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 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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Priaulx’s DTM Adventure

British Hillclimbing’s greatest export, certainly in recent memory, has to be 1995 British Hillclimb Champion Andy Priaulx.

Andy Priaulx

Andy Priaulx at Prescott Hillclimb during his Championship year (thanks to Steve Wilkinson)


The talented Guernseyman was clearly a step ahead of the rest during his BHC title year and he quickly moved on to roundy-roundy racing, initially in Formula Renault.

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Andy Priaulx ROCs

Guernseyman Andy Priaulx had a mixed weekend at the annual Race Of Champions event, held in Dusseldorf, Germany this year.

This event features a huge array of the very best drivers in World motorsport and Priaulx qualifies due to his multiple World Touring Car Championship victories.

The Race Of Champions is a two-day event with a Nations Cup on the Saturday (for teams of drivers) and the ROC on Sunday where individuals compete to see who is Champion of Champions. The event is run on a twist indoor track with drivers using an array of cars including Audi R8s, Skodia S2000 cars, VW Sciroccos and purpose built buggies.

Paired with Jenson Button (Team Guernsey!?) in Team Great Britain for the Nations Cup, Priaulx beat former winner Filipe Alburquerque and F1 champ Sebastian Vettel before being knocked out by Team Germany in the Semi-Final.

For the ROC individual event the 1995 BHC winner beat David Coulthard, Travis Pastrana and Alberquerque again but couldn’t get past eventual winner Sebastien Ogier in the Quarters.

The Motors TV commentatary team regularly remarked that Andy’s stunning starts and tidy turns were honed on the hills!

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2011

Whilst not being a ‘proper’ hillclimb, the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed is undoubtedly the most popular event in the UK which takes place on a hillclimb course.

Williams F1 cars at the 2010 Goodwood Festival

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