BHC is Back!

After over six months of withdrawl symptoms, this weekend at Prescott Hillclimb the top competitors hit the slopes of the Gloucestershire venue as the opening rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship take place.

Rob Stevens Force SR4

Rob Stevens will be back to defend his Midland Hillclimb Championship at Prescott.

 

This season, there should be a real battle-royal at the top of the timing sheets as the big-hitters will be joined by a couple of little cars which are now capable of outright wins at all venues.

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Another Gould for 2014

Possibly the biggest new car story of the winter so far has just broken! It is the news that there will be a third Gould GR59 hitting the hills during the 2014 season.

Gould GR59 Goodridge Ltd

Gould GR59 on display at Goodridge HQ

 

This will not be a customer car as we have seen with the 2-litre class runners for the Moyse family and for Paul Haimes, but a works development car being built for the Gould family.

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Helpers Get Uren Into Run Off

There was a fairly impressive turn-around at Doune Hillclimb’s British Hillclimb Championship round the weekend before last as a team of helpers made an impressive repair job.

Nicola Menzies Force PC

Nicola Menzies (pictured at Harewood) in the Force PC

 

Force PC driver Dave Uren was ‘tyre-warmer’ at Doune as he was running before co-driver Nicola Menzies on her local hill.

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Family Fortunes

After the meteorological challenges of the Saturday of Barbon Manor, it was a pleasure for all involved to roll into the level, partially tarmaced paddock of Harewood Hillclimb near Harrogate, for Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship.

Scott Moran Gould GR61X

Scott Moran took victory in the 2nd Run Off and now leads the title race

 

Harewood had already hosted a very busy club event on the Saturday, but there were significantly fewer entries for the National round on the Sunday. All of the big hitters were present though, with the exception of the still absent Jos Goodyear.

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Scottish Stars!

The prestigious Scottish Hillclimb Championship will be decided at this weekend’s joint British & Scottish Championship event at Doune.

 

Jonathan Rarity

Jonathan Rarity at Doune in 2008 when the MH Ghost was still ‘naked’!

 

 

Orkney driver Garry Dickson claimed the 2011 Championship at Doune last year, but there are three different drivers in the hunt for 2012 honours.

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Trevor’s Topsy-Turvy Triumph

A quite remarkable pair of British Championship scoring Top 12 Run Offs at Prescott Hillclimb saw Trevor Willis on top form to take one step closer to a possible first British Championship title.

Prescott Speed Hillclimb

After approaching the mark in final practice on Saturday afternoon, Willis took the outright hill record in the first Run Off to outscore reigning champion Scott Moran, before producing an amazing qualifying effort and a second place finish second time up to reclaim the championship lead with just four rounds of the season to go.

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