I still haven’t found a car to replace the Van Diemen so it’s been frustrating attending events without anything in which to compete. Last Saturday I went to MIRA (no photographs allowed) and watched round 11 of the HSA championship in torrential rain and vowed not to get a Westfield. Today I went to round 5 of the British Hillclimb Championship at Shelsley Walsh in glorious sunshine and thought a Westfield would be just fine.
Anyway, here are a few photos of today. The first run off was won by Trevor Willis with a fantastic time of 23.11 but in the second run off he stopped (no idea why) and Tom New got it with a 23.55. However, it was a day of delays and waiting as you’ll see from the photos.
A sobering end to today’s hillclimb.
GOOD NEWS. The Midlands Automobile Club has issued a statement on their website:
“Following Wallace Menzies accident yesterday (Sunday 1st June) we are pleased to report he was released from hospital in the early hours of this morning with 4 stitches, a cracked cheek bone and bruising.
He is in good spirits and saying it felt like a rough game of rugby and asked if he could have a refund!
Wallace wishes to thank all the marshals and medical services for their quick response and for the wishes and support from everyone else. He hopes to be out at Doune and back at Shelsley later this year.”