Celebrating 70 Years of the British Hillclimb Championship

The MSA British Hillclimb Championship is 70 years old this year and to mark the occasion, a celebratory event was held at Shelsley Walsh on the weekend of 12th and 13th of August.

Fourteen former champions were present over the weekend and they drove some of the championship winning cars up the hill in a lunchtime parade on both days. The four car constructors who have built all the winning cars since the 1970's also gathered with the drivers for a group photo.

Past champions, the cars and their constructors. Photo: L Owen

Constructors pictured below from left to right: Mike Pilbeam, Ray Rowan, David Gould and Steve Owen

Photo: D. Oldridge

The double header weekend was a great event if not somewhat hectic for drivers and teams getting the cars ready for so many runs in one day.

Steve Owen had a great weekend in the OMS 28 1100. He scored a total of 25 Hillclimb Leaders Championship points to put him at the top of his class. He was the only 1100cc racer to qualify for both BHC run offs on Saturday, adding to his points tally in the first run off. Trevor Willis OMS 28 V8 again scored well in all four run offs, to maintain his BHC lead.

Lynn Owen, Trevor, Steve and Sam Wilson pictured at the start line

Event results can be found here and BHC results here.

Date: 16/08/2017 | Author: L.Owen