pictures – Paddock Intrigue

During our first full season covering the hills we have acrued a great selection of photos showing all elements of paddock life. As a little Christmas treat we thought that we would show our favourites. So, over the next few days keep your eyes peeled and see if you can spot yourself!

The first of our catagories features some of the spy shots & interesting news stories of the year. [Read more...]

Supercar Traffic Jam

We seem to be a bit behind the times with this one, so sorry if you have already seen it.

For those of you who haven’t, then check out this video clip of a Wiltshire supercar tour back in August.

The Wilton House Supercar Day visited Gurston Down for a run up the hill during the day and millions of pounds worth of kit descended on the venue.

This did lead to some difficulty for the paddock marshals!