Harewood speed Hillclimb
|Location||Harewood, Yorkshire, England|
|Major Events||British Hill Climb Championship|
|Hill Length||1,584 yards (0.900 mi)|
|Hill Record||49.13 (Martin Groves, 2010, British Hill Climb Championship)|
Harewood speed Hillclimb (the form with italics and a lower-case s is used officially) is a hillclimb near the village of Harewood, West Yorkshire, England. The track can be found on the A659 between Harewood village and Collingham, north of Leeds. In addition to national events, it hosts rounds of the British Hill Climb Championship, a Classic & Historic Hillclimb and an event that includes bikes. Around 11 meetings are organised between April and September each year by the British Automobile Racing Club Yorkshire Centre.
The first event on the track took place on 16 September 1962, and Best Time of the Day was set at 51.61s by Tony Lanfranchi driving an Elva Mk VI. This was on the original 'Short Course'. The first R.A.C. Hill Climb Championship event was held in September, 1964. In the mid 90's the track was extended to 1,584 yards (1,448 m), making it the longest British hillclimb. As of 2010, the outright hill record holder was Martin Groves, whose time of 49.13 seconds was set on 4 July 2010.
Harewood Hill Climb past winners
|1963||Keith Schellenberg||Lister-Jaguar||49.79 sec|| 21 April.|
|1964||I.C. Batty||Lotus 7-Ford||50.746 sec|| 12 July. Novices Meeting.|
|Peter Westbury||Ferguson-Climax 4-w-d||44.45 sec R|| 13 Sep.|
|1965||Peter Meldrum||Lotus 22-Allard Dragon|| 12 Sep.|
|1966||P.H. Meldrum||Lotus-Allard special||45.99 sec|| 11 Sep.|
|1967||Round 12 : Tony Marsh||Marsh-Buick Special 4,200 c.c.||42.94 sec R|| 10 Sep.|
|1972||R. Scott-Moncrieff||Kincraft-Chevrolet 5.0-litre||44.15 sec|| 23 July. Novices Meeting.|
|1976||Roy Lane||McRae GM1-Chevrolet 5.0-litre||38.77 sec|||
|2006||Round 17 : Scott Moran||Gould-NME GR61 3.5-litre||49.19 sec R|| 2 July.|
|Round 18 : Martin Groves||Gould-NME GR55 3.5-litre||49.92 sec|
|2010||Round 3 : Scott Moran||Gould-NME GR61X 3.5-litre||49.31 sec FTD|| 9 May.|
|Round 4 : Martin Groves||Gould-NME GR55 3.5-litre||49.52 sec|
Key: R = Course Record.
- BARC Report and Accounts for the Year Ended 30 November 1964.
- Autosport, 3 May 1963, Page 622.
- Autosport, 24 July 1964, Page 158.
- Motor Sport, October, 1964, Page 800; See also: Motor, 16 September 1967, Page 48.
- BARC Report and Accounts for the Year Ended 30 November 1965.
- Motor, 17 September 1966.
- Motor, 16 September 1967, Page 48.
- Autosport, 3 August 1972, Page 41.
- Autosport, 5 August, Page 47.
- Autosport, 6 July 2006, Page 107.
- Autosport, 13 May 2010, Page 113.
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