Wee Beasty Heads for Home!

There was lots of paddock chatter over the past couple of weekends at the British & Midland Championship weekends at Shelsley Walsh and Loton Park about the forthcoming sale of one of the fastest 1600c Racing Cars around.

Steve Day GWR Raptor

Steve Day in the Wee-Beasty at Prescott in April.

 

Eighteen months ago we broke the story that the ex. Lee Adams GWR Raptor had been sold to Midlands hillclimb stalwart Steve Day, and now we have heard that the wee beasty is moving house again.

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More MP101 Snaps

Over the past few weeks we have revealed a few images of the latest brand new hillclimb car to be produced by legendary manufacturer Pilbeam Racing Designs.

Mike Tregoning Pilbeam MP101

The MP101 is the first Pilbeam to be specifically built to take a motorcycle engine

 

A couple of weeks ago company boss Mike Pilbeam very kindly sent us images showing the car without its bodywork so we could have a look at some of the technical details on the car.

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Bike-Engines Clean Up

The pair of clubby events at Loton Park at the weekend produced some results which were somewhat against the formbook.

Most observers would have expected the V6 engined Pilbeam MP88s of Mike Tregoning and George Bleasdale or the TKD V8 OMS of Tim Elmer to lead the way, however things didn’t go according to plan for the big-hitters…

Loton Park Hillclimb

 

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Trouble for Tregoning

 

Cornishman Mike Tregoning made his first appearance at Gurston Down for a long time.

It was good to see the Padstow-based Pilbeam driver back at the Wiltshire hill, and especially good to hear the growl of his Rover V6 engine, although it may not be a weekend to remember for Mike…

His wife and crew chief Diane allowed him to clean the right-hand side of the car after the rain on Sunday morning. After a brief inspection she noticed that Mike had cut some corners and was not impressed!

A dirty sidepod on the Tregoning Pilbeam

Doune Preview

Doune this weekend could see the next installment of the Scottish Renaissance in the British Hillclimb Championship. Lee Adams and Wallace Menzies have already won BHC Runoffs this year and will surely be at the pointy end of the field at their local hill.

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