Autumn Classic returns to Prescott Speed Hill Climb

The popular American-themed Autumn Classic returns to the beautiful Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Cheltenham, over the weekend of October 6 and 7.

The annual all-American Stars and Stripes event celebrates everything American and automotive and attracts a wide variety of cars competing on the historic hill climb course, with special classes for American cars and hot rods, as well as spectacular American car displays, a dedicated show ‘n’ shine area and fantastic US-themed entertainment from the thrilling Demon Drome Wall of Death, live bands and Vegas Showgirls.

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The paddock features an awesome display of American classics, hot rods and muscle cars, as well as Indian motorcycles and custom choppers and a whole host of other American vehicles, all of which will take to the iconic hill climb course in a special lunchtime cavalcade.
The Orchard features a dedicated show ‘n’ shine display area which is open to all owners of American vehicles.

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Notable vehicles attending this year include the Penske PC22 Indy car raced by Stefan Johansson, as well as the awesome Dodge Challenger SRT Demon which will be tackling the hill. The popular Indian Motorcycle Club makes a welcome return alongside The Chopper Club of Great Britain, who will be showcasing some marvellous custom-engineered machinery. It’s not just about the cars either. Other attractions include: the Demon Drome Wall of Death, live music all weekend and the final heat of this year’s Footman James and Kingstown Shipping Car of the Year competition.
The Prescott heat winner will be guaranteed a place on the Classic American stand at the Classic Motor Show, held at Birmingham’s NEC in November, and will also win a bespoke hand-cast brass trophy, a cheque for £100 and a feature in Classic American magazine. The winner will be announced on the Sunday at 3pm, with a presentation taking place at 3.30pm near the start line gantry. The winner must be able to attend the NEC in November.

Prescott welcomes back the Miles for Smiles charity, as the event will once again be supporting the good cause founded by local American car owner Brett Pillinger.

Prescott will host special guests from Acorns Children’s Hospice (local to Prescott) who will be treated to a fun-filled day out.

Thanks to the members of the VHRA and Swindon Rod N Custom Club, the children and their families and carers will be treated to passenger rides.

As Brett says: “Prescott will give the miles, and the car owners will bring the smiles.” Ticket prices are as follows: advance tickets to the event cost £15 per day or £25 for the weekend. On the gate: £20 and £35 respectively. Admission includes: all entertainment, entry into the wall of death and free parking – plus children under 14 years old go free!

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