We are incredibly proud that the Chateau Impney Hill Climb has won the award for Best Competitive Event at the Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards.
The awards which are new for 2019, are a set of annual accolades recognising excellence and outstanding contributions to the UK’s historic motoring and motorsport industries. The Club has been at the heart of the motoring world since its formation in 1897, and the Historic Awards are a natural continuation of their rich heritage.
The Gala dinner hosted by TV Formula 1 and sports presenter Lee McKenzie celebrated the diversity and people involved in the British historic motoring and motorsport scene across eight categories; Royal Automobile Club Lifetime Achievement Award, Outstanding Journalism, Competitive Event, Race Series, Motoring Spectacle, Personality, Collection and Restoration.
The Chateau Impney Hill Climb took top honours in the Competitive Event category (sponsored by Brewin Dolphin), with the judges commending ‘the winning combination of a classic venue, excellent organisation, ‘proper’ competition from a strong entry and great facilities and attractions for visitors.’
The award was graciously accepted by Rod Spollon the Managing Director of Chateau Impney who was responsible for bringing the Hill Climb back to Chateau Impney in 2014 who commented ‘From the first event in 2015, we set out to create an experience which consistently exceeded expectations, year after year. The event would not be what it is today without the people involved, the visitors, the competitors and the contributors, bringing with them an enthusiasm and passion not only for motorsport but by creating an atmosphere where everyone at the event feels included and a part of something special.’