Welcome to HILLCLIMB5 A blog that details competing with a 1994 turbocharged road going Mazda MX-5 in the UK. 2017 was my first season on the hills. Hillclimbing has been a sport I have grown up with, having spectated since a young age. After many years competing in two stroke Karts it was time […]


// Gurston Down Test Day 2018 //

Gurston Test Day 25/3/18 The first opportunity to shake down the car since the winter break. The Gurston course is on a working farm so often the test day track conditions are not the best despite the best efforts of the organisers. The track was cold and dusty and provided little grip compared to when […]

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// 2018 SEASON PREP 2 //

Productive weekend of prep work on the car despite the cold weather. We made some progress on getting the car ready for the new season. The job list consisted of fitting a set of 949Racing hybrid engine mounts. The kit consists of a solid metal mount on the drivers side with a mazda speed competition […]

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// 2018 Season Prep //

Time flys. The winter break is almost over and in one months time the hillclimb season begins! Over the last week or so I have completed all my “hillclimb admin”.┬áPaper work has been sent off to join 3x motor-clubs. The BARC SW / HSA and the Hagley and District Light car club. This season I […]

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2017 Review: The Season Begins Well // The Great Western Sprint // Castle Combe // 25:3:17

So… The first event of the 2017 HSA speed championship is done and dusted. Im delighted to have come away with a class win and a new HSA class record which means maximum championship points! However, the great western sprint wasn’t that straightforward… First off I was only a reserve so was not guaranteed competitive […]

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