British Motorsport Trust helps save historic Speed Hill Climb venue
The British Motorsport Trust played a key role in securing the future of Mid Cheshire Motor Racing Club’s Scammonden Dam Speed Hill Climb venue after awarding a £7,000 grant to the club for a resurfacing project.
Built in the late 1960s and part of the Huddersfield Water Company’s planning permission granted for the construction of the Dam, the venue was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 14th October 1971 with rounds of the British Hill Climb Speed Championships running the following year.
“This is a grass roots motor sports venue in the truest sense of the word, and one that has been in constant use since the early 1970s,” commented Richard Stephens from the Mid Cheshire Motor Racing Club. “We were faced with possible closure of the venue without the financial support from the Trust.”
Following an application for a grant from the Mid Cheshire Motor Racing Club, the Trust approved a grant from its Safety Development Fund to go towards the resurfacing of a section of the hill. The essential upgrades were successfully completed, enabling the venue to continue hosting motorsport events.
Mid Cheshire Motor Racing Club utilise the venue regularly with two further clubs, MG Car Club and Pendle and District Car Club, also embracing the venue for annual events.
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