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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The New Season is Nearly Here….

Great news everyone… Hillclimb event previews have started appearing online, so after the long winter break, we must be getting close to the start of the 2014 Hillclimb Season!

Doug Bennett Sylva Striker

Doug Bennett attacks Werrington in his uber-powerful Sylva Striker (thanks to www.soperfectimages.co.uk)

 

There are many different forms of preview available, but one of the best has to be the video trailer through youtube or another video hosting website.

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Rob’s Rocketship Returns!

Over the past few years several V8 engined Gould GR55 chassis have been advertised for sale. But while the multi-championship winning ex. Fleetwood/Dawwson/Algar NME-engined ‘Sprint’ car has changed hands, the hillclimb spec cars seem to have remained on the market for some reason.

Rob Turnbull Gould GR55

The HB belches flame at Harewood in 2005 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).

 

However, we have recently heard that this has changed and that one of the hillclimb GR55s has now found a new home for the 2014 season. Indeed, it is being collected by its new owner today!

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Record Tumbles at Werrington

Plymouth Motor Club hosted it’s annual two-day Speed Hillclimb at the stunning Werrington Park venue, near Launceston, in Cornwall last weekend.

Terry Graves Gould GR37

More Werrington FTDs for Terry Graves (thanks to www.soperfectimages.co.uk)

 

Having partially resurfaced the hill in time for the 2012 events, the organising club completed the remainder of the hill over last winter so records were expected to tumble.

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Werrington is Go!

The May Day Bank Holiday is traditionally the start of the Cornish Hillclimb year. The fast and challenging Werrington Park hillclimb near Launceston on Saturday and Sunday features rounds of the ASWMC Hillclimb Championship as well as the Cornish Speed, ACSMC Hillclimb, SBD/HSA Speed, Torbay Speed and Revington TR Championships.

Terry Graves Gould GR37

Terry Graves holds the outright record at Werrington

 

Plymouth Motor Club, who always run a great event, are the organising club for the venue and will host a varied entry of local saloons, sports and single-seaters as well as a healthy group of cars from further afield who travel with the HSA and ACSMC Championships.

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Word from the Wild West

As regular readers will know Cornish Motorsport is particularly close to our hearts here at speedhillclimb.com, so we were really pleased to hear some good news from Plymouth Motor Club this week.

Werrington Park Hillclimb

The famous cattle grid at Werrington Park Hillclimb

 

We have received the following news about the brilliant Werrington Park hillclimb, near Launceston,from Plymouth MC stalwart and South West timekeeper Peter Locke:

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