His­toric hill climb will mark 80th an­niver­sary of pre­vi­ous event with pe­riod cars

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.


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