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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Soaking Shelsley – The Classes

Whilst the big boys were attempting to qualify for the Top 12 Shootouts at The World Famous Shelsley Walsh, the class runners were chasing hard for Leaders and Midland championship points. Wet conditions can often throw up some surprise results and this weekend was no exception.

BRM P25 Shelsley Walsh

BRM GP cars on display at Shelsley

 

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McDonald’s Mighty Mini

The Shelsley Walsh season opener at the weekend was our first opportunity to have a look at Allan McDonald’s latest Mini-based hillclimb creation.

Allan McDonald Mini Evo

Allan McDonald's wild Mini Evo 4x4 car

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May Shelsley Review

There was a slightly strange atmosphere at the Midland Automobile Clubs season opener at Shelsley Walsh last week. Maybe after the excitement and anticipation of the opening round of the British Hillclimb Championship last weekend, this event was a little of an anticlimax, maybe it was that the weather was pleasant and (after Prescott’s deluge) we were all grateful for that? Whatever it was, the action on the hill was fast and furious.

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May Midlander at Shelsley

The Shelsley Walsh hillclimb season begins this weekend with the traditional Midland Hillclimb Championship weekend.

Eddie Walder Our Correspondent

Our Correspondent will set up camp in the Crossing Box for the weekend

 A modest-sized entry (considering some previously seen at the venue) will run with practice on Saturday and competition on Sunday.

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