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Paul Howells sews up Hillclimb Championship

The final round of the Porsche Club National Hillclimb Championship was held at Prescott on 1st October.

Decidedly inclement weather made for very tricky conditions as the Hillclimb Championship joined the Porsche Club Speed Championship for their final round at this prestigious meeting. With a very strong entry, there was a large display of Porsches.

This was a one day event...

One Hillclimb Round To Go

This was our second visit to Loton Park as it is very well liked by competitors although some admit it is difficult to learn. The weather was unpredictable as it started wet on Saturday morning but quickly dried out, but it kept threatening to rain and some were heads down looking at the apps on their mobile phones and presumably praying for the sun to shine.

Saturday saw three runs...

Howells continues his winning streak

There was a smaller entry for this event as many were on holiday or had other family events. We arrived on Friday in hot sun and a beautiful day.
Saturday morning was dry but overcast and with rain forecast. All our contestants managed two dry runs before the rain started except for poor Peter Turnbull who forgot to replace the bonnet pins after scrutineering. Before he reached the...

Championship Hotting up after Wiscombe Hillclimb

Following a terrible journey down to Devon in heavy rain on a crowded motorway we were rewarded with a super weekend of good weather and close competition. We also had a better entry with only one regular, Mel Spears, preferring to go to Silverstone Classic for the Porsche gathering.
Paul Howells made a slow start and blamed it on not having been to Wiscombe for many years but Jonathan...

Wins for Ayres and Howells at Harewood Hillclimb

With fewer entries for this event due to holidays, business trips and the distance we still retained most of our serious competitors. The drive up to Harewood was much easier on the Thursday and others had the same idea so there was a party on Thursday and Friday evenings.
Saturday was wet and miserable although there were dry spells and the high wind did dry the road surface but times...

Turnbull Takes First Win at Gurston Down

Many of the regular competitors were unable to make the Gurston Down round so we arrived with only seven entries. Simon Tarling was there for the first time and very keen to see the course. The weather was dry and sunny but the wind was very cold for the whole weekend and rain was forecast for 3.0pm on Saturday. We saw some big black clouds but the rain never materialised.

As well as...

Howells and Lancaster-Gaye Tied after Round One

Our first meeting of the year started with a full entry, improved on last year, and in the dry although rain was forecast for Sunday, but we were all excited to start a new season. We had two new entrants, Terry Clifford an experienced hillclimber in single seaters but now in a Cayman and Christian Ayers who was just starting with a Cayman GT4, both in the road going class.

Saturday was...

Anglesey Hosts Second Round of the Speed Championship

Rounds two and three of the Speed Championship were a great contrast over May bank holiday weekend at Anglesey Circuit. Saturday was cool but dry and bright but Sunday’s competition ran under cold, high winds and squally, heavy rain that did not subside until midday when the rain was replaced by sea mist and drizzle.
The sprint on Saturday ran on the shorter National circuit with...

Porsche Club National Hillclimb Champion Honoured at Awards Dinner

The 2015 Porsche Club Motorsport awards evening saw the top drivers in all three of the club’s motorsport series honoured for their achievements in the past season during a sell-out evening at the Puckrup Hilton Hotel near Tewkesbury. Champions from the Fuel Protect Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli, the Porsche Club Speed Championship with Pirelli and the Porsche Club National...

Lancaster-Gaye sews up inaugural Porsche Club Hillclimb Championship

And so to the last meeting of the year where we had a full entry for the American Meet at Prescott. I had not been to this meeting before and it turned out to be rather peculiar with the weirdest selection of hotrod cars, Harley Davidson and Indiana bikes all of which have a character of their own but clearly not suitable for Hillclimbing. The noise from some of the V8 engines and bikes would...

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