Articles tagged Martin Bolsover

Page 81 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, October 1995

Shelsley Walsh's 90th

In the old-fashioned English summer we have been experiencing this year, the 90th birthday of the oldest speed venue in this country, Shelsley Walsh in the peaceful Teme Valley, was celebrated on August 13. It was also the occasion of the 13th round of the RAC Hillclimb Championship — the 12th, at Craigantlet, another long-lived venue, had been abandoned after the fatal accident to Mark Colton in...

Page 70 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1981

Hill Climb

James Thomson made up for his disappointment at Wiscombe Park by making fastest time of the day at the second round of the RAC Hill Climb Championship at Loton Pak on Easter Monday. The day was cold, rather windy but dry, and it was the same trio as at Wiscombe setting the fastest times in the top ten run off, albeit in a reversed order. Chris Cramer again failed to qualify, by just one hundredth...

Page 45 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, January 1986

The Constructors - Pilbeam

It's ironic that Britain's most successful manufacturer of hill climb cars, Pilbeam Racing Designs, is based in Lincolnshire on the edge of the Fens where the land is as flat as freshly-trowelled cement. It's a bit like finding a shipbuilder in the middle of the Sahara. In fact the firm is based at Bourne, home of BRM for whom Mike Pilbeam worked as a designer for some years, so the arrangement...

Page 44 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, May 1982

Hill Climb

THE first round of the Pace Petroleum British Hill Climb Championship at Loton Park on Easter Monday fell to Dave Harris with a time of 49.48 sec. Hero of the meeting, and showing just as much promise as did 1981 Champion, James Thomson, was young Mark Williams. Sharing the car his father used last year with Richard Fry, Mark finished in second place with 49.60 sec., becoming the fourth person to...

Page 44 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1981

Hillclimb review

As reported briefly last month, James Thomson clinched the National Hill Climb Championship before the final round at Mune at the end of September. His final score of 98 points out of a possible maximum of 100 is impressive by any standards, that he should have achieved this in his first year of serious single-seater hill climbing at the tender age of 20 is doubly so: there has been talk of a...

Page 15 of August 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, August 1997

RAC hillclimbs fifty not out

The evergreen RAC British Hillclimb Championship celebrated its Golden Jubilee in style at Shelsley Walsh on June 6, when all but two of the 19 living champions returned to the classic hill which with the Bo'ness venue in Scotland, scene of the inaugural event, no longer available hosted the second round on June 21, 1947. Six-time champ Tony Marsh (who first won in 1955 in a Cooper-JAP, and...

Page 39 of September 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 1982

Shelsley Walsh

THE Pace Petroleum British Hill-Climb Championship returned to Shelsley Walsh in August for the twelfth round in a very competitive season which has seen a crop of new records at the various venues. Of the 16 rounds, only the ten best scores will count, so theoretically several drivers were vying for Martin Bolsover's first place, A good field turned up on a pleasantly warm morning to test their...

Page 50 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 1998

Hill Start

Phil Llewellin returns to the place where his motor-journalism career began and rediscovers hillclimbing's unique and timeless atmosphere. Accelerating like a clothyard arrow at Agincourt, McLaren's prodigiously potent F1 reaches 100mplh in less time than it takes to recite the opening lines of The Lord's Prayer. We are talking about 6.3 seconds. All things being relative, even that rate of...

Page 74 of March 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, March 1986

Letters

Pilbeams in Hillclimbing Sir, As you pointed out in your recent excellent article on Mike Pilbeam his cars have dominated hilIclmbing in the last few years and with reference to the RAC Hillclimb Championship I thought that you might be interested in the facts that support this superiority. The first appearance of a car of the Pilbeam marque in an RAC HilIclimb Championship top ten runoff was at...

Page 7 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, June 1997

British hillclimb champions celebrate Golden Jubilee

The Majority of the 19 surviving champions and their cars will be present when the Midland Automobile Club hosts the 50th anniversary celebrations for the RAC British Hillclimb Championship at Shelsley Walsh, near Worcester, on June 7/8. Shelsley, which remains virtually unchanged since its first event in 1905, was the backdrop for the second round of the inaugural series on June 21, 1947. The...

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