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#1 Rupertlt1

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 14:35

Castle Howard Hill Climb

(5 miles west of Malton, Yorkshire)

 

C.A.N. May, Speed Hill-Climb, G.T. Foulis & Co LTD, 1962, Page 140. (First events 1959):

 

"Another drive up to a 'stately home', with characteristics similar to those of Ragley, was brought into use by the Yorkshire Sports Car Club when permission was obtained to use the drive at Castle Howard, near Malton in Yorkshire. A first meeting took place on 27 June and another late in September. At both Fastest Time of Day was made by Alan Ensoll, in a D-type Jaguar, first in 26.03 sec and then in 24.20 sec. As at Ragley the road over open parkland, with little real gradient, includes a sharpish right-hand bend on the upper reaches, slightly blind by virtue of rising ground on the inside of the corner, and has a finishing straight right under the walls of the huge mansion itself." 

 

10 April 1960, Y.S.C.C.

 

17 September 1960

 

8 April 1961

 

8 Oct 1961: FTD Reg Phillips, Fairley-Climax s/c, 25.14 sec

 

15 April 1962: FTD Robin Scott, Cooper-J.A.P. s/c, 26.71 sec (new record for the lengthened course)

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 12 July 2021 - 06:24.


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#2 john aston

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 04:56

I attended at least two hillclimbs there in 70/71. Great setting , rubbish course. Mickey Mouse corners at bottom and insanely fast top straight where  I think I remember Martin Brain's Cooper Chrysler doing something daft like 160mph    



#3 MCS

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 10:56

The setting for the Granada TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited as well of course.  

 

I never saw a hillclimb there, regrettably, but remember reading reports in Autosport; probably written by Ian Wagstaff or Chris Mason - which would have made them worth reading in any case.


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#4 Rupertlt1

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 03:47

18 October 1964, Yorkshire S.C.C. Gunter Trophy Hill Climb:

FTD Peter Westbury, Lotus 23-B.R.M., 33.9 sec

Ref: Autosport, 30 Oct 1964, Page 708.

 

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#5 Rupertlt1

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 16:04

I've just discovered that the Lotus 23-B.R.M. of Peter Westbury was road registered CPE 234B:

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 14 January 2018 - 16:20.


#6 Rupertlt1

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 21:44

26 March 1972

FTD Richard Thwaites (5.0 McLaren M10B) 31.22

Source: Motoring News, 6 April 1972



#7 Rupertlt1

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 11:39

30 March 1969

FTD: John Cussins (2070 BRM T67 4-w-d), 31.82 secs

(ex-David Good, ex-Peter Lawson)

Motoring News, 10 April 1969

 

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#8 macmachugh

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 18:31

I competed in the Wharfedale Trophy Speed Hill Climb at Castle Howard on 7th April 1963 in my Lotus X1. Blew a head gasket on my second run.

Missed a programme on eBay in April 2021, damn. I would have liked that copy.



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Posted 15 June 2021 - 18:38

I competed in the Wharfedale Trophy Speed Hill Climb at Castle Howard on 7th April 1963 in my Lotus X1. Blew a head gasket on my second run.

Missed a programme on eBay in April 2021, damn. I would have liked that copy.

 

Did you compete anywhere else?

 

Rob 



#10 Rupertlt1

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 05:19

Castle Howard, Y.S.C.C., Sunday 15 April 1962

Robin Scott drove the ex-Henderson

supercharged Cooper-J.A.P. to win at

Yorkshire's Castle Howard. His time of

26.71 secs. constituted a new record for the

lengthened course and narrowly beat Phil

Chapman (Chapman-Mercury).

Autosport, 22 February 1963, Page 252

 

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#11 Rupertlt1

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Posted 12 July 2021 - 05:53

1961

"Josh Randles chalked up another

B.T.D. in the Castle Howard hill-climb

on 8th April after stern competition from

Anthony Brooke's Formula 1 Lotus 16."

 

8th October 1961

"A week later, Reg Phillips, driving his hairy

Fairley, won the Castle Howard hillclimb from Geoff Gartside's Garford."

 

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Edited by Rupertlt1, 12 July 2021 - 05:56.