Aberdeen & District MC Hill Climb

Fintray, 26 Jun 1977

1 Jim Campbell (1600cc racing car) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [44] - Ford BDA
John Young (see note 1)
32.45s 1st in over 1000cc racing car class
2 Norrie Galbraith (sports racing) 1.6-litre Mallock U2 Mk 8/16 - Ford twin cam
3 Barrogill Angus (Special Saloon) 1-litre Hillman Imp - Imp
35.89s 1st in class
4 Tom MacMillan Mallock
5 Bob Milne Hillman Imp
36.81s 1st in class
6 Ricky Gauld (Special Saloon) 1-litre Sunbeam Stiletto
7 John Whyte 1.3-litre Mini 1275 GT - BMC
8 David Milne Lotus 7
38.29s 1st in class
9 Paul Hazell Mini Cooper S
10 Les Jones 1-litre Cymru Vixen - Imp
38.61s 1st in class
R Charlie Munro (libre) 1.9-litre Chevron B25 [25-73-16] - Cosworth FVC
(see note 2)
sailed straight on at hairpin
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT35 [44] (Jim Campbell): Husband-and-wife hillclimbers Gray and Agnes Mickel (Glasgow, Scotland) bought a new Brabham BT35 for hillclimbs in 1972. It was fitted with a Hart twin-cam and first appeared at the Kinkell Braes hill climb in March 1972. Retained by the Mickels for 1973 and used in British and Scottish championship hillclimbs, acquiring a Hart BDA engine some time during that year. The car was advertised by the Mickels in November 1973 and was bought by Jim Campbell (Bothwell, Scotland) 1974 who raced it until 1978. It was then used by Chris Dowson (Pershore, Worcestershire) in hillclimbs in 1979 and 1980. Fred Edwards (Warboys, Cambridgeshire) bought it in 1985 and used it in Monoposto and HSCC events until 1991 but it was then unused until bought by David Irwin (Evergreen, Colorado) in 2001. Irwin still had it in 2004. It was restored by J&L restorations and had moved to Don Roose (Bainbridge Island, Washington) by 2005. Advertised by Roose in 2007. Sold to Allen Nicholas (California) in December 2009 and used in west coast historic events. Sold by Nicholas to Peter McLaughlin (New Hampshire) in December 2014 but not raced. Sold to David Smoker (South Australia) in April 2016.
  2. Chevron B25 [25-73-16] (Charlie Munro): New to John Campbell Graham and fitted with a 1930cc Alan Smith Cosworth FVC and Hewland FT200 gearbox for Scottish formule libre. Sold to Iain McLaren (Broxburn, Scotland) in early 1974, and used again in libre events. Then to Andrew Jeffrey (Currie, Edinburgh, Scotland) for 1975, again in libre. To Charles Munro and Jimmy Jack (Evanton, Scotland) and used in Scottish libre races and hillclimbs in 1976 and 1977, still with its 1.9-litre engine. Sold to Ted Dzierzek (Edinburgh, Scotland) in early 1978 and used in libre until a heavy accident at Ingliston in April 1979 when he launched off the Armco into a marshals post. Bought from Dzierzek by Jeremy Bouckley (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands) in late 1979 or early 1980, when it was black and had a 1600cc BDA engine. Bouckley ran the car in the Loton Park hillclimb in April 1980, and then advertised it during the latter half of 1980 - together with the ex-John Stuart B25 that he was breaking - and in 1987. Sold to Roy Lane (Warwick, Warwickshire) for 1988, and raced by his mechanic Martin Chittenden (Leamington Spa, Warwickshire) in sprints that season. To Mark Colton (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire) in 1989, then to Richard Budge (Retford, Nottinghamshire) in 1990, and retained by him until 2002 when it was sold to Keith Harris (Stockton-on-Teme, Worcestershire). Raced extensively by Harris in hillclimbs.


Note that the identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' published results.

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Individual sources for this event

Autosport 28 Jul 1977 p55, report by Jack Davidson.