An innovative free classic car event will be held in Droitwich on 3-4 December. Centred around an auction to be held on the Wednesday and backed by C&SC, the H&H Christmas Gala will take place at the impressive Chateau Impney, which is itself planning to revive its illustrious past by re-opening as a hillclimb venue in the near future.
The role the Droitwich Spa hotel played in hosting speed events for a decade from 1957 is why it was selected for this event.
Now, classic car enthusiasts are being urged to turn up in their droves – and preferably in their classic cars – to enjoy a day out with like-minded enthusiasts.
C&SC will be out in force, there will be the H&H sale to try and resist bidding on, plus catering – including complimentary mince pies and mulled wine – club, dealer and trade stands.
The centrepiece, however, will be an exhibition of cars that ran at Chateau Impney in period, such as Doc Taylor's Caesar Special, ERAs, HMW-Jaguar (C&SC, November) and more.
A 200-person dinner celebrating the venue's motor sport history is to be held on the evening of 3 December with guest speakers Barry Cryer and hillclimb champion David Good, but that is already a sell-out.
So, whether you come for the whole day or just pop in do check it out and come and say hello. Better still, arrive in a classic and become part of the show.
Current auction headliners include a 1930 Bentley 6.5 Litre Le Mans 'evocation' with an estimate of £575-675,000 and a 1951 Aston Martin DB2 (£320-360,000).