Reminder – Annual Awards Dinner – 25th November

The 2023 Annual Awards Dinner is being held at The Stones, High Post, Near Salisbury on the 25th of November 2023.

Get your place using the forms below:

Word Version of Annual Awards 2023

pdf Version of Annual Awards 2023

Places are limited so please get your forms back as soon as you can.

We have a discounted room rate at The Stones for the night of 25th November, including breakfast. Make sure you call The Stones, and mention that you are part of the BARC SW / Gurston Down Awards.


Reg Broome – Obituary

Reg sadly died on 28th September aged 91.

Originally from South London, Reg joined the Hawker Siddeley aircraft company as an engineering apprentice. Later he applied to join British Airways and became a flight engineer. He thoroughly enjoyed the work, and in particular long-haul flights as the stop overs allowed him to enjoy his other passion which was golf at some of the best international golf courses.

His introduction to motorsport was in the 50’s when he rallied a TR2. Later Reg purchased an Aston Martin DB4 which he raced with a friend. However, the cost was such that he had to stop and later purchased a 500. His love affair with Gurston goes back to at least the 1970’s and he regularly competed right through till the 2000’s. Even in his later years he still occasionally competed at Shelsley Walsh, Prescott and Wiscombe. His wife Jean was always at his side encouraging him to continue to use both Coopers. His twin cam powered Cooper T65, and his 1956 Cooper Bobtail which he had restored back to ex-works condition.

Reg never lost his interest in hillclimbing, and always wanted to know how his friends were doing. He always had a wide smile and made friends right across the paddock. He was excellent company and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mike Broome


2024 Season Event Dates

Here are the 2024 Event Dates, since our original announcement, back in June, we have changed the date of the July meeting:

Sunday 7th April 2024

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2024

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2024 – British Hillclimb Championship

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June 2024

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2024 – The Tony Marsh Memorial Weekend

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2024

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2024

Set down day is expected to be Monday 26th August 2024 – a Bank Holiday


School dates will be published in due course, but these are expected to be:

Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Tuesday 7th May 2024

Tuesday 4th June 2024

Tuesday 2nd July 2024