Following the fifth and most successful year to date for Chateau Impney Hill Climb, they have now announced that the historic British racing weekend will return to the Chateau on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July 2020, for another year of fierce competitive driving, spectacular car displays and family fun.
The Chateau Impney Hill Climb encompasses the very best of classic motorsport giving its 20,000 visitors access to a diverse array of classic cars and their drivers, the quality and variety of motorsport content. The 2019 event took another leap forward, bringing Hill Climb racing to a new audience and inspiring a new generation of classic car and motorsport enthusiasts.
The 2020 event will again see over 200 drivers compete in their pre-1967 classic motors for the fastest time up the technically challenging Hill, in order to knock Tom Walker off the top spot, who claimed the 2019
trophy in his Lola T160 with a time of 39.14 seconds followed by Jack Woodhouse just .38 of second later in the Lotus 20/22 who has previously set the fastest time of the day back in 2017 and 2015.
This is by no means a demonstration event which in 2019 saw a diverse range of rare cars such as the Barnato Hassan Special driven by Jorg Lemborg, Mclaren M12 driven by Rupert Marks, BRM P261, Parnell Challenger ERA, TVR prototype, the Jaguar D-Type, The Wasps & Gnat and Brabham BT8 driven by Jack Brabham’s Grandson, David Brabham; with all the drivers putting their cars to the utmost test as they also contend to beat Malcolm Thorne’s course record of 38.86 seconds which remains unbeaten from 2018.
Joining the 1960s Formula 1 cars and WRC Cars the event is always so fortunate to be graced with some of the world’s rarest cars and the 2019 event was no different with the Type 59 Bugatti, land speed record breaking
BABS, an ex-Jackie Stewart BRM P261, Parnell Challenger ERA, TVR prototype, Jaguar D-Type and the Lola T70 MKII, all being spotted within the bustling paddock.
The 2020 Chateau Impney Hill Climb will again return with an array of classic car displays, a Concours d’Elegance and the Michelin Supercar Expo, with some of the marques associated with the expo including Ferrari, Aston
Martin, Bugatti, Bentley, Lamborghini, Noble and McLaren.
With a gear change off the track, the event provides fun for all the family with the world-famous Wall of Death featuring the Demon Drome, home to death-defying tricks and stunts performed on a vertical raceway performing the craziest of feats. The Nicol & Co. family fun zone will return with the free vintage funfair alongside the off-road experiences.
Each year the event also prides itself on supporting local businesses, with 24 local food & drink vendors and 45 traders and exhibitors providing the retail therapy and exciting displays for the event’s visitors and we encourage any new businesses that want to get involved in the event to contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org
“From the first event in 2015, we set out to create an event which consistently exceeded expectations, year after year. The incredible feedback is a credit to the team who make this event happen. Chateau Impney offers a uniquely iconic centrepiece for our annual motorsport garden party. All in all, it was an action-packed weekend with something for anyone who has the remotest interest in motorsport. This event boils down to the people involved, the visitors and contributors, who create such a friendly and enthusiastic vibe throughout the weekend. It is a family event which combines the excitement of motorsport with a relaxed garden party atmosphere, against the backdrop of the breath-taking Chateau Impney, a unique centrepiece for our annual festivity. We look forward to exceeding our visitors’ expectations next year, expect the unexpected in 2020!” Rod Spollon, Event Director.
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