Bob’s 911 is Back!

Another car to make a welcome return to the hills at Gurston Down’s opening meeting of the year, was a 911 which should be familiar to anyone who follows South West hillclimbing.

Bob Mortimer Porsche 911

Bob Mortimer wheeled out his trusty 911 for a run at Gurston

 

Yeovil baker Bob Mortimer has campaigned 911s on the hills for years, but none of his cars has been as quick or (in our opinion) better looking than his RSR-style replica.

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Wiscombe Class Round-up

The records were by no means confined to the Top 12 Run Offs at Woolbridge MC’s Wiscombe Park British Championship round at the weekend. With Leaders Hillclimb Championship points up for grabs the title chasers were trying hard.

Kings Mews Racing

The Kings Mews Elan ran in the Invitation Class

 

Plenty of local drivers came out to play as well, both in the Championship classes and the ‘buffer classes’ at the end of the program, and many of them pushed the National boys to the limit.

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Gurston Weekend – The Classes

What an amazing event we witnessed at Gurston Down’s farmland venue in Wiltshire last weekend. We had great weather, superb organisation, a surprise winner, some stunning new records and a whole host of personal bests.

 

 

The BARC SW team did a fantastic job, under pretty difficult circumstances after losing a good portion of track time to little incidents during the morning. But after a seriously late lunchbreak they sent cars up the hill at an amazing rate all afternoon, caught up, and managed to complete the event (including prize giving) by 5.30pm.

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April Gurston Preview

Saturday & Sunday this weekend will see the first events of the season at the BARC (SW) Centre’s Gurston Down hillclimb in Wiltshire.

As well as featuring many other championships and one-make series over the two events, Sunday will be the first round of Gurston’s very popular single-venue championship.

 

Tony Wiltshire Gould GR55 Gurston Down

Tony Wiltshire will be battling for FTD this weekend (thanks to Simon McBeath)

 

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Prescott Practice

Glorious weather, lots of runs and some great times came out of one of the best days hillclimbing I can remember at The Lawns. The practice day started out damp, particularly under the trees through The Esses, but it soon burnt off as the sun came out late morning.

Glamorous Granny Sandra Tomlin warms the tyres

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