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Barbon Manor hillclimb - 13th July


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#1 Stephen W

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Posted 09 July 2024 - 07:28

The next Barbon Manor hillclimb is on Saturday the 13th July. If you are in the area or at a loose end why not pop along. The entry list is bulging with nostalgia!

1. Andy 'Ace' Harrison is running his Barrie Williams tribute Mini.
2. Kim Mather is back with his Volkswagen Scirocco 3.7 litre supercharged!
3. A classic road-going class with everything from a Volvo Amazon to a Series 4 Lotus 7
4. The ex-Masami Kuwashima March 733 is entered.
5. Nine of the Bert Hadley Austin 7 contenders are making the trip.
6. Finally Haydn Spedding is out with his iconic Jaguar E-type.

There are lots of local competitors and Liverpool Motor Club members filling out the entry list so be there or be rectangular! :wave:

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#2 john aston

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Posted 09 July 2024 - 08:14

A great venue in a gorgeous setting ,even though the hill is not the best. For any newcomers , I:d recommend the slog up to the top corner. A terrific .close up view of the cars at full speed along the straight , then how late dare  you brake in to the hairpin , then full power to the finish a few yards later. 

 

A longstanding social commitment rule out my going sadly, but if you live within range do go .    



#3 Stephen W

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Posted 14 July 2024 - 06:57

Cracking meeting at Barbon Manor yesterday. Four class records were broken plus there were class wins for Kim Mather (Scirocco Twin-engine), Haydn Spedding (E-Type) and Phil Perks (Royale RP26 FF1600). Also 40 competitors set Personal Best Times despite the chilly breeze and occasional drizzle. Thankfully there was a good number of spectators which meant the gate receipts helped offset the cost of the repairs to the track that had to be done earlier in the year. Kirkby Lonsdale Motor Club and Liverpool Motor Club are doing their best to keep hillclimbing at Barbon Manor alive and kicking and they will be back in 2025 when they will again turn this slice of Lake District farmland into a motor sport venue.