General Information/Good Stuff
History of Hillclimbing in VermontWe are working to put together old photos, videos, dash plaques, and results from hillclimbs from the start of NEHA (and before!). If you have anything, please contact Steve at SCCVermont@aol.com. We can't let our hillclimbing history be forgotten in basements or sold in garage sales. History page is coming soon!
New England Sports Car Club Council (NESCCC)At a higher level, the Sports Car Club of New Hampshire (SCCNH), Killington Sports Car Club (KSCC) and the Sports Car Club of Vermont (SCCV) form the NESCCC. The main purpose of the NESCCC is to share rules and schedules along with some structure to promote safe motorsport events. (NESCCC by-laws)
NEHA ForumsLink to the NEHA forums HERE
How to Get InvolvedThere are two roles at the hillclimbs; driver or worker (sometime they are the same). Here is some general information on how you can get involved.
The best way to learn more about hillclimbing is to show up at a event. Then either walk around and meet people, or sign up to work. At a hillclimb there is a need for numerous workers. Working at an event generally involves 'working a corner'. We need a minimum of two people to work each corner.
Corner workers ("Checkpoint") communicate with course control ("Control") to make sure the road is clear, clean up fluid spills, and come to the aid of the driver if there is an incident. No experience is needed, we can answer all your questions, so just ask. A typical hill will have 6 or 7 checkpoints. Working one of these stations is actually the best way to see the event. You get to see the cars at speed on the course.
When you work an event come prepared. We run in just about any weather. Rain gear, and extra clothing is a must, as well as bug spray, water or soda, ( no alcohol ), a chair to sit on, snacks, and maybe a roll of TP (just in case).
If you feel you're ready to enter an event. First read the rules and regulations. Figure out which class your car will run in. Then send in your entry form. Either download it from this site, the organizing club's website (SCCV, KSCC, SCCNH), or requesting one through old fashioned snail mail... That's it. You don't need to have a fully built race car to run. A number of entrants drive their car to the event, as well as to work. Just make sure you have the proper safety requirements and you're all set.
If you have specific concerns , contact one of the members of the Classification or Technical Committees. They are named in the rules and may change from year to year.
If you have further questions... post it in the NEHA forums. Someone will be able to answer any question regarding the hillclimb series.
Hillclimbing 101Overview HERE of the details that make up a hillclimb event.
Another View of Hillclimbing (Young Grasshopper)Some things to think about HERE before you head up the hill as a driver.
Anatomy of a HillclimbOverview of a typical hillclimb event including roles & responsibilities HERE.
Annual Banquet and Rules MeetingWe have our annual banquet and rules meeting in January or February of each year with one of the three clubs sponsoring the event.
There is a $2.00 per entry assessment that is collected after each event to go towards trophies/t-shirts for the annual banquet. The sponsoring club covers the banquet expenses with the price per person paid for dinner (dinner cost + room rental + other expenses = dinner cost paid by each person); NESCCC covers any shortfall with the balance of the account and then any additional shortfall is prorated to each club based on their season event proration. (Was $1.50 per entry 2013 and prior; increased to $2.00 starting in 2014)
Annual Awards Banquet: During the awards banquet, we will recognize those that have performed well in the previous year and those that have helped to make the series a success. Drivers who place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a given class are issued a season plaque with their name and class engraved. Drivers who place 1st in class are also given two hillclimb champion t-shirts. We also recognize the Worker of the Year and issue the Spirit of Hillclimbing award. There are also a number of driver awarded trophies. Details are posted in the forums.
Rules Meeting: The rules portion of the meeting is to discuss and vote on proposals for the next hillclimb season. In general, rules are submitted in advance of the meeting, posted to the NEHA website, discussed on the NEHA e-mail list, and then we discuss and vote at the rules meeting. You must be present and a member of the KSCC, SCCNH or SCCV to vote. The rules portion of the meeting is normally held before the banquet. Check out the Rules & Regulations section of the forums.