I find it hard to
believe why the sport of hill climbing isn't more
popular. As a driver hill climbing is challenging,
its exciting, its skillful, speeds can be significant
(in excess of 130 mph), and with so many classes of
vehicles being raced the barriers to entry are few.
Hill climbing is also
a good spectator sport and it allows you to get really
close to the action both on the course and in the
pits. When we were filming at Shelsley Walsh (from
the spectators viewing area) we were so close to the
cars as they left the start line that we were pelted
with bits of rubber - how cool is that! Then there
is the sound... words just can't describe what a 1976
Formula 1 Tyrell sounds like when its being hammered
off the start line. It's not the same as being there,
but we have put together a video clip which you will
be able to download of the Tyrell as it leaves the
start line (click on the image on the right right).
We hope you like it.