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Gloucestershire motorheads are in for another treat this spring, when the prestigious Prescott Speed Hill Climb plays host to the eighth La Vie en Bleu festival.
Taking place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May 2014, the home of the Bugatti Owner’s Club will be transformed in celebration of fine French automobiles – when both vintage and classic cars will be on show at the historic venue.
The year 2014 will see many of the regular competitors make a welcome return, in addition to the likes of Amilcars, fresh from its UK rally; Voisins, including the hill climber and Gerin; and a Panhard Levassor with a four-cylinder engine and tonneau body.
Other car clubs confirmed to attend include Club Alpine Renault; SIMCA; the Citreon Car Club; TVR Club Midlands; Peugeot Sports Cars UK; and many more.
If you’ve ever dreamt about seeing a Bugatti Veyron in the flesh, let alone riding in one, then now’s your chance to do both.
Jack Barclay has confirmed it will be bringing three models to the Cheltenham festival, giving visitors the chance to get up close to the fastest car in the world and experience its unforgettable sight and sound. Plus, each day there will be a Friends of Prescott raffle, offering a once-in-a-lifetime ride to one extremely lucky ‘Veyronite’.
Roland Duce will be competing in his beautiful Delahaye 135M and thrilling crowds with his rare Bugatti Type 57, while Richard Scaldwell plys his 1919 wood GN cycle car chassis and ET Willows 1908, 5112cc/3111 cui JAP V8 up the climb, in what promises to be a GN JAP Grand Priz special.
Other highlights of the day are set to include French-themed can-can dancing; live music; stilt walkers; displays of De Dion tricycles, Les Grands Routies ‘Gelage and Hotchkiss’, and, of course, Bugattis, including gravity racers; and a French-style shopping village brimming with food, art and berets.
What’s more, up to three children aged 14 and under enjoy free entry with a paying adult, and camping costs just £5 per adult and £2.50 per child, giving the whole family an excuse to make a real weekend of this springtime highlight.
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