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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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 6 – John Bradburn

Our latest series continues today with the next installment of our look back at the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship.

John Bradburn Gould GR55

John Bradburn moves the Gould GR55 into the pre-start area at Barbon Manor.

 

The next stop on the journey sees us take a look at the quiet man of the top 12 who has made steady forward progress over the past 5 years or so, Midlander John Bradburn.

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BHC Season Review Part 2 – Richard Spedding

Over the next twelve days we will continue our run down of the heavy-hitters from the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship by looking at the individual performances of the top 12 drivers in the series.

Richard Spedding Force PC

Spedding started the year sharing with Eynon Price.

 

In the second part of our 2013 BHC review we will look at the man who was the first to miss out on a number for 2014, Sheffield-based 1600cc Force-Suzuki PC driver Richard Spedding:

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