Whilst wandering through the paddock at HSCC Silverstone last Saturday we spotted a very familiar looking Lotus Elan.

MSR Lotus Elan

The Martin Stretton Racing circuit Lotus Elan at Silverstone.


As many of you know Mr Editor is a bit of an Elanorak having been taken to events all over the Westcountry as a kid in the Elan of our Responsible Adult Jo Hodgson. As a result of this we always pay extra attention to any Elans competing, whatever the event may be.

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More Media Coverage

The guys and girls at Torbay Motor Club have tipped us off about some great coverage that the sport has received down in the South West this week.

Devon-based MotorMad internet TV show filmed a feature about Torbay Motor Club and it’s members over a couple of events during last season.

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Bargain Boots!

We have recently had word from our Responsible Adult Jo Hodgson, that due to a change of plans for this season, she has some bargain tyres available!

So if you are looking for a set of Avon ZZRs, which appear to be the road-going tyre of choice at the moment, then look no further than this post:

4 x 185/55r 13 ZZR Avon Tyres in A24 compound
Brand new, unfitted and unused.
They cost me £110.70 + VAT = £531.68 + £25 Delivery Charge
I would accept £500 and buyer would need to arrange own collection.

If anyone is interested, or wishes to make an offer for these boots, then please just drop us a line using the form below…

Hillclimb Champion makes Cultra Podium

Further to Tony Gregory’s brilliant Cultra report that we ran yesterday, here is an additional story from the event which ties in nicely with a post of ours from a couple of weeks ago…

Jo Hodgson Lotus Elan

Jo Hodgson on a charge in the Kings Mews Elan (thanks to Tony Gregory)


Last weekend the BWRDC’s reigning hillclimb champion Jo Hodgson and husband Roger made the long trip to Ulster to for fill an invitation to compete at this years Cultra Hillclimb Event, Sat 1st June, which is held in the parkland grounds of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, North Down, Northern Ireland. The 700 yard course is currently the world’s oldest active speed hillclimb having been first run in 1905 by the gentlemen of the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club.

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Jo Jo’s Ready For Action!

Over the course of last week, in the small Devonshire town of Newton Abbott, a minor miracle occurred.

Jo Hodgson Lotus Elan

Jo Hodgson’s Elan at Wiscombe back in 2011


As many of you will know, our Responsible Adult here at speedhillclimb.com, Jo Hodgson had a pretty big off on the approach to Sawbench Hairpin at Wiscombe Park’s 500 Owners Association clubby on 11th May.

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‘Fast Ladies’ Heading to Cultra

The Cultra Hillclimb in the North of Ireland is always an exciting and interesting festival of motorsport and the 2013 event is no exception.

GTR Turbo Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson was 2nd overall at Cultra in 2012 (thanks to Raceline Photography)


Although the event is not until the first weekend of June, competitors are signing up for the meeting, and the build-up is already beginning.

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