Around 10,000 people flocked to Chateau Impney to welcome motorsport back to Droitwich after a near 50-year absence. It was fantastic to welcome car enthusiasts from all over the country as well as plenty of local people, who all turned out in force to see a stellar line up of 200 pre-1967 cars and drivers take on the new Hill Climb course, including the Beast of Turin, a Historic Monaco-winning Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B, over half of the world’s remaining ERAs, and a huge number of 1950s and 1960s sports cars, including C-Type and D-Type Jaguars.
Jack Woodhouse, who set the fastest time of day with a time of 42.42 seconds in his first ever hill climb, will return to the Chateau to defend his title in his Lotus 20/22 after receiving an honorary invite from the Hill Climb team. Competition will be fierce, and we’ve already been inundated with expressions of interest from drivers. The invitational entry list will be confirmed in the next few months, so subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all the Hill Climb news.
As well as the competition itself, we’re thrilled to announce that next year’s Hill Climb will include spectacular air displays, lunchtime demonstrations, and a vintage funfair for families, all of which will be free with your ticket. The popular Concours d’Elegance will return, where the winning car will be chosen by public vote, and there will be a dedicated classic car club area in the car park. Spectators will also be able to explore the open paddock again, getting up close and personal with the drivers and impressive cars facing the Chateau Impney challenge.
We’re also pleased to welcome Listers, the largest privately owned motor group in England, on board as our latest sponsor. Listers will be showcasing a number of their marques at the event, including new Land Rovers, Jaguars and Audis, and will take part in the lunchtime demonstration runs with a unique display.
There will also be a number of trade stands, where visitors can purchase goods from both local businesses and specialist traders, and even more local food and drink vendors will serve up a taste of the region. Like last year, general admission tickets will include free access to the grandstands, and the hill climb runs and driver interviews will be broadcast on a number of large-format screens throughout the Chateau grounds, ensuring that you don’t miss any of the action.
Tickets for 2016’s Chateau Impney Hill Climb are priced from £20 per person, and under-16s will be admitted free with a ticket-holding adult. Buy your tickets online or call 0845 017 0637 for more information.