Film Night 22

The weeks Film Night looks across the Atlantic Ocean to the ‘good old boys’ of the North American Stock Car Auto Racing series, usually known as NASCAR.

NASCAR runs a very complicated Run Off system to decide who wins the top-line Sprint Cup championship. Last weekend the Federated Auto Parts 400 race at Richmond, Virginia saw the qualifying proceedure completed and the 16 drivers who enter ‘the Chase for Cup’ decided. Therefore this week ‘The Chase’ begins, and it begins at the 1.5 mile D-Shaped oval of Chicagoland Speedway, near Jolliet (any Blues Brothers fans out there!?) in Illinois.

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You Tube Channel!

As well as the footage from the hillclimb events that we cover, we occasionally upload footage from other interesting events that we attend on the odd weekend off from hillclimbing!

FIA WEC Audi R18

WEC Silverstone is just one of the events we have attended in recent weeks.


In recent weeks Mr Editor has been fortunate enough to attend a number of big motorsport events, and the results of his happy-snapping are now uploaded to the youtube channel.

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Prescott BHC

Further to our event report last week, we are pleased to announce that all of the videos shot at the opening round of the BHC are now live on our youtube channel.



Also, as a bit of bonus fun, we have created a playlist featuring the best of the footage shot!

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Lee puts the Manors on!

As we were passing the door while travelling along the A35 yesterday, we popped into Manor Farm Hillclimb in Charmouth, Dorset to have our first look at one of the newest hillclimb venues on the UK mainland.

Manor Farm Hillclimb

The tunnel under the A35 is a unique feature of Manor Farm.


Woolbridge Motor Club, who also organise events at the nearby Wiscombe Park, run the venue at Manor Farm although other Westcountry clubs also use the facility during the year. The enthusiasm and backing that has been given to this venue saw it get awarded ‘Venue of the Year’ in the Awards.

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Eddie Expects Epic Empire!

We are pleased to reveal, after a couple of months of negotiation and planning, that two of the Westcountry’s most successful hillclimb exponents are joining forces for an attack on theĀ 1600cc Racing Car class in 2014.

Empire Racing Cars


The recent expansion of Empire Racing Cars has been covered in-depth here on, but as well as the continued production of carbon fibre Wraith chassis over the winter, Bill Chaplin will also be building a new model of car for South West hillclimber and former Leaders Hillclimb Champion Ed Hollier.

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The Cold War

The latest go-faster tweak in the British Hillclimb paddock seems to be a direct result of the sheer quantity of forced-induction cars being used on the hills these days, and the horsepower battle that exists between them.

Simon Moyse Gould GR59

Brian Moyse distributes the ice in the Harewood paddock


One way of generating maximum horse power from a turbo or super-charged engine is to run with the lowest possible inlet temperature, this is the temperature of the air used to create the air/fuel mixture.

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