Hillclimb Suspension Development

Over the years the British Hillclimb scene has seen a huge amount of technical innovation, in particular (traditionally) in the area of suspension and steering.

Will Hall Force WH

Traditional, but highly effective pushrod/monoshock set-up on the Force WH

 

From the early days of the BHC when ERAs used clever radius arms in conjunction with leaf springs to generate immense traction, through the transverse leaf-springs of the early Coopers, to wishbones with the 1960s mid-engined cars we’ve seen it all… Or have we?

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Hobbit Hannam

South West hillclimb stalwart Peter ‘Hobbit’ Hannam made a return to the hills at Gurston Down over the weekend.

Hobbit Hannam Cooper T65

Hobbit prepares for his final run in the Cooper T65

 

Hobbit is more usually seen on the circuits these days competing in Club F3 and in Formula Ford races, but does occasionally have a run out on the hills when he gets a chance.

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