SHC.com Film Night 21

For those who are not at one of the many events taking place this weekend we have a big treat for the latest instalment of the speedhillclimb.com Film Night.

 

We have stumbled across one of the most impressive motorsport history films we have ever seen.

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SHC.com Film Night 20

With there being very few championship hillclimb events this weekend we thought that we would restart a favourite old series here at speedhillclimb.com and have another Film Night.

Having just had the Belgian Grand Prix last weekend, the Formula 1 World Championship is just past its half way stage. We stumbled across an excellent series of YouTube videos on ‘The Racers Edge’ section of Peter Windsor’s ever-fascinating F1 blog so we thought that we would share them.

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SHC.com Film Night 19

Time for a special Formula 1 based speedhillclimb.com Film Night tonight. As winter testing for the Formula 1 World Championship concludes at the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain this evening, we thought that we should have a look at some of the rich history of motorsports premier category.

Possibly the most respected team on the grid is Williams F1, known to most fans of the sport as Williams Grand Prix Engineering (the title of the team during their heyday in the 1980s). Even if you are a fan of another team, most people would probably name the family run team from Grove in Oxfordshire as their second favourite team. So let’s have a look at a series of films celebrating the rich history of the team which has so far claimed 7 F1 World Drivers Championship titles, and look set to have a bit of a renaissance during 2014 if testing times are anything to go on.

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Rob’s Rocketship Returns!

Over the past few years several V8 engined Gould GR55 chassis have been advertised for sale. But while the multi-championship winning ex. Fleetwood/Dawwson/Algar NME-engined ‘Sprint’ car has changed hands, the hillclimb spec cars seem to have remained on the market for some reason.

Rob Turnbull Gould GR55

The HB belches flame at Harewood in 2005 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).

 

However, we have recently heard that this has changed and that one of the hillclimb GR55s has now found a new home for the 2014 season. Indeed, it is being collected by its new owner today!

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Another Gould for 2014

Possibly the biggest new car story of the winter so far has just broken! It is the news that there will be a third Gould GR59 hitting the hills during the 2014 season.

Gould GR59 Goodridge Ltd

Gould GR59 on display at Goodridge HQ

 

This will not be a customer car as we have seen with the 2-litre class runners for the Moyse family and for Paul Haimes, but a works development car being built for the Gould family.

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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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