Brown’s Been Busy!

The one positive in all this awful weather is that it is leaving plenty of time for hillclimb folk to get out into the workshop and get on with the winter rebuilds or pre-season prep (if the workshop is still above water that is)!

George Brown OMS CF07

OMS CF07 build is progressing very well.

 

Nobody in the country has been more affected than the farming community who have had a shocking time in recent weeks. Whilst work on lots of farms has all but stopped, one Berkshire farm has seen a lot of work going on, but it has most been in a workshop….

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Big OMS to get Smaller!

During a chat at the recent Autosport International Show at the Birmingham NEC, we were pleased to hear that hillclimb veteran Bob Penrose has finally sold his OMS-Cosworth having had it for sale for a couple of years.

Bob Penrose OMS CF07

Bob Penrose at Gurston Down with the DFL-engined OMS (thanks to Steve Wilkinson)

 

The car was built new in 2007 and with the ex. Le Mans 4-litre Cosworth DFL powerplant in the back it was the largest engined OMS chassis ever built. Indeed, as well as it’s Endurance Racing exploits, the motor also has an illustrious history in British Speed Events as it was used by former British Sprint Champion the late Nigel Bigwood, before being used by 6-times British Hillclimb Champion Tony Marsh.

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Rowan Returns

One of the legends of British Hillclimbing will return to the cockpit of a competition car at a speed event this weekend.

Ray Rowan Roman IV

Ray Rowan in the original Roman chassis at Shelsley Walsh in 2007

 

After challenging at the top end of the sport for a couple of years, in 1989 Walsall-based engineer Ray Rowan secured the British Hillclimb Championship with his self-built, 4-cylinder Hart powered Roman IV.

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Shelsley National Preview

‘The Big One’ at Shelsley Walsh this weekend looks like being an absolute cracker, and well worthy of it’s title. The entry list shows a great selection of all the usual front-runners, along with a number of familiar faces who haven’t been running for a while.

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