Chateau Impney Hillclimb Revived


After nearly 50 years, the historic Chateau Impney hillclimb is to be revived for 2015, much to the excitement of enthusiasts keen to experience the golden age of motoring once more. The original event ran between 1957 and 1967 and proved extremely popular, attracting star drivers of the day. At the time, Autocar described it as “easily the most picturesque of this country’s sprint and hill climb venues.”

MSA approval has been granted for an extended and more challenging course 1,000 yards long, almost double the original length. Chateau Impney, situated in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, was constructed in 1873 as a French-style stately home but is now a 106 bedroom luxury hotel set in over 100 acres of picturesque grounds. To gauge interest in resurrecting the event, a gala was held at Chateau Impney in December 2013 to celebrate the original speed trials. Widespread interest and media coverage resulting from this event proved there was a desire for the revival, with around 200 entrants expected for the first run of the new course, which will take place on the weekend of 11th – 12th July 2015.

As well as the hillclimb, the event also promises a classic car auction, a Concours d’Elegance and an exhibition of classic and contemporary motoring memorabilia and merchandise.

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