Nearly Ready to Go!

Over the past few weeks we have shown some sneaky peaks of the progress being made by Midland Championship contender George Brown on his home-modified OMS project.

George Brown OMS CF07

Nearly ready to rumble, the OMS CF07.

 

Former Force PT driver George acquired the previously Cosworth DFL-engined OMS CF07 chassis from Bob Penrose at the end of last year and immediately set about converting the car to motorcycle power.

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Roche Returns

In the past couple of months it has been absolutely fantastic to see a familiar face from a few years back make a return to the British Hillclimb scene.

Pat Roche OMS CF07

Pat Roche (in car) shared with Mike Fitzsimons on his hillclimb return at Craigantlet

 

Irishman Pat Roche spent a couple of years taking part in the British Hillclimb Championship and the Leaders Hillclimb Championship with an OMS CF07 chassis, which he shared with Mark Goodyear.

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Win for Wynn!

Loton Park hillclimb, on the Welsh Borders in Shropshire hosted its first event of the 2013 season at the weekend, with two single-day club events.

Graham Wynn Force LM

Thumbs up for Graham Wynn OBE (thanks to Steve Wilkinson)

 

The Hagley & District Light Car Club assembled a varied and interesting field of competitors for the events, including a few British Championship contenders anxious to get in some pre-season practice.

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Gurston’s Car Showroom

Saturday at Gurston Down saw an unprecedented number of hillclimb cars changing hands as 2012 plans become firmed up prior to the end of this season.

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The Dogs!

Team Dog returned to hillclimb action this weekend at Prescott’s Midland round after a layoff of over 2 years.

Ian and Simon Fidoe sold their highly successful Pilbeam MP43 sportsracer to Terry Clifford after Simon had claimed the Hillclimb Leaders Championship in 2008. The plan was to step upto the single-seater classes with an OMS CF08 chassis powered by one of Terry Davis’ TKD YV8 engines.

However after a few delays to the engine program, and with Ian & Simon desperate to get stuck into driving again, the pairing have purchased a small-engined single-seater as a stop-gap.

This weekend they made the first appearance for their Bill Chaplin built Empire-Suzuki. This car, which is similar in spec to the car used by Dave & Pam Gardner, is beautifully put together and the Fidoes seemed to enjoy playing with their new toy.