Steamers and V8s tear up Prescott


Steam cars and flathead Ford V8s were the stars of the Prescott Hill Climb Autumn Classic from 6-7 October.

Taking part in a steam car cavalcade was the famous Whistling Billy, which is a faithful rebuild of the machine that could manage more than 60mph in 1904 and made a high-pitched whistling noise while doing it.

Meanwhile, a Stanley steam car also made a demonstration run.

Cars on display in the themed ‘Stars and Stripes’ paddock included Donald Trump's stretched Cadillac, Mustangs, Corvettes, a 1939 Hudson, and a 1923 Ford T Bucket. An Iso Rivolta ‘Breadvan’ was a  real rarity from Europe.

Clubs were out in force, too, with members of the Bugatti Owners' club, the Austin-Healey Club and the Aston Martin Owners’ Club plus many more in attendance.

On the hill, there was action varying from the Scimitar and Sabre Speed Championship (first place going to Trevor Shortt’s Reliant Scimitar GT), to Paul Howell’s Porsche 911RSR, which took first in the Michelin Porsche Club GB Speed Championship.

Keeps scrolling for even more pictures from this fantastic event.

Pictures: syd@rallyingonline 


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