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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Records Destroyed at Doune!

After a hectic schedule of consecutive events at Gurston, Shelsley and Loton, a welcome weekend off for the British Hillclimb Championship runners preceded the first visit to Scotland of 2014 to the ever popular Doune Hillclimb, on the edge of The Trossachs, in Stirling.

Doune Hillclimb

A rare blast of sunshine at The King of Hills!

 

Usually any event at ‘The King of Hills’ is complimented by a healthy dose of Scottish rain, but on this occasion the competitors who made the long journey North were greeted by glorious hot, sunny weather and the result was a rout on the record books as drivers took advantage of a hill in fantastic condition.

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Wallace Wins!

The King of Hills, Doune Hillclimb in Scotland, opened it’s 2014 event calendar last weekend with a pair of single-day events that formed the start of the Scottish Hillclimb Championship.

Doune Hillclimb

 

Local driver Wallace Menzies took a pair of wins with the familiar DJ Firestorm single-seater, it’s Cosworth XD V8 engine freshly delivered from Cosworth Racing following it’s winter fettling.

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Doune – 2014 Events

The next stop on the 2014 calendar tour of the country takes us to possibly the biggest challenge in the British Championship, as well as one of the most popular clubman venues in the British Isles.

Graeme Wight Jnr Hillman Imp

Doune Legend Graeme Wight Jnr crest East Brae in his Imp back in 1993 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).

 

Located in Stirling, Scotland, Doune Hillclimb is narrow, fast, barrier-lined but often the biggest challenge is provided by the weather!

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BHC Season Review Part 9 – Alex Summers

From the, uhum, more senior end of the Top 12 yesterday to the youngest member today with the latest installment of the speedhillclimb.com 2013 British Hillclimb Championship season review.

Alex Summers DJ Firehawk

Alex returns to the paddock after his Run Off win at Loton in September

 

The star of the year for 2013 in British Hillclimbing, following in the foot-steps of GWR Raptor drivers Lee Adams (2011) and Jos Goodyear (2012) was undoubtedly Worcestershire-based student Alex Summers.

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BHC Season Review Part 7 – Will Hall

No weekend break for us this week as we plough on with our driver-by-driver look back at the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship season.

Will Hall Force WH

Will Hall rolls into pre-start at Barbon Manor hillclimb.

 

The next installment covers the man who won the final championship Run Off of the 2012 season and who had very high hopes for the new season with his unique chassised and engined contender, Midlander Will Hall and is 3.5 litre Force-Nissan WH.

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