Speed Eventers Provide Silverstone Entertainment!

Last weekend a good gaggle of the speed hillclimb paddock headed to Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire to watch a number of uphill racers take part in the final stand-alone race meeting of the Historic Sports Car Club season.

Brabham F2

Some beautiful cars were on display at Silverstone, including a duo of F2 Brabhams


The hillclimbers competing included Chris Merrick (Merlyn/Guard Trophy race), Simon Durling (Elva/Guards Trophy race), Jon Waggitt (Lenham/Guards Trophy race), Sean McClurg (Lotus Elan/Guards Trophy race), Tony Bianchi (Brabham/Guards Trophy race) and of course circuit racing newby Alex Summers (Lola/Derek Bell Trophy race).

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Tommy’s Back!

One of the most popular members of the big class will be returning to the hills at Prescott’s Midland Hillclimb Championship round this weekend with a freshly rebuilt engine!

Tom New Gould GR55

Tommy New in the Gould-Judd at Gurston Down in May 2012


Southampton-based Gould-Judd driver Tom New has been missing from action so far this season due to a rather annoying supply issue.

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Radical Opportunity at Shelsley Walsh

The MAC Speed Events School, organised by the Midland Automobile Club, is running two School Days this year at the world-renowned Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb in beautiful rural Worcestershire, on June 25th and August 27th.

Radical SR3

This could be you! (image courtesy of Radical Sports Cars Ltd)

And a tremendous prize for this year’s top pupil is up for grabs in the form of a free entry in a works-supported Radical SR3RS in the end of season event at Shelsley Walsh in September.

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Whilst scanning about on the net at the weekend, looking for something else, we stumbled across some British Hillclimb Championship action on an internet TV channel!

James Wills Sandra Tomlin Brayspeed

Mr Editor interviews Sandra Tomlin  for Brayspeed


Back in 2008 & 2009 Tony Bray and his Brayspeed TV operation produced a number of programs, originally for Motors TV, covering all forms of hillclimb action from club events to the BHC.

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Spotted at… Bouley Bay

Several former drivers, and a few other familiar faces were spotted in the crowd at the Bouley Bay BHC meeting last week, including:

  • Cliff & Janet Conibear
  • Chris & Val Merrick
  • Andy Kittle
  • Bette Lane
  • Tim & Barbara Daniel
  • Jackie Le Cheminant
  • Andy Bougard
  • Nigel Ozanne
  • Rob Turnbull
  • Tony & Maureen Fletcher
  • Steve & Lynne Owen


Andy Kittle Bouley Bay

Andy Kittle relaxes between batches!


Spotted At…. Shelsley Walsh

Several former drivers, and a few other familiar faces were spotted in the crowd at Shelsley Walsh’s BHC meeting at the weekend, including:

  • Whizzo Williams
  • Chris & Val Merrick
  • John & Julie Chalmers
  • Bette Lane
  • John & Simon Rutland
  • Keith Harris
  • Peter Cox
  • Sandra Tomlin
  • Tim & Will Mason
  • Jim Robinson
  • Gordon Marston
  • Dave & Lynne Whitehead
  • Ian Cruickshanks
  • Jonathan Williamson
  • Russ Ward
  • Mike Pilbeam
  • Hugh Teagle
  • Team Pink