The Prescott 80th Anniversary will be a relaxed day of competition featuring a full racing paddock, a strong nod to its history and some of the most delectable Bugatti’s in the UK. The list of confirmed attendees reads like a who’s who of Hillclimbing: from 1960s pacesetter and multiple Hillclimb champion David Boshier-Jones, Martyn Griffiths, David Grace, David Franklin, Alister Douglas-Osborn to Chris Cramer who plans to compete in the 1985 British Hillclimb Championship winning Gould 84G and six-time Hillclimb champion Scott Moran also competing in his Gould, which is the most winning car in British Hillclimb history. The ladies record holders will also be well represented with former record holders Joy Rainey, Margaret Blankstone-Schoiber, Sandra Tomlin and Sue Young attending. The latter two will be competing in their modern single seater Pilbeam and Gould respectively. Many of the racers will be re-united with suitable cars from their era, either for a parade or for full-on competition. First car on the track approx. 8.30am: Scheduled finish time 5.30pm.
To commemorate the 80th anniversary of Prescott Hillclimb the Gloucestershire venue will celebrate this landmark occasion with a special reunion of former hill record holders. The July celebration centres on gathering together as many former hill records holders as possible. The event will feature a strong field of 150 cars on track, including a special class for Bugattis. The event is supported by a round of the Bugatti Owners Club Aldon Classic Championship and New Barn Cheltenham Land Rover Specialists B Licence Championship. Just like the first event back in 1938, Prescott remains access all areas. As motoring enthusiast Nick Mason said - It is club motor sport at its best, where visitors can mingle with the cars and speak to the drivers.
Location: Prescott Hillclimb
Region: South West
Prescott is owned and run by the Bugatti Owners’ Club (BOC) who purchased the estate in 1937 and commenced converting the muddy, rutted drive into a speed hill climb ready for the opening rally in April 1938, when the current Club President, Earl Howe, opened proceedings by driving his type 57 Bugatti up the Hill. Now, as we approach our 80th birthday, it is not necessary to own a Bugatti to become a member and we welcome the interest of all car enthusiasts. Currently we have a membership of circa 1,750, including over 500 members from overseas.
Contact Name: Martin Greenslade: Competition Secretary
Contact Address: Bugatti Owners Club, Prescott Hill, Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 9RD Tel 0044 (0)1242 673136
View Website: http://www.prescott-hillclimb.com
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Standard Admission (£): Advance £12 acc. U14s free
Admission with classic car (£): See organiser