Hollier’s Home Run

Up until the late-1990s, the Five Clubs partnership’s traditional hillclimb weekend at Wiscombe Park in Devon was a British Hillclimb Championship round. These days the event is a double-header round of the ASWMC Hillclimb Championship, but is always a very popular weekend in the South West.

Ed Hollier Empire 00 Evo

The Empire 00 Evo (seen here in testing) claimed it’s debut wins at Wiscombe Park.

 

Despite other big hillcimb events across the South of England, the BHC at Prescott and then final round of Gurston Down’s season, the Five Clubs attracted a very good entry to the parkland hill.

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Wonderful Werrington

This weekend we decided to give the Midland Hillclimb Championship event at Shelsley Walsh a miss and take on the long journey down to the M5 to Launceston in Cornwall for some proper club hillclimbing at Werrington Park hillclimb.

Werrington Park

Werrington House overlooks the famous Cattle Grid.

 

Set in the Tamar Valley, just over the county border, this very fast parkland hill is a real challenge for competitors with some very narrow and very high-speed sections to the course. It may not be World Famous, but Werrington Park has a hardy bunch of supporters!

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Satchell Claims South West Honours

The hugely popular Association of South West Motor Club’s Hillclimb Championship was decided at the final event of the season at Manor Farm, Charmouth for the second year running.

Manor Farm Charmouth Hillclimb

Manor Farm was in fine fettle for the title decider in September

 

Despite narrowly missing out on the HSA Speed title, North Devon engineer Colin Satchell can console himself with an outright win in his local championship with his stunningly quick 2-litre Mod Prod Peugeot 205 GTi.

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Lee puts the Manors on!

As we were passing the door while travelling along the A35 yesterday, we popped into Manor Farm Hillclimb in Charmouth, Dorset to have our first look at one of the newest hillclimb venues on the UK mainland.

Manor Farm Hillclimb

The tunnel under the A35 is a unique feature of Manor Farm.

 

Woolbridge Motor Club, who also organise events at the nearby Wiscombe Park, run the venue at Manor Farm although other Westcountry clubs also use the facility during the year. The enthusiasm and backing that has been given to this venue saw it get awarded ‘Venue of the Year’ in the speedhillclimb.com Awards.

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Blasts from the Past in Ulster

Whilst at the British Hillclimb Championship round at Craigantlet, near Belfast, in Northern Ireland last weekend, we spotted some fascinating kit amongst the local entry.

Craigantlet Hillclimb

The famous view from the crossroads at Craigantlet

 

There was a huge field of local Ulster competitors present and several familiar and very interesting bits of kit featured amongst the class runners. Let’s have a look at a small selection of the cars competing.

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Record Tumbles at Werrington

Plymouth Motor Club hosted it’s annual two-day Speed Hillclimb at the stunning Werrington Park venue, near Launceston, in Cornwall last weekend.

Terry Graves Gould GR37

More Werrington FTDs for Terry Graves (thanks to www.soperfectimages.co.uk)

 

Having partially resurfaced the hill in time for the 2012 events, the organising club completed the remainder of the hill over last winter so records were expected to tumble.

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