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Old 21 Jul 2021, 09:03 (Ref:4062502)   #16
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It's certainly great fun! Not that competitive in the SW because they've forced us into Sports Libre so we're up against Radicals etc. which are just better developed than a lump of American pig iron, but I reckon I'm enjoying it more than I would in a sportscar...plus it looks cool

Fingers crossed there will be at least one more out on the hills soon, know a lad who's in the process of building one up from scratch. There's also one running in Guernsey.
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Old 21 Jul 2021, 15:38 (Ref:4062551)   #17
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Well I've had my entry confirmed to both days of the 'interclub' event at Wiscombe, so I should be heading there next weekend to go around 10 seconds slower than the quick guys

Last event out at Clay Pigeon this last weekend wasn't a complete success, gave the tyres a bit of a whack so will be hunting for a decent fibreglasser in the off season
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Will be making my first visit to Wiscombe on 1st August - look forward to seeing you competing.
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Old 22 Jul 2021, 18:56 (Ref:4062739)   #18
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Not strictly on-topic but I hop you will forgive me as this seems the best active thread to post on!

Pictures from Shelsley Walsh Classic Nostalgia last weekend: https://bit.ly/2WbGLKL

The usual caveats: big album (I take lots of pics!); I'm a fan with a camera not an accomplished photographer; all images are cropped and resized but otherwise unedited.

Big emphasis on the rally cars as that was primarily what I went to see. Scroll to the end of the album for some crowd, paddock and general pictures, including a shot of the ceremony unveiling a plaque in honour or Murray Walker.

I'm at Prescott this weekend so in due course will post on-topic pictures of BHC.

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Old 23 Jul 2021, 16:57 (Ref:4062884)   #19
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It's a long way north from Milton Keynes but well worth the trip. Doune Hillclimb is the latest on PistonClick's list of guides for spectator snappers - https://www.pistonclick.com/doune-hillclimb
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Old 23 Jul 2021, 17:47 (Ref:4062890)   #20
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Has anyone seen an entry list for Prescott tomorrow? I've looked in the obvious places on the interwebz but without success!
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Big album of pics from a terrific day at Prescott for the British & Midland Hillclimb champs in July: https://bit.ly/3i9UOJ7

My first visit to Prescott, following my first visit to Shelsley Walsh a week earlier. Really, really enjoyable. So pretty, so close to the cars, such impressive driving. I'm a convert! I'll be at Shelsley again in August for another championship round and will be making these lovely venues (and other Hillclimb tracks) a regular part of my motorsport year from now on.

The pictures here are all of single-seaters from the two championships. I went on the Saturday so saw three practice sessions and the pictures here are divided pretty evenly between the three.

It was forecast to rain all day but never actually did, though it was a far cry from the baking sun at Shelsley a week earlier.

A handful of paddock and circuit shots towards the end.

Hope you enjoy!
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Nice photos AOR. I too had a nice visit to Prescott and Shelsley last weekend.

Both put Gurston Down, my local hill, to shame in the scenery stakes.

I think I preferred the track action from SW as there was more variety - the British championship is a bit single seater heavy, no matter how spectacular and rapid they are.

Must make plans to go again, even somewhere as 'northern' as Worcestershire is actually only just over 2 hours away if there are no road holdups.
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Blimey those guys are quick! Watching Richard Spedding in practice yesterday was like watching a sped up video, the change of direction in that car is insane.

Wallace looked a cut above this weekend, and the bad luck with weather ultimately ended up being good luck with weather, strange how things work out. Shame it was damp, the times being set in first practice blew me away, considering it's been 2 years since any of the drivers were at Wiscombe.

My day a little bit different, seemed to only have damp weather and it was really slippery. Thoroughly enjoyed myself but I'm blaming a moment in the Esses for significantly increasing my laundry bill.

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Oh and a short clip of Menzies first practice, just looks so smooth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CcE...=SnoodyMcFlude
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Blimey those guys are quick! Watching Richard Spedding in practice yesterday was like watching a sped up video, the change of direction in that car is insane.

Wallace looked a cut above this weekend, and the bad luck with weather ultimately ended up being good luck with weather, strange how things work out. Shame it was damp, the times being set in first practice blew me away, considering it's been 2 years since any of the drivers were at Wiscombe.

My day a little bit different, seemed to only have damp weather and it was really slippery. Thoroughly enjoyed myself but I'm blaming a moment in the Esses for significantly increasing my laundry bill.

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Arrived just before lunchtime monsoon. Dried out a little in sunshine, then another downpour.
Took a few photos before stopping to avoid ruining camera. Visited paddock, would have chatted, but nobody at Legend when I was there. An excellent venue which I would return to if in area again.
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Slightly frustrated to have been at Shelsley Walsh yesterday (Saturday) rather than today (Sunday)! Sat was a slightly overcast day with some delays leading to the third BHC practice session being dropped. Sun was glorious and sunny and saw several drivers under the old hill record!

Hillclimb is my new favourite motorsport spectator experience. I plan to go to a lot more at more venues next year. I just have to start going on Sundays rather than my preferred Saturdays :-).
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Sunday WAS the best day ! Photos to follow
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some delays leading to the third BHC practice session being dropped.
Don't think third practice was ever intended to run other than Sunday morning, that's why Saturday has the one day event to fill up the time. Or over-fill on this occasion, 6:30 was a little late to finish.

Today was awesome. Class record for unlimited broken (Sean Gould), outright record broken by three consecutive drivers (Wallace Menzies, then Alex Summers then Sean Gould, ladies record also broken (Nicola Menzies) and a first win for Scott Moran in the new car.

A couple of shunts were a shame resulting in lots of damage but drivers OK. Only real shame was that the rain started just as I was packing up the caravan and I got wet!
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Old 16 Aug 2021, 11:13 (Ref:4066988)   #30
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Arrived just before lunchtime monsoon. Dried out a little in sunshine, then another downpour.
Took a few photos before stopping to avoid ruining camera. Visited paddock, would have chatted, but nobody at Legend when I was there. An excellent venue which I would return to if in area again.
Yeah weather was quite frustrating, nice photos though.
Sorry to miss you, we would likely have been in the queue for food or generally winding up other competitors
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