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GOW!
Speed Hill Climb

The VHRA are pleased to announce that they are returning to Prescott Hill for the 9th annual running of GOW! over the August Bank Holiday in 2022. This event is open exclusively to members of the VHRA and their invited guests. With the famous hill at the home of the Bugatti Owners Club only being available to VHRA member’s vehicles, it means that it’s non-stop hot rod action from the moment the track opens, until the very last second, when the final car makes its assent.

 

GOW! is the time for those owners within the ranks of the the VHRA to test their cars capabilities on the bends, and there’s better place to be doing it than on Prescott Hill. Set in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds, this historic racetrack has been a home to motorsport since 1937 and is still as exciting today as it was 80 years ago. Along its 1,128 yards, the track has twists, turns, hairpins and blind bends that seem to drop to infinity. It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted!

 

Saturday is the day the cars take to the hill, and it’s an early start for when the first car is waved off, charging under the bridge into the long left hander that is Orchard Corner. Make sure you’re there on time, we wouldn’t want you to miss a moment of the action on those famous curves. To help add to the fun, passengers can be carried and there is no limit to the number of runs you can have.

 

Our report for last year's event is here.

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Evening entertainment

On Friday and Saturday evenings we’ll be having a have a bit of a do in the BOC clubhouse, with our resident DJ, Little Carl, playing from his big box of original 45s.

Bugatti Trust

The doors of the Bugatti Trust will be thrown open on Saturday, exclusively to GOW! attendees, with free entry to boot. For 2022, the Bugatti Trust is honoured to dedicate its main exhibition to Jean Bugatti, a celebration of his life and his influence on the Bugatti Type 57. 

Bugatti Owners Club Breakfast Club

We have secured an invite to attend the BOC Breakfast Club on Sunday morning. You’ll be able to park your hot rod amongst the other exotica in the Paddock as part of the display, as well as grabbing a bite to eat in the clubhouse before heading home. This free to attend for all GOW! entrants.

Catering

Catering is handled by the on-site clubhouse. Food and drink will be available for the duration of the event from Friday afternoon through to Sunday morning. The bar is in the capable hands of the Prescott Brewery, serving aptly named ales such as Hill Climb and Chequered Flag.

Booking Conditions

GOW! is open exclusively to Vintage Hot Rod Association members and their guests only. Pre-entry is advised due to limited places on the hill. Bookings can be made online below. If you book in your hot rod for a hill pass, you get as much track time as you can squeeze in on the Saturday. Competing and VHRA member's cars will have access to the Paddock. Other in period vehicles up to 1963 will have allocated parking in the Orchard. All vehicles outside of this criteria will have to be parked in a separate area. No refunds on any tickets if you do not attend. If VHRA membership is allowed to lapse before the event, all tickets will become invalid. Sorry, no dogs as this is a motor racing venue. Full details of entry and rules & regulations are on this page. 

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Tickets

Pre-entry is £60 per person, or it’s £65 on the gate. Pre-entry closes midday 19th August 2022. No day passes, only weekend tickets are available and the price includes camping and evening entertainment, as well as time on the hill. Lead name must be a VHRA member. A maximum of six adult tickets are permitted per member, children under 16 do not count in this total and have free entry, ID may be required. There are no refunds on any tickets.