Double Dry Doune!?

The penultimate round of the British Hillclimb Championship season took place at Doune in Scotland at the weekend and, after the record-breaking bonanza at the hill in June, miraculously this latest event was warm and sunny yet again!

Scott Moran Gould GR61X

Different colour, same result for Team Moran.

 

As well as seeing a number of class records set over the weekend, we also crowned our 2014 British Champion. Having dominated with his usual brand of metronomic consistency and blistering pace, Ludlow driver Scott Moran claimed his fifth title, joining Martyn Griffiths and David Grace as a five times winner and just one win away from the record set by the late, great Tony Marsh.

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Cross’ Curborough Cruise!

A couple of weeks ago one of the younger members of the hillclimb family had a baptism of fire as he took a single-seater for a spin for the first time.

Young Ben Cross might still be at school, but thanks to a very enthusiastic Father and some very generous family friends, he got to enjoy a very cool day at Curborough Sprint Track during a midweek test session.

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Motorsport Industry Display

It is always great to see our sport recognised within the world of professional motorsport, and in recent years that has been happening more as more as Speed Hillclimbing starts to gain more respect in the wider motorsport community.

Gould GR59 Goodridge Ltd

Gould GR59 on display at Goodridge HQ

 

Last week one of the newest top-line hillclimb cars on the scene formed part of a display for a Motorsport Industry Association event down in Devon.

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Class B Party!

One of the most sociable classes in any Hillclimb Championship across the British Isles has to be Class B within the Midland Hillclimb.

Midland Hillclimb Championship

 

The category is characterised by incredibly close competition amongst the mostly LoCaterField mounted drivers and an impressive level of fun and banter.

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Dave’s Doune Diff Drama!

The familiar DTA Caterham of Allan & Dave Warburton has been getting faster and faster in recent weeks as the duo have got used to the new for 2013 Ford Duratec power.

Dave Warburton Caterham 7

Dave Warburton attacks East Brae at Doune (thanks to www.zipp.co.uk)

 

Despite currently running an intermediate-spec 2.3 litre Duratec powerplant in the car, rather than the full-house 2.5 litre lump which they had planned to be running this year, the car has demonstrated phenomenal grunt since it first appeared at Doune back in June.

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Family Fun

One of the aspects that British Hillclimbing is best known for is the family atmosphere and the inter-family competition which is encouraged by the ability to share cars.

David Warburton Caterham 7

Dave Warby at Doune in 2011

 

Gurston Down’s British Championship event last weekend saw a huge number for Father & Son, Father & Daughter, Mother & Son and Mother & Daughter combinations in various classes.

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