Prescott Speed Hill Climb

05 Aug 2017 - 06 Aug 2017

Prescott Hill, Gotherington, Cheltenham GL52 9RD

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The undoubted ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Vintage Sports-Car Club year, our long-established Prescott Speed Hill Climb takes its traditional slot on the first weekend in August, with 250 Pre-war Racing and Sports-Cars taking on the challenge of the traditional 880 yard course – first established by the VSCC in 1938.
 
The weekend will follow the regular 2-day format with Practice taking place on Saturday and Timed Runs towards the competition on Sunday.
 
Please note that the Friday ‘Long Course’ Hill Climb will now take place as a standalone event on Saturday 23 September (CLICK HERE for more information).

As well as the thrilling action on track there are always plenty of other attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Spectators are free to explore the Competitor Paddock, where they can get up close to the competing machinery and drivers, whilst the annual gathering of Spectator Pre-war Cars, each year featuring a special Anniversary display, is world-renowned and always worth the entry price alone. Revered International Auction House and Club Sponsors, Bonhams, also provide an impressive display of exquisite cars from their upcoming sales.
 
Our fine Trade Village and ‘Autojumble’ will surely offer something to suit all interests, whilst the traditional Children’s Entertainment Area, including 'giant' games and Sweet Stall, ensures there will be plenty to keep our younger enthusiasts occupied. With on-site camping available, traditional Jazz Band parade, Bicycle Races (see below) and plenty of catering facilities available on site throughout the weekend, the event is the ideal family day out!
 

BICYCLE RACES & 6th ANNUAL PEDAL-CAR GRAND PRIX (SUNDAY 6 AUGUST)
The highlight of the year for so many of the Club’s younger (and older!) Members, Sunday’s activities at VSCC Prescott get underway with the traditional and ever-popular Bicycle Races supported by long-time Club Member, Simon Diffey of Merry Printers.
 
These will take place at approximately 9.00am, with the usual races for Under 10s, Under 16s and an All-Comers event (depending on demand), and don’t forget the Children’s Pedal Car Grand Prix (for Children Under 16) which is strictly restricted to pedal power only (no motorised or battery powered cars).  Weird and wonderful cycling machinery is encouraged and there will be the usual prizes for this year’s race winners, as well as special edition T-Shirts provided by Tom Hardman Ltd, and sweets/drinks for all participants.
 
If you would like to take part, assemble from 8.00am with any type of bicycle (or pedal car) in the Paddock for Signing-on and ‘Scrutineering’ (don’t forget to bring a helmet and a parent/guardian for any Under 18s).
 
If you do not have a bicycle with you, do come along early to watch; you are sure to see some wonderful machinery, from Penny Farthings to tandems to unicycles!
 
Please support the Bike Races this year! They are great fun and you can have fun practising before the event in the campsite, but please, no bicycles in the Paddock or on the Hill Climb course other than before assembling for Sunday’s races.
 
DON’T FORGET: ALL BICYCLE RACE ENTRANTS MUST WEAR A HELMET PLEASE
Advance ticket sales for this event have now closed. Tickets will be available to buy on the day.

Saturday   £25.00
Sunday     £25.00
Weekend  £40.00
Children under 16 go free.

TIMETABLE (approx)
Saturday: Practice begins at 9.00am and continues after the Lunch Break at 1.00pm.
Sunday: Competitive Runs begin at 10.00am and continue after the Lunch Break at 1.00pm
 

PARKING AT PRESCOTT
As always, those attending in Pre-war cars will have priority to the prestigious Orchard Car Park. On Saturday, the front half of Orchard will be reserved for Pre-war, whilst Sunday will follow the traditional format of strictly Pre-war only.
 
All other cars are to park in the nominated Public event car parks at Ettore’s and in the adjacent field courtesy of Pardon Hill Farm. 

All Car Parking will be free of charge (NB Event Programmes will be available to buy separately). 


CAMPING AT PRESCOTT
The traditional Camping will be available for both Members and Non-Members in the three fields directly across from the Prescott main site courtesy of Pardon Hill Farm (see 'Accommodation' tab above for more information).
Entry Fees: £160 (½ Price for VSCC Members Under 30 years old)

Opening Date for Entries: 31 January 2017      Closing Date for Entries: 24 July 2017


Non-Race Nat B License, Eligibility documents required.
Prescott Split Times
Competitors' Instructions 2017
P
addock Plan
S
peed Championship Regulations 2017
P
rescott Regulations 2017
Prescott is located approximately 5 miles North-East of Cheltenham, just off the A435 (Evesham Road) between Gotherington and Gretton.
CAMPING AT PRESCOTT
The traditional Camping will be available for both Members and Non-Members in the three fields directly across from the Prescott main site courtesy of Pardon Hill Farm. There will also be new shower facilities available over the weekend this year, located at the bottom of the Orchard. 


There is a set fee of £18 per pitch for the weekend. Please note that there is no advance booking for Camping* and tickets should be bought on day of arrival from the VSCC Club Display in the Paddock. These must be on display at all times and failure to do so may result in further charges or removal from the campsite.
 
*Marshals on duty over the weekend can book free camping in advance through the VSCC Office (please pre-book via the Ticket Hotline on 01608 644999, quoting ‘Marshals Camping’).
 
Please note that the VSCC has a contract with Pardon Hill Farm this year from Friday 4 August through to Monday 7 August for camping Friday night to Sunday night.  No camping on Pardon Hill Farm land is permitted outside of these dates and anyone doing so will be committing trespass and will also not be covered by the Club insurance and so may be removed from the area and not permitted access in the future. 
 
We ask that those who wish to camp respect the privacy of the local residents and observe the campsite rules and in particular please do not leave rubbish behind or empty portaloos in the field before departing as this is a working farm with livestock.

Alternative Accommodation:
The Wilson Tourist Information Centre, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3JT. 01242 237431 info@cheltenham.gov.uk
Please contact the Competition Department on 01608 644777 (ext 4, 5 or 6) or email samantha.haldane@vscc.co.uk.

Marshals' Instructions 2017

*Marshals on duty over the weekend can book free camping in advance through the VSCC Office (please pre-book via the Ticket Hotline on 01608 644999, quoting ‘Marshals Camping’).