Picture Special: Kop Hill Climb

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town

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Record crowds turned out for this year’s Kop Hill Climb in Princes Risborough.

A collection of vintage racing cars delighted crowds as they made their way through the town’s streets on Saturday September 19.

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town - pictured are Haurel and Lardy

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town - pictured are Haurel and Lardy

A host of vehicles from the 1960s were on display including scooters, motorbikes and Jaguar police cars.

Exact attendance figures are not yet known for this year’s event,

Kop Hill climb committee member Sara Beaumont said: “This year’s event was beyond expectations.

“We had great weather, and record numbers attending.

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town - pictured are Haurel and Lardy

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town - pictured are Haurel and Lardy

“Our advanced ticket sales were double that of last year.”

Among the classic vehicles on display this year were six vintage racing cars.

These included the 1911 Ford Model T Golden Ford, believed to be the only brass-bodied car in the world and the 1927 Napier-Campbell Blue Bird replica which recreates the Malcolm Campbell land speed record car albeit with a Napier Lion W12 aero engine.

Mr Campbell covered a mile at 174.224mph and held the record for two months in 1927.

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town - pictured are brothers Harvey and Finley Morrison (2 &4)

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town - pictured are brothers Harvey and Finley Morrison (2 &4)

Kop Hill is one of the oldest hill climb venues in England and the first recorded races were in 1910.

The last event was in 1925, when as a result of an accident involving a spectator, all motorsport was banned on public roads.

Today Kop Hill is a public road, and is closed to traffic during the event.

The revival started in 2009 and has raised £240,000 for charities in the area.

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town

It is organised by the Bucks Community Foundation, a charity that helps community groups with projects they are running.

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town

The Kop Hill Climb at Princes Risborough - pictured are the cars as they pass through the town