Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Autumn Classic at Prescott Hillclimb.

There is something slightly surreal about watching fast cars hoon up a hill on the edge of the Cotswolds. Maybe it's that slightly "Out of Place" element that makes Prescott Hillclimb so much fun. That, and the glorious weather that we had last weekend. Here are a few pics to hopefully give you a hint of the flavour:

The Autumn Classic has an American theme, so there was a selection of hot-rods, Indian motorcycles, classic Americana and other eclectic oddities on display.

This is "Ol Yeller", the 1959 Balchowsky Buick Special.

Model T Hotrod.

Hotrod Exhaust.

 Drag car plumbing.

1904 Buick, which is doing America Coast-to-Coast in 2013

Whistling Billy, a steam-powered racing car!

1990 Penske Indycar

Ford GT40

The action on the track is also quite varied, with a number of different classes that allow an almost unlimited mix of vehicles!

Porsche 914-6

 Austin Healy Sprite Mk1

 Ford Fiesta XR2i. Driven absolutely flat out, one of the quickest cars up the hill I should think.

Lotus 51A
Alfa-powered Kudos Coupe

MG PA. I think the bulge in front of the grill covers a supercharger, which is nice!

Porsche 911 in classic Gulf colours

Austin Healy Sprite

OMS Hornet, with Suzuki Hayabusa power.

Porsche 911 Supersport

 Porsche 914-6

Penske Indycar doing demo run up the hill. Looks a little out of place!

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