FIA Hillclimb Masters

One of the most talked about events in the hillclimb paddock at the moment is the very exciting FIA European Hillclimb Masters event, which will take place in Luxembourg this coming weekend.

Keith Edwards Audi Quattro

Keith Edwards will be returning to Europe with his mighty Quattro (thanks to www.zipp.co.uk)

 

The event has been created to bring together the very top runners from all of the national championships across Europe to a single venue on the same weekend to finally decide who is the fastest competitor in Europe.

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Cultra Delivers New Champions and Debuts

Whilst the British Hillclimb Championship contenders were sunning themselves at Doune Hillclimb in Scotland, just across the Irish Sea in Northern Ireland competitors were in action at the historic Cultra Hillclimb.

Andy Hawthorne Reynard

Andy Hawthorne took FTD with his ex. Formula Vauxhall Lotus Reynard

 

Our Ulster Correspondent Tony Gregory was there and has kindly provided us with a cracking report as always….

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Bank Holiday Thrills

Whilst the British Hillclimb Chanmpionship runners were recovering from Gurston Down over the Bank Holiday weekend, the guys & girls on the Channel Island of Guernsey were charging up and down Le Val des Terres hillclimb.

Zef Eisenberg

Zef Eisenberg over the finish at the Terres, see… He really is mad!! (thanks to Andrew Le Poidevin/www.guernseymotorsport.com)

 

As always for events on the Island, our old mate ‘The Voice’ was keeping his eye on events, and he has kindly put together his usual entertaining report.

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The Big One is Here!

The Gurston Down 1000 meeting, with it’s large cash prize, is now upon us.

This is the first time that the venue has held a round of the Midland Hillclimb Championship, will one the MHC contenders take the prize or will it be one of the Gurston regulars? Everyone has an opinion on who they think will get it.

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Records Tumble Down on the Farm

Overcast and windy conditions greeted competitors at yesterday’s British Hillclimb Championship round at Gurston Down and helped to produce a stack of new class records.

I am not allowed to discuss the first class of the day, Chloe will cover that in a later post, so let’s begin with former Gould V6 driver, and son of the late 6-time BHC champion Tony, Peter Marsh. Peter was debuting his new hillclimb challenger the stunning Nissan GTR. The 3.8litre turbocar was a bit of a handful on the tight confines of the Wiltshire hill, but Peter used all of the 450+ BHP to dispose of Roy Barker’s 2010 Class 4b record on his first run.

Next up saw the usual 4c Specialist Roadgoing thrash and despite not competing this weekend Dave Wilson was onhand to provide his unique style of encouragement to Dave & Allan Warby. Despite trailing son Dave in practice, Allan stormed through to demolish Dave’s 2010 class record when it mattered. An un-named ‘pink racer’ was heard to say “Warby’s too f%^king fast and needs to retire to grow more rhubarb!”

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