Hollier’s Home Run

Up until the late-1990s, the Five Clubs partnership’s traditional hillclimb weekend at Wiscombe Park in Devon was a British Hillclimb Championship round. These days the event is a double-header round of the ASWMC Hillclimb Championship, but is always a very popular weekend in the South West.

Ed Hollier Empire 00 Evo

The Empire 00 Evo (seen here in testing) claimed it’s debut wins at Wiscombe Park.

 

Despite other big hillcimb events across the South of England, the BHC at Prescott and then final round of Gurston Down’s season, the Five Clubs attracted a very good entry to the parkland hill.

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Motor Sport This Month

One of the most eagerly anticipated days of every month for me is the day when Motor Sport magazine lands on the door mat.

The ‘Green One’ is compulsory reading for anyone claiming to be a racing enthusiast/anorak!

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Wiscombe Class Round-up

The records were by no means confined to the Top 12 Run Offs at Woolbridge MC’s Wiscombe Park British Championship round at the weekend. With Leaders Hillclimb Championship points up for grabs the title chasers were trying hard.

Kings Mews Racing

The Kings Mews Elan ran in the Invitation Class

 

Plenty of local drivers came out to play as well, both in the Championship classes and the ‘buffer classes’ at the end of the program, and many of them pushed the National boys to the limit.

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Cracking June Gurston

The events at Gurston Down at the weekend featured lots of cars, lots of variety and lots of hot competition. Both of the cluby one-dayers were over-subscribed and many regulars only got an entry to one or other day.

Tony Wiltshire Gould GR55 Gurston Down

Wilt took FTD on Sunday (thanks to Everly Photography)

Gurston Press Officer Simon McBeath has sent us this report & images:

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Wiscombe Update…

Competitors will return to Wiscombe Park for the venues second weekend of action on Saturday and Sunday. Woolbridge Motor Club ran their traditional curtain raiser two weeks ago and suffered from similar weather conditions to the BHC contenders at Prescott.

Rodney Thorne Pilbeam MP58 Gurston Down

Rodney Thorne (pictured at Gurston) set FTD at Wiscombe Park

Pilbeam MP58 driver Rodney Thorne took FTD in the wet on Saturday, ahead of Mike Lee and Terry Graves.

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New Car Development Continues

Gurston’s opening event of the season featured two of the higher profile new hillclimb cars of 2012 which were continuing their development curves at the high speed Wiltshire hill.

Will Hall Force WH Gurston Down

Will Hall brought his new Force WH to Gurston

 

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