Harewood Hillclimb ready for big weekend

Harewood Hillclimb
Harewood Hillclimb

Harewood Hillclimb is gearing itself up for a big weekend of racing.

The Vintage & Classic event is set to attract over 100 cars over Saturday and Sunday.

It’s a big year for Harewood who are ready for a 50th Anniversary meet on September 22 and 23.

The first meeting was held in September 1962 when a modest collection of some 70 cars part.

In the main they were saloon and sports cars with only a couple of real competition cars the driver’s impressions of the new hill ware that it would be good later but at present it was very rough. The club carried on with a full programme of three events in 1963 of which the September meeting was to be our first National event.

Unfortunately the June meeting was held on what became the hottest day for about 26 years. The tar melted and by the end of the day the road surface was reduced to a rutted cart track.