Friday, July 15, 2011

Great Day at Bouley Bay

We took the #4 bus to Bouley Bay Hill Climb, Jersey. £4 admission charge. After watching at Radio Corner we walked down the steep path through the woods to the startline by the sea. What fun on a sunny day!

Geoff Guille from Guernsey has been competing in hillclimbs for 43 years. He set fastest-time-of-the-day at the Liberation Day Hill Climb held at Bouley Bay on May 9 this year in a personal best time of 41.03 secs. He is currently driving an OMS-CF4-Vauxhall 2-litre which puts out approaching 300 b.h.p. on methanol.

Another Guernseyman Scott Rayson appeared with his self-built Chevrolet-engined hillclimb special, which was originally built for sand racing. He set a personal best time of 43.08 secs running on pump petrol. The car features a Jaguar gearbox and drivetrain.

We had a picnic lunch on the beach and were kindly given a lift back to town in the back of a diesel Land Rover. We topped off our Jersey tour with supper at Hector's Restaurant & Take Away, first-class fish and chips at 1 Dumaresq Street, St Helier. Paul Spears, mine host, could launch a second career in stand-up, as he jollies the customers along. Highly recommended.

Pics by RLT.

1 comment:

telejack said...

Liked the home-built chevy engined sand racer - in the best American d-i-y tradition. Hope the Brompton riders were impressed with your own Tour de Normandie!

Jack K