Birthday Boy at Gurston!

One carefully allocated competition number at Gurston Down Test Day last Sunday was reserved for someone who has recently celebrated a big birthday.

John Forsyth Alfa Dana

John & Andrew’s Alfa Dana in the Gurston paddock (with Andrew’s ‘shared’ number!)

 

South West hillclimb stalwart and Gurston committee member John Forsyth recently celebrated his 70th birthday and the entry number on his historic Alfa Dana F3 car on Sunday was ’70′.

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Gurston Drivers School

We have a little pre-Christmas treat for you here, with a report from one of the sport’s brilliant Hillclimb Drivers Schools.  If you are thinking of competing then the very best place you could start is with a visit to one of these schools. But what goes on there!?

Hannah Wiltshire Gurston Down

Hannah presents the awards after her first competitive event at Gurston in September

 

One Monday back in August our Fashion Correspondent Hannah Wiltshire, who has since been out competing in a Renault Clio Cup, attended the school at Gurston Down. Hannah has kindly sent us this cracking review of her first day on a hill.

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Cracking June Gurston

The events at Gurston Down at the weekend featured lots of cars, lots of variety and lots of hot competition. Both of the cluby one-dayers were over-subscribed and many regulars only got an entry to one or other day.

Tony Wiltshire Gould GR55 Gurston Down

Wilt took FTD on Sunday (thanks to Everly Photography)

Gurston Press Officer Simon McBeath has sent us this report & images:

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Lee’s Three Clubs Double

In 2011, Charmouth Hillclimb won our award for Venue of the Year. Last weekend saw the venue host it’s first events of the year and our 2011 Driver of the Year Mike Lee was on winning form again. Rupert Barker has kindly sent us this report:

Mike Lee OMS 2000M Charmouth Hillclimb

Mike Lee took two more Charmouth FTDs (thanks to Tel T Photography)

 

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April Gurston Preview

Saturday & Sunday this weekend will see the first events of the season at the BARC (SW) Centre’s Gurston Down hillclimb in Wiltshire.

As well as featuring many other championships and one-make series over the two events, Sunday will be the first round of Gurston’s very popular single-venue championship.

 

Tony Wiltshire Gould GR55 Gurston Down

Tony Wiltshire will be battling for FTD this weekend (thanks to Simon McBeath)

 

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Goings on at Gurston!

For anyone in the South of the country, the Gurston Down Test Day always signals the start of the hillclimb calendar and despite it being a non-spectator event, it always has a good crowd of visitors who want to get a sneaky peak at what’s new & improved for the season.

Gurston Down Hillclimb Paddock

The Gurston paddock awakes to another season of hillclimbing

 

 

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