Hillclimb season has begun.
With a nice bright day ahead of us we made the short trip along to the track which resides nearby to Harewood House. Spotting the track from the road, with the sun in the sky, it was going to be a good day. It also gave us a chance to see who we may be competing against in the future and take a good look at the track.
All the classes we lined up on the hillside and we had chance to have a good look around. The range of cars in each of the classes was quite a broad one, bringing some much needed diversity in comparison to other motorsport events.
The car park and support vehicles also providied a large spectrum of cars, from Vito vans, to Civic hatchbacks, to R8 supercars.
There were a good few places to stand around the track, some more open that others, meaning we were subjected to some quite gusty winds! But we also got a great view of the track from various different points. The start line providing some great launches, gravel traps helping the errant back wheels along around the corners and the straights after sharp bends uphill on the final stretch setting off some three wheeled action a Reliant Robin would be proud of.
The weather managed to hold out for most of the day, with only a few flecks of rain later on in the afternoon, allloowing everyone a few good runs each.
Only a couple of stalls through the day that we noticed, one fuel leak and an oil spill from a hole in an engine block being the main ones, after the regular spin outs.
All in all, a good day, great atmosphere and suitable for all the family, with plenty of the support vehicles housing families as well as tool boxes!
My personal favourite of the day, G40 Polo, but then I’m bound to say that.