Collingrove Hill Climb

Atu­jara MCC Lau­rie Boul­ter Solo/ Hec Hen­der­son Side­car Hill­climb

Old Bike Australasia - - CONTENTS - Re­port Brian Kuer­schner

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.

Pho­tos Rob Lewis

No mar­gin for er­ror.

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