Undeterred in the Wet: Craigantlet Hill Climb

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The Ballyrobert Vauxhall Craigantlet Hillclimb took place on a very wet and dreary May morning.  Competitors were undeterred in competing in this historical event running now for over a century, with a range of cars taking on the hill, from Crossle classics, to single seater racers, Imprezas, Mark 2 Escorts and all in between.


The climb is nearly a mile long, with sections in which some cars are passing 150mph, taking place on the back roads on the outskirts of East Belfast.

First place across two runs went to Trevor Willis in his OMS 28 single seater race car, with a 46.21s run.

For full results see here: anicc.org.uk

Photos – Graham Curry


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Andy is the founding member of RMS, and when he's not following motoring events around the UK and Ireland he can be found on the track (sideways, having competed in top level drifting for a decade), or of course he'll be on the forum.

RMS Forum Comments

Graham replied at 11:58, Sat 02 May, 2015
Cold, wet, windy - soaked to the skin after about 75% of the first practice so went for a fry and now downloading images, some nice action when i was there at the top of the hill
Graham replied at 12:52, Sat 02 May, 2015
CAUTION : Motorsport requires two ball !!! 83503 @Cooper
Woodcutter replied at 13:06, Sat 02 May, 2015
| CAUTION : Motorsport requires two ball !!! 83503 @Cooper
Graham replied at 15:01, Sat 02 May, 2015
| Class!
not too often you see such a beast being given some manners :D
Cooper replied at 10:51, Sun 03 May, 2015
Are there any results online from yesterday's event?
Cooper replied at 11:08, Sun 03 May, 2015
Edit - go them! Full photo gallery now online thanks to @Graham http://reallymeansounds.com/hill-climb/undeterred-in-the-wet-craigantlet-hill-climb/