Set in the beautiful Devon countryside not far from Honiton, the Wiscombe Five-Clubs Hillclimb has been running annually since 1976. It’s a joint affair between Bristol and Plymouth, Taunton and Burnham-on-Sea Motor Clubs. The Five-Clubs has been a qualifying round of the ASWMC Championship every year since it started, and for 19 years from 1979 it was also a round of the British Hillclimb Championship, and its late-in-season date means that there are often some important scores to be settled.
The hill itself is 1000 yards in length, with an average gradient of 1-in-13.6. Single-seaters can achieve speeds approaching 130mph on the undulating, tree-lined top straight – a sight unmatched in the south-west. For competitors it represents a challenge and a thrill unlike any other event we organise, whilst for marshals it provides a rare chance to get close to some nail-biting action. With facilities for camping, caravans and motorhomes on site, and a selection of affordable guest houses in the area, Wiscombe offers the prospect of a late-season motorsport weekend for family and friends alike.
Click here for results of the most recent 5-Clubs event.
The Best Performance by a Bristol MC member is awarded The Joe Fry Trophy, the Rex Hays model of the Freikaiserwagen. Click here to read about it.
There are plenty of video clips of Wiscombe events on the Wiscombe Park main website, and of course on YouTube. But here’s a perfect taster – the view from the driver’s seat of Andrew Forsyth’s Westfield:
At the 5-Clubs website, you will find regs., entry form etc. a few weeks before the September event, and the results afterwards.
And browse the main Wiscombe Park website for the full calendar, picture galleries, accommodation details and lots more.
For Dick Mayo’s account of the history of the Five-Clubs event, please click here.