Historic Harewood

Today & Tomorrow will see the Golden Anniversary of one of the best-loved venues in British Hillclimbing.

Harewood regular Lynne Owen blasts through the farmhouse at Harewood


Harewood Hillclimb ran its first event in September 1962 and as a celebration of that anniversary the BARC Yorkshire Centre have put together a somewhat larger and more diverse entry than that initial event generated.

The Greenwood Cup meeting will run today, with the Mike Wilson Memorial meeting tomorrow.

As you would expect at Harewood, there is a very healthy entry of OMS Racing Cars. The entire 1600 class is made up of the locally built chassis and FTD favourite has to be current BHC points leader Trevor Willis, although with the all important title decider next weekend at Loton, Trev will be aiming to stay well out of trouble!

The entry lists feature a healthy selection of historic and classic cars to celebrate the history of this challenging hill.



  1. Sandra Tomlin says:

    It was a wonderful weekend with lots of very historic cars. I was fortunate enough to be invited to drive my dad’s Chapman Mercury 3 as he was at the 1st Harewood event. And I hate to admit it but I was also there 50 years ago !

    • James says:

      Good stuff Sandra! How was it to be back in the car again?

      • Sandra Tomlin says:

        WELL !!!! I don’t remember it steering SO much from the rear , but it was a great laugh ….5.7 litres on Avon Turbo speeds. It was hysterical…and I have to say I prefer slicks and wings. But a great tribute to my dad, he was at the first Harewood and got FTD at the second meeting !
        In 1965 he beat Peter Westbury on the first timed runs with his home built 4 wheel drive but came 2nd eventually. This was with a car that he had completely built himself on an absolute shoe-string including casting his own wheels…. not bad against the Ferguson and a slightly larger budget !

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