Doune Hill Climb

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Doune Hill Climb

Postby sgibson » Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:19 pm

I got a leaftlet about the Doune Hill Climb which is one the 17th and 18th of June (practice Saturday and racing Friday). I think it said that it was ?11 entry and it looks like it will be a good day with a wide range of cars competing.

The website can be found here http://www.dounehillclimb.com/, but bear in mind that the site isnt very welcoming!
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Postby Si » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:33 pm

Looks good! If the car's fixed I'd be keen to attend.

Do you think you'll be going/competing?

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Postby Richardn » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:54 pm

IIRC it's £11 to watch :?
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Postby graeme » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:43 pm

Surely it should be "Up" hill climb? :lol: :lol:
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Postby kevham » Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:55 am

graeme wrote:Surely it should be "Up" hill climb? :lol: :lol:


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Postby graeme » Tue Jun 06, 2006 5:55 pm

OK, I'll try harder to resist the bad puns in future :oops:
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Postby sgibson » Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:25 pm

Si wrote:Looks good! If the car's fixed I'd be keen to attend.

Do you think you'll be going/competing?

Si


I should be going along to watch with some friends from the 205GTIDrivers forum.

There are flyers kicking around (AA Components) that give a little discount on entry.
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Postby BillB » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:16 pm

I don't know if anyone (other than an old git like me) remembers the Scottish hill-climb circuit of many years ago, when names like Mike Hailwood and others raced up the 'Craw-yet' at Kinneil in Bo'ness. I loved to watch all of the (sadly past) stars of motor sport competing on this long lost hill-climb track.
So, if you have the chance, attend this hill-climb event, it is really worth supporting. It is a form of motor sport open to all, providing your car passes scrutiny, and is something worth taking part in, even if just as a steward or in a support capacity. The various car clubs would most certainly welcome any assistance.

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Postby Richardn » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:18 pm

No but I remember Jim Thomson who also sponsored it for Guyson (and his daughter!, but we'll leave that :oops: )
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Postby DouglasH » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:53 am

Not that old either but I was at the event pictured on the site in 1977 and most of them after that.
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Postby Ken » Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:58 pm

...Dear Dear. The sound of creaking Zimmer frames is rife on this posting about hill climbs.....and I'm no different. At one time in my past i seem to recall brandishing a flag and fire extinguisher (see we can multi-task!!) at contestents on a hill climb venue just outside St Andrews. It was a caravan park which i think was called Kinkell Braes.

I also used to marshal at Ingliston in the hey days of the old supersaloons which saw such madness as turbo skodas :shock: :shock: and V8 everything!!

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Postby sgibson » Tue Jun 20, 2006 9:12 pm

I went to the race on the Sunday (£7 entry) and had a good day - lots of serious machines racing up the hill.

I saw a red and a Gleneagles/Dakar in the car park..anyone from here?
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