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Harewood's 50th Anniversary - 22nd & 23rd September 2012


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#1 Stephen W

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 16:24

The following Cars/Drivers will be at the two events this up-coming weekend:

Speedwell GT Peter Smith Peter drove this car at the first meeting. He has owned it from new.
Frazer-Nash Le Mans James Baxter Competed in the 1st meeting ex-Cecil Booth. Owner is Cecil's daughter.
Chapman Mercury Sandra Tomlin Competed in the 1st meeting ex-Phil Chapman (Sandra is his daughter.)
Felday-Daimler Ron Welsh 1963 Championship winning car with Peter Westbury
Ferguson P99 FF Peter Westbury Peter Westbury won the first BHC meeting @ Harewwod (also to be driven by Stuart Rolt)
Hepworth FF Andrew or Stephen Hepworth David Hepworth's Championship winner in 1969 & '71
Cooper Chevrolet Andrew or Stephen Hepworth David Hepworth's 1st single seater.
Cooper Buick Jim Campbell Ex-David Harrison who competed at Harewood in it. Owned by Barry Wood.
Gould Hart David Gould or Chris Cramer Won the Championship driven by Chrs Cramer
MGA Coupe John Wilman John competed at the 1st meeting in a similar MGA.
AC Ace Bristol Tony Bancroft 5 BPG was run by Ian Smith at BARC events in the 50's & 60's.
Fairley Special Alex Brown One of Reg Philips's early hill climb cars
Lister Jaguar Philip Bennett Phil races in historic sports car events & also hillclimbed it at Harewood.
TechCraft Buick Jim Johnstone Built by Roy Lane for the 1969 Hill Climb Championship.
Frazer Nash Alvis James Baxter Pre-war car - Earlier owners were David Harrison & Guy Smith
TVR Malcolm Dungworth Driven by Steve Simpson in the 1960's
Austin-Healey Sprite John Heppenstall Similar to those competing in the 1st meeting. John drove a TVR at the first meeting.
Ford Lotus Cortina Bob Bean 1963 car now used in historic rallying. Bob competed at the first Harewood.
Cooper 500 Geoff Gartside Son of the late Gordon, a well-known Yorkshire builder of specials
Mini Cooper S Nicky Porter Nicky was a regular competitor and class record holder in this very car during the 1960's.
Lotus Elan - BRM Barrie Williams A rare version with a BRM-tuned version of the Ford Twin Cam engine.


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#2 rdmotorsport

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:23

The following Cars/Drivers will be at the two events this up-coming weekend:

Speedwell GT Peter Smith Peter drove this car at the first meeting. He has owned it from new.
Frazer-Nash Le Mans James Baxter Competed in the 1st meeting ex-Cecil Booth. Owner is Cecil's daughter.
Chapman Mercury Sandra Tomlin Competed in the 1st meeting ex-Phil Chapman (Sandra is his daughter.)
Felday-Daimler Ron Welsh 1963 Championship winning car with Peter Westbury
Ferguson P99 FF Peter Westbury Peter Westbury won the first BHC meeting @ Harewwod (also to be driven by Stuart Rolt)
Hepworth FF Andrew or Stephen Hepworth David Hepworth's Championship winner in 1969 & '71
Cooper Chevrolet Andrew or Stephen Hepworth David Hepworth's 1st single seater.
Cooper Buick Jim Campbell Ex-David Harrison who competed at Harewood in it. Owned by Barry Wood.
Gould Hart David Gould or Chris Cramer Won the Championship driven by Chrs Cramer
MGA Coupe John Wilman John competed at the 1st meeting in a similar MGA.
AC Ace Bristol Tony Bancroft 5 BPG was run by Ian Smith at BARC events in the 50's & 60's.
Fairley Special Alex Brown One of Reg Philips's early hill climb cars
Lister Jaguar Philip Bennett Phil races in historic sports car events & also hillclimbed it at Harewood.
TechCraft Buick Jim Johnstone Built by Roy Lane for the 1969 Hill Climb Championship.
Frazer Nash Alvis James Baxter Pre-war car - Earlier owners were David Harrison & Guy Smith
TVR Malcolm Dungworth Driven by Steve Simpson in the 1960's
Austin-Healey Sprite John Heppenstall Similar to those competing in the 1st meeting. John drove a TVR at the first meeting.
Ford Lotus Cortina Bob Bean 1963 car now used in historic rallying. Bob competed at the first Harewood.
Cooper 500 Geoff Gartside Son of the late Gordon, a well-known Yorkshire builder of specials
Mini Cooper S Nicky Porter Nicky was a regular competitor and class record holder in this very car during the 1960's.
Lotus Elan - BRM Barrie Williams A rare version with a BRM-tuned version of the Ford Twin Cam engine.



#3 rdmotorsport

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 17:24

look forward to this Stephen, will be nice to see the 4x4 once again.

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#4 CoulthardD

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 19:40

Can't wait. See you on Saturday, Steve.

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#5 Stephen W

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:32

Looks to be a great programme; on each day it starts with practice followed by the first of the Demonstartion runs. After lunch there is a second demo run followed by the competition runs. The Harewood Championship is bubbling up nicely so there should be some great competition plus we have Trevor Willis (current leader of the British Hillclimb Championship), Steve Owen and Richard Spedding (Sunday only) who will be out the following week-end at the final BHC rounds at Loton as well as a handful of visitors from the Channel Islands.

As well as the demo cars there are some interesting vehicles in the event proper:

Leon Bachelier in his Mirage M5 FF - one of only five built and believed to be the only surviving one in the UK
Chris Wise in his Metro 6R4
The Paul Matty Lotus cars will be partaking of the festivities on Saturday
MG Cars will be there both days
Plus a selection of very interesting Classic Race Cars including a Tecno, a Brabham, and a Merlyn.

I'll be joined in the commentary box by Jerry Sturman who only usually visits Harewood for the two BHC events.

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#6 john aston

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 15:25

Just returned after a good day at Harewood; brilliant to see so many cars(and drivers- Spotty Smith(as Tony Bancroft then was ), Nicky Porter , Malcolm Dungworth et al.) I had first seen as a kid at the hill, none more so than the mighty Hepworth FF, which as a startline marshal I had often watched blast off like a missile. The great thing about so many of the old cars was the sheer volume of noise they make compared to the oversilenced regime we now have to tolerate. Have only seen the P99 once before so that was another treat. And good old Barrie Williams , excellent to see a name driver who doesn't restrict their appearances to the blue ribbon stuff like the sainted Goodwood. Whizzo was certainly trying hard- hard enough to rotate the Elan BRM on his first demo run... Only regret was I had hoped the extraordinary Vitamin Sprint might still be with us..maybe it's waiting to be a barn find in 2071 ?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 17:03

Go on, spoil yourselves...............scroll through the early John Holyord galleries.
I had forgotten how poor the original surface was . Rose tinted specs. I suppose.
There is a nice shot of Tony Brooke's 16 for David Beard.
http://www.harewoodh...y/index.asp?c=3
Roger Lund

Edited by bradbury west, 22 September 2012 - 17:07.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 22:58

Made a first ever visit to Harewood today. Some great 60's nostalgia, only spoilt by the sight of the Felday being dropped of the flatbed truck after it ground to a halt on Peter Westbury's first run.
Hope there wasn't to much damage. Oh and Whizzo spun the Elan again!

#9 Stephen W

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:20

Made a first ever visit to Harewood today. Some great 60's nostalgia, only spoilt by the sight of the Felday being dropped of the flatbed truck after it ground to a halt on Peter Westbury's first run.
Hope there wasn't to much damage. Oh and Whizzo spun the Elan again!


I understand the Felday lunched the gearbox! On the driver front Whizzo really is a schoolboy at heart and with so many returning Harewood Heroes it was difficult to know where to turn next!

I did hear a rumour in the paddock of a possible historic Hillclimb Champiionship for 2013 - now that could be VERY interesting!

#10 Alan Cox

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:35

Pics, anyone??

#11 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 20:07

I was there with my bookstall and being single-handed, was a bit stuck for the chance to take many photos but here's a few - apologies that I don't know who's they are, I didn't pick up a programme.
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C Type (real or rep?)
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Tecno-Lotus TC
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The view from the stall was good!

Never been to Harewood before (its a 4 hour+ trip) but Steve & Lynn Owen of OMS persuaded me it would be worth the drive and it certainly was. It's a lovely venue with great views and a lot of nice people. And it's easy to find. The weather on Saturday was superb and the healthy V8 soundtrack of the two Hepworth cars (the 4wd and the Cooper) and the Felday Daimler echoing up the hillside was truly evocative. A long chat with ex British Hillclimb champions David Good and Peter Lawson was a real highlight.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:18

C Type (real or rep?)
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Geoff mansfield C-Type Replica - it is a "Toolroom copy built in New Zealand"

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Tecno-Lotus TC


Peter Hamilton's tecno F3 now fitted with a TC engine. Peter spent a couple of days at Crystal Palace with the Tecno for the new RUSH film due out shortly.

I suspect that the crowds on Saturday were the biggest of the year (with the possible exception of the July British Hillclimb Championship meeting). Sunday was blighted by poor weather but the Classic demo more than made up for it until the Felday-Daimler lunched its gearbox!


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#13 Alan Cox

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:24

Geoff mansfield C-Type Replica - it is a "Toolroom copy built in New Zealand"

ULE 164 was originally registered as a 3.4 Jaguar in 1957

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 10:01

ULE 164 was originally registered as a 3.4 Jaguar in 1957


It spent the night all alone in the car park next to the paddock. I thought that was being a touch brave if had been original!

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 15:16

A few pics from Sunday.

The Hepworth FF and Cooper-Chevrolet of Andrew & Stephen Hepworth
In the background Bob Bean arriving with his Lotus Cortina
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Stuart Rolt, Ferguson P99
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James Baxter Frazer-Nash Alvis, Alex Brown Fairley Mercury Special, and the ex-David Harrison Cooper-Buick, here I think with Jim Campbell aboard.
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Ron Welsh’s Felday-Daimler, after lunch(ing it's gearbox)
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James Baxter, Frazer-Nash Alvis
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Chris Cramer’s 1984 championship winning Gould-Hart
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& from the class runs

Bob Gibson, Alpine A110
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and an MGA, not listed in the programme :confused:
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 19:26

The MGA is Chris Green's twin cam.

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#17 Stephen W

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:47

and an MGA, not listed in the programme :confused:
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The MGA is Chris Green's twin cam.


On Sunday there were a huge number of programme changes which included several extra runners, a raft of class changes and a mass of none starters & withdrawn entries. The commentary team did run through them and also mention was made of the changes and additions when the cars were on the hill. If you pop along to the Harewood website you can either download or print off a set of results which includes all the alterations.

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#18 Pete Stowe

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 14:04

Thanks DC & Steve :up:
I've now got the results & I'm sure the highly informative commentary team (excellent job by Steve & Jerry) would have mentioned them, however my memory isn't that retentive these days ......... :D

Only my second visit to Harewood - first was in August - but a really enjoyable venue for the spectator, so expect to get back there again next year.



#19 David Beard

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 14:15

Go on, spoil yourselves...............scroll through the early John Holyord galleries.
I had forgotten how poor the original surface was . Rose tinted specs. I suppose.
There is a nice shot of Tony Brooke's 16 for David Beard.
http://www.harewoodh...y/index.asp?c=3
Roger Lund


Can't find it Roger :confused:

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#20 simonlewisbooks

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 14:16

Only my second visit to Harewood - first was in August - but a really enjoyable venue for the spectator, so expect to get back there again next year.

Same goes for me too. If the dates pan out I hope to do at least one or two events there next season. It's a long drive but worth the effort.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 15:17

Can't find it Roger :confused:

http://www.harewoodh...age.asp?ID=2447

(It's in the '1st Harewood' section)

#22 bradbury west

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 16:25

Sorry, David, I did not click back far enough when I copied it.....
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#23 David Beard

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:35

Sorry, David, I did not click back far enough when I copied it.....
RL


Thanks Roger and Tim. Got it now.