Chateau Impney Hill Climb
A classic motorsport event that hasn't taken place for almost half a century is poised to return to the UK motorsport calendar. The Chateau Impney Hill Climb, a new weekend-long event taking place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July, will see 200 competitors in 19 classes tackle a brand new course in an effort to write their names into a new chapter of the venue's motorsport history.
More than 58 years since the first speed trial was held in the grounds of the landmark hotel, the launch of the 2015 Chateau Impney Hill Climb will commemorate the venue’s motorsport heritage, celebrating the popular sprint events originally organised by the Hagley & District Light Car Club between 1957 and 1967.
The annual meet not only attracted some of the most sought-after cars and hill climb drivers of the era – including Tony Marsh, Phil Scragg and David Good – but also thousands of spectators, who would line the Chateau’s drive to catch a glimpse of the action on the original, twisting 550-yard course.
Catering for pre-1967 cars, the 2015 event will see competitors put to the test on a longer, more challenging MSA-approved track, which the organisers believe to be one of the most challenging and unique in the country. Spectators can expect to see an exciting and diverse array of competition cars throughout the weekend, including pre-war Grand Prix Bugatti Type 35s, Aston Martins that raced in the pre-war days at Le Mans and a number of 1950s sports cars, including C-Type and D-Type Jaguars.
As well as a wealth of motorsport action, there will be a host of other attractions for enthusiasts and families alike, including a spectacular Concours d’Elegance, with the winner chosen by public vote, a trading zone with over 100 dealer and trade stands and a classic car auction.
What our partners say:
“We are delighted to partner with Footman James to bring motorsport back to Chateau Impney,” said Rod Spollon, chairman of the Chateau Impney Hill Climb Club. “Over 10,000 motorsport fans and classic car enthusiasts are expected to join us across the weekend, and with the support of Footman James, the country’s leading classic car insurers, we hope to ensure that the Hill Climb is a popular event on the Midlands motorsport calendar for years to come.”
Tickets for the Chateau Impney Hill Climb are available now, and any ticket purchases made before 30 June will receive a 10 per cent discount. To find out more and buy tickets, visit www.chateauimpneyhillclimb.comView website