Party in the Park!

The final event of the 2014 British Hillclimb Championship season took place at Loton Park in Shropshire at the weekend and provided everything that is good about our wonderful sport.

Loton Park Hillclimb

A healthy crowd enjoyed a great day at Loton Park.

 

A popular double winner, a fond farewell, a recently crowned champion, some hot competition, cracking commentary, relatively little damage and a very large & enthusiastic crowd combined to provide a real festival atmosphere both in the paddock and in the spectator areas.

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Loton Park – 2014 Events

The next stop on our whistle-stop tour of the hillclimb calendar for 2014 sees us head to the Midlands.

Simon Moyse Mallock MK27SG

Current Gould driver Simon Moyse at Loggerheads with his Mallock in 2005 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).

 

Sir Michael Leighton’s deer park venue at Loton Park, Shropshire is one of the most popular venues in the country thanks to good facilities, cracking organisation and a great track.

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BHC Season Review Part 9 – Alex Summers

From the, uhum, more senior end of the Top 12 yesterday to the youngest member today with the latest installment of the speedhillclimb.com 2013 British Hillclimb Championship season review.

Alex Summers DJ Firehawk

Alex returns to the paddock after his Run Off win at Loton in September

 

The star of the year for 2013 in British Hillclimbing, following in the foot-steps of GWR Raptor drivers Lee Adams (2011) and Jos Goodyear (2012) was undoubtedly Worcestershire-based student Alex Summers.

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On-Boards at Loton

With the short courses, high speeds & intense competition which characterise Speed Hillclimbing, our sport is one of the most dramatic forms of motorsport both for competitors and spectators alike.

Gould GR59

Drivers Eye View from a Gould GR59

 

From the early days of large cameras being mounted to cars by television companies, in recent years the emergence of high-quality HD cameras at sensible prizes as well as the accessibility of online video hosting websites the use of onboard cameras at hillclimbs has grown and grown.

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Events This Weekend

There are events from Devon to Scotland this weekend featuring club level, historic and National Championship competitions.

As far as the British Hillclimb Championship is concerned this weekend could well be the big one. The title race is very delicately poised and a good weekend for points leader Scott Moran could take his lead beyond the reach of defending champion Trevor Willis.

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Spotted At… Loton Park

Hagley & District Light Car Club always attracts a sizable crowd for it’s British Hillclimb Championship events.

This event was no exception, and there were many well-known drivers, ex. drivers and other paddock celebrities spotted over the weekend, including:

  • Nick & David Kemp
  • Tricia Wilson
  • Simon Durling
  • Graham Boulter
  • Jerry Sturman
  • Tom, Kerrie & Livvy New
  • Andy Bougourd
  • David Gould
  • Ian Cruickshank
  • Mike Fitzsimmons
  • Graham Wynn OBE

 

Nick Kemp Loton Park Hillclimb

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