Bigger Beasty!

Today we are running a post which should have gone live three weeks ago and looks at one of the cars that has proved to be a big star of the hillclimb scene during the first part of the 2014 season.

Jos Goodyear GWR Raptor

Jos Goodyear wheel-wagging in the newly boosted GWR Raptor (thanks to Everley Photography).

 

The most eagerly anticipated new project of the year made its debut at Gurston Down a few weekends ago and attracted an awful lot of attention both in the paddock and on the hill.

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Wee Beasty Heads for Home!

There was lots of paddock chatter over the past couple of weekends at the British & Midland Championship weekends at Shelsley Walsh and Loton Park about the forthcoming sale of one of the fastest 1600c Racing Cars around.

Steve Day GWR Raptor

Steve Day in the Wee-Beasty at Prescott in April.

 

Eighteen months ago we broke the story that the ex. Lee Adams GWR Raptor had been sold to Midlands hillclimb stalwart Steve Day, and now we have heard that the wee beasty is moving house again.

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BHC is Back!

After over six months of withdrawl symptoms, this weekend at Prescott Hillclimb the top competitors hit the slopes of the Gloucestershire venue as the opening rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship take place.

Rob Stevens Force SR4

Rob Stevens will be back to defend his Midland Hillclimb Championship at Prescott.

 

This season, there should be a real battle-royal at the top of the timing sheets as the big-hitters will be joined by a couple of little cars which are now capable of outright wins at all venues.

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BHC Season Review Part 5 – Jos Goodyear

Our season review for the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship continues today with a look at the driver who was one of the big stars of the 2012 series, and who was hoping for big things in 2013….

Jos Goodyear GWR Raptor

The GWR Raptor crew on Jersey in 2012.

 

In part 5 of our BHC Season Review we look at the top-scoring driver who didn’t complete a full season. Due to reliability issues and a shunt the beautiful GWR Raptor missed a few events at the start of the season, but Jos Goodyear and the Raptor were soon back on the pace.

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BHC Season Review Part 3 – Deryk Young

Today we continue our look back on the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship year with our season review series.

Deryk Young launches over Deers Leap at Gurston Down (thanks to everleyphotography.co.uk).

Deryk Young launches over Deers Leap at Gurston Down (thanks to everleyphotography.co.uk).

 

Our BHC season review continues today with a look at the season of the man who has been a regular ‘Number’ holder since the mid-nineties in Pilbeam, Dallara and Gould chassis, each fitted with his faithful ex. F1 4.0 litre Judd EV V8 engine.

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Junior… Reports of Raptor Return

Whilst scanning about on the net and catching up with the goss on the awesome uphillracers forum this week we spotted a very interesting post from a former British Hillclimb Champion about how he would like to get back out on the hills again.

Graeme Wight Jnr Gould GR55

Graeme has a demo run in a Gould V6 (now owned by Tony Wilt) at TWF Shelsley Walsh in 2007.

 

A phone call and a chat later and we can confirm that 2001 & 2002 BHC winner and owner of GW Racing, the manufacturers of the awesome little GWR Raptor, Graeme Wight Jnr is indeed going to be seen in a racesuit and skid lid again. But like so much goss and rumour at this time of year, all is not as it seems!

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