Chateau Impney Hillclimb.

Chateau Impney Hillclimb.

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esso

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1,808 posts

166 months

Monday 13th July 2015
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Just wanted to say well done to the organisers of this event, superbly organised in every respect and some fantastic cars in attendance and in a great setting too.
Look forward to next years event . :-)

pewe

560 posts

168 months

Monday 13th July 2015
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Agree, some fascinating machinery and great to see elbows out driving.
My only gripe is I thought yesterday's entry cost @ £25/head a bit steep considering somewhere like Gurston charges £10 (I know different venue, ownership, commercial enterprise etc. etc.) but I would think twice about going again.
Cheers, Pewe.

chevronb37

6,396 posts

135 months

Monday 13th July 2015
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Agreed. Bloody brilliant day out - reminded me of a cross between VSCC at Prescott and the early Cholmondeley Pageants of Power. Terrific stuff and I didn't think £25 was bad value for the quality of entry and facility. Big screens and plentiful PA speakers: awesome!

jmwram

123 posts

162 months

Monday 13th July 2015
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brilliant event went both days very well organised fantastic walking around paddock seing all types of cars well worth the money full day out for £25 what a bargin

Dinoboy

1,830 posts

166 months

Monday 13th July 2015
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Looked great, on the calender for next year.

RichB

42,666 posts

233 months

Tuesday 9th July 2019
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I'm going on Sunday and rather than start a new thread thought I'd tag onto this one. Any of you who have been before care to comment on the car parking and entry queues? I'm going in a vintage car (PVT to be precise) and prefer not to sit on lengthy queues if I can avoid it. What's the access like and can I turn up at, say 9:30 am and get in ok?

Richspec

138 posts

199 months

Wednesday 10th July 2019
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Surprised there isn't more interest in this, I'm going for the first time this weekend and its looks a blimmin' ace lineup. I'll also be in a classic that doesn't like queues overly much!

RichB

42,666 posts

233 months

Wednesday 10th July 2019
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I can only assume that the lack of responses is a good thing and there won't be many people there! hehe

Grahamdub

3,191 posts

92 months

Wednesday 10th July 2019
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I used to live in Droitwich a very long time ago and keep meaning to make it to one of these events. Useless fact - We were always told that Crossroads used the Chateau for some filming. I can't see the similarity myself laugh

pewe

560 posts

168 months

Thursday 11th July 2019
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RichB said:
I can only assume that the lack of responses is a good thing and there won't be many people there! hehe
We went two years running and unless they've put in new roads/traffic management there were significant queues.
Probably best to arrive mega early and beat the queues...
Enjoy - it's a great day out.
Cheers, Pewe.

RichB

42,666 posts

233 months

Thursday 11th July 2019
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pewe said:
We went two years running and unless they've put in new roads/traffic management there were significant queues.
Probably best to arrive mega early and beat the queues...
Worried now, mega early won't be possible as I'm staying about 45 mins away at a hotel and the idea is that it's a pleasant weekend away with my wife. O may have to opt for late instead, say 10:30am?

Andy_stook_2k

172 posts

126 months

Saturday 13th July 2019
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We were there at 8.50 am and had no problems. It got busy about 9.30 but traffic was always moving.
We go every year and have a fantastic time. It’s the best organised event of its type I have ever visited. The front of the chateau is a good place to spectate from as there can be some impromptu demonstrations which take place. Hope the driver of the worlds fastest lawn mower is ok, he tried a 360 but flipped it and landed on his head.
The food and refreshments are very good and varied too.

Ambleton

4,667 posts

141 months

Saturday 13th July 2019
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Andy_stook_2k said:
Hope the driver of the worlds fastest lawn mower is ok, he tried a 360 but flipped it and landed on his head.
I saw him walk off, helmet removed waving at the crowd as they gave their appreciation, helping the marshals push it away.

I didn't see the accident of the A7 Ulster, but I think that was worse... again, the lady owner walked to the ambulance herself once she was out of the car though...

ruaricoles

943 posts

174 months

Saturday 13th July 2019
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Indeed, had a great day there today. The traffic management seemed good, and what’s on offer and the entry lists get better and better each year. Tasty lamb flatbread and Church Farm IPA for lunch. Great to see such a wonderful mix of cars being enjoyed up the hill. The 1955 (?) TVR prototype was going well, not seen it before!

Ambleton

4,667 posts

141 months

Saturday 13th July 2019
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That IPA washed down a stone baked pizza like a treat.

It surprised me how many people were really throwing their cars around! Like, really ON IT. Lots of sideways action. Which always unnerves me a little when they're tall vintage cars with no roll over protection. I saw a Bugatti T13 roll at bicester a few weeks back and that really wrenched my stomach!

If anyone is interested, I've posted a bunch of today's photos on Facebook and made the album public...

https://m.facebook.com/niall.mcloughlin.9803/album...

hajaba123

1,130 posts

124 months

Sunday 14th July 2019
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We're off today, first time despite living locally for years. Looking forward to it

MrC986

2,530 posts

140 months

Sunday 14th July 2019
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We went for the first time this year and bumped into some PH friends. It had a nice vibe & isn’t FOS priced nor currently overly busy. We’d definitely go back again next year.

Ambleton

4,667 posts

141 months

Sunday 14th July 2019
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MrC986 said:
We went for the first time this year and bumped into some PH friends. It had a nice vibe & isn’t FOS priced nor currently overly busy. We’d definitely go back again next year.
Likewise.... we stayed at a really nice place only 10mins away and already said we'll stay again next year!

There seemed to be a very welcome lack of dick heads there. You know the sort that leave their rubbish everywhere, drink too much and be generally be tts. There's usually some no matter where you go but everyone this weekend was clean, tidy and civilised, even in the traffic in and out, which was a revelation and helped the ambience.

RichB

42,666 posts

233 months

Sunday 14th July 2019
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Wel, we had an excellent day there today, 50 yards queue to get in and the traffic really flowed well getting out I was in the '33 Lagonda and the plugs oil up if it sits in traffic which is why is was concerned but no problems at all (unlike Goodwood). As has already been said, nice atmosphere, plenty to see, and no oiks. Better not say anymore else it will get crowded next year biggrin

MrC986

2,530 posts

140 months

Sunday 14th July 2019
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Ambleton said:
Likewise.... we stayed at a really nice place only 10mins away and already said we'll stay again next year!

There seemed to be a very welcome lack of dick heads there. You know the sort that leave their rubbish everywhere, drink too much and be generally be tts. There's usually some no matter where you go but everyone this weekend was clean, tidy and civilised, even in the traffic in and out, which was a revelation and helped the ambience.
It was much more a family affair IMO & they seem to have tried hard to make it so. It was nice to see the likes of Harry Metcalfe & VBH there. I didn’t quite get to the FOS at its inception, though I’d like to think the organisers have looked closely at the good/bad points of the FOS.