We are delighted to announce that Paul Harvey is planning to display his pre-war Tiger Moth G-AFWI overhead on Saturday for us. If you recall, he was scheduled to join us last year, but the deluge sunk that plan, so he’s going to try again this year, after hearing that we have booked MUCH better weather!
We will be holding our Battle of Britain Victory Party and BBQ at the Prescott Clubhouse on the hill to mark the 75th Anniversary this year of that heroic struggle, and Mike Dowley and his band will be entertaining us once again. To that end we are encouraging (but NOT requiring) entrants on Saturday to come along in wartime period dress, or perhaps uniforms – to add to the atmosphere. Jayne and I will be bringing our first granddaughter, Sophia Rose aged 3, over from Seattle with us. She should be easy to spot as she already has her evacuee outfit complete with name label and gas mask box!
So, with just over three months until the Pre-War Prescott weekend, entries are arriving daily, among which are a wonderful variety of vintage band pre-war cars. To date, we have just over 70 entries already including Alvis, Austin, Bentley, BSA, Ford, GN, Hillman, Lagonda, MG, Morris, Singer, Sunbeam, Triumph and Wolseley. This year we are seeing another very strong MMM entry (13 so far) as well as a strong Alvis and Austin 7 entry. A special invitation has been sent out to Bristol Austin 7 Club members to join us as they mark their 50th Anniversary.
We already have over 150 climbs booked for Saturday, and since the available climbs were virtually all taken before last year’s event, it would be prudent to get your advance entry in without delay in order to reserve your climbs. Every entry receives one free climb, and you can pre-book up to four more with your entry. Simply use the ‘Online Entry Form’ tab above where you can either enter and pay online, or you can download, complete and post your paper entry with your cheque. Unlike last year, the online entry system seems to be working well, while Colin Lee has been receiving a steady flow of paper entries in the post.