What’s the Chateau Impney Hill Climb all about?

Chateau-Impney-Hill-Climb-logoOn Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017 classic motorsport returns to Chateau Impney in Droitwich, Worcestershire.  The popular motorsport venue in the 1950s and 1960s, playing host to a number of speed trials, will host for the third year running its annual classic car show and  Hill Climb.  For those who have yet to visit the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, here’s a video to give you a flavour of what it’s all about.

Now if that’s got you interested make sure that you enter our competition here to try and win a pair of complimentary tickets.

Our Top 10 Favourite Cars at the 2017 Donington Historic Festival

donington-historic-festival-logoHere are our top 10 cars from the 2017 Donington Historic Festival, in no particular order.  If you went to this wonderful event maybe you have a different opinion.  If so, let us know in the comments below what were your top 10 cars, or alternatively you favourite car mentioned here.  Also take look at our Postcard from the 2017 Donington Historic Festival where we talk through the event from our perspective.

 

1965 Jaguar E-Type “Lightweight”

What’s not to love?  Just look at it. A true thing of beauty.

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Ferrari Dino racing car

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Postcard from the 2017 Donington Historic Festival

donington-historic-festival-logoThis was the seventh Donington Historic Festival believe it or not.  Having been to them all it really shows how time flies.  I feel well placed to compare the progress from year to year and against all the other festivals and classic car shows that there are now in the UK.  This year’s event, which took place between 28th April and 30th April was slightly different in format, given all qualifying took place on the Friday, with races taking place on the Saturday and Sunday.

The event was no bigger or smaller in size than previous years which is fine, as this event is all about the racing, with other attractions more a bonus.  We went on the Sunday and had a great time.  Our top 10 cars from the day can be seen here.  Our photo album can be seen here, but here is a small glimpse of a few cars…

 

 


Personally I still think these events could be so much better attended if they let any classic car or sports cars onto the infield, not just members of the respective car clubs.  Maybe next year as I say every year!

My 11 year old boy loved his ride in a Caterham for 20 pounds, and one car guy let him sit in his Jaguar E-Type (top bloke).  That was one happy lad.Donington-Historic-festival-2017 (53)Donington-Historic-festival-2017 (50)

It was a great day out.  Well done organisers and racers.  I’ve got next year in my diary for sure.  Next we’ll be off to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and don’t you forget to keep a watch out for our competitions to win a pair of tickets to a UK Classic Car Show.  We have Motorsport at the Palace and the Chateau Impney Hill Climb competitions running at the moment.  Make sure if you’d like the chance to win complimentary tickets follow us on Twitter, Facebook or subscribe to our newsletter, to keep up to date with our offers.  All our current competitions can be seen here.

Win a pair of tickets to the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2017

Chateau-Impney-Hill-Climb-logoOn Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017 classic motorsport returns to Chateau Impney in Droitwich, Worcestershire.  The popular motorsport venue in the 1950s and 1960s, playing host to a number of speed trials, will host for the third year running its annual classic car show and  Hill Climb.

Over 200 competitors will compete in the revival event, which caters for pre-1967 cars, on a track that is almost double the length of the course used in original sprint events of the 1950s and 1960s – the organisers believe it to be one of the most challenging and unique in the country. Here’s a little preview video which gives you a flavour of what it is all about…

As well as the competition itself, an expected 10,000 spectators can look forward to a ‘social’ Concours d’Elegance, vintage funfair and auction.

To win yourself a pair of complimentary tickets to this event just tell us which pre-1967 car you’d love to drive up the hill and why.  We will draw our winners at random a few weeks before the event.  Good luck.  Check out our other competitions here.

Our photos from the 2017 Goodwood Breakfast Club Supercar Sunday

Goodwood-Breakfast-Club-logoAnother Goodwood Breakfast Club came and went, and what a great event is was.  Read our postcard from the Goodwood Breakfast Club Supercar Sunday here.  All our 100s of photos from this great event, albeit a very early start can be  seen on our Goodwood Breakfast Club Facebook Album.  But for those not on Facebook, here is a small selection for you.

 

Do you have a favourite here?  What is it and why?  Did you attend?  If so what were your highlights?

A walk around the Ferrari Tribute Collection at the London Classic Car Show 2017 (video)

Here’s our video from the 2017 London Classic Car Show.  Here’s our video of our walk around the Ferrari Tribute Collection.  The cars on display featured many of our favourites, such at the: Ferrari F40, Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferrari 288 GTO, Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider, Ferrari F50, Ferrari Testarossa and Ferrari LaFerrari.

Postcard from the 2017 Goodwood Breakfast Club Supercar Sunday

Due to commitments I had not made it to the Goodwood Breakfast Club Supercar Sunday since 2014, so I was looking forward to seeing how it had progressed since then, but not so much the early start (5am).

We left the house at 5.30am (arrghhh!) for the 90 minute drive down to Goodwood Motor Circuit (always a pleasure, especially when so early and so few cars on the road).  The sun was out, I was with my young son, who likes his modern supercars and hypercars, and who was hopeful he’d see a Bugatti Veyron, so all was good.  We were all set for a wonderful day with like-minded people.  The drive down was nice and fast of course, and it was good to hear and see other supercars on the was down, most noticeably a Ferrari F12.  All very very cool!

On arrival, we entered the circuit and drove carefully and slowly, as I remember getting a right ticking off by a steward for driving too fast on the circuit last time (doh!).  But that’s the naughty side of any supercar driver coming out.  We parked up then checked out the cars.

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Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale (above)

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Tim Allen’s Car Collection (video)

Here’s a video that we came across.  It’s short, but cool.  It features Tim Allen (the American comedian out of Home Improvement).  He shares his private garage containing an eclectic collection of authentic American motors with everything from a 1965 Shelby Cobra S/C to a 1933 Ford Roadster that he built on the set of Home Improvement.  Very cool.

Congratulations to our 2017 London Motor Show competition winners

Congratulations to our 2 competition winners, who will each receive a pair of complimentary tickets to The London Motor Show 2017.the-london-motor-show-2016

Anyone into their cars will love it.  Our winners and congratulations go to:

  • Sally Bullion; &
  • Stewart Longhurst.

What do you have to look forward to?  Well, taking centre stage at the London Motor Show will be:

  • the Lamborghini Aventador S, the highly anticipated 217mph Italian supercar;
  • the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, a four seat, four wheel drive GT which produces 680 bhp from its V12 engine;
  • the stunning Rolls Royce Wraith Black Badge, a performance-focused luxury car will also be on display at the Battersea show; and
  • the £135,000 Bentley Bentayga which will go from 0-62mph in around four seconds.

We have no doubt that you’ll have a great time at this wonderful event. Let us know all about it below, so those that did not attend can get your thoughts and highlights, so they don’t miss out for next year.

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Watch this space for lots more free ticket competitions, next up is Motorsport at the Palace.

Win a pair of tickets to Motorsport at the Palace 2017

motorsport-at-the-palace-logoGet your motor running for London’s Motorsport at the Palace, a two-day event celebrating all eras of motoring, on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th August 2017. Held at Crystal Palace, one of the oldest venues used for racing in the world and the first place from which live televised motor-racing was ever broadcast, the event attracts motorsport fans, classic car and bike enthusiasts and thousands of visitors looking for a fun family day out over the bank holiday weekend. At the heart of the event is the motorsport. Using parts of the iconic racing circuit that still runs throughout the park the two day sprint will showcase racing cars from all eras ranging from prewar leviathans to modern day supercars. Get up close and personal to a heady mix of metal in the shows paddock area before watching the cars tear off down the strip in the hope of beating the lap record as the likes of Sir Stirling Moss and James Hunt have done before them. The show field will house hundreds of classic cars and bikes as more than forty clubs and their members display their pride and joys. Live music, trade stands, fun fair rides, children’s entertainers, stunt performers and food stalls complete the mix.

We are delighted to offer another competition to you, this time you have the chance to win a pair of tickets to Motorsport at the Palace. Read more »

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