Collingrove Hill Climb
Atujara MCC Laurie Boulter Solo/ Hec Henderson Sidecar Hillclimb
2 April, 2017 – Collingrove, SA
This not much more than 3 metre wide strip of asphalt progression rising some 70 plus metres and 750 meters in length kept competitors’ concentration on the limit all day. The several classes included Periods 2,3, 4, 5 and 6 in Historic Solo’s, Super Moto S1, Super Moto S2, Super Moto S3, Moderns, Sidecars, Quads and Scooters for both male and female competitors, beginning promptly at 9am. Atujara Club Member, Chris Pash eventually lowered his best time to 37.44 seconds to take out the Period 5 Class for Historics. A close second at 38.96 was Club President Clayton Tilbrook on his 1981 Yamaha RDLC 250. Atujara Club member Scott Wait with Jason Whitfield in the chair won the Historic Sidecar Class on their 1971 Wasp Yamaha on 43.54 over the father and daughter team Mark and Michele Schuppan aboard their 1963 ESO 540cc outfit at 44.22. For the spectators a display of bygone era machines was exhibited, including a JAP 880 speedway machine formerly ridden by national champion Jim Davies and now owned by Daryl Read.
Robin Williams crests the rise on his 1980 RDLC Yamaha. LEFT Trevor Henderson on his 350cc Gold Star BSA. ABOVE Simon Cowling on his 1951 250cc JAP-engined Norton. A big bike for a narrow track – Terry Merritt’s Yamaha V-Max.
No margin for error.