FIA Hillclimb Masters

One of the most talked about events in the hillclimb paddock at the moment is the very exciting FIA European Hillclimb Masters event, which will take place in Luxembourg this coming weekend.

Keith Edwards Audi Quattro

Keith Edwards will be returning to Europe with his mighty Quattro (thanks to www.zipp.co.uk)

 

The event has been created to bring together the very top runners from all of the national championships across Europe to a single venue on the same weekend to finally decide who is the fastest competitor in Europe.

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You Tube Channel!

As well as the footage from the hillclimb events that we cover, we occasionally upload footage from other interesting events that we attend on the odd weekend off from hillclimbing!

FIA WEC Audi R18

WEC Silverstone is just one of the events we have attended in recent weeks.

 

In recent weeks Mr Editor has been fortunate enough to attend a number of big motorsport events, and the results of his happy-snapping are now uploaded to the youtube channel.

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SHC.com Film Night 16

It’s Saturday night, and it’s time for another SHC.com Film Night!

Next weekend sees the 90th anniversary Le Mans 24 Hour Race in France and should feature a cracking scrap between the factory teams of Audi Sport and Toyota Motorsport. 20 Years ago this weekend though, all British eyes at Le Mans were focussed on the return to competition of one of the most evocative names in Le Mans history. Jaguar.

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TMC Wiscombe – Official Report

Further to our own report on the Saturday event at Wiscombe Park last weekend, Torbay Motor Club’s Press Officer Rupert Barker  has kindly sent us over the club’s review of the days activities at the parkland hill

 

Ed Hollier Pilbeam MP62

Hollier attacks Sawbench in the Pilbeam (thanks to Dewerstone Photography)

 

Ottery St Mary’s Ed Hollier swept to his fifth victory from five starts at Torbay Motor Club’s Wiscombe Park hill climb, taking Fastest Time of the Day in his Hayabusa-engined Pilbeam MP62. Hollier’s superiority on the East Devon course was demonstrated by his winning margin of a fraction over 2.5 seconds from his nearest rival Andrew Dinner (Pilbeam MP82), who improved on his second run with a time of 38.27 seconds but couldn’t approach Hollier’s stunning first effort of 36.01, just a few hundredths shy of the all-time record for up-to 1600cc racing cars at the venue. The only other drivers to dip into the sub-40 second bracket were Launceston’s Paul Crute (Pilbeam MP58-01) with a time of 39.85 and Tavistock’s Doug Bennett, whose first run in his highly modified Sports Libre Sylva Stryker stopped the clock on 39.46 seconds.

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SHC.com Film Night 10

It’s Saturday night, so it must be time for another blast of quality Motorsport TV with this weeks SHC.com Film Night.

With the provisional entry for the Le Mans 24 Hour being released last weekend and the Aston Martin Racing team launch on Tuesday, our thoughts are already turning towards the big race in June.

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Hillclimb Suspension Development

Over the years the British Hillclimb scene has seen a huge amount of technical innovation, in particular (traditionally) in the area of suspension and steering.

Will Hall Force WH

Traditional, but highly effective pushrod/monoshock set-up on the Force WH

 

From the early days of the BHC when ERAs used clever radius arms in conjunction with leaf springs to generate immense traction, through the transverse leaf-springs of the early Coopers, to wishbones with the 1960s mid-engined cars we’ve seen it all… Or have we?

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