FOUR CLUBS AT WISCOMBE PARK (Sept. 18th)
The United Hospitals and University of London Motor Club, the 750 Motor Club, the Hants & Berks Motor Club and Club Lotus got together to run the final meeting of the 1960 season of hillclimbing at Wiscombe Park, near Exeter, on the estate of Major Chichester. The fast 735 yards course with its corners and hairpin running up the wooded hillside of the Wiscombe House estate was bathed in glorious sunshine for the event and provided hill-climbing at its very best, the informal atmosphere and enthusiasm of all concerned keeping things going very efficiently without fuss or bother, so that everyone made two timed climbs of the interesting hill and the sunshine was still strong when the last run was made.
Due to two other hill-climbs in the South of England on the same day the Wiscombe entry was not as strong as it might have been. considering the organising clubs, but nevertheless there was some keen competition in the various classes. D. G. Addicott, with his highly-tuned Lotus Eleven, just beat Cuff’s Cooper-J.A.P. twin for F.T.D. on his second run, and young T. M. Horton was a most worthy third overall.
A full programme of events is planned for Wiscombe Hill in 1961, beginning in April, and we recommend this hill for anyone who enjoys true hill-climbing.—D. S. J.
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