We are excited to announce that Turbo Dynamics have renewed their sponsorship of Gurston Down’s Championship. The championship will be known as the Turbo Dynamics Gurston Down Championship and runs alongside the Online Cleaning Technologies BARC SW Top Ten Challenge.
Turbo Dynamics has a long association with Gurston Down. Peter Marsh, Turbo Dynamics MD, is the son of Tony Marsh who was instrumental is the design and creation of Gurston Down in 1967.
We are very pleased to announce that Online Cleaning Technologies have renewed their sponsorship of Gurston Down’s Top Ten Challenge. The challenge will be known as the Online Cleaning Technologies BARC SW Top Ten Challenge and will run alongside the Turbo Dynamics Championship.
Steve Holland, Online Cleaning Technologies MD, said that “We are very proud to associate ourselves with Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb and very happy to renew our Top Ten Challenge sponsorship.”
Those of you who were following us here at Gurston Down in 2023 will know that Steve won the Top Ten Challenge on the very last run of event. We are sure that Steve will be looking to retain his title.
Our 2024 Annual Set-Up Day is 17th March 2024.
We need to prepare the hill for the 2024 season. There are many jobs, large and small, that need to be completed before our annual Test Day in April.
If you are attending, please let Pete Hammock know by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org particularly if you have some special skills, fencer, electrician, plumber etc.
There will be tea and coffee available but the Restaurant will NOT be open.
Gurston Down Speed Hill Climb are welcoming The National Historic Speed Club Championship to our hill in 2024. Here’s the NHSC’s press release introducing their championship.
“A newly formed MSUK recognised club, the National Historic Speed Club (“NHSC”), has announced a speed championship for historic cars, sports cars and race cars built between 1st January 1947 and 31st December 1976.
Sponsored by Hagerty UK, thenew speed championship will be contested over twelve rounds at classic venues such as, Goodwood, Aintree, Shelsley Walsh, Prescott, Loton Park and Harewood.
NHSC is also honoured and delighted to announce that John Fitzpatrick has agreed to be President of the new club. John is of course famous for his winning exploits in Minis, Anglias and Escorts during the 1960s. Subsequently winning the European GT Championship in 1974 and going on to run his own WEC team. NHSC chairman, Steve Akers, said “This exciting new championship is intended to fill a big gap in the hillclimb and sprint calendar. Owners of historic cars will now have the chance to compete against each other on a much fairer basis, rather than having to take on more modern machinery. The popularity of this era of motorsport has increased massively in recent years and we aim to bring fans the spectacle of these cars in action on a more regular basis around the country.”
The overall champion will be awarded the Innes Ireland Trophy, a trophy kindly donated by Christianne Ireland, his daughter. It is expected that Christianne will be competing in the championship, no doubt with the intention of winning it back!
Entries for the new championship open on Saturday 13th January via the club’s website, www.nationalhistoricspeed.co.uk.”