Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2017 set to celebrate its 50th anniversary since the last Chateau Speed Trial in 1967!

Wednesday 21 December 2016

The Chateau Impney Hill Climb will be commemorating its motorsport heritage in 2017 by celebrating the 50th anniversary since the last Chateau Impney Speed Trial!

Chateau Impney Hill Climb makes its annual return on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2017 where it will be celebrating the venue’s 50th anniversary since the last Chateau Impney Speed Trial in 1967. 

Many of the competitors and cars that competed here in period are set to return next summer including: the 1930 GN Caesar Special and ERA R4D.  The standing record for the original sprint course of 22.07 seconds was achieved by Tony Griffiths in his BRM P48, chassis 487, in 1964.  We are delighted to be welcoming the sister car BRM P48, chassis 484, to compete at Chateau Impney in 2017.  This car was raced by Jo Bonnier in the 1960 Formula One World Championship, Graham Hill in the 1961 Intercontinental Formula and was a highly successful competition car with Tony Marsh in 1962 and 1963 RAC Hill Climb Championships.

The event attracts a stellar line up of cars and drivers from around the world.  “Chateau Impney has a truly magical atmosphere and it is a huge privilege to be invited to participate” said Iain Stewart, competitor from 2016.  “It is a superb venue and its organisation with friendly efficiency is an example to others” said 2016 competitor Gillian Goldsmith.

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Tickets for 2017’s Chateau Impney Hill Climb are priced from £20 per adult, and from £5 for 2-15 year olds accompanied by an adult ticket holder. Buy your tickets now online or call 0845 017 0637 for more information.

Alternatively, VIP tickets are on sale now and in high demand for those looking to enjoy CIHC2017 in unparalleled luxury.

Images provided courtesy of Hugh Miller Photography



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