Prescott at 80

 

To commemorate its 80th anniversary Prescott will celebrate with a special reunion of former hill record holders.  The very first meeting was held at the Gloucestershire hillclimb venue on April 10th 1938 and on July 14 the celebration will gather together as many former hill record holders as possible, with the list of those who have confirmed attendance reading like a Who’s Who of Hillclimbing.  1960s pacesetter and multiple Hillclimb champion David Boshier-Jones, Martyn Griffiths, David Grace, David Franklin, Alister Douglas-Osborn, 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, the most winning car in British Hillclimb history, are all on the guest list.  Lady record holders will also be well represented with 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.  The event will feature a strong field of 150 cars on track, including a special class for Bugattis.

 Prescott , in the picturesque Cotswold Hills just North of Cheltenham, is still owned and operated by the Bugatti Owners’ Club and regularly hosts modern and historic competitions.  Its demanding 1127-yard (1030.5m) course is completed in under 36 seconds by the fastest modern racing cars. 

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 important Bugatti s in the UK. 

See www.prescott -hillclimb.com.

 

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