Steve Harris – Rest in Peace

Sadly we have to announce that Steve Harris, a long time competitor at Gurston Down has died.

Steve competed at our very first meeting in 1967 and was another engineer from the Downton Motor Works and was the founder of the Downton Motor Club.

We offer our condolences to his wife Brenda, his family and friends.




Geoff Hunt

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Geoff Hunt, the longest serving committee member at BARC South West and regular competitor until recently, has died.

Geoff was an outstanding member of the committee and a regular competitor at Gurston Down in the beautiful Lotus 22.

Our condolences to Glynis and his family. We will all miss him.

His funeral will be held on 3rd July 2024 at 11:45 at Knights Enham Church, Knights Enham, Andover, SP10 4DS and then after at Manor Farm, Knights Enham. SP10 4DS

Rest in Peace Geoff…

Here’s Geoff in 2013 in the Lotus 22.





Tim Pitfield – Retires from BARC SW Committee after more than 30 Years

Tim Pitfield has been a committee member at BARC South West Centre for more than 30 years, 32 years according to the records we can find. At our recent Annual General Meeting, Tim stepped down as an active committee member.

Tim has undertaken a wide variety of roles during his time on the committee and has worked tirelessly over the years to help make Gurston Down the success it is.

Simon Purcell thanked Tim and presented him with a decanter and glasses to remember his time with us. We will miss him but he’s not going to be taking a back seat. He has kindly agreed to continue the work he currently does and he’ll still be in the paddock, as a regular competitor.

On behalf of all the committee and the membership of BARC South West we thank you.