Doune On-Board Action

With it ultra high-speed, claustrophobic, tree-lined ‘Tunnel’ section at the lower end of the hill, the curving blast through the Meadow and tricky East Brae and Esses section at the top, Doune Hillclimb in Scotland is undoubtedly the king of hills.

Doune Hillclimb

The confines of the Tunnel at Doune Hillcimb

 

It is a mighty challenge for drivers of all category of cars an always provides a culture shock for first time visitors whether they are in the driver’s seat or standing on the bank watching.

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Webbo’s Walk!

Back in November last year, we reported that Gurston Competition Secretary and Mazda MX5 driver would be taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge.

Paul Webster Gurston Down

Paul Webster at Gurston last weekend

 

The Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales (Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon in a 24 hour period.

Well, the weekend has come, and Webbo is preparing to get started.

Webbo is fundraising for the Orchid Cancer Charity, so check out his just giving page and please give what you can.

Good luck mate, let us know how you get on!

Gurston Gossip

There are a few interesting driver and car combinations, as well as a few enforced changes, on the entry list for Gurston Down’s first National Championship event of the year this weekend.

Paul Webster Mazda MX5

Stripey will have a new pilot this weekend!

 

The fast, flowing Wiltshire farm venue always gets a good and competitive entry and this time around there is no exception. So, let’s have a look at who is and is not appearing on the hill.

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Hillclimber Climbs Hills!

Gurston Down Competition Secretary and New Techniques Mazda MX5 driver Paul Webster will be taking hillclimbing to a new level in 2013.

Paul Webster Mazda MX5

 

Webbo, who has been a supporter of speedhillclimb.com since we started, will be taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge which involves climbing the three highest peaks in Wales, England and Scotland (Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis) within 24 hours.

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Return to the Hills – Part 1

The Prescott BHC round this weekend will see the return to competition of one of the most popular drivers of recent years.

Eynon Price

Eynon Price is action at Doune (thanks to Steve Wilkinson)

 

Welsh Wizard Eynon Price set the hills alight with his flamboyant driving style in 1600cc OMS & Force chassis between 2008 & 2011.

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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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