Elan-a-like!

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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Speed Eventers Provide Silverstone Entertainment!

Last weekend a good gaggle of the speed hillclimb paddock headed to Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire to watch a number of uphill racers take part in the final stand-alone race meeting of the Historic Sports Car Club season.

Brabham F2

Some beautiful cars were on display at Silverstone, including a duo of F2 Brabhams

 

The hillclimbers competing included Chris Merrick (Merlyn/Guard Trophy race), Simon Durling (Elva/Guards Trophy race), Jon Waggitt (Lenham/Guards Trophy race), Sean McClurg (Lotus Elan/Guards Trophy race), Tony Bianchi (Brabham/Guards Trophy race) and of course circuit racing newby Alex Summers (Lola/Derek Bell Trophy race).

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Perfect Prescott

Prescott Hillclimb in Gloucestershire was the host for the final headline hillclimb event on the mainland for 2013 with a pair of one day events on 5th & 6th of October.

Prescott Hillclimb

 

The competitive events ran alongside the Prescott American Autumn Classic event at the Cotswolds hill, and the contrasting sight of racing cars and fairground rides in the paddock was a bit of a shock to the system at first, but made for a fantastic family day out.

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Class B Party!

One of the most sociable classes in any Hillclimb Championship across the British Isles has to be Class B within the Midland Hillclimb.

Midland Hillclimb Championship

 

The category is characterised by incredibly close competition amongst the mostly LoCaterField mounted drivers and an impressive level of fun and banter.

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Wazza’s Winning Ways!

While we don’t normally cover continental hillclimbs here at speedhillclimb.com, we have been tipped off that a number of Speed Hillclimb competitors made the journey across the English Channel to Saint Goueno Hillclimb in Britanny last weekend.

Darren Warwick Dallara F301

Wazza was on great form in France

 

One of the club level stars of the year so far Darren Warwick took yet another FTD in the Masters section for UK and Irish-based competitors.

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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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