Purcell and Cannell Feel the Pressure

Whilst British and Midland Hillclimb contenders are at Prescott Hillclimb and South West Hillclimb contenders are at Wiscombe Park, the loyal band of Gurston Down Hillclimb regulars will be out for the final time this year at the Wilstshire venue.

Simon Purcell Lotus Exige

Simon Purcell is in the pound seat for the Gurston Championship (thanks to everleyphotography.co.uk).


As always for the BARC SW Centre’s events, Gurston Press Office Simon McBeath has put together a preview for the event.

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Gurston Gossip

There are a few interesting driver and car combinations, as well as a few enforced changes, on the entry list for Gurston Down’s first National Championship event of the year this weekend.

Paul Webster Mazda MX5

Stripey will have a new pilot this weekend!


The fast, flowing Wiltshire farm venue always gets a good and competitive entry and this time around there is no exception. So, let’s have a look at who is and is not appearing on the hill.

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More Grunt for Warbys

Class B1 in the Midland Hillclimb Championship is one of the best supported, most enjoyable and keenly contested single classes anywhere in the country.

Class B1 Dave Wilson Caterham

The cakes are handed out at the B1 Class Party, Loton Park 2011.


The competitors who mostly (but not exclusively) run LoCaterField chassis scrap for every hundredth of a second on the track and enjoy a very healthy level of banter and moral support off of the course.

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Gurston Down – The Champions

The Gurston Down season finale on Sunday saw both the Gurston Down Hillclimb Championship and the Gurston Down Top 10 Challenge titles decided.


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May Shelsley Review

There was a slightly strange atmosphere at the Midland Automobile Clubs season opener at Shelsley Walsh last week. Maybe after the excitement and anticipation of the opening round of the British Hillclimb Championship last weekend, this event was a little of an anticlimax, maybe it was that the weather was pleasant and (after Prescott’s deluge) we were all grateful for that? Whatever it was, the action on the hill was fast and furious.

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Loton’s Young Chargers

Although most attention was on the Top 12 contenders and the Midland Challengers at Loton, one of the most interesting scraps to be decided was the Midland Under 25s Award.

Under 25s Contenders at Loton Park

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