Saturday 6 - Sunday 7 October 2018. Prescott American Autumn Classic A great day out for all the family y’all! The popular American themed Autumn Classic returns to Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Cheltenham on the weekend of the 6-7 October 2018. The annual all-American Stars and Stripes event celebrates the biggest, brashest and iconic cars this side of the pond.
The action-packed weekend attracts a wide variety of cars competing on the historic hill climb course with special classes for American cars and hot rods, as well as spectacular American car displays, a dedicated ‘show n’ Shine’ area and fantastic USA-themed entertainment from the thrilling Demon Drome Wall of Death to live bands and Vegas Showgirls.
The paddock will feature an awesome display of American classics, hot rods and muscle cars – from Mustangs, Cadillacs, Pontiacs, Buicks, Camaros, Corvettes, Chevys to Indians motorcycles and Custom Choppers and a whole host of other American vehicles, all of which will take to the iconic hillclimb course in a special lunchtime cavalcade.
Notable vehicles include the Penske PC22 Indy car Chassis #01 raced by Stefan Johansson to 11th place in the 1993 Indianapolis 500. The vehicle is one of eight cars built by Penske and was the Teams test car tested by Emerson Fittipaldi and Paul Tracy. It is widely regarded as the nicest looking Penske of its era it runs on methanol and is fitted with its original Ilmor 265C engine giving around 790hp at 14,000rpm. Making its debut is the awesome Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon designed for one thing: dominating the quarter mile. Powered by a Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® SRT Demon V8 engine, it is the World’s fastest ¼ mile and 0-60 production car and can also claim the highest horsepower and highest G-force – even faster than a Chiron - ridiculous!! Pus another debut is the NASCAR Xfinity Series South Point Hotel & Casino Chevvy Camaro #62Ford EcoBoost 300 car, plus others to be announced! Demon Drome Wall of Death: Off track the oldest surviving Wall of Death the ‘Demon Drome’ returns.
Watch dare devil riders cheat gravity on their 1920Â´s Indian motorcycles, as they perform amazing feats of virtuosity within mere feet of your eyes. Each year they wow the crowds and this year will be no exception. The roar of the bikes thundering up the wooden walls is loud, adrenalin is high and the acrobatics is thrilling. They will be performing four times a day and entry is included free in the event ticket price.
Prescott’s Hot Rockin’ Main Stage: Hosting non-stop ‘Hot Rockin’ live bands throughout the weekend including the ‘Kings of Swing’ the talented Ding Dong Daddios performing an infectious blend of Jump Jive and Swing with a hint of early rock and roll. Plus the fantastic high octane performers Jon Clare and The Fabulous Doughboys – think Jerry Lee Lewis, but there will be no ‘Great Balls of Fire’ being a motor sport venue! and the ever popular Lady & The Sax – all guaranteed to have you up on the dancefloor. Last Heat for Classic American Car of the Year 2018 Competition: We are delighted that the Autumn Classic is the last heat of the prestigious Classic American ‘Car of the Year’ 2018 competition.
All cars will be judged by magazine editor and aficionado Ben Klemenzson. Last year the overall winner of the national competition was one of our exhibitors! If you own an American classic car and would like to attend, you’ll need to register to obtain a special reference code prior to purchasing your tickets.
Ticket Prices: Advance tickets to the event cost £15 per day or £25 for the weekend. On-the-gate: £20 and £35 respectively. Admission includes: All entertainment, entry into the Wall of Death, free parking and children under 14 years old go free. Note: All American car owners are entitled to a special 2 for 1 on event entry tickets to display their vehicle. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for vehicle code. For more event information, or to book tickets visit: www.prescott-hillclimb.com