Cotswold Clouds

Dean Partington won the Cotswold Clouds on 5 February in his DP Wasp. Aaron Haizelden was 2nd overall in his Reliant Scimitar SS and everyone needs to watch out if he ever turns out in a Class 8 car.

Once again Stroud and DMC put on a well supported and hugely popular event which still retains many of its historic hills.

Competitors rated it a very tough, but not rough, event and there were some telephone number scores when the final results were published.

However, overall winner Dean Partington only lost marks on two hills in his Class 8 DP Wasp. The experienced Dean was chased home by two of the younger participants in the sport, Aaron Haizelden and Craig Allen, displaying their mastery of Clerk of the Course Carl Talbots difficult sections.

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Class 4 winner Craig Allen shows some air on Nailsworth Ladder in this photo by Dave Cook. More of Dave Cooks Cotswold Clouds Photos

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His MGJ2 is getting a bit out of shape but Dudley Sterry is relaxed as he keeps the wheels spinning at the bottom of Merves Swerve while David Price bounces hard. (Photo by Calvin Samuel of www.cstartworks.com)

Results :-

Overall – Dean Partington (DP Wasp) – 11
Best Stroud – Chris Wall (Cannon) – 29

1  Alex Wheeler (??) – 80
2  Bill Bennett (MG J2) – 26
3  Matt Facey (BMW) – 37
4  Craig Allen (VW Beetle) – 24
5  Aaron Haizelden (Reliant Scimitar SS) – 19
6  Mike Hobbs (VW Beetle) – 31
7  Duncan Stephens (Dutton Melos) – 24
8  Charles Knifton (Scorpion) – 34


Nailsworth Ladder Videos by Simon Jones


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