Competitors gather for the second Chateau Impney hillclimb revival
Jack Woodhouse, winner of the inaugural Chateau Impney hillclimb, will defend his crown against a capacity 200-car entry during the second running of the revival event on July 9/10.
Woodhouse will field his Formula Junior Lotus 20/22 in a very strong class that includes Callum Grant (Merlyn Mk5/7), Martin Walford (Lotus 22) and the De Tomaso Formula Junior of Westie Mitchell, a car that won the 1964 Italian Hillclimb Championship.
“It will be my first hillclimb with the car and I’ve not done one for at least 10 years. I’ll be running it with Brands Hatch gearing, which won’t be very suitable,” said Mitchell.
The entry for the Worcestershire event is packed with quality across 18 classes for cars up to 1967, reflecting the original period for the competition on the drive of the Droitwich hotel.
Woodhouse was the first winner of the reborn hillclimb event