FIA Hillclimb Masters

One of the most talked about events in the hillclimb paddock at the moment is the very exciting FIA European Hillclimb Masters event, which will take place in Luxembourg this coming weekend.

Keith Edwards Audi Quattro

Keith Edwards will be returning to Europe with his mighty Quattro (thanks to www.zipp.co.uk)

 

The event has been created to bring together the very top runners from all of the national championships across Europe to a single venue on the same weekend to finally decide who is the fastest competitor in Europe.

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Montee Coureur!

Whilst we all love the unique atmosphere and challenging venues provided by hillclimbing in the UK, many competitors also love the challenge of the longer and faster courses provided by the public road hillclimbs in Europe.

Crowds Form

Charlie takes to the hill in front of huge crowds.

 

 

A couple of Midlands Hillclimb regulars, Class B runners Charlie Martin and Jerry Neary, missed a couple of UK events earlier this season, hopped on a ferry and went to check out what European Hillclimbing is all about.

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Event Round-up…. Channel Islands

From Harewood the championship circus went on its holidays with the annual trip to Channel Islands, for Bouley Bay (Jersey) on Thursday and Le Val des Terres (Guernsey) on Saturday.

Jos Goodyear GWR Raptor

Jos Goodyear on the Bouley Bay startline in 2012.

 

These relatively low speed, public road events were expected to favour the diminutive little GWR Raptor of Jos Goodyear, but his success on the weekend didn’t come quite as quickly as expected.

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Season Catch-up Part 2

Further to our Ulster catch-up from Croft Hillclimb yesterday, we are looking at some more early-season, off-shore motorsport today, but looking to the East rather than the West….

Lee Corbet Westfield

‘The Voice’ has done a lot of work to the Westfield over the winter!!

 

Those keen bods over on the Channel Islands have already run several events in 2014, and our old mate ‘The Voice’ was there to see the action and to write a couple of reports to keep us in the loop.

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Wonderful Werrington

This weekend we decided to give the Midland Hillclimb Championship event at Shelsley Walsh a miss and take on the long journey down to the M5 to Launceston in Cornwall for some proper club hillclimbing at Werrington Park hillclimb.

Werrington Park

Werrington House overlooks the famous Cattle Grid.

 

Set in the Tamar Valley, just over the county border, this very fast parkland hill is a real challenge for competitors with some very narrow and very high-speed sections to the course. It may not be World Famous, but Werrington Park has a hardy bunch of supporters!

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SHC.com Film Night 17

It’s back! With all the grim winter weather causing agro and disruption all over the UK, we felt that it was time for the return of an old favourite.

So, if you are cold, wet and miserable, or if you are unaffected, but looking for some Saturday night entertainment, then this is the post for you! We have trawled through the wonders of the internet and have found another cracking motorsport video.

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