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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Jo Jo’s Ready For Action!

Over the course of last week, in the small Devonshire town of Newton Abbott, a minor miracle occurred.

Jo Hodgson Lotus Elan

Jo Hodgson’s Elan at Wiscombe back in 2011

 

As many of you will know, our Responsible Adult here at speedhillclimb.com, Jo Hodgson had a pretty big off on the approach to Sawbench Hairpin at Wiscombe Park’s 500 Owners Association clubby on 11th May.

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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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Changes at the BWRDC

Whilst at the British Women Racing Drivers Club Awards Lunch at Gaydon a couple of weeks ago we discovered that there will soon be changes in the structure of the club’s committee.

Helen Malkie Chevron B19

Heleln Bashford-Malkie during a rare hillclimb appearance at Shelsley with her Chevron B19

 

For the last dozen or so years, former Shadow Historic F1 driver Helen Bashford-Malkie has been Chairman of the club.

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BWRDC Awards

We were very honoured to be invited to attend the British Women Racing Drivers Club Awards do at the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre last Saturday.

British Woman Racing Drivers Club BWRDC

The BWRDC Award winners at Gaydon on Saturday

 

The invite came from our Responsible Adult here at speedhillclimb.com, Jo Hodgson who was receiving the Shell Trophy for hillclimbing.

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Birthday Girl!

We don’t normally get into Birthdays here at speedhillclimb.com, but sometimes we really do need to!

Jo Hodgson Roger Hodgson

Jo Hodgson with husband Roger at the MG Wiscombe meeting in September.

 

BWRDC Shell Trophy winner, Lotus Elan driver and SHC’s ‘Responsible Adult’ Jo Hodgson is celebrating a very special Birthday today….

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