VSCC Speed Championship Round 5 - Prescott Speed Hill Climb

04 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018

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 'Long Course’ Hill Climb is taking place as a standalone event on Saturday 29 September 2018.

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!

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.
Advance tickets sales have now closed for this event.  Tickets will be available to buy on both Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets on the gate are £25 for a day ticket and £40 for a weekend ticket
Under 16s are free

TIMETABLE (approx)
Saturday: Practice begins at 08:30am and continues after the Lunch Break at 1.00pm.
Sunday: Competitive Runs begin at 09:00am and continue after the Lunch Break at 1.00pm
 (these times are subject to change)

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). 

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. To purchase your camping tickets please click here.
Opening Date for Entries: 20th December 2018     Closing Date for Entries: 23rd July 2018

Entry Fees: £165 (½ Price for VSCC Members Under 30 years old)

Non-Race Nat B Licence, except Classes 13 (over 825cc & supercharged), 14, 15, & 16 National A Licence required.

VSCC Speed Championship Regs 2018

Eligibility documents required.

Camping Passes can be bought from the Online shop here

For more information on this Event please contact the VSCC Speed Secretary rachael.watkins@vscc.co.uk

Prescott is located approximately 5 miles North-East of Cheltenham, just off the A435 (Evesham Road) between Gotherington and Gretton.


To volunteer for this event please contact the VSCC competitions department comps@vscc.co.uk

Camping is free to all Marshals but you must pre-book a slot with gill.batkin@vscc.co.uk

The entry list is only available to logged in members.