THE car which banned road racing in 1925 will return to open the Kop Hill Climb in Princes Risborough this weekend.

The Brescia Bugatti Cordon Bleu will be driven by its owner Karl Foulkes-Halbard as it is the first car up the hill on Saturday, after being opened by motoring legend Barrie “Whizzo” Williams.

The car was driven by student Francis Giveen at the climb in 1925 but he lost control and knocked over a group of spectators, injuring residents, which resulted in hill climbs being banned.

After its successful introduction last year the climb hopes to become an annual event and this year is its centenary revival.

Organiser Tony Davies said: “If it is anything like last year it will be fabulous family weekend against the whole cavalcade of motoring history- we have a backdrop of the Chilterns and the famous Kop Hill Climb.”

Antiques expert John Bly and Iain Rennie Hospice at Home patron, which is the event's lead charity, will open the afternoon session at 2pm on Saturday.

On Sunday radio and TV personality Nicholas Parsons will open the morning session and weatherman Bill Giles OBE will open the afternoon.

On display will be veteran, vintage and classic cars and bikes ranging from 1904 to 1972.

A McClaren sports car and the oldest surviving Aston Martin A3 prototype will be there as will Dick Skipworth's collection of Ecurie Ecosse racing jaguars from the 1950s.

The spectator car park is in New Road, Princes Risborough. The gates open at 8pm and spectators can enter at 9am.

Tickets are £5 per person (under 12s free) at the gate. Advance tickets can be bought from the the Iain Rennie Shop in Princes Risborough, or the Information Centres in Princes Risborough, Wendover, Aylesbury, Wycombe and Marlow.