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Old 25th March 2008
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Default 24 May - Prescott Hill Climb event

GWS (Great Western Saabs) has been in contact with Prescott regarding attending a Hill Climb event this summer.

A reply from Pretcott is as follows:
David,
Many thanks for your note. we would be delighted to have you visit one of our events. I would suggest either the Saturday 24th May, which has entirely english classic cars on the hill or our end of season classic event. If you come as a group i can arrange some dedicated parking for you and an advance ticket discount.
If you wish to know what car marques are competing on which days, check out the supplementary regulations on our competetion page.
If you come on the 24th May, then camping in the field opposite our main entrance is availbale if are interested. I will have a Veyron, an Ayrton Senna F1 Lotus and Chubby Mary all being demonstrated on the hill on that day.

Camping at Prescott info:
Site is opposite the entrance to Prescott.
Camping is ‘the way to stay’ at Prescott, you do not need to book just turn up but a charge of £5 per person per night will apply, please pay on the gate. Fields are divided into ‘noisier’ and a ‘quiet family field’, details of such will be given upon arrival. Toilets and washing up facilities are provided but there are no showers. Dogs are allowed to stay in the camping field but must be on a lead at all times.

So there you have it:
• Dedicated parking
• Group discount
• Camping (optinal)
....and seeing a wide selection of vehicles attempt Prescott.

So can I start with a list of those who would be interested. A prompt response would be appreciated:

1. David & Anne (inc camping)
2. Chris and Doreen (probably not camping )
3. Parish (provisional)
4.Tony and Julie (inc camping)
5. Logan plus 1 (pass on the camping thanks )
6. Saabstudent + Naomi (poss inc camping!)
7.
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1. David & Anne (inc camping)
2. Chris and Doreen (probably not camping )
3. Parish (provisional)
4. Tony and Julie (inc camping)
5. Logan plus 1 (pass on the camping thanks )
6. Saabstudent + Naomi (poss inc camping!)
7. Matthew (probably not camping)
8.

I daren't search the 'net to find out what a "Chubby Mary" is
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I did check about 'Chubby Mary', but was unable to find out anything
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Not even her homepage or photo gallery?
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Wicked

1. David & Anne (inc camping)
2. Chris and Doreen (probably not camping )
3. Parish (provisional)
4. Tony and Julie (inc camping)
5. Logan plus 1 (pass on the camping thanks )
6. Saabstudent + Naomi (poss inc camping!)
7. Matthew (probably not camping)
8.

I daren't search the 'net to find out what a "Chubby Mary" is
Depends if you have safe search on or off I suspose.
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I contacted Prescott about 'Chubby Mary':


Bloody Mary is a famous pre-war hill climb car developed by John Bolster.Bloody Mary and John Bolster, these two names, the car and the man are synonymous, and have been since the 1930's.John Vary Bolster was a skilled farmer, an authority of 19th century literature and poetry, an enthusiast for wildlife conservation and one of the funniest after dinner-speakers. He was a founding member of the Autosport team, writing road tests that were models of clarity and accuracy, and he brought motor racing commentaries to the BBC.The car has been referred to, in less permissive times and by prim programme compilers as "Bolsters Special"; "Bolsters Mary"; "Mary" and even "Tudor Mary"; and "The Tudor Queen". John Bolster Certainly gave people something to think about!It was built by John Bolster and his brother Richard when school boys in 1929. It comprised of a wooden chassis, of seasoned ash, with a 750cc JAP V-twin motorcycle engine connected via a chain to a Sturmey-Archer gearbox, driving the rear wheels by a rubber belt.Originally this single-seater ran without a body. Improvements were made to the front suspension, and a better JAP engine was utilised. The original ash chassis was strengthened with steel and an even more powerful 981cc JAP engine was obtained. By 1933 Bolster had improved the transmission and the car with careful engine tuning and choice of gearing to suit each particular course, was now highly competitive for speed hill climbs. The "Bloody Mary" was a highly competitive sprint car capable of taking on the best in the world and beating it.On August 31st 1946, at a wet Prescott, John Bolster in "Bloody Mary" came second fastest and first in vintage in a time of 55.32secs. The International Meeting on September 22nd 1946 was also affected by the weather. On the Sunday the rain kept off until after the interval but then it rained heavily. This put paid to any hopes of times being improved. However it has been commented that upon. "The outstanding exception was Bolster on his "Bloody Mary", and he actually put up the fastest time of any run after the tea interval which was a great moral victory for him. His drive was a superb combination of skill and indiscretion, and he collected the awards for fastest time of the day by an unsupercharged car. He finished second in class and 6th overall in a time of 50.10secs. At the VSCC Prescott on August 2nd 1948, John Bolster made ftd. in "Bloody Mary" in 46.87secs., a VSCC record which stood until 1953.A racing accident in 1948 brought about Bolster's retirement from the active competition. For some years "Bloody Mary" was loaned to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. John Bolster died in 1984 and bloody Mary" has stayed within the family. It is through the most responsible attitude of Rosemary, his widow, and the dedication of Sandy Skinner and David Andrews that the car has been most sensitively returned to running order. Finally at VSCC Prescott ,August 18th 1963 Bolster was encouraged to bring his beloved "Bloody Mary" out of retirement with a best time of 47.90 secs., coming 4th overall in class."Bloody Mary" a car of humble beginnings has a great history and epitomizes the speed hill climb scene.
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Update:

Closing date to book your tickets is the 10 May - this includes the dedicated parking area on Prescott..

Tickets are £12 for the day and £24 for the weekend.

We can camp over the entire weekend. No need to prebook. Camping is in the field opposite the main entrance . You pay the farmer on the day. I understand wash and toilet facilities are on site.

1. David & Anne (inc camping)
2. Chris and Doreen (probably not camping )
3. Parish (provisional)
4.Tony and Julie (inc camping)
5. Logan plus 1 (pass on the camping thanks )
6. Saabstudent + Naomi (poss inc camping!)
7. ageybaby +1 (inc camping)
8. Chris and Sue Wilcox( not camping,and in the megane)
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Thought I'd already put my name on the list

1. David & Anne (inc camping)
2. Chris and Doreen (probably not camping )
3. Parish (provisional)
4. Tony and Julie (inc camping)
5. Logan plus 1 (pass on the camping thanks )
6. Saabstudent + Naomi (poss inc camping!)
7. ageybaby +1 (inc camping)
8. Chris and Sue Wilcox( not camping,and in the megane)
9. Matthew (probably not camping)
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1. David & Anne (inc camping)
2. Chris and Doreen (probably not camping )
3. Parish (provisional)
4. Tony and Julie (inc camping)
5. Logan plus 1 (pass on the camping thanks )
6. Saabstudent + Naomi (poss inc camping!)
7. ageybaby +1 (inc camping)
8. Chris and Sue Wilcox( not camping,and in the megane)
9. Matthew (probably not camping)
10. Alex (probably including camping)
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Attached you will find a programme of events for the weekend

Programme

and a printeable booking form (you can also book on-line)

Booking

Also a reminder that I need an ideal of who's attending for the dedicated parking.
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IMPORTANT

Today is the last opportunity to purchase discount tickets on-line for SATURDAY

http://www.bugatti.co.uk/ADVANCE%20TICKETS.aspx?PL
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I have arranged a designated parking area for our SAABs at Prescott. When arriving please tell the attendant you are with the GWS (Great Western Saabs) group.
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Confirmation of opening times etc:

Saturday 24th May
08.00:10.00 Breakfast with a French Flavour
09.30:13.00 Classic Competition on the Hill (practice runs)
13.00:14.00 Demonstrations de Course – ‘chubby Mary & Veyron & F1 Lotus (ex-Ayrton Senna]
14.00:17.00 Classic Competition on the Hill
All day Club stands/set up in dedicated French Quarter
Evening Amusements de France, musique, vins et gastronomie…….

If you decide to return/stay for Sunday:

Sunday 25th May
Celebration of the French Motor Car and French Theme Day - Journee sur la Theme de la France
08.00:10.00 Breakfast with a French Flavour
09.30:13.00 French Cars in Competition on the Hill - Course de Marques Francaises
10.30am Demonstration de les Veyrons & ‘chubby Mary & F1 Lotus (ex-Ayrton Senna]
13.00:14.00 Dejeuner, Cavalcades et ‘Veyron’ demonstration de Course
14.00:17.00 French Cars in Competition on the Hill – Course de Marques Francaises
15.30pm Demonstration de les Veyrons & ‘chubby Mary & F1 Lotus (ex-Ayrton Senna]
17.00 Cavalcade et Demonstration de Course

All Day Toute la journee
• Exposition de Voitures Francaises Remarquables - Display of 100 years of the finest French motor cars
• Ex-Aryton Senna F1 Grand Prix car demonstration
• 1901 Paris-Nice endurance race winning works Pannhard
• Concours d’Elegance
• Car Club Stands in dedicated “French Quarter”
• Wonderful display of Bugatti Grand Touring and Racing Cars
• Autojumble and Trade Stands in the French Village
• Champagne and Wine Bars
• French Market

I am waiting for confirmation concerning dedicated parking for ourselves.
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Parking confirmed.

Click Prescott parking

IMPORTANT: Due to expected demand Prescott will hold our dedicated parking area till 10.30 am, after which any spare space will be given over to public parking. So get ther before 10.30 !
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Does that apply to Sunday too? It's looking like I'll be there on Sunday instead of Saturday, if indeed I attend at all (diary confusion).
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Nope. Sunday parking is with the great unwashed
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SAAB parking confirmed.

Click Prescott parking

IMPORTANT: Due to expected demand Prescott will hold our dedicated parking (see map - bottom right hand corner) till 10.30 am, after which any spare space will be given over to public parking. So get there before 10.30 !

LATEST NEWS FROM PRESCOTT
Prescott is getting ready for their largest and most exciting event. Forget what other plans you may have had for the late Bank Holiday weekend this May, Prescott is the place to be.
A fabulous display of French automobiles, with French Car Clubs and cars competing on the famous Hill, with a varied programme of timed racing, demonstration runs and spectacular calvalcade runs.
LATEST NEWS: Did we say just 2 Veyron on site...whilst that may have been a 'Car de Deux' (forgive us) we now have a complete flock on our hands. numbers are running a 6 possibly 7!
The 'works' Veyron will again be demonstrated seriously on the hill, and alongside [by kind co-operation of Beaulieu National Motor Museum] will be John Bolster's 'Bloody Mary' returning for the first time since 1964 and just to add spice, Ayrton Senna's Renault engined 1986 F1 car in which he won four Grand Prix.Renault Heritage have just confirmed that Renault H&C Classic Team driver Michel Leclère will be competing at La Vie en Bleu on Sunday 25th May. After winning the French Formula 3 championship, driving for Alpine, in 1972, Leclère performed well in Formula 2. This earned him his chance in Formula One and he competed in eight Grands Prix from 1975-1976. Michel is
currently part of the Renault H&C Classic Team and continues to demonstrate and race some of the historic Renault Formula One & Le Mans cars at various events around Europe. These include the Alpine A443 which competed at Le Mans in 1978. read ,more click here
In the paddock will be our special display area of historic cars depicting the very best in french design from 1900 to the present day.
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Sunday parking is with the great unwashed
Are you sure they'll let us park with them?
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Probably not.

VIDEO: http://videos.streetfire.net/video/L...leu_158714.htm

Only previously ever seen one Veyron (NEC Classic car Show) so to see at least six including their works car is going to be a bit special.

Camera and large memory card required!

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Spare SAAB parking spaces still available. Just turn up to the main gate and tell them you are with the SAAB crowd! However you do need to get there before 10.30am. Hope to see some SaabCentral members!

Click Prescott parking
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