Some comments sent in by competitors and spectators
Just a quick thanks from all the Scimitar guys for such a well run and above all friendly September 2015 event. All the paddock staff were great, to be greeted with a smile from the lady paddock marshal was lovely and the paddock assembly guys greeted me by name and gave a cheery tap on the roof to send me on my way down to the startline. It was a really enjoyable event and all those who competed have been waxing lyrical on our club website and we hope to bring a few more cars next year such was the atmosphere and the venue facilities.
Very well done to you and all the team, see you next year 🙂
Craig Hughes, Scimitar and Sabre Competition Secretary
Just a quick note to say how fantastic the organisation of the July 2015 event was, how friendly you all were and how much all of the drivers appreciated the fact that we all got six runs over the weekend. There are some other venues who could learn so much from you all !! Many thanks.
Mr W, West Midlands.
I drive one of the temperamental 500’s. Can you pass my thanks to all there on Sat and Sun in April 2015 – what a great bunch they are. I don’t want to single out anyone in particular as I have met everyone up and down the hill over the years!! However, all the team at the start are fantastic because they understand how to get us to the line without overcooking our fragile engines and gearboxes. No other hill has the same understanding. Thanks again. Mr B, Wilts
Many thanks to the organisers and all the marshals! Great weekend had even if the weather was against us on Saturday!
Mr S, Somerset
Thank you to all the organisers and especially the marshals for putting on a very well run event, cheers!
Mr S, Hampshire
I thoroughly enjoyed the July Gurston and the organisation and marshalls are terrific. Just wish it was my local venue. I will be back.
Mr J, Wales
Many, many thanks to the team for Sunday’s meeting – you really do have a very special committee and marshals at Gurston which create a unique atmosphere.
Mr G., Kent
Thank you for a super day yesterday, it was our first visit to spectate at Gurston in many years and we enjoyed it very much, we were very impressed with the organisation, and the catering was excellent, well done.
Mrs M., Dorset
Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed last Sundays hillclimb, everybody was very helpful as it was our first visit to the hill, there was a nice atmosphere , and everything was well organised. Thank you.
Mr H., Gloucestershire
Thanks again for all your help on Saturday – my parents had a great day and appreciated your assistance. It was my first time at Gurston, and I really enjoyed it – an excellent venue, very well organized, with extremely helpful and friendly officials/marshals. I look forward to coming back next season.
Many thanks again for the hill climb school on Tuesday. I, along with all others I spoke to had the most fun day and it has definitely got me thinking about taking it up as a discipline. The need for a close ratio gearbox, stickier tyres and brakes that work when cold may need to be addressed but I can safely say I’m hooked. The whole day, from the second I arrived to a warm ‘Welcome to Gurston Down’ greeting from one of the marshals to the moment I left was impeccably organised with the right amount of serious chat regarding safety and large doses of fun. The facilities were also excellent, as was the catering. Full marks all round!
Mr M., Sussex
Thank you ever so much for a fantastic day yesterday. Our members thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the members of the public took a great deal of interest in our stand! Looking forward to this event next year, and with some earlier organising and no clash with Bournemouth “Wheels” (hopefully) I will get more members for next year. Thank you again.
T., South West Lancer Register
I had a brilliant weekend and just wanted to thank you and your team for your brilliant organisation. Saturday was a real challenge for you, but the management of a difficult situation was brilliant. We Lotus Seven Club members always feel at home when we come to Gurston – it’s always a slick and professional operation and your officials are the best in the business. The paddock marshal who shakes your hand and welcomes you as you go up for your first practice run stands out as summing up the whole spirit of Gurston. Please pass on my appreciation to your team and I look forward to seeing you all next year. I’m sure my son, Matthew, will be keen to pare some more time off his new Class 2 record (and I’ll be wanting to get closer to it!). Best wishes for the rest of the season.
Mr W, Lincolnshire
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Hext, Instructors, Marshals and Staff for a fantastic and wonderful day at the Gurston Down Drivers School. I had an extremely exciting day from the moment we turned up to the time we left. The meal at lunch time was great and not expected, so thanks to the Caterers. Big smiles and two thumbs up.
Thank you very much for looking after us all, the weather this time of year is always a challenge no matter where you are but the warmth we received from you and all your team more than made up for it and we had fun, hope you guys have a great and safe years racing ahead.
Team Dynamics Motorsport Ltd
We all really enjoyed the day, even the bad weather didn’t dampen things. I would like to do it again sometime, but this time spend a little time tuning the car to suit the Hillclimb. A BTCC Shoot-out would be good. I think Matt owes me a drive in his car as well.
Alyn James, Honda UK
I just wanted to thank you very much for the superb day at Gurston Down that we had racing with my co driver. We thoroughly enjoyed the event, being our first hill climb, and were very impressed with the organisation and set up you have. We will definitely be back. Thank you again for a great day.
Mr Y, Dorset
I have been to Gurston many times before but brought my young grandson for the first time in April. Not only did we enjoy our breakfast in your excellent restaurant but I think we have a new convert to the sport of hillclimbing. Only 13 more years and I’ll be buying him a place at your Drivers’ School! Many thanks for a great day out.
Mr D, Hampshire
Just a short note to let you know that my son and I had a great day at Gurston on Saturday until my last run when I had an unfortunate encounter with the Armco on the exit of Ashes! Please convey my thanks to the Paramedic who checked on my physical well-being and all the marshals who assisted at my incident, swiftly arranging to convey my damaged car to the top paddock. I hope to return later in the year in an attempt to get it right!
Mr L, Wales
Thanks again for your hospitality. My son and I had a great weekend. Will certainly be back spectating next season, and hope to do the day’s School next year.
Great weekend’s competition and social event, awesome band Saturday evening, and the usual excellent organisation throughout the whole BHC event.
Mr W, Wiltshire
Congratulations to the committee on a great event. Great venue, great organisation, great weather = ‘vintage Gurston’.
Best Hillclimb in the country!
Mr H, Surrey
Thanks for an absolutely stunning weekend. The Lotus Seven Club competitors absolutely love the venue, but it’s the great welcome and friendly efficiency of everyone in your team that makes it so special. When my daughter’s boyfriend had his off at Karousel everyone was so supportive, and that was greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with you and enjoying many future events at Gurston.
Mr W, Leicestershire
The School day in April was excellent. Gurston’s a lovely place to come to, not just because of the glorious setting but because everyone is so friendly. Thank you for a super day.
Mr P, Bucks