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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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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Junior… Reports of Raptor Return

Whilst scanning about on the net and catching up with the goss on the awesome uphillracers forum this week we spotted a very interesting post from a former British Hillclimb Champion about how he would like to get back out on the hills again.

Graeme Wight Jnr Gould GR55

Graeme has a demo run in a Gould V6 (now owned by Tony Wilt) at TWF Shelsley Walsh in 2007.

 

A phone call and a chat later and we can confirm that 2001 & 2002 BHC winner and owner of GW Racing, the manufacturers of the awesome little GWR Raptor, Graeme Wight Jnr is indeed going to be seen in a racesuit and skid lid again. But like so much goss and rumour at this time of year, all is not as it seems!

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The Season Starts Here

The 2013 British Hillclimb Championship kicked was in fine form when it kicked off at the historic Prescott Hillclimb in Gloucestershire over the weekend. Lots of new tweeks and combinations were on display and the results saw some very close battles both in the classes and in the all-important, points-scoring Top 12 Run Offs.

 

Scott Moran Gould GR61X

Number 2 on the car, but Number 1 at Prescott

 

Former triple Championship Scott Moran started the year in determined style by claiming both Run Off victories and setting Fastest Time of the Day in the family Gould-NME GR61X, but reigning Champion Trevor Willis took a pair of solid Run Off results to demonstrate that his brand new OMS 28 will be on the pace when it is fully up to speed.

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Loton Members Practice

Well, here we go! Can it really be nearly six months since we were all at Loton Park watching Trevor Willis and Team OMS score their first ever British Hillclimb Championship?

Trevor Willis OMS 25

Trevor Willis returns to the Loton paddock as British Hillclimb Champion

 

The time has now come, and this weekend many hillclimb folk will be rolling in to Loton’s deer park venue again, this time for the first mainland Speed Hillclimb of the 2013 season.

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Mega Hillclimb Onboard!

Whilst sifting through youtube for evidence of Steve Day testing his new GWR Raptor we stumbled across some awesome hillclimb onboard footage!

Morgan Jenkins Pilbeam MP87

Morgan Jenkins with the Pilbeam MP87 at Harewood

 

Morgan Jenkins, along with wife Amy, have been competing in the 2-litre class on the hills for a few years now with their ex. Harratt/Pitt/Tregoning Pilbeam-Vauxhall MP87, a car which is currently for sale.

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