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Kop Hill Climb gears up for another year
THE KOP Hill Climb will once more be bringing the hills alive around Risborough with more than 400 historic cars and motorbikes.
It is the fifth year since the historic hill climb was revived and it continues to get bigger and better each year.
It has so far raised £128,000 for charities in the area and hopes to raise even more on September 21 and 22.
Vehicles this year span eleven decades of motoring history, ranging in age from the early 1900s to modern day exotics.
The breathtaking Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will grace the skies above Kop Hill on the Sunday. Other attractions include the Wall of Death, an Avro Shackleton and racing with the Racing Bug.
The Napier Railton will also be on display, courtesy of the Brooklands Museum. The 24 litre aero-engined World Land Speed Record Holder from 1939 to 1947 cannot be ignored- it is almost five metres long, and the sound of the engine has been likened to ‘the sound of a thousand storms’.
The 20 Ghost Club will be there, who are bringing 13 of one of Britain’s most iconic marques, the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.
Back by popular demand are Haurel and Lardy, recreating the legendary double act. A children’s area, trade village and food and drink court all ensure there is something for everyone to see.
Kop Hill ale will be back this year, after a runaway success at its launch in 2012.
And budding designers and racers have been told to get their thinking caps on (or should that be racing helmets!) and take part in the Soapbox Challenge. The Challenge is open to competitors aged 10 to 17 to design, construct and compete in their own gravity-powered soapbox cart.
Last year saw the first Soapbox Challenge, where 16 teams ranging from Green Onions and The Snails, through The Lightening Longwicks to The Lean Mean Green Machine competed for the coveted trophies and a host of prizes.#
And of course the main event- watch the cars drive up Kop Hill.
Advanced tickets are available now at a discounted price. Go to the website http://www.kophillclimb.info for full ticket details and purchase and further details of the event.
Advance tickets are adult £8 one day/£15 weekend, children 12 and under go free. Parking is free. One complimentary programme per group. Grandstand tickets £5 for half day session.
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