12th May 2019 Prescott Hillclimb and Classic Car Show
Quite a number of us attended the car show and hillclimb on Sunday as part of the AGM weekend at Prescott in May 2017. Well next year this charity hillclimb and show is on again — and we are invited to take part!
For the more adventurous there is the chance to have an untimed run up the hill. You can go as quick as you feel comfortable with as the marshals will not release the car behind until you are some way up the hill. There is also the chance to have a processional lap of the hill near lunchtime, or you can just chill with your car in the paddock area, chat to friends and look around the most eclectic range of classic cars.
Prescott is one of our favourite places — it is a very scenic compact venue set on the edge of a beautiful valley in the Cotswolds. The hillclimb has a series of technical corners which really suit the compact form of the S800 and as a spectator it is easy to wander from corner to corner to get a different angle on the action. The paddock area is open to the public where the cars can all be seen and to top all this there is a great cafe — and ice-cream!
The event combines all that a motoring enthusiast could desire — a classic car show, scenery, teas and coffees, food and some track action. What aspect of the event you take part in is up to you — either a static display or a run up the hill.
NB: It is necessary to book your car into the static show (or the hillclimb runs) rather than just turning up on the day. If you just turn up you will be directed into the public car park. We will publish the entry form on here at a later date,
Interestingly Prescott hill climb was one of the venues visited by Honda in the 1960s when carrying out an evaluation and publicity tour with the S series of cars, so re-visiting Prescott in the 40th year of the Honda S800 Sports Car Club seems very appropriate.