shc.com Film Night 23

We are having a special speedhillclimb.com Film Night this week. As Mr Editor has been in Barcelona this week, attending the Rally de Espana WRC event with the M Sport team, we thought that we would have a look at a modern rallying film on the tube.

For the past couple of years, the Word Rally Championship has been dominated by the Volkswagen Motorsport team with Sebastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen. We stumbled across this documentary which focuses on the birth of the team which debuted at the start of the 2013 WRC season.

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shc.com Film Night 22

The weeks speedhillclimb.com Film Night looks across the Atlantic Ocean to the ‘good old boys’ of the North American Stock Car Auto Racing series, usually known as NASCAR.

NASCAR runs a very complicated Run Off system to decide who wins the top-line Sprint Cup championship. Last weekend the Federated Auto Parts 400 race at Richmond, Virginia saw the qualifying proceedure completed and the 16 drivers who enter ‘the Chase for Cup’ decided. Therefore this week ‘The Chase’ begins, and it begins at the 1.5 mile D-Shaped oval of Chicagoland Speedway, near Jolliet (any Blues Brothers fans out there!?) in Illinois.

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SHC.com Film Night 21

For those who are not at one of the many events taking place this weekend we have a big treat for the latest instalment of the speedhillclimb.com Film Night.

 

We have stumbled across one of the most impressive motorsport history films we have ever seen.

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Montee Coureur!

Whilst we all love the unique atmosphere and challenging venues provided by hillclimbing in the UK, many competitors also love the challenge of the longer and faster courses provided by the public road hillclimbs in Europe.

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Charlie takes to the hill in front of huge crowds.

 

 

A couple of Midlands Hillclimb regulars, Class B runners Charlie Martin and Jerry Neary, missed a couple of UK events earlier this season, hopped on a ferry and went to check out what European Hillclimbing is all about.

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SHC.com Film Night 20

With there being very few championship hillclimb events this weekend we thought that we would restart a favourite old series here at speedhillclimb.com and have another Film Night.

Having just had the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend, the Formula 1 World Championship is just past its half way stage. We stumbled across an excellent series of YouTube videos on ‘The Racers Edge’ section of Peter Windsor’s ever-fascinating F1 blog so we thought that we would share them.

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Shelsley Shunts

As I am sure everyone who is reading this is aware by now, as well as some cracking class action and a couple of very exciting Top 12 Run Offs, the big news at Shelsley Walsh over the weekend involved a couple of very big shunts involving two of the single-seater runners.

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Wallace Menzies after his Run Off win at Gurston.

 

The two incidents, which occurred during the qualifying runs for the Run Offs, involved DJ Racecars drivers Wallace Menzies and Ash Mason.

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