MORE than 200 pre-1967 cars will descend on Droitwich Spa next weekend for the annual Chateau Impney Hill Climb, writes Ben Tolley.
Among the impressive ‘star cars’ taking to the track will be the John Parry-Thomas land speed record car BABS, the Chevrolet Cheetah and Jackie Stewart’s BRM P261.
Championship motorbikes will also get to take on the course for the first time at the event, which is recognised as one of the country’s most technically challenging hill climbs.
Organisers say the family-friendly extravaganza next Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, will be bigger and better than last year’s and some marvellous milestones will be celebrated, including the 60th year of the Mini and Bentley’s centenary.
The lunchtime session will boast demonstrations from some very rare cars including the Aston Martin Vulcan and McLaren P1 GTR with the skies being lit up by the Lancaster Bomber.
Most areas of the track will be accessible on foot and visitors will be able to get the best views from the grandstand which overlooks the roundabout and chicane at the tail end of the course.
As well as the cars, there will be a free vintage fair and a working steam engine from the Severn Valley Railway.
Demon Drome, the world famous Wall of Death motorbike stunt show, will be the special guest and give the event an extra ‘wow’ factor.
Spectators will also be able to explore the open paddock where they can get up close and personal with the drivers and impressive cars.
Visit chateauimpneyhillclimb.com for tickets and more information.