1910 Kettleby Hill – 16 th July Map Key 8 Mr & Mrs Hubert Woods on track for Fastest Time of the Day ‘On Saturday the 16 th of June a joint meeting of Derbyshire and North Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Mid-Staffordshire, Leicester and District, Northamptonshire, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Midland, Nottingham and Lincolnshire Automobile Clubs was held at Kettleby Hill. The hill is on the main road leading from Nottingham to Melton Mowbray, the course being one kilometre in length rising 265 feet, with a maximum gradient of one in seven. The course runs through beautifully wooded countryside and its many twists and turns call for considerable skill in driving, while from the top of the hill one gets a practically a bird’s eye view of the surrounding country, which is now looking its best, while here and there the road, half hidden by trees can be seen as it makes its sharp decent into the valley, and stretches on to the pretty village of Abb Kettleby.’ The Derby Telegraph Tuesday 19 th July Altogether there were about one hundred cars present. The competition was held under the closed competition rules of the Royal Automobile Club and comprised of three events; Event A for cars of one or two cylinders, Event B Cars with four cylinders not exceeding 20 hp and Event C four or six cylinders exceeding 20 hp. Class A; was won on Formula and fastest time by the Riley of A. Cox, Class B; Fastest time GH Woods - Crossley, on formula E Genna - Sunbeam. Class C; First on time and formula JA Doran - 38hp Minerva, Second FA Bolton - 57 hp Daimler Overall Fastest Time of the Day - Hubert Woods – Crossley 20 hp.
1910 Pateley Bridge 17 th September Map Key 9 Hubert taking part in the 1910 Pateley Bridge Hill Climb Permission was sought by the Yorkshire Automobile club from the Pateley Bridge Rural Council to hold their annual Hill Climbing Competitions at Greenhow Hill, Pateley Bridge, on Saturday the 17 th of September, the club asked the council to help them as usual, here is part of the open council meeting discussion referring back to the previous year’s event; The Clerk; The Chairman; A Member: Result: “A couple of hens were killed on the roads” “Did the club pay the owners for them?” “Were they considered fouls?” (Laughter) No objection was raised! Leeds Mercury Monday 29 th August Mr A Fattorini was time keeper for the event and A J Hancock on a 20hp Vauxhall won on formula. E Hoyle on the famous 26 hp “4-inch Hutton” gained fastest time of the day. Hubert Woods on his 20 hp was unplaced, fate was to make sure he was never to excel at Pateley Bridge. Rockingham – 17 th September Mid-Staffordshire hill climb; 1 st J.C. Hannah 12/14hp Crossley - no further information! Map Key