Prescott Speed Hill Climb
Let us start at the very beginning and with the personalities of the time telling the story of the beginnings of our Club: ‘Our birth occurred on December 18th 1929, when three total strangers met to discuss over a meal the possibilities of starting a Club in order to bring together the particular enthusiasts who own Bugatti cars.’
In 1960 the original course was extended by the introduction of the 1127 yards ‘long’ course, by the development of the Ettores loop.
This course is used now for all events except the VSCC weekend. The ‘short’ course was the original driveway from the Gretton Road up to the Prescott Manor house – suitably resurfaced to cater for cars being driven at speed, as opposed to carts and carriages – and is 880 yards long.
The course itself is technically very demanding, from the slightly uphill start, a full blast over 110 mph [in a Gould] under the footbridge to a sweeping left hander and onto the long 180 degree right hander at Ettore’s, then down-hill and up-hill to the famous Pardon Hairpin, a climbing left hander that then leads into The Esses, a tight left hander, up to ‘Semi-Circle’, a long right hander which you approach looking at only the sky! then onto the finish, and unlike most other venues, back to the paddock via the return road.
The facilities we provide visitors are under constant review and improvement, to make the experience and attractiveness of the venue more appealing to visitors.
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