We were very proud to take part again and also sponsor the 2019 Firle Hill Climb Revival. For those of you that haven’t heard of the event, it all began in 1949.
Started by the British Automobile Racing Club and, at the end of the Second World War, by the Bentley Drivers Club, it developed into a competitive hill climb. The early years were dominated by cars belonging to the Bentley Drivers Club although not necessarily Bentleys. The MG club cars were also very successful competitors in the late 1950s.
The drive is still a challenging one as Mark found out in the passenger seat of a customer’s Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite.
The original event came to an end in 1967 following an accident involving a Lotus Elan and a couple of walkers.
After nearly 50 years, in 2014, the event was staged again by members and followers of the Bo Peep Drivers Club. A group of intrepid classic car owners who were prepared to drive their precious vehicles up the hill in aid of the Chailey Heritage Foundation.
And, here we are, five years later and, one of many loyal and generous sponsors of the Firle hill climb community, who are proud to support a jolly good cause and have some fun to boot!
This year the Firle Hill Climb Revival raised an amazing £6,300 for The Southfield Trust and Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre. You can see some of the magnificent entrants here https://www.bopeepdriversclub.co.uk/
See Mark in the Frogeye on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MotorlineEngineering/videos/751283658678397/