Excitement is mounting for free Chateau Impney speed celebration

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There is snowballing interest in the free classic event being staged by C&SC, H&H Classic Auctions and Chateau Impney in Droitwich next month.

Centred around an H&H auction, the speed celebration will recall the glory days of Chateau Impney as a competition venue as it builds up to holding a hillclimb revival on the course in 2015.

Taking place on 4 December, the doors will open at 9am and the auction will kick off at 3pm, with the event finishing when the sale ends at approximately 7pm.

A full auction preview is to come, but among the 90-odd consignments is a Smith F2 single-seater (above, also known as the Mason Master Special) that ran at Chateau Impney twice in its 10-year period as a competition venue from 1957.

The appeal of this all-day event is that it is not just an auction and there will also be club, dealer and trade stands, including Paul Matty Sports Cars, Fisher Restorations, Tom Hardman, Hilton & Moss, Guy Broad, Andrew Tart Motor Engineering and plenty more.

One of the highlights, however, will be a display of competition cars, some of which ran at Chateau Impney in period. They include HWM-Jaguar (above), Jaguar XK120, Caesar Special, BRM P48, ERA, Morgans, Farley JAP, Frazer Nash, Lotus 15 Buick and Lotus Elite.

The Balcony Restaurant, which overlooks the auction, will be open all day and bookings can be made on 01905 774411.

To make sure everyone feels a part of the event visitors who arrive in classic cars will be given the opportunity to form a show of their own in a dedicated classic parking area.

There is also some activity on the site on 3 December. H&H catalogue holders can view the auction, while the evening's 200-person dinner with guest speakers Barry Cryer and hillclimb champion David Good is already sold out. 

Guests at the dinner include a host of people who competed at Chateau Impney in period including John Moody, Alan Cottam, Trevor Morgan, Alan Goodwin, Jon Goddard-Watts, Rod Embley and Warwick Banks.

Click here for more information on the Chateau Impney event. 

Click here to see C&SC tackle the proposed hillclimb in the ex-Phil Scragg HWM-Jaguar.

Click here to see the classics coming up for sale in the auction. 

Click here for Chateau Impney info and bookings.

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