Tipadel Twin’s Teutonic Toy!

Two of the most familiar faces at any Gurston Down event, whether British Hillclimb Championship or club meeting, are Andrew Fraser and Tim Painter, otherwise known as ‘The Jovial Gents’.

Andrew Fraser Porsche 911

The Tipadel Porsche is a beautifully-engineered work of art.


The Somerset-based duo have been competing together on the hills for over 35 years sharing a variety of very interesting cars, including Brabham, Gould, Metro 6R4 and in recent years several Porsche 911s.

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BHC Season Review Part 8 – Roger Moran

Our look at the dozen drivers who topped the time sheets in the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship continues today as we break into the top 5.

Roger Moran Gould GR61X

Relaxing with a brew at Shelsley Walsh


Today’s driver is a man who has had unprecedented success at National level in the modern era. but who also likes to mix up the disciplines and have fun in other forms of motorsport, 1997 British Hillclimb Champion Roger Moran.

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Boggy Barbon!

The Barbon Manor Hillclimb venue is on a very exposed hillside on the edge of the Lake District in the North West of England. Unfortunately this means that often inclement weather can have a dramatic affect on events at the fast switch-back course.

Trevor Willis OMS 28

Reigning Champ took the sole win at Barbon Manor


Combine this with the fact that the venue is a temporary venue with a mostly grass paddock, then unfortunately wet events can be a very challenging exercise for drivers, crews and organisers alike.

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Bob’s 911 is Back!

Another car to make a welcome return to the hills at Gurston Down’s opening meeting of the year, was a 911 which should be familiar to anyone who follows South West hillclimbing.

Bob Mortimer Porsche 911

Bob Mortimer wheeled out his trusty 911 for a run at Gurston


Yeovil baker Bob Mortimer has campaigned 911s on the hills for years, but none of his cars has been as quick or (in our opinion) better looking than his RSR-style replica.

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‘Fast Ladies’ Heading to Cultra

The Cultra Hillclimb in the North of Ireland is always an exciting and interesting festival of motorsport and the 2013 event is no exception.

GTR Turbo Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson was 2nd overall at Cultra in 2012 (thanks to Raceline Photography)


Although the event is not until the first weekend of June, competitors are signing up for the meeting, and the build-up is already beginning.

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Gurston Class Action

The British Hillclimb Championship and Leaders Championship contenders made their second visit of the year to Gurston Down at the weekend, and the BARC South West Centre put on yet another brilliant event at the Wiltshire venue.

Jeremy Turnbull Ford Model B

Jeremy Turnbull was fastest of the Flatheads


A heavy downpour at lunchtime on Saturday put a slight dampener on the end of the third practice runs, but otherwise the sun was shining and the conditions were good.

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