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 226 Nov/Dec 2023
The final issue of 2023 features a typically dramatic Knockhill photo by John Stewart, this time depicting Stewart Robb's Pilbeam Judd V10 in the wet.
Inside you can find reports of the final rounds of the British Hillclimb Championship (Loton, Prescott and Loton again), the British Sprint Championship (Pembrey, Blyton, Anglesey, Knockhill and Combe) along with plenty of photos and summaries from the final Sprint Leaders and HSA Speed rounds.
John Brown provides a season round up of the immensely popular Formula Ford challenge comprising both Sprints and Hillclimbs and keeps his pen handy with a report and photos from the Bo'ness revival meeting.
Alistair Clark, having described the restoration and preparation for competition of his 6 cyclinder Triumph Vitesse in an earlier issue, recounts his successful first full season in the car. Graham Blackwell provides some technical insights into the development of his ex Formula Ford Mygale into a front running British Sprint contender while Speedscene enjoys a 'behind the scenes' tour of Race Control at a Donington race week-end. Peter Herbert takes a look at sprinting by considering the past, present and future.
All of the usual columns from Clive Wooster, Jerry Sturman, Paul Parker, Chris Bennett, and Andrew Dinner are present and correct along with plenty of book reviews and cars for cale. Being the final issue of the year Speedscene 226 concludes with the traditional Christmas Quiz.