Event Round-up…. Craigantlet

The second and final offshore event of the championship season, at Craigantlet Hill on the outskirts of Belfast, Northern Island saw a very small entry of National runners line-up for the public road course in what can only be described as Biblical conditions…

Craigantlet Hillclimb

Conditions were very tricky, but mostly consistent, at the once a year Ulster venue.

 

 

During the morning of the one-day event, it rained and rained and rained some more!

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A Visit to Stormont

On the Friday night prior to the British Hillclimb Championship round at Craigantlet, near Belfast, British Championship drivers and crews were invited to a reception at the wonderful Stormont Parliament Building.

Stormont Parliament

The magnificent Stormont Parliament Building

 

The event was a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Craigantlet Hillclimb and a number of previous winners, organisers, current drivers and (in a very sharp move) many local residents were inviting to have drinks and a tour of this fascinating and historic building.

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Blasts from the Past in Ulster

Whilst at the British Hillclimb Championship round at Craigantlet, near Belfast, in Northern Ireland last weekend, we spotted some fascinating kit amongst the local entry.

Craigantlet Hillclimb

The famous view from the crossroads at Craigantlet

 

There was a huge field of local Ulster competitors present and several familiar and very interesting bits of kit featured amongst the class runners. Let’s have a look at a small selection of the cars competing.

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Craigantlet Centenary

Rounds 23 & 24 of the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship won’t be the only major attraction at the Craigantlet Hillclimb in August.

Craigantlet Hillclimb

 

The event will also feature a celebration of 100 years of competition on the public road course on the outskirts of Belfast.

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2013 Calendar…. Whats Left?

Today’s post will conclude our tour of the calendars of the British Hillclimb Championship venues for 2013.

Shelsley Walsh

 

A few of the BHC hills haven’t as yet listed their 2013 schedules as far as we can find, but a quick glance at the British Hillclimb Championship calendar has confirmed a few of the events.

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Top Points for Thompson

Fired-up by his two Run Off appearances at Craigantlet in the British Hillclimb Championship last weekend, Graham Thompson charged to FTD at Garron Point Hillclimb this week.

Seamus Morris Pilbeam MP62

Seamus Morris chased Graham Thompson (thanks to Reinis Babrovski)

 

The Mid Antrim Motor Club organised event produced a healthy 50 car entry and managed two practice and three timed runs at the challenging hill on the North East coast of Ireland.

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