Scottish Hill Climb Championship 1982

After narrowly missing out on the 1981 title, Norrie Galbraith acquired the ex-Roy Lane March 782 and easily regained his title in 1982. Sadly, just weeks after securing that third championship he was killed while testing at Doune. Champion Jimmy Jack missed the whole season, so Galbraith's competition came from Bill Lord in his newly-acquired Chevron B42, and Brian Frazer, who had replaced the Argo with a March 783/782. Alex Graham posted some fine results in the Sports Racing class in his BDA-engined Mallock Mk 20.

Donington-style GT cars based on single-seaters had been in Scotland since 1980, and two that made it to the hills in 1982 were George Coghill's ex-F2 Chevron B40 wearing Lotus Esprit bodywork and Eric Munnoch's Chevron B29 with a 3.5-litre Rover engine and Davrian Sunbeam Stiletto bodywork.

Further down the timesheets, the lesser placings were filled with Davrians, Formula Fords and even a Vauxhall Chevette HS.

The races

10 Apr 1982 > Strathclyde Park

18 Apr 1982 > Doune

30 May 1982 > Caithness Car Club Hill Climb at Rumster

13 Jun 1982 > Fintray

20 Jun 1982 > Doune

08 Aug 1982 > Fintray

29 Aug 1982 > Caithness Car Club Hill Climb at Rumster

1982 Scottish Hill Climb Championship table

1Norrie Galbraith(libre) 2.3-litre March 782/79B - Hart 423R75 pts