BHC Season Review Part 4 – Tom New


Over the next couple of weeks we are reviewing the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship by looking at the individual performances of the drivers who filled the top 12 placings on Championship table.

Tom New Gould GR55

Tom New powers the Gould-Judd GR55 over Deer’s Leap (thanks to


Part 4 of our look back at the BHC year sees us look at one of the most popular members of the hillclimb family and one of the top preparation specialists who keep cars running for customers.

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New Techniques Office Party!

It might be a bit early in the year for Christmas thoughts just yet, as far as we’re concerned it doesn’t begin for a few weeks yet, but it seems as though some hillclimb folk are well and truly getting in to the festive spirit already….

We spotted this link on Facebook today, and thought that it was worth sharing. Who knew that Webbo, Dunky and the New clan were such nifty movers!

Empire’s Extra Effort!

There are a large number of new or modified cars underway in workshops all over the United Kingdom as the hillclimb world prepares for the 2014 season.

Empire Racing Cars


Few facilities are as busy as the Empire Racing Cars workshop of Bill Chaplin down in darkest Somerset. Mr Editor paid Bill a visit earlier in the week and had a quick look at the workload that Bill and his small team have ahead of them!

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Funky Dunky Flies at Loton!

Due to the massive difference in disciplines, both in terms of venues and the rules applied, it is very rare that we see a European Hillclimb Championship contender competing on the UK mainland.

Duncan Barnes Dallara F301

Duncan Barnes brings the Dallara to the line at Loton


At Loton Park’s BHC finale last weekend however, there was an unfamiliar looking Dallara F3 car in the paddock, competing in the 2-litre class.

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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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Walker’s Wheels!

As reported here a couple of months ago, the latest Dallara to hit the UK hills has been rebuilt by Tom New at his New Techniques base and is to be used by former Quest hillclimber Mark Walker.

Mark Walker Dallara F399

Thumbs up for the Dallara-Vauxhall at Gurston!


The car was finished off late last week and was at Gurston on Sunday for a quick shakedown ahead of two full days of competition at the Wiltshire hill at the end of the month.

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