• You don't get fast in order to take part in club races, you take part in club races to get fast!
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. #GiveAwayFriday. Win a copy of F1 2017 - The Game. Click here to join.

Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2017

Discussion in 'Car Culture' started by Fat-Alfie, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Fat-Alfie

    Fat-Alfie
    Premium

    Messages:
    530
    Ratings:
    +1,112
    I went to my first hill climb event this weekend, at the Chateau Impney in Worcestershire, England.

    The event was originally run in the 50s and 60s before it was scrapped. It was started up again in 2015 and after seeing the event coverage on TV I decided to go this year.

    It was a fantastic weekend, with over 200 vintage and classic cars tearing up the 1000 yard road towards the Chateau, (as well as a few un-timed demonstration runs by a 1991 Benetton F1 car, a Ferrari Enzo, a Bugatti Chiron, a few old Audi Quatros, a few McLarens...). It was great to watch dozens of Maseratis, Bugattis, Ferraris, Lotus, BRMs, ERAs, Coopers, Alfas, AC Cobras, and lots of really old cars that must have taken balls of steel to drive that fast! :confused:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the whole event, especially being able to wander around the paddock getting up close to those wonderful old (and new) cars.

    If anyone lives near to Droitwich I would heartily recommend going next year :thumbsup:

    Here's a link to a few photos and videos if anyone is interested :)

    https://goo.gl/photos/SmV6NX2GAPZegdsbA

    20170709_093926.jpg
     
    • Love Love x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  2. signman

    signman
    Premium

    Messages:
    56
    Ratings:
    +28
    ralt thumb.JPG
    I used to Hill climb and sprint in the UK a few year's ago.

    Got to compete against some fabulous F3 race car's ..Lola, Judd, Cosworth etc.
    Great day's .

    Great picture's there.. thank's for sharing.
     
  3. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium

    Messages:
    3,612
    Ratings:
    +1,732
    @Fat-Alfie
    Great pictures thanks for sharing:thumbsup: Looks like a great event. Allways wanted to go to a hillclimb like this one. So many interresting cars, especially older ones and the "home-made" cars:inlove:

    Btw what car is it in the picture in your post (#120)?
     
  4. Fat-Alfie

    Fat-Alfie
    Premium

    Messages:
    530
    Ratings:
    +1,112
    It was a GN JAP GP

    More info here: http://theoldmotor.com/?p=136808

    Full results for 2017, with all makes and models listed here: http://www.chateauimpneyhillclimb.com/downloads/2017/chateau-impney-hill-climb-2017---results.pdf

    The entry list makes for fascinating reading, with Cooper, Lotus, Austin, Porsche, Frazer Nash, MG, AC, Jaguar, Ferrari, Maserati, BRM, Ford, Merlyn, Brabham, Cheverolet, Morgan, BMW, Riley, Bugatti, Talbot. Amilcar, GN, Alfa Romeo, ERA, Delage, Bentley.... it was a wonderful weekend, and a real education in motor sport history.

    I will definitely be going again next year, but with a better camera (and not just my phone :()

    EDIT - the Chateau's official YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/chateauhillclimb

    And a film from Goodwood about the GN, with its aero engine

     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017
    • Like Like x 1