Paddins Wins Class in First Hill Climb for Many Years

Monday 20 July 2015

Paddins Dowling was surprised to win Class 7 in his first hill climb outside Ireland when he competed at the Chateau at the start of July.

The event was also was also his first hill climb since he was a teenager, but he had confidence that his car would get him through – an ERA R10B.

He said: “My friend, Stephen Curtis, had competed in the car before and won, so he’d set the bar high for me.”

Paddins, who recorded a time of 45.89 seconds in the Pre-1940 Racing Cars Over 1100cc and up to 1500cc class was pleased to see so many other ERAs at the event.

He said: “It was a beautiful event, technically challenging and in a gorgeous setting. It was good to see so many ERAs there, as well as some of the really old Edwardian cars.

“Seeing so many supporters there really made for a fantastic weekend and it was fun to be part of the first Chateau Impney Hill Climb.”

  • Paddins Dowling with Guy Spollon at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • ERA R10B at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • ERA R10B at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
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