Hillclimb Champion makes Cultra Podium

Further to Tony Gregory’s brilliant Cultra report that we ran yesterday, here is an additional story from the event which ties in nicely with a post of ours from a couple of weeks ago…

Jo Hodgson Lotus Elan

Jo Hodgson on a charge in the Kings Mews Elan (thanks to Tony Gregory)


Last weekend the BWRDC’s reigning hillclimb champion Jo Hodgson and husband Roger made the long trip to Ulster to for fill an invitation to compete at this years Cultra Hillclimb Event, Sat 1st June, which is held in the parkland grounds of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, North Down, Northern Ireland. The 700 yard course is currently the world’s oldest active speed hillclimb having been first run in 1905 by the gentlemen of the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club.

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‘Fast Ladies’ Heading to Cultra

The Cultra Hillclimb in the North of Ireland is always an exciting and interesting festival of motorsport and the 2013 event is no exception.

GTR Turbo Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson was 2nd overall at Cultra in 2012 (thanks to Raceline Photography)


Although the event is not until the first weekend of June, competitors are signing up for the meeting, and the build-up is already beginning.

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Ladies Day at Shelsley

The May Midlander last weekend had a couple of Feature Classes, one of which was for members of the British Women Racing Drivers Club.

BWRDC Club Shelsley Walsh

The BWRDC have been regular visitors to The World Famous venue over the past 10 years or so, but this year there was an extra reason for taking part… 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the club’s founding.

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May Midlander at Shelsley

The Shelsley Walsh hillclimb season begins this weekend with the traditional Midland Hillclimb Championship weekend.

Eddie Walder Our Correspondent

Our Correspondent will set up camp in the Crossing Box for the weekend

 A modest-sized entry (considering some previously seen at the venue) will run with practice on Saturday and competition on Sunday.

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