Monday 26 September 2011

Hot Rods On The Hill

Saturday 1st / Sunday 2nd

Prescott Hill Climb, based just outside Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (approx 50 miles from Bicester), is home to 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 Autumn Classic weekend is an all American weekend, featuring two one day events. 
Saturday features classic cars while Sunday highlights flatheads and hotrods competing on the famous hill course.

Special features: - ‘The Flatheads’ – a host of vintage hot rods and iconic historic American marques. Special ‘flathead’ American competition class on ‘the hill’

Dragster Record Breakers – special display of American clubs and of course Harleys and Indians! Together with our resident Cheer Leaders, our cruising black and white, hot dogs, and lots more...and by popular demand the return of: The Wall of Death

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.

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.

Tickets: £18 for Saturday and £18 Sunday; tickets are per person, under 14 yrs are free
Camping is available at £5 per person per night payable on the day

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Saturday 17 September 2011

Next Weekend

Kop Hill Climb is on September 24th / 25th on the outskirts of Princes Risborough. 350 vehicles are entered for runs up the hill with up to 500 additional vehicles on display in the paddock.

Tickets are £10 for the first adult (and includes a programme), £5 for each additional adult.
Under 12s go free.

Spectator gates open 9am and runs up the hill are in 2 sessions, 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm.

Dogs are permitted if on a short lead.

Tuesday 6 September 2011

On A Lighter Note...

...from the Daily Telegraph

Tourist complains about sight of fish in harbour
Most holiday makers taking a stroll around a working harbour might expect to see the odd fish. But when David Copp came across a fishing trawler moored in Ilfracombe Harbour he took great offence and complained about the “disgusting” smell. The 46-year-old was outraged that his children, aged seven and nine, had been forced to endure the sight of 12 crates of dead fish and crabs, piled up on the quayside. He said the ordeal had left them “quite distressed” and demanded to know why the harbourmaster was not more considerate to tourists.
“There were flies flying around and the smell was awful,” he said. “The ship was just sat there not doing anything, and there were 12 crates of dead crabs and fish just lying there covered in flies. It’s not the sort of thing you want to see on holiday, there was a real stench. My children were quite distressed by it. These people should be a bit more considerate to the holidaymakers."

In other news today it was revealed that water is wet, fire is hot and farmyards smell of cow poo.

Monday 5 September 2011

End of Summer Riot

Wednesday evening is the End of Summer Riot at the Ace Cafe London. Weather permitting there should be a large turn out and some enthusiastic appreciation of the motor car later in the evening.

Get there early if you want to park in the same postcode!