I decided, very last minute, to go to the Kop Hill Climb in Princes Risborough last weekend. I had no idea what to expect really, just that there’d be some cars going up a hill.
Originally started in 1910, by motorcyclists looking for a place to go fast, the competitive Hill Climb was stopped in 1925 because of spectator safety concerns. Now the annual event is more of a moving celebration of the history of the car and the motorcycle. Vehicles run in categories – Veteran and Vintage from 1900 to the 1930’s. Post-War era vehicles which runs up to 1978. And more modern cars that are either crowd pleasing, rare or significant. All willing (and mostly able) to take a charge up the hill to please the crowds. The runs aren’t timed, it’s purely for fun but that didn’t seem to hold anyone back. The commitment is illustrated in my “atmospheric” (blurry) panning shots. All deliberate, of course.
I suffered a bit of technical failure, unfortunately, so didn’t get as many shots as I would have liked. Here are a few of my personal favourites.
I’ll see you there next year….?
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