The first post – about this blog.

In this blog I will recount my first season in hill climbing and sprinting. Who knows how long it will last or how long this blog will last? I haven’t driven a single hill yet, may not like it, may run out of money or may crash and wreck the car. We’ll just have to see. The car I’m going to compete in is a 1990 Mazda MX5, which  I bought in July 2009 for the express purpose of hill climbing and sprinting. Previously my hobby car had been a 1965 Chevrolet Corvair but I wanted to have a go at hill climbing so the Chevy had to go.

My 1965 Chevrolet Corvair. This photo was taken on the way home from Loton Park hill climb on June 14th 2009.

I decided on an MX5 because they are cheap to buy and run and handle well.  I found this one on ebay and what marked it out from the thousands for sale each week was the fact that it already had a roll bar (although it had been removed) and a decent exhaust and induction system. Though I’m not sure it is faster – just louder.

Day 1 - our new 20-year-old car. (25 years younger than the Chevy)