CONTINENTAL HILL-CLIMBS

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CONTINENTAL HILL-CLIMBS

While the normal main-road mountain pass constitutes quite a problem to the average English tourist, to thw continental it provides a good opportunity for ttome motoring sport. Closing the road to tourist and essential traffic. hill-climbs are hehl up a number of these passes, which are often the only trans-Alpine link. The sport being of primary importance, a day is devoted to timing competitors up a number Of kilometres of a pas, which brings the Englishman in his heavily laden and family-full mass-produeed saloon either to the boil or to the top with a feeling of having ” just made it.” Any vehicle that can be screamed flat-out in the gears is used for these mountain hill-climbs, from production ears to works Forntula cars, while they are also good outlets for an occasional dice in an outdated Grand Prix car.

Three such •events were held recently and attracted a mixture of entries from raw amateurs to professionals.

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