Legends Return at Werrington

Despite the fantastic competition, and Terry Graves’ stunning Outright Course Record, the big news of the weekend was the return of Pat ‘Motormouth’ Jennings to the hillclimb commentary box. Plymouth Motor Club have persuaded Pat, undoubtedly the voice of Westcountry hillclimbing, out of his self-imposed retirement which has lasted for more than a decade.

Pat was joined in the box for the weekend by long-term commentry box timekeeper, arch hillclimb enthusiast and former Chevron V8 driver Roger Jordan.

I am personally so pleased that Pat is back where he belongs. It was Pat who encouraged me to join him in the commentary box at Finlake Hillclimb some 16 years ago, and gave me an invaluable lesson in broadcasting to a live audience.

Hopefully this return will not just be a one-off, and once again the South West hills will reverberate to the sound of Pat’s ‘between batch’ catch phrase… “What goes up, must come down” !

Pat Jennings has a great website about South West Speed Hillclimbing, in which he shares his memories of being trackside, check out this link.

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