No Chateau Impney for 2020.

No Chateau Impney for 2020.

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Original Poster:

1,627 posts

69 months

Saturday 11th January
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Looks like no more hillclimb's at Chateau Impney, which is a shame.

https://www.chateauimpneyhillclimb.com/chateau-imp...

coppice

5,664 posts

93 months

Sunday 12th January
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It was on my list - I have stayed there for CSCC dinner a couple of times and walked the course - black lines still visible in October..

But lots of other venues to enjoy - Shelsley and Prescott are enchanting, and my local , Harewood , offers great views over nearly the entire course . If anyone has never been to a speed hillclimb I highly recommend them .

Because -
-unlike nearly all modern motorsport it doesn't have tedious spec formulae , BoP and all that crap
- it is usually 'access all areas' with little or no corporate privilege
- you get really , really close to the action
- you can get to see anything from a T35 Bugatti to a Mk 2 Escort or a 1000 bhp/tonne slicks and wings single seater

Dynion Araf Uchaf

2,323 posts

172 months

Sunday 12th January
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all the above is true, however it's not particularly good value as a competitor. Approx 5mins of track time per day, for the admittedly small cost of about £120 plus travel fuel. A tank of race fuel could last 3 years, and so could the tyres.

However on a per hour basis it's more expensive than circuit racing.

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Original Poster:

1,627 posts

69 months

Sunday 12th January
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Dynion Araf Uchaf said:
all the above is true, however it's not particularly good value as a competitor. Approx 5mins of track time per day, for the admittedly small cost of about £120 plus travel fuel. A tank of race fuel could last 3 years, and so could the tyres.

However on a per hour basis it's more expensive than circuit racing.
"Horses for courses" Not everyone who competes, wants to do circuit racing.

ceesvdelst

159 posts

4 months

Sunday 12th January
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Exactly and pay far, far more. There is more challenge I would say in speed events, more emphasis on you as a driver. PLus they are cheaper, more friendly, and much, much nicer locations.

only issue is travelling, as a lot of venues are all in the same location, so if you lived in say Lincolnshire you would be dong insane amounts of travelling!

andy97

3,704 posts

171 months

Tuesday
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I assume that the CI event wasn’t making money?