Menzies Machine Mended

One of the best aspects of the recent British Hillclimb Championship round at Harewood Hillclimb in Yorkshire was the return to competition of one of the top contenders in our sport.

Wallace Menzies DJ Firestorm

The Red Rocket returned to competition at Harewood Hillclimb a couple of weeks ago.


Scottish charger Wallace Menzies, who was third overall in the Championship in 2013, has been absent from the hills since his hugely publicised tumble at Shelsley Walsh back in early June.

The damage incurred by the mighty DJ Firestorm at The World Famous venue was massive but despite all dangly-bits needing replacement, the carbon chassis, Cosworth XD power plant and Lola gearbox were all undamaged and have been pressed into service in the rebuilt car.

An amazing effort by Del Quigley and the DJ team up in High Peak, Derbyshire has seen the car be fully rebuilt in just under a month. The car is now running its 2013 spec floor and still awaits a fresh engine cover, but otherwise it was spot on and looked stunning with its fresh coat of red paint.

Wallace too is fully mended having suffered a fractured cheek bone in the violent off, and despite understandably looking a little apprehensive prior to his first practice run, was raring to get ‘back on the horse’. Menzies told us: “Del & the guys have done a great job to get the car ready so quickly, it looks stunning”.

Having started very sensibly and built his speed back, Wallace managed to get the car into the second Run Off and left the venue with one of the hardest earned single points in recent years.

Very well done to Wallace, Del and all of the guys responsible for getting this done, you’ve made a fantastic effort and it’s great to see ya back!

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