A feast for the senses
A CLASSIC car hill climb was one of the feature attractions at a massive village fete held on Saturday June 27.
The parade at Feast Day, Goldhill Common, Chalfont St Peter, featured rare cars from the 1920s and 1930s and was held to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the last hill climb held there.
The hill climbs were organised by the Bugatti Owners Club and the Middlesex County Automobile Club between 1929 to 1935 on the dirt roads of the private estate.
One of the cars featured was a 1928 Riley Brooklands which competed on the hill in 1932.
Tony Shinner, who helped to organise the climb, said: “Classic cars from the 1920’s and 1930’s, many of which attended the commemorative parade through Chalfont Heights on Feast Day, are shown in photographs taken at the events between 1929 and 1935 and are now on display at the Chalfont Community Library. See if you can spot some of the first houses to be built on Chalfont Heights, and perhaps some of the spectators as well as the makes of the cars.”
RACE: Participants in the Classic car climb at Chalfont St Peter Feast Day