Historic hill climb will mark 80th anniversary of previous event with period cars
A VILLAGE festival will mark the 80th anniversary of a classic car race this year by re-enacting an historic hill climb using cars that are nearly 100 years old.
The Chalfont Heights Hill Climb will take place during Feast Day, on June 27, in Chalfont St Peter, to commemorate the last time the race was held, in 1935.
The hill climb will start at 11am from the bottom of Woodside Hill, just off the A413, before heading along Ellis Avenue, Chiltern Hill and out of the estate via Upway, to Joiners Lane.
The cars will drive to the village where they will proceed through the High Street and Market Place to join other vehicles on Goldhill Common.
The hill climb cars will park next to other classic cars from about 11.30am, next to the Celfunde Inheritance stand.
The event, organised by Feast of St Peter, The Celfunde Inheritance and the Chalfont Heights Estate, will give people the chance to see cars from that era.
Hill climbs were held on the dirt roads of the estate between 1929 and 1935, when hundreds of
The Windsor Morris group in action last year spectators would rush to see cars compete from the houses on Woodside Hill.
Bugattis, Bentleys and MGs, among others, will be at the event.
Heritage group Celfunde Inheritance will be displaying photographs of the hill climbs and details of the course at its stand on Goldhill Common during the day.
Throughout the day, attendees at Feast Day can also expect to see a Bee Gees tribute act along with dancing and gymnastic displays and a fun fair (see above).
The hill climb organisers would love to
Marcus Aldrich relaxes last year hear from anyone who recalls the races at Chalfont Heights or who has photos, programmes, posters, maps or newspaper cuttings, by contacting hillclimb@ chrc.org.uk.
For further details of the events, see www. feastofstpeter.org.