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Wiscombe Park Hill Climb opened in 1958 and has been hosting rounds of the British Hill Climb Championship since the 1960s. The 1000 yard course is said to be one of, if not the, most challenging hills in the national championship. Once you have witnessed the drivers fighting their machines through the camber changes of The Esses and then rounding the hairpins at Sawbench and Martini it becomes obvious that this is very demanding ‘drivers’ hill. During the course of a season a diverse selection of motor cars and motor cycles can be seen at this beautiful venue which nestles in a picturesque south Devon valley. Whether it is a regional championship event or the national championships, whether the competitors are on two, three or four wheels, whether the machinery is modern, classic or vintage there is always interest and spectacle at Wiscombe.
Lap Record : The length of the course is 1000 yards (914 metres). The average gradient is 1 in 13.6 and the steepest section is at the Martini Hairpin where it is 1 in 6.9. The outright hill record stands at 34.16 seconds to Adam Fleetwood (Gould GR55 3.5 XB V8) and was set on July 25th 2004.
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The Tipton Garage Wiscombe Hill Climb - 15th May 2010 Posted on: 07/05/2010
Wiscombe Park in East Devon will host another weekend of thrilling and spectacular hill climbing action on the 15th May with Torbay Motor Club’s fifth running of their Saturday event, and the first hill-climb in the club’s 60th anniversary season.
The club is delighted to welcome The Tipton Garage as headline sponsor of the event... Read More >>
Wiscombe Park (map reference: 192/185924) is located between Farway Country Park and Blackbury Castle, west of the Southleigh village. On race weekends follow signposts from th A3052 near Sidmouth and from Honiton.
For navigational devices use this postcode: EX24 6JE
From the Midlands
M5 south to Junction 28 (Collumpton). Take A373 to Honiton.
Follow event signage to Wiscombe Park
From North London and the Home counties
M25 anti-clockwise. M4 at Junction 15.
M4 west to Junction 20 then M5 south to Junction 28 (Collumpton)
Take A373 to Honiton. Follow event signage to Wiscombe Park.
From South London and the south east
M25 clockwise until Junction 13. M3 south-west until Junction 8. Take A303. Join A30 north-east of Honiton.
At Honiton follow event signage to Wiscombe Park.
From south Wales
M4 east via the Second Severn Crossing until Junction 22. Then M49.
M5 south at Junction 18. M5 to Junction 28 (Collumpton)
Take A373 to Honiton. Follow event signage to Wiscombe Park.
2010 Event Calendar
April 24th/25th 2010 Woolbridge Motor Club
The 2010 season will get under way with two days of excellent hillclimbing featuring drivers from the central southern and the south-west areas contesting numerous championships including the Bridge Tyres and Wheels South West series. Wiscombe's own championship, which is also supported by Mike Potter's Bridge Tyres business will also feature as will that of the HSA/Aldon Automotive.
May 8th 2010 500 Owners Association
Racing cars, motorcycles and sidecars. The 500 Owners Association host a meeting packed with motorcycle powered machinery. Ancient and modern. Cars and motorcycles. They will be joined by a selection of racing and sports racing cars from competitors present for the vintage meeting the following day. The best of motor racing nostalgia and competition with the relaxed spirit of sportsmanship
May 9th 2010 Vintage Sports Car Club
The scenic beauty of Wiscombe Park provides a superb backdrop for the most emotive meeting of the season. The sight, sound and smell of vintage racing cars gracing the Devon parkland takes one back to a past era but that does not mean the competition is any less relaxed. In fact this is usually the most popular meeting of the season for spectators. Enjoy this unique and unrivalled event.
May 15th 2010 Torbay Motor Club
Having promoted meetings at Finlake Park (near Exeter) in addition to Oddicombe and now developing the Mamhead venue, Torbay Motor Club will be running their annual event at Wiscombe Park. In order to maximise the entry the class structure will provide a wide selection of saloons and sports cars (road-going and modified), single seater racers and a comprehensive range of motorcycles and sidecars.
May 16th 2010 Wildlife Autosport
Re-known for their events at Cricket St Thomas, Wildlife Autosport (Burnham-on-Sea M.C. and Taunton Motoring Club) have now established this meeting as a fine example of championship hill climbing. The event is supported by numerous championships plus of course the fiercely fought domestic Wiscombe Park Bridge Tyres and Wheels series. Motorcycles are again part of the programme.
The National Championships July 24th /25th 2010 (Woolbridge M.C.)
See the country's fastest car and driver combinations battling for all important championship points. Saturday is devoted to practice with the all-important qualifying runs commencing on Sunday morning where the elite drivers will be looking to qualify for the additional exciting and dramatic 'Top Twelve Shoot Outs' of which there are two during the course of the day. Racing cars with over 600+ bhp being skillfully driven on this technically challenging course provides a great spectacle which makes this a 'must do' meeting.
Sept 4th /5th 2010 The 'Five Clubs'
Traditionally the last major championship meeting of the season the 'Five Clubs' event caters for a wide selection of sporting machinery and championships. As in recent years the action revolves around regional championships and with the season coming to a close there is important work to be done by those with aspirations of success in their chosen series. Two days of fierce action on the track.
Sept 11th 2010 The M.G. Car Club (South West)
Always an enjoyable event with a wide selection of interesting and historic M.G.s with a number of similar marques in support. Add in an array of modern classics and kitcars and you have a wide and varied entry which usually contains a number of local competitors attending at the wheel of road-going saloons, sports cars and even a few single-seater racing cars. A superb day of motorsport
Sept 12th 2010 National Hill Climb Association
The final meeting of the season and the motorcycles are back. Not just two wheeled (solo) motorbikes but the stunning sidecars and combinations as well. Always spectacular and fun to watch you can see the commitment of these daring riders as they race through the testing 'Esses' section of the course and pull ‘wheelies’ over ‘Bunny’s Blind’. Always ‘on the edge’, always entertaining!
Admission Prices 2010
Most meetings - Adults £7.00
Except VSCC May 9th £15.00 (At the gate)
N.B. VSCC May 9th 2010 save by booking in advance – tickets £10 at www.vscc.co.uk or £12 by telephone or post
Additional concessions available for VSCC members and members of invited clubs.
British National Championships July 24th £6.00 / July 25th £9.00