A vintage Bugatti Brescia that crashed at La Vie en Blue in May will return to Prescott Hill Climb on 3-4 August, having been repaired in record time.Edmund Burgess, who was driving the car and escaped with just a few bruises, carried too much speed into the Esses, clipping the barrier and flipping his car on to its top. Burgess said: “We are extremely fortunate that the UK has a huge pool of specialist engineers who are highly skilled in vintage and historic car restorations. Bugatti specialists Ivan Dutton Bugatti and Gentry Restorations have helped with the rebuild and Spencer Longland oversaw all the repairs. “The accident has allowed me to witness at first hand the professionalism and dedication of the many volunteer marshals and I would like to thank all those who give up their time to allow us to enjoy our sport as safely as possible.” “Ultimately,” Burgess concluded, “the incident brought home to me the wonderful camaraderie of the old-car movement from the many phonecalls, texts, e-mails, letters and cards that I received.” More than 250 pre-war cars are expected to compete at the VSCC’s Speed Hill Climb and tickets are available on the gate, priced at £15 per person on Saturday or £25 per person on Sunday, while under-16s go free. For more information, visit the VSCC website.
| 1 Aug 2013