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Wiscombe Park Hillclimb

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Set in a beautiful South Devon Valley near Honiton, the Wiscombe hill is the front drive to the Chichester family home. The scene of national, regional, and single-marque championships, the venue also plays host to historic cars and motorcycles.

The 1000 yard climb, now operated by a company of enthusiasts, has everything a hillclimber needs to make the ascent a challenging one. A sharp left-hander immediately after the start, leads on to Wis Straight, which, while being anything but straight, has a 'yump' half way along, where the faster cars can easily become airborne. Passing through The Gate, competitors are met by a vicious series of s-bends - the spectators favourite spot - followed by the first of two hairpin bends which are separated by a very fast straight. While being unkind to the unwary, Wiscombe offers more than its fair share of adrenaline to the successful.

At least once a year the valley echoes to the sound of F1 engines when the National series makes its visit, while our own ASWMC (see championship contenders use the course in April and September.  For many years each May the Aston Martin Owners Club used to leave the circuits and bring their magnificent machinery to the Devon hill. Add to that Historics, sports cars and the 500cc club and it can be quickly seen that Wiscombe provides entertainment all season for all tastes.