Purcell and Cannell Feel the Pressure

Whilst British and Midland Hillclimb contenders are at Prescott Hillclimb and South West Hillclimb contenders are at Wiscombe Park, the loyal band of Gurston Down Hillclimb regulars will be out for the final time this year at the Wilstshire venue.

Simon Purcell Lotus Exige

Simon Purcell is in the pound seat for the Gurston Championship (thanks to everleyphotography.co.uk).


As always for the BARC SW Centre’s events, Gurston Press Office Simon McBeath has put together a preview for the event.

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Midsummer Speed Fest at Gurston

As well as events at Doune and Cultra at the weekend, there was also pair of one day club events at the ever popular Gurston Down Hillclimb in Wiltshire.

Nik Mann Mannic Beattie

The crowd pleasing Mannic-Beattie was hustled to FTD on both days by creater Nik Mann.


Saturday’s event was a round of the Association of South West Motor Clubs Hillclimb Championship, whereas Sunday featured the BARC South West Centre’s own Gurston Down Hillclimb Championship.

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Gurston Down – 2014 Events

Next up we look at one of the busiest hills in the country, as we move from Scotland down to the Westcountry.

Tim Barrington Vision V1H

Tim Barrington hustles the amazing little Vision-BDA through Karousel in 1992 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).


The farmland venue at Gurston Down, near Salisbury hosts an event every month through the season, as well as the very popular midweek Gurston Down Hillclimb Drivers School events.

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Mortimer’s Moment

Although we weren’t able to be there ourselves, we are now able to bring you the full story of the Gurston Down Hillclimb season finale, as well as the results of the Gurston Down Hillclimb Championship and the Gurston Down Top 10 Challenge title positions.

Jonathan Gates Force LM

Jonathan Gates launches the freshly-blown Force LM over Deers Leap (thanks to everleyphotography.co.uk)


BARC South West Press Officer has compiled a very thorough report and review of the season which should bring us all up to speed:

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Turpin Grabs the Swag!

The BARC South West Centre’s fantastic Gurston Down Hillclimb near Salisbury hosted it’s now annual Midland Hillclimb Championship event last weekend under clear skies and hot sun.

Mike Turpin Vauxhall VX220

Mike Turpin took the big prize at Gurston with his VX220 (thanks to Simon McBeath).


BARC SW’s Press Officer has sent us his usual brilliant event report.

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Hollier’s Flying High!

The B ARC SW Region hosted a full weekend of hillclimbing at Gurston Down last weekend which included rounds of the ASWMC and ACSMC Championships as well as the venue’s own very popular Championship and Challenge.

Ed Hollier Pilbeam MP62

Ed Hollier on his way to another double FTD at Gurston in 2013 (thanks to www.everleyphotograpy.co.uk)


As always for events at the Wiltshire hill, Gurston’s Press Office Simon McBeath has sent over a very detailed report of all the classes at the event.

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