The Kop Hill Climb is one of those Early Car Racing events from the very early 1900. Cars first were included with the Motorcycles in 1911. Then following a non fatal accident with a spectator in 1925 the RAC stopped the event.
This current series of two day events re started in 2009. It popularity and size has grown rapidly into a brilliant event.
Here are my photos of the day which was sunny if a little cold.
For the first time we booked to park in the Club Area with the Morgan Group organised by the Cranmog Section of the Morgan Sports Car Club - Well Done to them.
In The MORGAN Paddock the Green Goddess is getting a critical 'once over'
Johns +4 forming the other 'Book End'
All around, Vehicles were moving to get in the queues formed for those going on the Run up Kop Hill. We were too young to be allowed, but I see that we may have been permitted to join as an 'Exotic' class as did a 2011 Morgan Three Wheeler.
At 12.30pm we were trated to a display by a Superbly Restored Supermarine Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight based at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire
I made a small piece of video while having difficulty keeping the Spitfire in my viewfinder screen. You know what Spitfires are like. They come at you 'Out of the Sun', tak a tak a tak, and its all too late.
Another Feature at this year show is the Soap Box Challenge designed to encourage youngsters to design and build a Gravity Racing Car. Here are some of their fantastic vehicle images.
The rest of the paddock area was all about the Classic & Vintage Cars and Motorcycles that were going to be running up Kop Hill during the day. Here are a selection that I photographed.
The 1932 Morgan Aero Trike Number 332 waiting for its run up the hill. Cars were listed by year and parked in sequence as they booked their places which is the sequence they took their go at the hill climb. They are followed by a 1924 Trojan Utility
Activity in the Motorcycle Paddock ahead of their run up the hill.
A 1932 MG J4 Replica - how can we tell?
1934 Riley 12/4 Sprite Special
1934 Riley Ulster Imp
Automotive Artist Martin Squires drawing the Delage above.
1935 4.5ltr Bentley Petersen
1939 SS 100 (Swallow Sidecars) = Jaguar
Rare 1938 Fiat New Balilla
1936 Riley TT Sprite
1936 Aston Martin 2 Litre Speed
1936 Wolsley Hornet Special
1933 Aston Martin Le Mans
1934 Aston Martin MK11 Drop Head
1951 Jaguar XK120
Lamborghini Cheetah Jeep on their stand.
Returning from the Hill Climb - taking everyone ages due to traffic jams in Princes Risborough.
The Brooklands Trust Bentley Exhibit
The Berkeley Enthusiasts Club and an ad for next years Ley Hill Village Car Show
The Royal Enfield Stand
Ann with one of her Favorite Porche models
Not Quite F1 but nearly!
Hill Climb Observation Posts
'Haurel & Lardy' and their Golf Challenge - Just one of their many Pranks
A Pair of 'Spinone's at the show.
When the show ended we were one of the last to leave the Paddock. This was perfect timing as 'Kop Hill' was now open to public traffic again so we were able to make our 'Run' after all, on our way back across country, to Beaconsfield.