Double Dry Doune!?

The penultimate round of the British Hillclimb Championship season took place at Doune in Scotland at the weekend and, after the record-breaking bonanza at the hill in June, miraculously this latest event was warm and sunny yet again!

Scott Moran Gould GR61X

Different colour, same result for Team Moran.

 

As well as seeing a number of class records set over the weekend, we also crowned our 2014 British Champion. Having dominated with his usual brand of metronomic consistency and blistering pace, Ludlow driver Scott Moran claimed his fifth title, joining Martyn Griffiths and David Grace as a five times winner and just one win away from the record set by the late, great Tony Marsh.

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2013 in Pictures – Paddock Celebrities

We continue of photographic tour of the British Hillclimb Championship paddock today, with the next installment of our popular 2013 in Pictures feature.

 

Today we will have a look at some of the paddock celebrities who between them make the Speed Hillclimb world a better place to be and help to kill the hours of waiting around between runs!

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Dave’s Doune Diff Drama!

The familiar DTA Caterham of Allan & Dave Warburton has been getting faster and faster in recent weeks as the duo have got used to the new for 2013 Ford Duratec power.

Dave Warburton Caterham 7

Dave Warburton attacks East Brae at Doune (thanks to www.zipp.co.uk)

 

Despite currently running an intermediate-spec 2.3 litre Duratec powerplant in the car, rather than the full-house 2.5 litre lump which they had planned to be running this year, the car has demonstrated phenomenal grunt since it first appeared at Doune back in June.

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Family Fun

One of the aspects that British Hillclimbing is best known for is the family atmosphere and the inter-family competition which is encouraged by the ability to share cars.

David Warburton Caterham 7

Dave Warby at Doune in 2011

 

Gurston Down’s British Championship event last weekend saw a huge number for Father & Son, Father & Daughter, Mother & Son and Mother & Daughter combinations in various classes.

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Gurston Gossip

There are a few interesting driver and car combinations, as well as a few enforced changes, on the entry list for Gurston Down’s first National Championship event of the year this weekend.

Paul Webster Mazda MX5

Stripey will have a new pilot this weekend!

 

The fast, flowing Wiltshire farm venue always gets a good and competitive entry and this time around there is no exception. So, let’s have a look at who is and is not appearing on the hill.

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Walker’s Wheels!

As reported here a couple of months ago, the latest Dallara to hit the UK hills has been rebuilt by Tom New at his New Techniques base and is to be used by former Quest hillclimber Mark Walker.

Mark Walker Dallara F399

Thumbs up for the Dallara-Vauxhall at Gurston!

 

The car was finished off late last week and was at Gurston on Sunday for a quick shakedown ahead of two full days of competition at the Wiltshire hill at the end of the month.

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