Superb vehicles take on hill

Kop Hill Climb
Kop Hill Climb

The immensely popular Kop Hill Climb returns this month and will see hundreds of historic cars and motorcycles taking part.

Now a regular event on the calender, the two day event enables motor enthusiasts to get up close to superb classic and modern day vehicles.

And in addition to admiring the look of the motors, there is a chance to see many of them taking on the famous Kop Hill and driving through the streets of Princes Risborough.

Taking place on Saturday September 19 and Sunday 20, spectator gates to the paddock area will open at 9am each day and Kop Hill runs will take place from 9.45am -1pm and from 2pm to 5.15pm each day.

It is well worth getting to the event early for each session as very special vehicles will start each run, waved off by a VIP.

Vehicles range in age from the early 1900s to modern day exotics, so there should be something to suit all tastes.

An amazing crowd puller in 2013, the Napier-Railton from Brooklands Museum will return to Kop Hill this year, making an appearance on the Saturday. This huge 24 litre, two tonne goliath is a sight to behold, with a top speed of 165mph plus it should have no trouble taking on the famous hill.

New for 2015, the 1922 Isle of Man TT winning Sunbeam Brand Prix car will appear on the Sunday.

A weekend ticket to the paddock area costs £15, where in addition to viewing hundreds of classic vehicles there is the Paddock Stage hosting a programme of entertainers including Soundforce Big Band, The Anderson Sisters and The Loops.

On Saturday, pupils from Princes Risborough School will try leg power rather than engine power, to run up the steep hill by Budgens in the town centre.