Best of NA Hillclimb Monsters: Time For Coffee?


Yes, we're still looking back on the very best bits of 2017. Why? Well, not only was a pretty good automotive year, all things considered, but also because 2018 isn't going to kick off industry wise for a few days yet. Detroit is but a couple of weeks away...

You'll be pleased to know this isn't a PH review though, instead a 2017 retrospective from HillClimb Monsters - if you've not made any resolutions yet, do watch more of their videos in 2018. It's called 'Best Of HillClimb Monsters - Naturally Aspirated Pure Sound Compilation Pt. 3' and, yes, it's as fabulous as you might well expect. Not only are there howling, yowling, shrieking hillclimb cars sliding their way up serpentine European ascents, the channel has another pair of 10-minute videos like this too.

Highlights? A BMW Z4 GT3, that looks as mad as the prospect sounds on a hillclimb, a very rapid Citroen AX and a Megane Trophy to name but three. Yeah, the proper one, the rear-wheel drive circuit racer with the V6. All making the wonderful kind of noises only atmospheric engines can make. Marvellous.

So if the first day back is dragging already, block out all those around with a healthy dose of hillclimb nirvana. And if that doesn't work, maybe try the other two videos as well...

 

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  • griffdude 02 Jan 2018

    Good Video.

    Here’s my little ITB’d bag of fun doing Prescott & Shelsey Walsh-

    https://youtu.be/I3IcdfdXZ8Y

    https://youtu.be/lCNp2B4_D5Ehttps

    Unfortunately ITBs now been superseded with an Eaton M45.

  • ChilliWhizz 02 Jan 2018

    griffdude said:
    Good Video.

    Here’s my little ITB’d bag of fun doing Prescott & Shelsey Walsh-

    https://youtu.be/I3IcdfdXZ8Y

    https://youtu.be/lCNp2B4_D5Ehttps

    Unfortunately ITBs now been superseded with an Eaton M45.
    MX5 quicker up the hill than the Griff?

    Great vids by the way thumbup

  • RowntreesCabana 02 Jan 2018

    griffdude said:
    Good Video.

    Here’s my little ITB’d bag of fun doing Prescott & Shelsey Walsh-

    https://youtu.be/I3IcdfdXZ8Y

    https://youtu.be/lCNp2B4_D5Ehttps

    Unfortunately ITBs now been superseded with an Eaton M45.
    Feck me, great driving!

    Do you have any more info on the car mods? I purchased an old NA last year after 10 years of more powerful motors (change of circumstances) and would like to extract a little more of everything out of it...

  • griffdude 02 Jan 2018

    ChilliWhizz said:
    MX5 quicker up the hill than the Griff?

    Great vids by the way thumbup
    The Griff has 3X torque of the MX5 = 5 sec quicker up Prescott & 4 sec quicker up Shelsey. The MX5 is just as much fun though.

  • griffdude 02 Jan 2018

    RowntreesCabana said:
    Feck me, great driving!

    Do you have any more info on the car mods? I purchased an old NA last year after 10 years of more powerful motors (change of circumstances) and would like to extract a little more of everything out of it...
    Thanks!

    MX5 brief spec-
    HSD Monopro coilovers
    CL Brakes Pads
    Uniroyal Rainsport 3 Tyres (very grippy & cheap)
    Suzuki GSXR Throttle Bodies on a Bogg Bros Manifold*
    MS2 ECU
    Flying Miata Geo Setup
    TRS Harness/ TRLane Rollbar/ Kirkey Seat

    • I would not now go ITB as it only gave me approx 140 hp- there are some pretty cheap & simple turbo kits lying around now using the TD04 turbo that will easily give you 200hp.

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