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Best of British theme for Kop Hill Climb

Published 04 August 2014

More than 400 historic cars and bikes are expected to take part in this year’s Kop Hill Climb, which takes place over the weekend of 20-21September in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Best of British’ and the legendary 1924 GP Sunbeam ‘The Cub’ will be on display – the car that is still the holder of the Kop Hill Climb record established in 1925. Also on show will be three Thirties ERA’s (English Racing Automobiles). Only 24 were produced.

Kop Hill is one of the oldest hill climb venues in England. The first recorded races were in 1910. It became a major event on the motorsports car and motorcycle calendar and many famous drivers and riders of the time, including Malcolm Campbell, Raymond Mays, Henry Segrave and Count Zborowski raced up the hill.

The last event was in 1925, when as a result of an accident to a spectator, the RAC banned all motorsport on public roads.  Today Kop Hill is a public road, and is closed to traffic during the event.

Revived six years go, the event now aims to raise money for local charities, which means the annual Kop Hill Climb is very much a family affair. There’s plenty of entertainment from the likes of Haurel and Lardy, the Wall of Death, a dedicated children’s area, trade village, food court and even a soapbox challenge as well as music all weekend.

Advance tickets are available now at a discounted price. Go to the Kop Hill Climb website for full ticket details and further details of the event.

 

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