In a tightly contested class, Brian’s biggest rival throughout the weekend was Justin Maeers, who gave it his all in the aero-engined GN Sports. Nevertheless, Brian’s final run in the Frazer Nash bumped Justin from the top of the table thanks to his time of 46.84 seconds.
“It was always going to be tight with Justin. His car is very light, but not quite as powerful as mine. I was surprised at how close Andy Johnson in the Alfa Romeo 8C Monza came too,” said Brian.
Brian drove at the hill climb last year, but before he got to the Chateau, the engine of his Frazer Nash blew up. Instead, he was forced to tackle the hill in his vintage touring Vauxhall at the inaugural event, and finished ninth in his class with a time of 61.32 seconds.
This year, Brian found that driving the Frazer Nash in the Pre-1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc class was a very different experience, but it worked out just right in the end.
“It took me four runs to really understand the hill and the car and what worked. I made a couple of minor mistakes, but it went very well on the last run,” concluded Brian.