VMCC Chalfont St Giles hill climb

Published: 07:38AM Sep 24th, 2013
By: Alan Turner
The VMCC Grass Track and Speedway Section rounded off the season last Sunday September 22 with the Autumn Chalfont Hill Climb. The section's events are supported by riders of all ages...
VMCC Chalfont St Giles hill climb

Chris Smith in full flight on an early Hagon fitted with an even earlier 500 JAP motor

The machinery is equally varied, consisting of grass track and off road bikes from a time when market demand was met by many small-scale operations, most of which are now memories. Chalfont offered a further chance for exercise.

The Vintage, pre 1934, class was a straight battle between Stuart Towner and Matthew Hopkins, both Rudge-mounted. Matthew looked good for the honours until Stuart's final effort turned the tables.

This year, the pre-75 250 class was well supported, but the BSA four-strokes and AJS two-strokes could not match the speed of the Japanese bikes.

The vastly experienced Chris Mackett looked very quick on his 500cc 1965 Hagon-JAP, but had to settle for a class win as Andy Gomm (500 Jawa), running in the four-valve class, finally matched his time. It looked like a run-off to determine the trophy for the fastest time of day until Andy went three-hundredths quicker.

An excellent day's sport was concluded when winners and also-rans all attended the prize-giving at the end of the day.

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