Scottish Hill Climb Championship 1970

When the new championship began, there were relatively few competitive single-seaters in Scotland. Ted Clark won the title in a Formula Ford Lotus 51, and his closest rivals in the racing car classes were husband-and-wife Gray and Agnes Mickel in their Brabham BT23B with 2-litre Climax engine. Andrew Smith's ex-Patsy Burt Cooper T59 and Andrew Goodfellow's even older 4.7-litre Cooper-Chevrolet were the only other regular single-seater runners. Goodfellow's Cooper appears to have been a 1961 T56.

Filling out the Top 10 at most events were a mass of Mini Cooper S and Hillman Imp Special Saloons, known at this time officially as "Improved Touring Cars". Malcolm McQueen managed to take both second and third at one event in the same Mini, as it was eligible for a Riley MC members class as well as his usual saloon class. Another successful Mini Cooper S was the ex-Tom Christie British Vita car driven by Jim Dickson.

The races

26 Apr 1970 > Doune

16 May 1970 > Rest-and-Be-Thankful

02 Aug 1970 > Aberdeen & District MC Hill Climb at Fintray

23 Aug 1970 > Caithness Car Club Hill Climb at Rumster

12 Sep 1970 > Scottish SCC Hill Climb at Rest-and-Be-Thankful

10 Oct 1970 > Kinkell

1970 Burmah-Castrol Scottish Hill Climb Championship table

1Ted A. Clark(Formula Ford) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford0 pts 


Class structure for 1970

Single Seat Racing Cars

Class 1: up to 1300cc & F/Ford

Class 2: over 1300cc

Sports Racing and Limited Production GT

Class 3: up to 1600cc

Class 4: over 1600cc

Production Sports Cars (i.e 'Prodsports')

Class 5: up to 1300cc

Class 6: 1301cc to 2000cc

Class 7: over 2000cc

Touring Cars and Improved Touring Cars (i.e. 'Special Saloons')

Class 8: up to 1000cc

Class 9: 1001cc to 1300cc

Class 10: over 1300cc