An Ambitious Speed Hill- Climb in Dorset

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The West Hants and Dorset Car Club has been given permission by the Army authorities to hold a speed event at Blandford camp, Dorset. The course selected has been approved by the R.A.C., and a speed hill-climb will be held over a kilometre course on May 28th.

Immediately after the start, the road drops downhill into a slight valley, with a right-hand bend on the way down. There is a left-hand bend, followed by an uphill gradient of about 1 in 11. At the top of the hill there Is a further slight bend into a level finishing straight. The bends are all fairly fast. The road has a normal tarmac surface, and is 21 ft. wide.

Both sports and racing car classes will be run, subdivided into supercharged and non-supercharged. Entries are limited to 88, while, if sufficient support is forthcoming, Edwardian cars will have a class of their own. The event will be run under a Closed Invitation Permit, and the following clubs have accepted: V.S.C.C., B.A.R.C., Brighton and Hove M.C., Bristol M.C. & L.C.C., Southsea. M.C. and the 500 Club.

Awards include cash prizes of £50 for fastest time of the day, and £25 for second fastest; also £25 for fastest sports-car.

Practising will take place between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, on the morning of the meeting, and the event is due to start at 1 p.m. Entry forms may be obtained from D. S. Ship, c/o Canford Cliffs Motors Ltd., 21, Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Bournemouth; telephone: Canford Cliffs 88. Entries close 6 p.m. on May 14th, 1949. Full spectator facilities will be available, including catering.