"Oddicombe Hill Climb was last run in 2003, when Torbay council deemed the Hill to be no longer privately owned, therefore public highway.
Thus needing an Act of Parliament to lift the 30mph speed limit, a few years earlier we clocked cars at over 75mph."
Roy Sims, Magazine Editor, Competition Secretary and Competitor, Torbay MC
17th October 1965 - Tenth Oddicombe Hill Climb
B.T.D. John Grafton (Cooper Monaco-Buick) 36.72s
Mike Lane (Saab) 43.62s
Bill George (Mini-Cooper) 41.28s
Gerry Smerdon (Mini-Cooper) 37.36s
Roger Doidge (Ford) 42.52s
Peter Bow (M.G. Midget) 39.48s
Geoff Taylor (T.V.R.) 39.74s
R. Harper (Morgan) 40.00s
J. Grafton (Cooper-Buick Monaco) 36.72s
Autosport, 29th October 1965, Page 726, report by Richard Speakman
This event ran for some 42 years then quietly bowed out to the bureaucrats.
(Why not established use?)
Let us record the history here!
Edited by Rupertlt1, 02 May 2020 - 21:22.