Hillclimb and Sprint Association
a Motorsport UK recognised club


Speedscene is a highly regarded magazine published by the HSA five times a year and is the only full size UK publication dedicated to the sports of speed hillclimbing and sprinting. Speedscene is free to HSA members and and available on subscription. It contains reports, articles, photographs and features covering all aspects of the sport. The high standard of production of the magazine and its A4 full colour format sets it apart from the normal club publication.

A typical edition of Speedscene includes:

  • Photos and reports from events nationwide
  • News from championships around the country
  • Features on personalities from the sport
  • Technical articles & reviews
  • Features on suppliers to the sport
  • Regular columns by officials, competitors, marshals, spectators and scrutineers
  • Reviews of motorsport books and videos

Current Issue - Speedscene 227 March/April 2024

Issue 227 looks to the coming season with a Rob MacDonald image of the familiar Shelsley start area.

Being the 'off'' season the issue features plenty of general interest articles including an introduction to Gemma Price, the General Manager at Prescott and this is followed by Mike Smith's review of his season in 2023 which somehow manages to feature, fellow North Easterner, Mark Knopfler.

The museum visit this time is the Macau Grand Prix museum which isn't just about F3 and Touring cars. John Loudon describes the developments undertaken by Daytuner of the latest generation of Suzuki GSXR engines while Clive Wooster looks back fondly on his time competing in various, Patrick Head designed, Delta single seaters. Fyrth Crosse goes even further back in time to his early two and four wheeled memories from the fifties and sixties.

Steve Wilkinson picks out some of the most notable hillclimb and sprint cars from the seventies and eighties and Jerry Sturman considers the important role played in hillclimbing by the diminutive Cooper 500 type cars in the immediate post war years.

The issue concludes with all the usual features including some very interesting book reviews, columns from regular contributors including Clive Wooster, Andrew Dinner, Chris Bennett, Paul Parker and Jerry Sturman and, finally, all the answers to the Christmas quiz.

Current issue of Speedscene
8.20 UK including P&P

Current issue of Speedscene
10.20 outside UK (airmail)