Bluebells, hills and thrills at Wiscombe Park

Thursday 16 May 2024

Wiscombe Park Hillclimb hosted the Vintage Sports-Car Club (VSCC) on 12 May, with club members going on to break four records around the bluebell-lined course. 

Starting early in the day Nigel Dowding in a Riley Brooklands broke the longstanding Class 2 record, which had previously been held since 1999. Jon Giles took Fastest Vintage, breaking the Class 13 record, and the HWM Stovebolt Special ably piloted by Simon Taylor appeared to be something of a crowd favourite – even more so after breaking the Class 18 record for Pre-61 Sports/Racing Cars. 

Theo Hunt took the much sought after Fastest Time of the Day accolade in the Nash TT Replica, winning the non-Vintage Class record along with it. 

Wiscombe Hill is the opening Hill Climb in the VSCC Speed Season, with Harewood Hill on 8 June and Shelsley Walsh on 30 June, next to follow.  

Photography by Nigel Cole