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A Hillclimb/Sprint is an extremely exciting event usually run on a closed section of public road where each competitor is timed to the nearest 100th of a second to see who is fastest over the course. The course is a challenging piece of road often with hairpin bends, flowing turns and road junctions all alongside the usual walls, hedges and trees we all see on our daily journeys. These courses are typically over a kilometer long and there are many classes of cars competing catering for everything from pretty standard Fiat Cinquecento’s alongside your Classic cars like Ford Escorts and Pre 1955 cars all the way through to your specialist Single seater Hillclimb machinery like the Radical SR8 and the Judd engined Gould with nearly everything else in between.
Competing cars need to meet Motorsport Ireland safety standards including roll cages and fire extinguishers and the drivers must be medically approved and have the relevant safety equipment in order to compete.
Hillclimbs are run all over the country normally from April through to September and there is a great sense of community amongst the competitors.
A Sprint is referred to by the competitors as a “Flat Hillclimb”
MEC runs it's hillclimb/sprint in August (normally) over a challenging course in north County Dublin. We are always looking for assistance running the event as this means building a course on public roads. So, if you feel like getting involved we would be delighted to avail of your assitance. Contact us through the Website or Facebook to register your interest.
There are a huge variety of cars which take place in Hillclimbs/Sprints, from Historic Classics, through Rally and Race type cars, Hillclimb specials, often with bike engines, modified road cars such as Civics, BMW’s, Mini’s, Cinquecentos etc, right up to super-fast ex Formula Race cars. There are classes to suit all types of car and budget.
This event is going ahead in accordance with UK Government guidelines Event Programme
MEC awarded Dick Bailey Hillclimb/Sprint Award for 2015
Attached are the results of the MEC Hillclimb Weekend 14th & 15th August 2015. Many thanks to all the volunteers that turned out to help organise and run the event and a special thank you ot the locals who hosted us for the weekend. Results Here
Attached are the results for the MEC Hillclimb held in the Naul, Dublin on the 16th & 17th August 2014. Many thanks to all those who came out to help organise and run the event and to the locals who hosted us for the weekend. Results Here
Attached are the results for the MEC Hillclimb held in the Naul, Dublin on the 17th & 18th August 2013. Many thanks to all those who came out to help organise and run the event and to the locals who hosted us for the weekend. Results Here
The MEC Sprint will not take place in 2017. We hope to be back in 2018