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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Event Round-up…. Gurston Down

Last weekend the British Hillclimb Championship made it final visit of the season to the edge of Salisbury Plain and the cracking Gurston Down venue in Wiltshire.

Scott Moran Gould GR61X

Scott Moran was flying high at Gurston (thanks to everleyphotography.co.uk)


This years championship is really hotting up now with Scott Moran still in the pound seat, but behind him there is a mighty scrap going on for positions two to nine!

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Season Catch-up Part 3

The third part of our Season Catch-up see us turn our attention to one of the most popular hills in the country, Gurston Down hillclimb, near Salisbury in Wiltshire.

Matt Neal Gurston Down

BTCC Champ Matt Neal was a star attraction at Gurston Down.


As the hill was celebrating it’s 300th event over the end of April weekend, The Chairmans Invitation Class was in the program again, and as in 2011 it featured a very famous name from professional motorsport.

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2013 in Pictures – Paddock Celebrities

We continue of photographic tour of the British Hillclimb Championship paddock today, with the next installment of our popular 2013 in Pictures feature.


Today we will have a look at some of the paddock celebrities who between them make the Speed Hillclimb world a better place to be and help to kill the hours of waiting around between runs!

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Mortimer’s Moment

Although we weren’t able to be there ourselves, we are now able to bring you the full story of the Gurston Down Hillclimb season finale, as well as the results of the Gurston Down Hillclimb Championship and the Gurston Down Top 10 Challenge title positions.

Jonathan Gates Force LM

Jonathan Gates launches the freshly-blown Force LM over Deers Leap (thanks to everleyphotography.co.uk)


BARC South West Press Officer has compiled a very thorough report and review of the season which should bring us all up to speed:

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DJ’s New Design

We are pleased to reveal that yet another brand new design of Speed Hillclimb single-seater has been unveiled.

DJ Racecars


The DJ Racecars base up at High Peak, Derbyshire has had a very busy year running Wallace Menzies’ Firestorm chassis and Alex Summers’ Firehawk chassis in the British Hillclimb Championship as well as conducting work on the Firehawks of Simon Marsh and Richard Hollingworth.

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