New British Champions

What a brilliant final British Hillclimb Championship weekend at Sir Michael Leighton’s Loton Park venue on the Welsh Borders.

Trevor Willis

Trevor Willis returns to the paddock as British Champion


A brand new British Championship, a new car manufacturer at the top of the tree, and a new BHC round winner in the final Top 12 Run Off of the season.

Trevor Willis put in a faultless performance (as he has done all year-long) to claim his first British title, and in doing so Steve & Lynne Owen’s OMS marque has finally broken the Gould stranglehold on the series which has lasted since 1997.

The Championship was secured by Trevor with a win in the first Run Off of the day and as he returned to the paddock he was beaming from ear to ear, Lynne was in tears and Steve seemed to be in shock. mention must also go to Trevor’s crew who have trailed him all over the country to help out. Mike Fitzsimons, the Rutters and most importantly young Sam Wilson have all played their part in the achievement as well.

Trevor Willis

Trevor Willis is mobbed in the paddock


After the lunchtime celebrations had calmed down a little, it was straight back to the serious stuff. In a rain affected second Run Off crowd favourite Will Hall destroyed the opposition with a stunning display to take his first ever National win, it was also the first win for Will’s new for 2012, Ian Dayson-built Force WH, as well as the first win for a Nissan engine.

There were a few bumps, bangs & breakages over the weekend, but on the whole it was a cracker! Full report will follow…


  1. Andy kittle says:

    Well done to Trevor he deserves the win for being so persistent like a dog with a bone

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