Double Dry Doune!?

The penultimate round of the British Hillclimb Championship season took place at Doune in Scotland at the weekend and, after the record-breaking bonanza at the hill in June, miraculously this latest event was warm and sunny yet again!

Scott Moran Gould GR61X

Different colour, same result for Team Moran.

 

As well as seeing a number of class records set over the weekend, we also crowned our 2014 British Champion. Having dominated with his usual brand of metronomic consistency and blistering pace, Ludlow driver Scott Moran claimed his fifth title, joining Martyn Griffiths and David Grace as a five times winner and just one win away from the record set by the late, great Tony Marsh.

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Records Destroyed at Doune!

After a hectic schedule of consecutive events at Gurston, Shelsley and Loton, a welcome weekend off for the British Hillclimb Championship runners preceded the first visit to Scotland of 2014 to the ever popular Doune Hillclimb, on the edge of The Trossachs, in Stirling.

Doune Hillclimb

A rare blast of sunshine at The King of Hills!

 

Usually any event at ‘The King of Hills’ is complimented by a healthy dose of Scottish rain, but on this occasion the competitors who made the long journey North were greeted by glorious hot, sunny weather and the result was a rout on the record books as drivers took advantage of a hill in fantastic condition.

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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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Wallace Wins!

The King of Hills, Doune Hillclimb in Scotland, opened it’s 2014 event calendar last weekend with a pair of single-day events that formed the start of the Scottish Hillclimb Championship.

Doune Hillclimb

 

Local driver Wallace Menzies took a pair of wins with the familiar DJ Firestorm single-seater, it’s Cosworth XD V8 engine freshly delivered from Cosworth Racing following it’s winter fettling.

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Doune – 2014 Events

The next stop on the 2014 calendar tour of the country takes us to possibly the biggest challenge in the British Championship, as well as one of the most popular clubman venues in the British Isles.

Graeme Wight Jnr Hillman Imp

Doune Legend Graeme Wight Jnr crest East Brae in his Imp back in 1993 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).

 

Located in Stirling, Scotland, Doune Hillclimb is narrow, fast, barrier-lined but often the biggest challenge is provided by the weather!

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Doune On-Board Action

With it ultra high-speed, claustrophobic, tree-lined ‘Tunnel’ section at the lower end of the hill, the curving blast through the Meadow and tricky East Brae and Esses section at the top, Doune Hillclimb in Scotland is undoubtedly the king of hills.

Doune Hillclimb

The confines of the Tunnel at Doune Hillcimb

 

It is a mighty challenge for drivers of all category of cars an always provides a culture shock for first time visitors whether they are in the driver’s seat or standing on the bank watching.

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