FIA Hillclimb Masters

One of the most talked about events in the hillclimb paddock at the moment is the very exciting FIA European Hillclimb Masters event, which will take place in Luxembourg this coming weekend.

Keith Edwards Audi Quattro

Keith Edwards will be returning to Europe with his mighty Quattro (thanks to www.zipp.co.uk)

 

The event has been created to bring together the very top runners from all of the national championships across Europe to a single venue on the same weekend to finally decide who is the fastest competitor in Europe.

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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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2013 in Pictures – Drivers at Rest!

Our 2013 in Pictures series continues today with a look at some of the drivers who make the hillclimb paddock such an entertaining place to be.

A weekends hillclimbing can be tough with the combination of early starts, hard graft, intense concentration, and occasionally a few cheeky beers on the Saturday night. This can take it out on the less hardy members of the paddock…. Whilst others find new and innovative ways to stay alert and on the money!

 

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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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Gurston Gossip

There are a few interesting driver and car combinations, as well as a few enforced changes, on the entry list for Gurston Down’s first National Championship event of the year this weekend.

Paul Webster Mazda MX5

Stripey will have a new pilot this weekend!

 

The fast, flowing Wiltshire farm venue always gets a good and competitive entry and this time around there is no exception. So, let’s have a look at who is and is not appearing on the hill.

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