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The Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2016
09/07/2016 @ 8:00 am - 10/07/2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Chateau Impney Hill Climb returns on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July 2016. Tickets are available from October 1st with an early-bird 25% discount if booked before 18th December (2015)
The inaugural 2015 event that saw around 10,000 people flock to the grounds of the historic Droitwich hotel and welcome motorsport back to the venue after a near 50-year absence.
Car enthusiasts turned out in force to see a stellar line up of 200 pre-1967 cars and drivers take on the new Hill Climb course, including the Fiat S76, best known as the Beast of Turin, pre-war Grand Prix Bugatti Type 35s, a Historic Monaco-winning Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B, over half of the world’s remaining ERAs, and a huge number of 1950s and 1960s sports cars, including C-Type and D-Type Jaguars.
The Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2016 – What’s on?
The 2016 event promises over 200 pre-1967 classic cars and racing cars will tackle the challenging Chateu Impney Hill climb course.
Banbury-based driver Jack Woodhouse, who set the fastest time of day at the inaugural 2015 event with a time of 42.42 seconds, will return to the Chateau to defend his title in his Lotus 20/22. Competition will be fierce as organisers have been inundated with interest from drivers keen to take a shot at Jack’s record.
The event has already become a firm favourite amongst competitors. Mark Riley, who won the Class 10 in 2015 in the ‘Creamer Special’ said “I hold records at Prescott and Bo’ness and I love them all, but the Chateau is very special. The track isn’t what you expect. I walked it and planned it out, but when you drive it, it’s very different. It’s a technical hill and the setting is absolutely gorgeous.”
As well as the competition itself, the event will include spectacular air displays, lunchtime demonstrations, and a vintage funfair for families that will be free of charge. The popular Concours d’Elegance will return, where the winning car will be chosen by public vote, and there will be a dedicated classic car club area in the car park. Enthusiasts will also be able to explore the open paddock, getting close to the drivers and the historic cars facing the Chateau Impney challenge.
The event will also feature a number of trade stands, where visitors can purchase goods from both local businesses and specialist traders, and even more local food and drink vendors will be serving up a taste of the region.
Tickets and admission
Tickets for the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2016 are priced from £20 per person, under-16s will be admitted free with a ticket-holding adult.
An early bird discount of 25% is available for advance purchases before 18 December 2015. Tickets can be purchased online at the organisers website.
General admission tickets include free access to the grandstands, and the hill climb runs and driver interviews will be broadcast on a number of large-format screens throughout the Chateau grounds, ensuring that spectators miss none of the action.