Youngster Martin Eyes up Chateau Impney Title in Morgan RIP Special

Tuesday 7 April 2015

One of the youngest drivers on the historic motorsport circuit, Charlie Martin, has high hopes for his forthcoming competition at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb.

Charlie, aged 23, had a highly successful season in 2014, which saw him win a host of titles competing in the Morgan RIP Special, including the John Rowley Trophy, the VSCC’s annual aggregate award for top performing Under-23 Member, as well as Fastest Vintage Car award at Curborough Speed Trials and Wiscombe Park, Shelsley Walsh and Loton Park Hill Climbs.

He has been competing in the RIP Special for the last four years, which was built in 1984 with parts dating from 1928 to 1930 by current owner and fellow VSCC member, Justin Maeers. A crowd favourite due to its speed and unusual lightweight oak and linen construction, the car is a Morgan/GN hybrid based on a Morgan two-speeder chassis fitted with a solid rear axle, converting it from a three-wheeler to a four-wheeler.

Charlie will be hoping to win his class snatching the fastest car title from the clutches of two Frazer Nashes and the Richard Bolster Special, driven by Paul Baker, in the ‘Racing Cars over 1100cc and up to 1500cc pre-1940’ class. 

The RIP Special’s pioneering nature makes it a firm favourite with motorsport fans, and Charlie is a competitive driver who likes to drive on the edge. That, combined with the distinctive noise of the engine, will certainly make for an exciting spectacle when it tackles the new Hill Climb course this July! 

  • The RIP Special at Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • Charlie Martin in the RIP Special at Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • Charlie Martin to compete at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich



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