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.
Drag car plumbing.
1904 Buick, which is doing America Coast-to-Coast in 2013
Whistling Billy, a steam-powered racing car!
1990 Penske Indycar
The action on the track is also quite varied, with a number of different classes that allow an almost unlimited mix of vehicles!
Austin Healy Sprite Mk1
Ford Fiesta XR2i. Driven absolutely flat out, one of the quickest cars up the hill I should think.
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
Penske Indycar doing demo run up the hill. Looks a little out of place!