Irish Hillclimb & Sprint Championship

There are now just 96 days left until the start of the 2017 Irish Hillclimb & Sprint Championship.

Don’t miss out on one of Irelands most exciting championships folks because in 2017 we’re going Uphill Faster!

All things Hillclimb in Ireland:

Clare & Galway Motor Clubs.

Wexford Motor Club.

Imokilly Motor Club.

Carlow Motor Club.

Limerick Motor Club.

MEC Motor Enthusiasts’ Club.

Donegal Motor Club.

Irish Hillclimb & Sprint webpage all the news, views, results and much much more.

Irish Speed Marshals FaceBook Page.

Irish Hillclimb on Facebook

Vantage Point Video for the definitive collection of Irish Hillclimb Video & News.

Motorsport.ie

Motorsport Ireland

Rally.ie

Saint-Gouéno 2017

saintgouenoVisit http://hillclimbfrance.co.uk/ for information and updates about the event.

DSC_0373Traditionally the event  kicks off on the Thursday with the traditional welcome party for the masters drivers in the village of Saint-Gouéno where the guests sample the finest local French cuisine along with some excellent French wine and beer and some more wonderful French wine…

 

John Lloyd

John Lloyd

Looking after the masters is John Lloyd, John has assembled a Dream Team and they have practically turned the event into a Click-and-drive affair. The amount of work that goes into this event is mind-boggling  and these guys have a Bazillion things to organize over the course of the weekend. And we all really do owe John and his team a Big Thank You.

I could go on and on about this event, but I think the pictures tell the story of the masters so much better. So click on the links to see some excellent action and a whole lot of mighty crack!

 

 

Past events in our Gallery:

2016

2015

2014

2013

Below is a list of websites well worth a visit..

Hillclimb Masters Website by John Lloyd.

Course de cote Saint Gouéno webpage

French Championship Webpage

All things Hillclimb in Ireland:

Clare & Galway Motor Clubs.

Wexford Motor Club.

Imokilly Motor Club.

Carlow Motor Club.

Limerick Motor Club.

MEC Motor Enthusiasts’ Club.

Donegal Motor Club.

Irish Hillclimb & Sprint webpage all the news, views, results and much much more.

Irish Speed Marshals FaceBook Page.

Irish Hillclimb on Facebook

Vantage Point Video for the definitive collection of Irish Hillclimb Video & News.

Motorsport.ie

Motorsport Ireland

Rally.ie

Irish Hillclimb & Sprint 2017

jansplashAt the time of posting this there are 106 days until Saturday April 22nd which is the first round of the 2017 Naylor Engineering Irish Hillclimb & Sprint Championship. The first two rounds of this very exciting championship will kick-off in the spectacular Burren in Co Clare. The event is based in Ballyvaughan Village and is jointly run by the Clare and Galway Motor clubs and it features the iconic Corkscrew Hill that’s traditionally run on the Saturday and the newer Hill near Ballinalacken is run on Sunday.

So put a note in your diary for April 22-23 and don’t miss out on one of Irelands most spectacular motorsport championships. We’ll have more news on the event later…

There is a non-championship sprint in  Kirkistown on Saturday 18th March and many of the regular competitors use the event as a pre season shake-down to blow-off the winter cobwebs.

Click here to look back on last year’s championship.

There is a competitors forum being held on Sunday 19th February, in the Maldron Hotel Portlaoise at 3pm. Irish Hillclimb.com will have more news on the event as the date draws near.

Pre-Season Scrutiny.

There will also be Pre-Season Scrutiny Events in 2017, and if you are taking part in the championship it’s worth getting your car checked out by the MI Scrutineers. The two locations are as follows.

DSC_4957Pre-Season Scrutiny In the West of Ireland

Saturday 11th March Venue: Frank Brynes Autobody Repairs, Oranmore, Co. Galway.

Pre-Season Scrutiny in the East of Ireland.

Sunday 12th March Venue: John Linnane Motors Rathnew, Co. Wicklow.

Keep an eye on Irish Hillclimb.com for more information on the events.

Happy Christmas.

smltallposterThere are twenty-seven days left in 2016 and  I guess most of ye are shopping for last minute gifts or busy planning a Turkey massacre in preparation for you’re carnivores soirée on the twenty-fifth. But did you know there are only 139 days left until the start of the 2017 Irish Hillclimb & Sprint Championship.

Yes folks one of the most exciting motorsport championships  in Ireland kicks off in the beautiful Burren in April 2017 featuring some of the fastest machinery in Ireland going wheel-to-wheel  in the stunning Burren. Let’s not forget the championship also features some very rare examples of vintage race cars and these leviathans of speed make the most glorious sound  when driven in anger.

One of the most popular classes in the championship is Class 1B by Simon McKinley the Fiat Cinquecento’s. They are an absolute Hoot to watch in action and something as simple as forgetting to fold in the side mirrors (Cheating of course!)  can mean the difference between winning or not and believe me, the competition between these Italian Bambino’s is so tense it has been rumoured that some drivers wait until they have the wind to their back before starting their run up the Hill and whether this or the quite whispering in the back ground of drivers letting the air out of the Tyre’s to lighten the car has any scientific basis is anyone’s guess!  But one thing is for sure…They are exciting to watch in action!

So while the last vestige of the festive blow-out fades into memory and you begin to wonder where the hell the last few days went! You will begin to mentally list off New-Year Resolutions to yourself. But there is only one resolution you need to make and that’s to Get-out-and-About for the 2017 Irish Hillclimb & Sprint Championship, because I tell you what…We’re are Going Uphill Faster in 2017!

Stay safe folks and we wish you all a very Happy Christmas….