There were 190 poker players
entered by 12.45 Saturday, and the weather
was onside. First bike was away at 1 p.m.
Best hand was won by: Ski Western
Second-best hand: Ken Vincent
Worst hand: Ken Donaldson
It was slightly windy as practice started at 8 am, when eighty four
of the eighty six entrants lined up for practice. About mid-morning the
wind dropped and the sun came out: it couldn’t have been better.
At midday I witnessed Geoff
Holmes and Regina Wolf making their
marriage vows in front of the monument at the top of Mt Clarence. They
then came down to enjoy the rest of the event as a newly-married
couple: Geoff and Regina in the 1949 HRD Vincent (No17).
Outright winner for the Hillclimb
was Ron Lewis (No 54) on a 1961
TriBSA. Ron had nominated 39 seconds for his time and did 38.91 in his
last run, so only lost 0.09 of a second.
Best performance by a male other than the winner was Ed
Shekell (No 28) on a 1956 BSA. Ed had nominated 43 seconds as his
time and did his last run at 42.88 so lost 0.12 of a second.
Best performance by a female other than the winner was Annie
Tregger (No 46) on a 1953 BSA. Ann had a nominated time of 58
seconds and did her first run at 59 seconds and her last run at 58.62
seconds so lost 1.62 seconds total.
Best Performance by a sidecar was Murray Rudler & Peter
Macdonald (No 82) on their 1956 Triumph. They nominated a time of 43
seconds and did their first run at 44 seconds and their last run at
43.50, so had a loss of 1.50 seconds.
Best performance by a
pre-31 was Peter Macdonald (No 31) on a 1928
BSA. Peter had a nominated time of 38 seconds and did his second run at
39 seconds and his final run at 38.79 losing 1.21 on the day.
Best performance by a pre-60 was Ed Shekell (No 28) on a 1956 BSA.
Ed had nominated 43 seconds as his time and did his last run at 42.88
so lost 0.12 of a second.
Best performance by a pre-80 was Ron Lewis (No 54) on a 1961 TriBSA.
Ron had nominated 39 seconds for his time and did 38.91 in his last run
so lost 0.09 of a second.
The Saul Fraser Award of encouragement went to Richard Tolman. This
was Richard's first Hillclimb. He was riding a 1956 BSA.
bike went to Kevin Badby for his 1920 Harley-Davidson.
There we less people through the gate this year, but like the
weather this is one thing we have no say in. I hope and trust that
those participating and those watching enjoyed themselves.