In this final post regarding this years Chateau Impney hill climb I include some further favourites from the day. Here’s looking forward to next year’s event:
Earlier this week I went on a business trip to a potential supplier in East Germany to conduct an audit. The company was in Wolfen, a town approximately 90 miles west of Berlin, but we stayed the night in a hotel in the nearby town of Bitterfeld.
As usual when I go on a trip I was up early, before a nice continental breakfast, to go on walk-about with my trusty Lumix LX3 compact camera. Here are some of the photos taken as a reminder of the trip:
This weekend is only the second time in nearly 50 years that the sound of roaring engines have invaded the tranquil setting of the Chateau Impney hotel in Droitwich. Last year was the inaugural reintroduction of an event that started back in 1957 and continued for about 10 years – when it sadly went into decline. Although not a hill climb in the same league as nearby Shelsley Walsh or Prescott it does hold its own with the impressive background of Chateau Impney itself and so over 200 competitors took to the 1,000 yard course to show what they could do.
Here are a few examples from a splendid day out – not only due to the venue and cars but also for the great camaraderie I had with fellow media representatives and marshals. A photo album will be added soon.
An interesting fact is that Shelsley Walsh is the oldest motorsport venue in the world to still run events on the original course.
Here are a few examples from the day: