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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Turbo Dax for Harewood

The British Hillclimb Championship round at Harewood Hillclimb, near Harrogate this weekend features an all-to-rare hillclimb appearance from a car which has terrorized British Sprint and Time Attack events for the past few seasons.

Whilst LoCaterFields dominate the kit car classes of the hillclimb scene, the Dax Rush variant on the theme is only an occasional visitor on the hills.

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Haimes Hits the Hills

The Barbon Manor & Harewood British Hillclimb Championship double-header weekend saw the debut of the most eagerly anticipated new hillclimb car of 2013.

Paul Haimes Gould GR59

Paul Haimes prepares for a run in the GR59 Turbo


Having shaken the car down at Curborough Sprint Course a couple of days previously, Paul Haimes had returned the new Gould GR59 Turbo to Gould Engineering’s Newbury works for some final details to be completed, and for a very new development part to be fitted to the car.

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Introducing…. Gould GR59-03!

There will be some added excitement and interest at the British Hillclimb Championship rounds at Barbon Manor in Cumbria this weekend.

Paul Haimes Gould GR59

Paul, Geoff & Pete tweak the mapping


Not only will the event be the BHCs only visit of the year to the North West of England, as well as the first event being run by the new combination of co-operating clubs, but there should be the debut of the most anticipated hillclimb car for years.

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New 2-Litre Contender

Now it is time to break the worst kept secret of the past few months!

Paul Haimes Dallara F301 Vauxhall XE Gurston Down

Former Hillclimb Leaders Champion Paul Haimes will return to the hills with a brand new 2-litre class contender.

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