Kop Hill in Princes Risborough played host to an impressive array of cars and bikes last weekend, all brought together to commemorate the early 1900’s hill climb venue whilst raising vital funds for local charitable causes.
The star of the show was undoubtedly Genevieve, the star of the 1950’s film, and a regular participant in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, kindly brought to Kop Hill Climb by Quirina Louwman.
From the sublime to the ridiculous Genevieve was followed on her run up the historic hill by none other than Edd China, formerly of Wheeler Dealers, and his Casual Lofa sofa.
The crowds couldn’t believe their eyes when the road legal sofa for three, complete with pizza dish steering wheel and flower pot indicators took a run.
Organiser John Biggs said “It was an amazing sight to see so many people having a great time with friends and families. We are indebted to the hundreds of volunteers that help to put on the Kop Hill Climb weekend. Each of them contribute immensely to the smooth running of the event, and the enjoyable garden party atmosphere. “
The event brings together over 400 cars and bikes each day in a non-competitive recreation of the original 1910 – 1925 races, with many more on display in the Paddock.
Check the website www.kophillclimb.org.uk for more details of the event, and keep an eye out for provisional dates for next year’s event.