The Vintage Sports-Car Club has been organising the Vintage Hill Climb at Prescott since 1938 and it has grown to become one of the largest hill climb events in Europe. Without doubt, the event is one of the highlights of the VSCC year with over 250 Pre-war cars competing in thrilling uphill racing over the weekend of 3-4 August, and approximately 8,000 visitors were expected over the weekend. 

Saturday was dry but Sunday turned out rather wet, affecting many of the times for the competitive runs.

Two Club Members took part in their three wheelers. Mike Sythes entered his Super Aero in Class 2: Standard and Modified Sports Cars 751-1100cc Unsupercharged and up to 750cc Supercharged. Sue Darbyshire was entered in Class 14: Pre 1941 Racing Cars 1101-1500cc in her Super Aero Racer. 

Sue only managed one climb, failing on the start line on her second competitive run.

Provisional results show that Sue achieved 5th place out of 20 runners while Mike came 4th out of 22 starters. No mean feats given the conditions.

The Hill:

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The photos:

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The Results:

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