COMPETITION CAR Hill Climb Registration
COMPETITION CAR Hill Climb Registration
REGISTRATION: There will be a $20 entry fee per vehicle for Hill Climb and Show Competition. No vehicles will be registered until the entry fee has been paid in full, and the entry forms are completely and legibly filled out and signed by the owner.
This is a stock competition event, based on the engine’s cubic inch displacement. If you know your displacement is non-stock, please note the ACTUAL C.I.D. on your entry form. Honesty is the Best Policy. For information concerning any aspect of the Hill Climb, please call the Hill Climb Office at 765-492- 4220.
COMPETITION VEHICLES: All drivers must be properly licensed and meet all other legal requirements for operation of a motor vehicle on public roadways. This is an ANTIQUE AUTO HILL CLIMB; therefore, modified vehicles other than the F-1M class are not eligible for climb competition. ALL vehicles are to use automotive fuel only. Drivers in the F-1M Class and ALL Motorcycle classes must wear a helmet approved for highway use by current legal standards.
Practice runs will be held from 8 a.m. until noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday. Sunday practice should allow drivers without a Saturday practice run at least one run; no car will be allowed more than three practice runs Sunday.
Trophies will be awarded to First, Second and Third place in each of the Hill Climb Competition Classes. Additional Show Trophies will be awarded for vehicles meeting requirements in Classes A through I2, including: Best Coupe, Best Sedan, Best Truck, and Overall Best of Show. Trophies will also be given to the antique car owner who has the most Hard Luck after registration, to the one who drove his antique car the farthest and the oldest driver. The Jim Haverkamp Spirit Of Sportsmanship Award will be awarded to a driver nominated for displaying outstanding sportsmanship during the weekend.
A drivers’ meeting, mandatory FOR ROOKIE DRIVERS will be held at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, with staging the cars for competition runs immediately following. All drivers should stay with their cars until they have been staged. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Cars must be displayed with hoods up immediately after the drivers' meeting. Failure to raise the hood will cause the vehicle to be subject to penalty points. Competitors can examine for authenticity and make protests to the Technical Committee if they so desire. Protests can be made at anytime during the event but no later than 15 minutes after the completion of a vehicle’s run. SPECIAL NOTE: Due to problems in the past, the Technical Committee has been instructed to disqualify or heavily penalize any vehicle that is not authentic. The type of penalty will be left to the discretion of the Technical Committee. The Technical Committee, at their discretion, has the right to use a displacement gauge on any engine. Any car not allowing this test will be disqualified from competition.
Specifications for Newport Hill Climb record holder: a.) must be 1942 or older car or truck; b.) must be internal combustion engine; c.) must be American-made, stock production vehicle; d.) must have NO modifications and NO penalty points. Discontinued Makes are defined as those brands whose companies ceased production prior to 1970.
The time between 10 and 11 a.m. is used to stage cars in proper staging lanes for competition. Eligibility for show trophies: all cars must be registered with Hill Climb officials, but will not run the Hill. Those wishing to enter any show competition will display their car in the assigned Show Car area by 11a.m. Sunday. All show classes will be parked in assigned areas only. All vehicles are to be angle parked and fire lanes kept clear. All vehicles are to be moved off of the Parade route by 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019. Judging will be conducted by a select, nonpartisan committee. Show trophies will be awarded at approximately 3 p.m. Sunday at the D.J. booth.
COMPETITION CARS STARTING PROCEDURE: FOR PRACTICE AND SCORING RUNS REMEMBER: THE PRIMARY CONCERN IS SAFETY.
Staging Stewards will direct your car forward from the staging lane to the starting line. The Chock Steward and Referee will line your car up on the starting line so that your front axle is aligned with the Starting Line. Once the previous car has completed its run, the referee will confirm you are ready to begin. He will then verbally indicate that your run is about to begin and visually point to the Christmas Tree. This signals the Head Timer to begin the Countdown Sequence, which cycles through a red light, two amber lights, and the green light, which signals the beginning of your run and automatically starts the timer. Please follow the directions of all Stewards and the Referee to avoid disqualification.
Scoring is based on the time in seconds to climb the Hill (standing start off the Christmas Tree to the finish line, 1,800 feet, any gear, any way, just get to the top in the fastest possible time) multiplied by the cubic inch displacement of the car's engine. Low score in each class wins. Each car will be allowed only one competition run. Once a car has passed the 50-foot "scratch line," the run is considered official. If the car is stopped before the scratch line, a re-run will be allowed. If interference from an outside source (spectators, cars, dogs, etc.) causes the competitor to abort his run, a re-run can be ordered by the Chief Timer, Referee or Competition Director.
If a competitor "jumps the light" on the Christmas Tree, a time penalty may be assessed by the Referee, Competition Director or Technical Committee. The complete starting procedure will be explained in the drivers' meeting.
If, for any reason, the Red and Yellow flashing safety light at the top of the Hill on the Safety Tower comes on during a competitor's run, whether in practice or competition, the run is aborted and the driver should be aware of a dangerous situation on the Hill. Drivers should slow and be prepared to take appropriate evasive action.
NEWPORT ANTIQUE AUTO HILL CLIMB
OCTOBER 4, 5 AND 6, 2019
THE NEWPORT LIONS CLUB WILL HOLD THE NEWPORT ANTIQUE AUTO HILL CLIMB SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019.
PLANS ARE BEING MADE AGAIN TO HOST THIS TWO-DAY OUTING, WITH TRIAL RUNS AND CAR SHOW BEING HELD ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AND THE OFFICIAL TIMED RUNS BEING MADE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6.
CLASSES FOR THIS YEAR'S TIMED COMPETITION WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Class A-1 Steamers (All years)
Class A-2 1 and 2 cylinder cars through 1915
Class B 4 and 6 cylinder cars through 1915, except Model T Fords
Class C-1 4 and 6 cylinder cars 1916 through 1927, except Model T Fords
Class C-2 8 and 12 cylinder cars 1925
Class D-1 4 and 6 cylinder cars 1928 through 1933, except Fords
Class D-2 8 and 16 cylinder cars 1926 through 1933
Class E-1 All makes and models 1934 through 1938 (6 cylinder and under)
Class E-2 All makes and models 1934 through 1938 (8 cylinder and over) excluding V-8 Fords
Class E-3 All makes and models 1939 through 1942 (6 cylinder and under)
Class E-4 All makes and models 1939 through 1942 (8 cylinder and over) excluding V-8 Fords
Class F-1 Model T Fords 1909 through 1927
Class F-1M* Model T Fords (modified) 1909 through 1927. Stock-block, non-pressurized fuel induction systems; stock wheel diameters; Model T front axle, stock frame modified no more than 4 inches plus or minus, planetary 2-speed transmission with reverse, (period exact auxiliary transmission acceptable) Model T differential; Ruckstell rear axle and Rocky Mountain Brakes acceptable
Class F-2 Model A and B Fords, 1928 through 1932 (Stock Only, No Exhibition Runs)
Class F-3 All V-8 Ford and Mercury cars, 1932 through 1942
Class G-1 All makes and models of trucks, through 1932, excluding Fords (3/4 ton or less)
Class G-2A All 4 & 6 cylinder trucks, 1933 through 1942 (3/4 ton or less)
Class G-2B All 8 cylinder trucks, 1932 through 1942 (3/4 ton or less)
Class G-3 All makes and models of trucks, through 1932, excluding V-8 Fords (1 ton and up)
Class G-4 All makes and models of trucks, 1933 through 1942, including V-8 Fords (1 ton and up); T and A Ford trucks will run in passenger car classes.
Class H-1 6 cylinder and under, 1943-1955, Discontinued Makes - Standard Shift
Class H-2 8 cylinder 1943-1955, Discontinued Makes - Standard Shift
Class H-3 6 cylinder and under, 1943-1955, Discontinued Makes - Automatic Shift
Class H-4 8 cylinder 1943-1955, Discontinued Makes - Automatic Shift
Class H-5 All Discontinued Makes of Trucks, 1943-1955, over 150 cubic inch displacement.
Class H-6 All non-U.S. Discontinued Make Cars and Trucks (1943-1955) NOTE: All non-U.S. Antique Vehicles (1942 & older) will run in regular antique vehicle classes
***************THE FOLLOWING DISCONTINUED MAKE CLASSES ARE EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE CLASSIFICATIONS***************
Class I-1 All U.S. cars and trucks, 1929-1955 below 100 cubic inch displacement
Class I-2 All U.S. cars and trucks, 1943-1955 having 100 to 150 cubic inch displacement
Class M-1* Motorcycles, 1953 and older, production road models 40 cubic inch (654 cc) or less; non-overhead valve arrangement. (L-Head, Side Valve, Flathead, Intake-Over-Exhaust (IOE) valve arrangement ONLY)
Class M-2* Motorcycles, 1953 and older, production road models 41-60 cubic inch (655-999 cc); non-overhead valve arrangement. (L-Head, Side Valve, Flathead, Intake-Over-Exhaust (IOE) valve arrangement ONLY)
Class M-3* Motorcycles, 1953 and older, production road models 61 cubic inch (1000 CC) or more; non-overhead valve arrangement. (L-Head, Side Valve, Flathead, Intake-Over-Exhaust (IOE) valve arrangement ONLY)
* Helmets Approved For Highway Use Required For These Classes *