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Kop Hill Climb Weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:13 19 September 2014 | UPDATED: 12:13 19 September 2014

Old and new start the commemorative run

Old and new start the commemorative run

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Motoring fans will enjoy the The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough on September 21 and 22.

It’s become a popular event, raising funds for charity since being revived six years ago. Last year £50,000 was raised for local charities under the agency of Buckinghamshire Community Foundation. Some 15,000 spectators saw 400 historic cars and bikes, with some later exotics, taking the hill. The Paddock was packed with a further 300 captivating classics, family entertainment, sponsors, traders and caterers.

The first recorded races at Kop Hill took place in 1910 but motor sport on public roads was halted in 1925. A commemorative run on the hill formed part of Risborough Festival in 1919, but the true revival began in 2009 under the leadership of Tony Davies.

This year’s event is likely to set more records. Attractions include:

• Over the weekend there will be 300 cars and 100 bikes storming the hill, re-enacting Kop Hill’s glorious past.

• On display in the paddock will be 250 historic cars and bikes.

• The ‘Best of British’ display will feature early single seater racing cars and the ever popular Aylesbury built Cubitts

• Each half day session will feature a selection of exotic supercars

• 9/11 Fire Engine

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Advance tickets are available at a discounted price.

Go to www.kophillclimb.org.uk for full details. Advance tickets are also available from Princes Risborough Information Centre, Horns Lane, Princes Risborough HP27 0AW.

Phone: 01844 274795

• On the day tickets: £10

• Half day grandstand: £5

• Children 12 and under go free

• Parking is free

• Spectator gates open at 9am each day

• Kop Hill runs from 9,45am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.15p, each day

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