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Event Coverage Hill climbing in a 32

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ukgav, May 7, 2013.

  1. ukgav
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    This past weekend saw me competing in a hill climb competition for the very first time at the historic Shelsley Walsh track and although I have drag raced my truck for a few years this was something completely different. There is now a national championship over here in the UK for flathead powered vehicles which is designated class Z with events attracting entries which range from British specials with 1172cc up to blown hot rods and even a 36 coupe.
    Anyway I had a new HD action camera to play with so thought you might like to see the results...
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    some of my fellow competitors.






    Have to admit I really enjoyed my first time on the hills and the challenge now is to go faster!
     
  2. JON THE POM
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    That looks like lots of fun.Great incar/oncar footage,thanks for posting.
     
  3. Brilliant fun ain't it Gav?! You're hooked now...
     
  4. Too cool. Almost felt like I was drving. Made my day at 5am. I can now go to work without complaint :) Thanks for posting
     
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  5. 327-365hp
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    That looked like fun, beautiful scenery. The truck sounds good!
     
  6. Cool. Here's Some studies from Collingrove. Fun initial crest, ripper RH bowl. Then tight, twisty uphill second leg.
     

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  8. Was the second competitor video that little aluminum modified built by a HAMBer? Nutrocker or something like that???
     
  9. ukgav
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    It is indeed and it's an absolute work of art!
     
  10. nexxussian
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    Awesome!

    Wish they had something like that close enough to get my model A to. :(
     
  11. ukgav
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    It is mate and I am!:D
     
  12. seatex
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    So cool! Is it a dedicated track, or public just access restricted during events? your post said track, but it looks pretty long.
     
  13. Nobey
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    Thanks for the ride mate. Fun post.....
     
  14. Flat-Foot
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    That's awesome! Would love to organize a hill climb around here.
     
  15. That is awesome!
     
  16. Great stuff Gav. I'm hoping to have a go at that at our local Collingrove track here downunder in the next few months, the one that Spoggie mentioned.
     
  17. ukgav
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    Here is the tracks website with a bit more info.
    http://www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk/
     
  18. AeroCraftsman
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    That really looks fun.
     
  19. DAM! That looks like a fun thing to do....Wish we had some hills around here in Nebraska it is some what flat...
     
  20. ukgav
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    You will love it!
     
  21. the-rodster
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    THAT sir, is what hotrods are made for.

    COOL.

    Rich
     
  22. Truck looks great and that was well driven! :)
     
  23. nutrocker
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    Well done Gav, great to see you on the hill. It's a bit addictive though, see you on another hill soon.

    Pete.
     
  24. ukgav
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    Not compared to the other guys! :) Clark in the gorgeous 36 coupe is particularly quick and smooth.

    Indeed. Prescott in a couple of weeks. :) Another chance to see your motor fly again!
     
  25. nutrocker
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    Yeah, looking forward to Prescott, should be a great weekend.

    Pete.
     
  26. Artiki
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  27. ukgav
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    A couple more vids...
    Some start line action.


    A ride back down the course. The closest I will get to the rear of a 911 on a race track! :)
     

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