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GR37

Setting the scene.

The first Gould car to use a carbon fibre chassis, and with

three consecutive titles to its name it laid the modern foundations of Gould Racing and British Hill Climb racing, set to this day.

The GR37 utilised a carbon fibre reinforced polymer chassis for a multitude of reasons, not least its tailorable strength and weight characteristics. It was the first carbon fibre chassis to win the championship in 1998, with this construction present in every winner since.

Most frequently seeing larger capacity engines, such as Judd or Cosworth installations, it is used in both hill climb and sprint racing to this day with great effect thanks to its front and rear double wishbone suspension setup, extensive aerodynamic aids and overall tunability.

An all-new design began in 1994, it re-awakened Gould Racing, affording tweaks to the philosophy that won the 1985 title and made the GR37 the car to have within two years. 

CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

David Grace

The GR37 saw three consecutive victories under Grace's control from 1998 to 2000, with a Gould car breaking Pilbeam's winning streak once more.

The 1998 title was achieved in style with 9 wins out of 15 races, showing the strong capabilities of the all-new Cosworth DFR powered GR37.

In 1999 the format changed to race twice over a weekend, doubling the effective number of rounds and potential points to be scored, honing in on consistent, fast runs. Grace achieved 13 wins out of 32 races, finishing atop by almost 20 points.

2000 saw an even more competitive field, with Roy Lane an ever closer opponent but yet to gain the top spot. Grace won 9 of 30 races, with Lane achieving 8 - due to the championship format, despite the latter scoring more points