Kop Hill Climb, the historic hill climb weekend, that takes place in Princes Risborough each September, has just announced that the amazing amount of £75,000 has been raised by the event this year.
John Biggs, the organiser of the event, said “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who visited the event, and made it possible to raise such a fantastic sum for charity: the spectators who came in their 1000’s, the wonderful support from sponsors and exhibitors, and of course the entrants, who brought their cherished vehicles for us to see. A big thank you also to the hundreds of volunteers, without whom the event just couldn’t take place. I think Kop Hill Climb is the best value event for £10 anywhere in Buckinghamshire.”
There were record visitor numbers of around 16,500, and near perfect weather for the two-day extravaganza of cars, motorcycles and the special festival atmosphere that attracts car enthusiasts and families alike. The event this year saw over 400 vehicles each day taking on the famous Kop Hill and on display in the paddock. Vehicles ranged in age from the early 1900’s to modern day exotics, so whatever the preference there was something for all.
There was a spectacular collection of historic race cars running the hill, including the iconic Napier-Railton from Brooklands Museum and the 1922 Isle of Man TT winning Sunbeam Grand Prix car. Kop Hill Climb is run entirely by volunteers and is operated under Heart of Bucks – Buckinghamshire’s Community Foundation – with the sole aim of raising money for local community projects and charities. The event has raised £305,000 since the revival first took place in 2009.
Dates for next year have been fixed for 17th and 18th September 2016, and entries for the hill run and display vehicles open next April. Check out the website www.kophillclimb.org.uk for more details.