Countdown To The Kop Hill Climb

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Berliet Racer at Kop Hill

Berliet Racer at Kop Hill

With just over three weeks to go until the eagerly anticipated 5th annual (September 21st/22nd) Kop Hill Climb (Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire) gets underway the event continues to go from strength to strength. The origins of today’s climb are based on the famous 1910-1925 events and still use the original road to recreate an authentic grassroots atmosphere celebrating over 100 years of motoring history.

There is still time to book entry and grandstand tickets, saving up to 25% on gate tickets but time is running out, visit now to book or visit the Princes Risborough Information Centre! Event proceeds go to support local charities, so enjoy yourself while helping those in need.

Throughout the weekend a feast of famous sporting marques taking to the hill will bring a thrilling edge to the event as the Kop Hill Climb once again produces an unrivalled line-up of packed car and motorcycle classes featuring 700+ entries, set to make the event the biggest and best yet.

As well as the live action on the hill throughout the weekend, the paddock (free entry) will host excellent club displays, along with special attractions like the Napier-Railton, Dick Skipworth Ecurie Ecosse collection, Blower Bentleys, 20-Ghost Club, the Cooper Special Number One, the Berliet Racer (featured in Classic Cars October 2013 issue) and of the earliest Aston Martins, to name a few. There will be vintage attractions like the exciting 1920’s Wall of Death, a complete 1950’s Avro Shackleton nose section and Penny Arcade. No paddock would be complete without a Trade Village to wander through looking for that elusive item. Tanks can be kept topped up with 20+ food outlets and of course the excellent Kop Hill Climb ale will once again be available. There will be period bands to transport you back in time and for those with families seeking something rather more light-hearted there is a wide range of children’s entertainments including Haurel & Lardy, climbing wall, fun fair, bouncy castle, racing bug and of course the popular and highly competitive soapbox racers!

Well known personalities will also be attending, famous ex-rally driver Paddy Hopkirk, Kop Hill Climb Patron and motorsport legend who will be on hand to start the hill action on Sunday. There are few names in the world of motorsport more legendary than Stirling Moss, in the 1950’s and 60’s he represented the pinnacle of driving excellence and to be “called up” to support this icon was high accolade of your skills. The Kop Hill Climb is pleased to announce Dick Tarrant who worked with the Moss family in the late 1950s/early 1960’s when Sir Stirling Moss was trying to ‘improve’ his Cooper Monaco and other cars will be at the 750MC stand and taking to the hill in a Lotus Eleven.