Past Events

View results and photos from previous Hill Climb events and relive the action!

2016 – Records Tumble in the Hill Climb’s Second Year

Motorsport returned to Droitwich for a second time at the 2016 Chateau Impney Hill Climb on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, and a fierce three-way battle for the fastest time of day ensued.

The morning competition session saw a trio of drivers emerge as clear contenders for the Chateau Impney crown, with Callum Grant’s first run of the day in the Merlyn Mk 5/7 Formula Junior providing the catalyst for a day of high drama. Callum knocked almost one second off the existing course with a time of 41.69 seconds, and Mark Woodhouse, father of last year’s record holder Jack Woodhouse, also managed to beat his son’s time in the Lotus 20/22. However, it was Martin Jones that upstaged them all in the Brabham BT21-B with a blistering drive, completing the course in just 40.50 seconds – almost two seconds quicker than the existing course record of 42.42 seconds.

As the crowds have come to expect, the Chateau line-up was just as diverse as last year’s event. Spectators witnessed history as steam car Whistling Billy made its competition debut following a 100-year-ban, and David West, who competed at the Chateau in the 1960s but never got his time recorded properly, finally got his name in the record books. Several crowd favourites like the Beast of Turin and Darracq 200Hp made their return, and a selection of American sports cars made their debut, including the Old Yeller II, Shelby Cobra and Chevrolet Camaro.

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2015 – The Inaugural Event

The first Chateau Impney Hill Climb took place on Saturday 11–Sunday 12 July 2015, and was a phenomenal weekend of historic motorsport. The new course, which is double the length of the original sprint course, proved to be highly challenging.

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  • Ferrari 250GT Europa at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • Spectators in the paddock at Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
  • The Red Devils at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich

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