Is this in your diary? It should be.

Chateau Impney is a Louis XIII inspired country house, completed in 1875, in Worcestershire. Worthy of a wander around the grounds, probably, but we’re here for motorsport. Chateau Impney hosted hill climbs from ’57 to ’67 in the grounds of the house, the golden era of motoring when chaps steamed up the hill in Lotus, Brabhams, Morgans and the like, and when these pictures were taken.


Thanks to some hard work the hill climb has been resurrected and there’ll be a fantastic weekend-long event this July. There’ll also be a Concours d’Elegance event to attract the best classic and retro motors along. It’s like a little Goodwood revival in the Midlands and absolutely our kind of event. Put it in your diary.

The date? Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of July. Have a look at the Chateau Impney hill climb website and the lovely little promo video they made. We hope to see you there.









Pics: Chateau Impney website.

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich's drivel regularly appears in Practical Performance Car and GT Porsche magazines. He has also written for Classic & Sportscar, MogMag, Classic Performance and Retro, Banzai, Evo, and Modern Mini. He also did a book no-one bought. His hungover fizzog also often appears on CBS’s Carfection channel enthusing about historic motoring. Le Mans winner Derek Bell once refused to get in Rich's Morgan Three Wheeler with him at the wheel. Currently amongst the detritus in his garage is a 1972 Fiat 500 Abarth, a fat BMW and a Lotus Elise. Previous machinery includes a Porsche 968, an Alfa GTV V6 and a dreadful Sinclair C5. He also owns a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike.

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