Torbay Motor Club
Finlake Park Hillclimb Course

I've always thought of Finlake as a lost opportunity. First used in the mid-90's this wonderful course just outside Chudleigh Knighton in South Devon had everything. Being in the grounds of a holiday park, it's all there - restaurant, bar, accommodation, touring pitches, toilet blocks, excellent viewing, etc., etc.......  Unfortunately the original idea of combining a mini-Motor Show with motor racing failed to reach its potential, when it was discovered that the economics of exhibiting were out of tune with the costs of running the park. Shame!

Never mind, the racing was terrific and so brilliantly organised by the Torbay MC (see ) using all the experience gleaned from so many years at Oddicombe. Any Finlake event was a challenge for the driver, since the track was almost as slippery in the dry as it was in the wet, and thus making a wonderful spectacle for the spectator. 

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