3am Eternal

Saturday evening brought hillclimbers together to celebrate success in the 2012 Midland Hillclimb Championship that is sponsored by the TTC Group. Held at Chateau Impney in Droitwich a change in venue this year and as in previous years it was well supported. Congratulations to all the competitors who won awards this season.

OMS driver Trevor Willis along with fellow competitors Neville Rollason, Simon Andrews, Steve Owen and Alex Summers, collected awards for their endeavors in OMS cars. Simon finished second in class I 1100cc single seater racing cars, Nev also finished second but in class J 1600cc single seaters, Alex took Man of the Meeting at the April Prescott in the appalling wet weather conditions for his giant killing performance in the 1100cc OMS single seater.

In the Y Gelli Book Auctions Challenge Trophy Neville Rollason finished 5th and Steve Owen took 3rd place overall in his 1600cc OMS 25.

Trevor had a bumper night for trophies and his dinner table was piled high by the end of the evening. He took first in class L unlimited single seaters and finished third overall in the Midland Hillclimb Championship. There were two Man of the Meeting awards the first for his outstanding performance in wet conditions at Shelsley Walsh in June, the second for his hill record performance at Prescott in September. Then there was the Spirit of Hillclimbing Award presented by Mick from Pilbeam Racing Designs closely followed by The Raymond Mays Trophy for the lowest total time of the best runs at the April & September Prescott events and the June & August Shelsley Walsh events. Trevor rounded off his evening with the BMTR Avon Tyres Top 10 Challenge trophy which he won for the most points scored in Midland Hillclimb Championship run offs throughout the season.

It was a great evening followed by dancing until 1.00am and those staying at the Chateau then availed themselves of the bar once the music ceased. Some OMS drivers surrendered to the eternal truth that is the hillclimb dinner & could be seen leaving the bar at 3.00am following a heavy drinking session with those more hardy fellows who always inhabit the bar well into the wee small hours.

Date: 18/11/2012 | Author: L.Owen