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Prescott Hillclimb French spectacular 2014 MAY 25

Post by TopCat » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:24 pm

Dear All
One of the problems with being an enthusiast is belonging to several car forums- and I clean forgot to give you guys the heads up on the Prescott H/C all american weekend which happened last weekend.
We were in Butch- (bear with me here!)
see:
Remember this?:






and even better this- Round 2:











http://www.prescott-hillclimb.com/october2011.aspx

Next year will host La Vie en Bleu on 24/25 May 2014 which will be as spectacular with crowds/stands/etc.
Talking to the organiser Sunday night I ventured an entry in Herman- well it is sort of French Blue and Buchloe is fairly near Alsace & Lorraine (?)- which I think was well received.
If I do get an entry - first of all Mark e21 must enter your defo french blue device and I will let you know how we get on- as well as comparing times (I got down to 52 seconds in Butch whilst not getting out of second gear). Should Herman beat Butch around this really twisty event?
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by Jeroen » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:46 pm

Looks and sounds like fun! Would be interesting to know indeed, could very well be that Herman has an advantage there!
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by e21-Mark » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:10 pm

I'd certainly like to. Mind you, I've not had much luck with entries for events at Prescott but maybe that'll change next year? I'm hoping to enter the Cornwall Speed Championship next year also, so will need to make sure there's no clash of dates. The Camaro sounds awesome! I was listening through the stereo for full effect! :)

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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by TopCat » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:35 pm

Jeroen
May I try sending you some in car footage for download to You Tube plse- my You tube is a cheap version with low rev limits?

And Mark
I do get on pretty well with Ian Patton the organiser and got entries on both days - which apparently is unheard of so the other competitors tell me- but am sure it was because Butch is such a crowd pleaser, so if he allows Herman - I am sure there will be space for your Disc Bleu E21!

There was a 2002 tii "Alpina" racing there- will post piccies IDC
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by TopCat » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:51 pm

http://s166.photobucket.com/user/rover4 ... t=2&page=1

photos from ZT260 enthusiasts above
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by Jeroen » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:39 pm

Quite a collection of pics, thanks! As for the vid, somehow you're not allowed to do too much if you're not a frequent user of YT I think. Perhaps you can send me something using Wetransfer?

BTW agree with Mark, the sound of Butch is wonderful!
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by TopCat » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:17 am

managed to download the last run on Sunday (crowds were thinner but track drier) on our antidiluvian analogue WIFI in scottish highlands

here goes:
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by TopCat » Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:45 pm

Some pictures of the event here- (Butch in action):

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Met an old chum who used to race a Camaro in the 90s

he now has a very famous Allard (with a flathead engine)
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and at last an Alpina (replica)
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by Jeroen » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:24 am

:thumbsup

nice pics of you and Butch in action!
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by TopCat » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:08 pm

final note re this


Ian Patton has accepted Herman's entry in the French Event La Vie en Rose in May 2014!
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by Jeroen » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:13 pm

Nice! And other events planned for 2014?
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by TopCat » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:25 pm

see manx classic post!!
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by TopCat » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:50 pm

it seems like Butch made the current edition of American Car world!
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see:
http://www.classiccamaroclubuk.com/phpB ... f=1&t=3591

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Post by Jeroen » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:54 pm

Nice! One to save!
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Re: Prescott Hillclimb Americanand French spectacular 2014

Post by TopCat » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:57 pm

Just booked my (expensive- because of TT practice) ferry seacat tickets for Herman to take part in La Vie En Rose French Spectacular 24-25 May at Gotherington near Cheltenham Glos.
http://www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/may2011.aspx

Love to see some of you guys there below is last year's event with 3 Veyrons competing!:


Peter Rosenthal, Events Editor Classic Car Weekly: "It was my first La Vie en Bleu and I thought it was a superb celebration of all things French but done in a typically quirky British fashion. Getting to see so many classic cars – some worth hundreds of thousands of pounds – being put through their paces with such gusto really brought the event to life. Can't wait until next year!" “Despite being called La Vie en Bleu, the event is quintessentially British - a mini Goodwood Festival of Speed set in the glorious Cotswolds - celebrating French cars, but in a British way. Its club motor sport at its best, where visitors can mingle with the cars, speak to the drivers, and watch rare historic vehicles to modern day supercars being pushed to their limits”
Nick Mason (Drummer from Pink Floyd, and avid car collector).

Our seventh annual pageant of French motoring excellence took place on Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 June 2013. The spectacular two-day event has been hailed the best event of the year and was blessed with glorious sunshine and huge crowds. As well as top class racing, there was an awesome car display in the paddock, the wickedly witty Gendarmes, live music, and straight from The Royal Albert Hall, BBC Strictly Come Dancing and ITV’s show Dancing on Ice, our Parisian Can-can girls who performed throughout the weekend.

Speaking of the event, Ian patton, General Manager, Bugatti Owners Club said "La Vie en Bleu 2013......what an event, we were delighted with the huge support we had from everyone, particularly all the officials, marshals, volunteers, competitors, photographers, event team, staff, car clubs and display vehicles who helped to make it all possible. Bugatti sent us three Veyrons from there factory and their works driver which delighted the crowds and the sound of that F1 Benetton reverberating around the hill was just superb. We were blessed by good weather which brought out the public and created a magical event. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did."

Highlights included three Bugatti Veyron 250mph supercars, two Bugatti EB110, a 1937 Bugatti Type 37C, the Benetton B190 F1 car that took Nelson Piquet to victory at Suzuka and Renault F1 car amongst many many others.

In addition to the on-track action, Prescott was packed on the Sunday with a large gathering of Bugatti’s, and other rare and exotic French vehicles including: a 1924 Hispano, 1901 De Dion Bouton, 1949 Citroën U23 Tipper Lorry, 1910 AC Sociable, 1929 Vernon Derby, a Velosolex display and the ever popular Parisian bus.

The paddock featured live entertainment, from mime artists, French-themed comedy actors, can-can girls, and live music from one of the UK’s finest jazz singers - Cate Cody http://www.jazzcats.co.uk and Kevin (the Crooner) Mack. Gotherington Petanque Club were also on hand throughout the event to teach the game.

The Orchard was packed of visiting car clubs including: Renault Alpine Owners Club, Renault Owners Club, Citroen Car Club, Matra, Citroen 2CV Club, Pembleton Cars, Cotswold Car Club, Motor.net, TVR and Peugeot Owners Club and more.

Please visit -http://vimeo.com/12869941 (courtesy of Neil Boyle) PRESCOTT welcomes car clubs. Why not bring your Club to us and enjoy group ticket discounts, designated parking area, bespoke catering, hill cavalcades, and superb facilities. The NEW Prescott Club House will open its doors for the first time in April 2013, and is the perfect venue to hold AGMs, conferences, car rallies, meets and get togethers.

Contact us to see what we can do for your Club ... if you can dream it up we can (probably) make it a reality. Click here for a booking form or call Maggie Webster on 01242 662914 or email maggie@bugatti.co.uk
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