The New Season is Nearly Here….

Great news everyone… Hillclimb event previews have started appearing online, so after the long winter break, we must be getting close to the start of the 2014 Hillclimb Season!

Doug Bennett Sylva Striker

Doug Bennett attacks Werrington in his uber-powerful Sylva Striker (thanks to www.soperfectimages.co.uk)

 

There are many different forms of preview available, but one of the best has to be the video trailer through youtube or another video hosting website.

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Tregrehan Targets Trainee Talent!

As regular readers will know, whilst we are fans of the entire sport, South West hillclimbing will always be a bit special for us as that is where we first fell in love with the sport.

Richard Earle Reynard SF79

Cornish star of the 1990s Richard Earle blasts off of the Tregrehan startline with his Reynard in 1996.

 

So, we were delighted to receive an email over the weekend informing us of an absolutely fantastic new initiative which will be running at the Cornish Hill of Tregrehan, near St Austell, over the 2014 season and hopefully beyond.

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Satchell Claims South West Honours

The hugely popular Association of South West Motor Club’s Hillclimb Championship was decided at the final event of the season at Manor Farm, Charmouth for the second year running.

Manor Farm Charmouth Hillclimb

Manor Farm was in fine fettle for the title decider in September

 

Despite narrowly missing out on the HSA Speed title, North Devon engineer Colin Satchell can console himself with an outright win in his local championship with his stunningly quick 2-litre Mod Prod Peugeot 205 GTi.

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Lee puts the Manors on!

As we were passing the door while travelling along the A35 yesterday, we popped into Manor Farm Hillclimb in Charmouth, Dorset to have our first look at one of the newest hillclimb venues on the UK mainland.

Manor Farm Hillclimb

The tunnel under the A35 is a unique feature of Manor Farm.

 

Woolbridge Motor Club, who also organise events at the nearby Wiscombe Park, run the venue at Manor Farm although other Westcountry clubs also use the facility during the year. The enthusiasm and backing that has been given to this venue saw it get awarded ‘Venue of the Year’ in the speedhillclimb.com Awards.

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Events This Weekend

Whilst the British Hillclimb Championship takes a weekend off prior to the series finale at Loton Park next Saturday & Sunday, there are other non-National level competitive hillclimbs going on.

The events taking place on the UK mainland this weekend are as follows:

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Events This Weekend

About time we got back in to this….

Although the British Hillclimb Championship contenders are taking a well earned break this weekend, there are several other events going on at hills all over the country this weekend.

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