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.

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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.

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Pics: Chateau Impney website.

About The Author

Rich Duisberg

Rich Duisberg* has had work published in Classic & Sportscar, Practical Performance Car, Modern Mini, Banzai, MogMag, Evo, GT Porsche, Complete Kit Car, Absolute Lotus, Alternative Cars, Classic Retro Modern, and elsewhere. Rich often appears on CBS’s XCAR and Carfection channels, and Motors TV, plus JayEmm on Cars, enthusing about historic motoring. His latest book (find his work on Amazon) was described by SniffPetrol as "hilarious", although he was also threatened with legal action by elderly DJ Tim Westwood. In his Midlands man cave is a 1972 Fiat 500, a Lotus Elise, a BMW barge and a vintage Royal Enfield pushbike. Previous machines of interest include an Mk1 MX5 (owned for 14 years!), an Alfa GTV6, a Porsche 968 and a Sinclair C5. The Metro (right) was bought for an experiment, and abandoned in Africa. "I am not getting in a car with him" -  said Le Mans winner, Derek Bell. *A nom-de-plume inspired by the BBC's League of Gentlemen.

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