Historic racers head to Chateau Impney Hill Climb event


Photo credit: Chateau Impney
The Chateau Impney Hill Climb is set for a grand return in 2016, with 200 pre-1967 cars taking on the historic 885-metre course.

After a successful event in 2015, which saw 200 classic cars – including a Fiat S76 and 'The Beast of Turin' racer – take on the course, organisers are hoping that this year's hill climb will be even more popular.

Rod Spollon, chairman of the Chateau Impney Hill Climb Club, said: "I am delighted to be able to announce that the Chateau Impney Hill Climb will become a yearly meet, returning in 2016 and beyond.

"The support, positive feedback and enthusiasm from both spectators and competitors has been overwhelming and it's satisfying to know that the new course provided a true challenge, even for some of the most experienced competitors on the hill climb and historic circuit."

The event is a celebration of the trials that took place in the 1950s and 1960s. Hosted by the Hagley & District Light Car Club, the revival event is only for cars built before 1967. Last year, over 10,000 spectators attended, enjoying classic racing of the very highest quality.

Historic racers head to Chateau Impney Hill Climb event

Historic racers head to Chateau Impney Hill Climb event

This year, visitors will be treated to air displays, as well as a vintage funfair and a Concours d'Elegance.

Last year's fastest driver was Jack Woodhouse, who set a time of 42.42 seconds. Invited back to this year's event, Woodhouse is hoping to repeat his success behind the wheel of a Lotus 20/22 racer.

Tickets are on sale now on the Chateau Impney website, with the event taking place on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July.