2023 Speed Championship

Participation in hill-climbs and sprints has been key to the 500 movement since the first cars appeared just after WW ll.  In the 1950’s and ‘60’s our cars became the mainstay of British club motorsport and it is those same qualities of providing motorsport for the impecunious enthusiast which have endured whilst now enjoying increasing spectator popularity.

For 2023 it is hoped that club members will be able to participate in over 20 hill climb and sprint events from April through to October.

Within this framework there are 10 flagship events which make up the club’s points scoring Speed Championship. These events run a guaranteed class for eligible cars from which a competitor’s best 8 scores count to a final total. There is no registration necessary however competitors must be 500 OA club members.

In addition there are ‘invitation’ events where club members don’t have to pay an extra membership fee and where, when there are more than 4 or 5 500 OA entrants, the organising clubs may run a class solely for our cars.

Key elements of the Speed Championship are:

  • A 10 round series run at 7 different venues.
  • A competitor’s best 8 results count.
  • Run in two classes according the age of car:
  • The John Parker Trophy for pre 31 December 1953 cars.
  • The Girling Trophy for 1954 to 1961 cars.
  • Automatic registration to score Championship points on membership of the 500 OA.
  • The top 10 at each round will receive 15 to 3 points, plus every competitor who completes a timed run will automatically score1 point.
  • All cars must have a valid VIF form of Category A, B or C to score points.
  • Full Championship details can be found in the ‘Regulations’ section of this site.
  • Within the Championship the Wally Cuff Trophy for period cars over 500 cc combined with FJ cars will be run at 5 nominated rounds.

2023 Calendar of events. Championship Calendar 

NO.

DATE

VENUE

ORGANISING CLUB

CONTACT

TEL

E-MAIL

 

1

8th April Loton Park HDLCC        

2

20th May Wiscombe Park 500OA Mike Fowler 07720 855092 mikejfowler@btinternet.com Wiscombe Page

3

3rd June Harewood          

4

18th June Gurston Down          

5

2nd July Shelsley Walsh MAC        

6

22nd July Prescott BOC        

7

5th August Goodwood          

8

27th August Gurston Down          

9

16th September Shelsley Walsh MAC        

10

7th October Prescott BOC        

2023 Events counting for ‘The Wally Cuff Trophy’

NO.

DATE

VENUE

ORGANISING CLUB

CONTACT

TEL

E-MAIL

 

1

8th April Loton Park HDLCC        
2 20th May Wiscombe Park 500OA Mike Fowler 07720 855092 mikejfowler@btinternet.com Wiscombe Page
3 3rd June Harewood          
4 27th August Gurston Down          
5 16th September Shelsley Walsh MAC        
6 7th October Prescott BOC        

2023 ‘Invitation events’*

NO.

DATE

VENUE

ORGANISING CLUB

CONTACT 

TEL 

E-MAIL

 

1 9th April Loton Park HDLCC        
2 21st May Wiscombe Park VSCC        
3 4th June Harewood          
4 17th September Shelsley Walsh MAC        

*Invitation of organiser

Hill Climb & Sprint Records

Using the link button above you will find a list of records for 500’s from the various UK hills and sprint courses as of the end of the 2022 season.
As a reminder, the ‘current’ records are those established since 2002 when fuel additives were banned and the use of Dunlop R5 tyres became mandatory. If any club members have more or different information (!), feel free to contact the Speed Secretary or Website editor.