Purcell takes the Championship, Gates makes History!

There are several single-venue Hillclimb Championships on the calendar these days and one of the most popular is the BARC SW Centre’s Gurston Down Hillclimb Championship and Top 10 Challenge.

Jonathan Gates Force LM

Gates added the Top 10 Challenge to the Championship he won with his Westfield in 2006.


Last weekend saw the finale of the 2014 series at the Wiltshire Hill and as always the host club’s Press Officer Simon McBeath has sent us a cracking report from the deciding round of a very tough battle for the 2014 championship.

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More MP101 Details

Hot on the heels of our post at the end of last week bringing news of the new Pilbeam chassis which have recently been unveiled, we have some more details about the hillclimb chassis which has been ordered by Mike Tregoning.


Mike Tregoning Pilbeam MP101

The MP101 was unveiled on the Pilbeam website last month (thanks to Mike Pilbeam)


The MP101, which is the first Pilbeam to have been built specifically for a motorcycle-based engine installation, is Pilbeam’s first brand new hillclimb car since 2009.

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More Media Coverage

The guys and girls at Torbay Motor Club have tipped us off about some great coverage that the sport has received down in the South West this week.

Devon-based MotorMad internet TV show filmed a feature about Torbay Motor Club and it’s members over a couple of events during last season.

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Driver Profiles Updated

As we are now at the end of March, the club hillclimb season begins at Loton Park next weekend, and the British Hillclimb  Championship opener at Prescott is just over a month away!

Whilst we are still working on the preview to the British Hillclimb Championship, we have been working on some of the background pages on this website.

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Mega Hillclimb Onboard!

Whilst sifting through youtube for evidence of Steve Day testing his new GWR Raptor we stumbled across some awesome hillclimb onboard footage!

Morgan Jenkins Pilbeam MP87

Morgan Jenkins with the Pilbeam MP87 at Harewood


Morgan Jenkins, along with wife Amy, have been competing in the 2-litre class on the hills for a few years now with their ex. Harratt/Pitt/Tregoning Pilbeam-Vauxhall MP87, a car which is currently for sale.

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Sporting Trials Fireworks!

We have recently discovered that occasional Cornish Ford Escort hillclimber Thomas Bricknall has won the MSA British Sporting Trials Championship for 2012.

Camel Vale Motor Club member Thomas, who incidentally runs a pyrotechnics company in Cornwall, comes from a serious trials family and he used his Crossle special to great effect through the year to claim the title.

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