Iconic ERAs set to return to Chateau Impney for the ?ERA Challenge Trophy? 2017!

Sunday 20 November 2016

Chateau Impney Hill Climb and the Bugatti Owners Club have teamed up for 2017 to host ?The ERA Challenge Trophy?. This will be awarded for the best performance by an ERA or ERA-engine car at both La Vie en Bleu and the Chateau Impney Hill Climb.

In 2017, Chateau Impney Hill Climb will be awarding, jointly with the Bugatti Owners’ Club, “The ERA Challenge Trophy” to the best ERA or ERA-engine car performance overall at both La Vie en Bleu, held at Prescott Hill Climb on 27/28 May 2017, and the Chateau Impney Hill Climb on 8/9 July 2017.  We are delighted to already be welcoming ERAs R4D, R4A, R7B, R8C and AJM1 to both events with several more lined up to attend this summer.

In 2015, at the inaugural Chateau Impney Hill Climb, half the world's remaining ERA single-seater racing cars competed.  It was a great coup for the Hill Climb to have attracted so many to its first event.

English Racing Automobiles (ERA), a small racing car manufacturer based in Bourne, Lincolnshire, was established in 1933 by Humphrey Cook, Raymond Mays, and Peter Berthon.  Despite the tremendous competition from European manufacturers, such as, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo and the state backed Auto Unions and Mercedes, ERA were incredibly successful and flew the flag for British racing in the 1930s, winning Grand Prix as far afield as South Africa.  Revered by racing fans around the world, in its heyday the ERA was raced by everyone including aristocracy and royalty, such as Earl Howe and Prince Bira of Siam.

 “ERAs have played a massive role in the Chateau Impney Hill Climb events being some of the fastest and most spectacular cars to compete here.  We are delighted to be working with the Bugatti Owners Club to celebrate these wonderfully historic racing cars” said Rod Spollon, event director of the Chateau Impney Hill Climb. 

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You can get 15% off CIHC2017 tickets before 30 November 2016, so buy now and don’t miss out!

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

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