Chateau Impney in Droitwich, Worcestershire was a popular motorsport venue in the 1950s and 1960s, playing host to a number of speed trials. Now, the team at Chateau Impney are taking the opportunity to bring motorsport back to the venue, and the inaugural Chateau Impney Hill Climb will take place on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July 2015.
Here is a video that gives you a taster of what to expect.
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. A number of high-profile competitors and cars have been announced so far – Matt Grist, winner of last year’s Historic Monaco event, will compete in his Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B, and eight of the world’s remaining ERAs will compete across the weekend.
As well as the competition itself, an expected 10,000 spectators can look forward to a ‘social’ Concours d’Elegance, where they can vote for their favourite car on social media, an exhibition space with over 100 assorted motoring vendors, and a spectacular classic car auction run by H&H Auctions.