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Little Classics News: 31 July 2014

Historic Kop Hill Climb to Celebrate Best of British

Kop Hill Climb celebrates sixth year of revival

The historic Kop Hill Climb will take place on 20th and 21st September this year. The revival of the original event, which takes place annually in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire is now in its sixth year.

The event returns this year with over 400 historic cars and motorcycles taking on the famous hill, and many more displaying in the Paddock. Vehicles range in age from the early 1900’s to modern day exotics.

Kop Hill Classic Motorcycles

This is not just a static display, but also a recreation of Kop Hill’s glorious past. Both days will have morning and afternoon sessions where you can see classic cars and motorcycles storming the hill. Moving history right before your eyes.

A Best of British display will feature as its centrepiece a 1924 GP Sunbeam ‘The Cub’ that is still the holder of the Kop Hill Climb record established in 1925, together with not one but three ERA’s (English Racing Automobiles) from the 1930’s. Only 24 were produced.

Kop Hill Railton

Kop Hill is one of the oldest Hill Climb venues in England. The first recorded races were in 1910. It became a major event on the motorsports car and motorcycle calendar and many famous drivers and riders of the time, including Malcolm Campbell, Raymond Mays, Henry Segrave and Count Zborowski raced up the hill. The last event was in 1925, when as a result of an accident to a spectator, the RAC banned all motorsport on public roads. Today Kop Hill is a public road, and is closed to traffic during the event.

Kop Hill Classic Cars line up

The objective of the Kop Hill Climb revival is to raise money for local charities. All the organising team and helpers are volunteers. Over £190,000 has been raised since the revival started in 2009.

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