Scottish Hill Climb Championship round

Doune, 20 Jun 1982

1 Chris Cramer 2.5-litre Toleman TG280H [10] - Hart 425R
(see note 1)
2 Martyn Griffiths 2.5-litre Pilbeam MP53 [1] - Hart 425R
3 Dave Harris 2.5-litre Pilbeam MP50 [1] - Hart 425R
Haynes Publishing Group
40.46s 1st in class
4 Alister Douglas-Osborn 3.7-litre Pilbeam MP47 [1] - Cosworth DFL Smith V8
Waring & Gillow Racing
5 Martin Bolsover 2.5-litre Pilbeam MP50 [2] - Hart 425R
Ladbroke Racing
6 Mark Williams 2.5-litre Pilbeam MP40 [1] - Hart 425R
7 Max Harvey 2.5-litre Pilbeam MP53 [1] - Hart 425R
Netherton & Worth
8 Roy Lane 2.3-litre Pilbeam MP42/MP50 [1] - BMW M12/7 Euroracing
Steel King
9 Norrie Galbraith 2.3-litre March 782/79B [26] - Hart 423R
(see note 2)
10 Bill Lord 2-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-09] - Hart 420R
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Toleman TG280H [10] (Chris Cramer): New to Chris Cramer (Stroud, Gloucestershire) and fitted with a 2.5-litre Hart engine for the British Hill Climb Championship in 1981. Retained by Cramer for 1982. Sold to Jimmy Jack (Evanton, Scotland) and Jim McGaughey for 1983 and converted to a GT with Lancia 037 bodywork and a BMW F2 engine. Debuted by Jack at Doune and raced by McGaughey in British GT racing in 1984 and 1985. In 1994, the car reappeared in Finland where it was raced by Ahti Juusela with a Ford engine, and in 1995 with a Mazda engine. It was then acquired by Jari Kämäräinen's team and raced by him, still with the Mazda engine, from 1996 to 2000, winning the Finnish championship in 1997. After a change to the rules, the car was stored until 2006 when it was raced again under Estonian rules. The engine broke after a race in 2007. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. March 782/79B [26] (Norrie Galbraith): To Stephen South for F2 mid-1978 and fitted with a Hart 420R, but South was under-financed and only appeared occasionally. Took pole position at the Brands Hatch Aurora race in late-August. Sold to Adrian Russell (Thornton Heath, Surrey) for 1979 and used in F2, libre and Aurora until August when sold to Scot Jim Stevenson who ran it in libre, mainly at Ingliston, in late 1979 and early 1980. Then to Roger Philpott for hillclimbs in 1981, now with a 2.3-litre Hart engine, but again sold mid-season when Roy Lane pursuaded Philpott in August 1981 to exchange the 782 for Lane's new but underperforming March 802/812. Raced by Lane for the rest of the season, finished second in the Doune hillclimb in October. Sold to Norrie Galbraith for 1982 and upgraded to 79B specification but heavily damaged in Galbraith's fatal accident while filming for Scottish TV at Doune in September. The tub was scrapped but the remains of 782-26 went via Bobby Howlings to Willy Widar in Belgium and were at some point rebuilt on the tub from 792-20, which Galbraith had acquired shortly before the crash. This 782/792 went to Leo Schildkamp (Heerlen, Netherlands) in 1993, then to Per-Owe Soderberg (Laxå, Sweden) in 1994 and then Thomas Fridlund (Arvika, Sweden) in 2001. Then to John Bladon December 2005, and sold by him to Matthew Slinn December 2006. Slinn had plans to rebuild the car to 782 specification using a 78B tub.


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

AS 24 Jun 1982 p61