Friday, 28 September 2012

Prescott Autumn Classic

Next weekend, October 6th & 7th, is the second Autumn Classic at the Prescott Speed Hill Climb, near Cheltenham.

Prescott Hill Climb is one of the world's most prestigious motor racing venues and has been home to top flight motor racing as well as vintage and classic meetings for cars and bikes for almost 80 years. Set in 60 acres of glorious Cotswold countryside, the estate not only provides a beautiful setting for a range of classic car and bike weekends, but also hosts major motor racing championships.

The Paddock will be buzzing with hot rockin' music from The Bravo Boys, show cars, and high octane entertainment. Special performances include stilt walkers, cheerleaders, vegas showgirls and the legendary Demon Drome Wall of Death motorcycle show (the oldest wall of death in existance). The Demon Drome use original 1920's Indian Motorcycles as they perform death defying tricks and stunts on a vertical raceway just inches from your eyes.

Other attractions: Saturday: Bugatti Owners Club, Austin Healey Sport Speed Championship, Midland Automobile Club, Porsche Club GB, Scimitar and Sabre Speed Championship

Sunday: Bugatti Owners', Vintage Sports Car Club, 500 Owners Association, Austin Healey Club, Aston Martins Owners Club, HSCC, Historic BMW, Historic AM, MGCC, TVR Club, Morgan Sports Cars ‘Techniques’ Speed Championship. The Revington TR Register Speed and Paul Matty Sportscars Classic Championships.

End of Season American-themed Party at the Clubhouse on Saturday evening featuring 1950's Jukebox favorites.

The 1127 yard course rises over 200 feet via short straights, fast and slow corners and a breathtaking hairpin, with the fastest modern racing cars completing the course in an exciting 36 seconds.

The action can be viewed from strategic points along the course as well as from the restaurant terrace. Visitors and competitors alike can enjoy an exhilarating days racing plus vintage cavalcades up the Hill.

Some pics from last year's event:

Proper vintage lunacy

...the size of Space Hoppers

Penske Indy car did demo runs up the hill

The hill in the sun

Views across the Vale

In the car park

Lovely vintage teardrop caravan

Tickets: £18 for Saturday and £18 Sunday (Advance tickets are currently on sale in the online shop priced £15)
tickets are per person, under 14 yrs are free

Camping is available at £5 per person per night payable on the day.

Gates open 9am - Car park opens 8.30am

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