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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Gurston Class Action

The British Hillclimb Championship and Leaders Championship contenders made their second visit of the year to Gurston Down at the weekend, and the BARC South West Centre put on yet another brilliant event at the Wiltshire venue.

Jeremy Turnbull Ford Model B

Jeremy Turnbull was fastest of the Flatheads


A heavy downpour at lunchtime on Saturday put a slight dampener on the end of the third practice runs, but otherwise the sun was shining and the conditions were good.

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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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Gurston Weekend – The Classes

What an amazing event we witnessed at Gurston Down’s farmland venue in Wiltshire last weekend. We had great weather, superb organisation, a surprise winner, some stunning new records and a whole host of personal bests.



The BARC SW team did a fantastic job, under pretty difficult circumstances after losing a good portion of track time to little incidents during the morning. But after a seriously late lunchbreak they sent cars up the hill at an amazing rate all afternoon, caught up, and managed to complete the event (including prize giving) by 5.30pm.

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Gurston Season Opener

As you will probably have already discovered from our tweeting over the weekend there were a great fun, although somewhat soggy, couple of events at Gurston Down last weekend.

Always impressively quick at Gurston, Tony Wiltshire set FTD on both days.

Tony Wiltshire Gurston Down

Tony Wiltshire gives his FTD speech at Gurston


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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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