MYS­TERY GUEST AT KOP HILL

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

IAM ROADSMART Buckinghamshire

IAM RoadSmart will be at­tend­ing and ex­hibit­ing at the in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar Kop Hill Climb event in Buckinghamshire later this month, along with its ma­ture driver am­bas­sador race and rally leg­end Paddy Hop­kirk.

And a mys­tery guest, cur­rently on a peak-time TV show, will also be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance on the IAM RoadSmart stand.

Paddy, who won the 1964 Monte Carlo and 1967 Acrop­o­lis Ral­lies, as well as com­pet­ing at the Le Mans 24 Hours and count­less events around the world, will be rac­ing a replica of his fa­mous Monte Carlo Mini at the event.

Last year the event at­tracted more than 16,000 vis­i­tors.

IAM RoadSmart will be at the event for the first time this year. Paddy and our mys­tery guest will be at the IAM RoadSmart tent talk­ing about the Ma­ture Driver As­sess­ment – which he and our guest have both taken.

Paddy has also taken the Ad­vanced Driver test twice – 27 years apart.

The Kop Hill Climb is a spec­tac­u­lar event which grows in stature year on year.

Hun­dreds of cars and mo­tor­bikes are brought in by their own­ers to take part in the hill run, which are all waved off by flag in tra­di­tional rac­ing style.

The event is a fam­i­lyfriendly af­fair, with a fun­fair, soapbox chal­lenge, chil­dren’s zone and a fear­some mo­tor­bike wall of death.

Paddy said: “I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to talk­ing about my work with IAM RoadSmart to the thou­sands of peo­ple com­ing along to the Kop Hill Climb, as well as blow­ing off the old cob­webs and blast­ing up the hill in a replica of my old Mini!

“It will be a lot of fun and I look for­ward to see­ing you all there.”

The Kop Hill Climb takes place on Septem­ber 17 and 18 at Kop Hill Road, Princes Ris­bor­ough, Bucks, HP27 0LB. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.kophill­climb. org.uk.

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