For Sale… More Hillclimb History!

One of the most successful single chassis in the history of the British Hillclimb Championship has been spotted for sale on a popular race car marketplace website.

David Grace Pilbeam MP58

David Grace with MP58-05 at Prescott in 1994 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson)


The aluminium honeycomb tubbed Pilbeam MP58 was the car of the late 80s and early 90s on the hills of the UK. The MP58 won BHC titles for Martyn Griffiths (1990 & 1991), Roy Lane (1992 & 1996), David Grace (1993 & 1994) and Andy Priaulx (1995).

[Read more...]

Hillclimb Engine Technology – Part 1

The exacting requirements of hillclimbing place a huge demand on the power plants used.

Judd KV4 V8

Judd KV4 V8 in Pilbeam MP88 chassis

[Read more...]

Brodie Branches Out

600cc Marengo driver Brodie ‘Tree-limb’ Branch has acquired a new hillclimb toy for use in the increasingly popular pre-85 Single-Seater class in the Midland Hillclimb Championship.

Branch has purchased the ex Griffiths/Harvey Pilbeam -Hart MP53 turbocar from veteran hillclimber Barry Lines. Brodie said “it is a stunningly prepared car, I saw it at Barry’s place when I was looking at a different car and I just had to have it”.

We cannot wait to see this piece of 80s hillclimb history back on the hills, and with Branch’s skills behind the wheel it could go faster than it ever did.

** Note: there were rumours heard in the paddock at Shelsley Walsh at the weekend that Barry Lines had passed away. We are glad to say that these are not correct, it was easy to check this as Barry was there competing in his Argo!**

For Sale… Hillclimb History !

Here is your chance to own a piece of Speed Hillclimb history.

The ex. Martin Griffiths/Max Harvey Pilbeam MP53, with which Griffiths took the British Hillclimb Championship in 1986 & 1987 is being sold by it’s current custodian Barry Lines. The car, which has been restored to it’s original Chase Web Offset livery, is being sold complete with it’s later turbo-charged 2.8l Hart engine.

See the advert here.