An eclectic mix of classic, road and racing cars will be taking part in an unusual race this weekend.
The Barbon Hillclimb, which takes place in the grounds of Barbon Manor in Cumbria, sees competitors aiming to drive their cars as quickly as possible up the manor’s winding road. The event sees an array of cars, from family saloon cars to single-seater racing cars, trying to race up the 675m hill course.
The event on Saturday 8th June will see competitors in a mix of classic, road and racing cars trying to qualify for several of the top local and regional championships. The following event, on Saturday 6th July will see cars and drivers competing for the British Hillclimb Championship.
Unlike other races, spectators are able to view the races along the whole course and have access to the paddock area, where they can see the cars up close and meet the drivers.
The gates will open to the public at 8am, with the practice sessions beginning at around 9.30am. The cars will begin their official runs up the hill just before lunchtime, with drivers speeding off at 30 second intervals. The event usually finishes at around 5pm.
Hot food and drinks will be available on site. Anyone planning to visit the event should remember to dress for the weather and walking on hilly ground.
When: 8th June & 6th July 2019
Where: Barbon Manor, near Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2LJ
£: Admission costs £5 for the June event and £8 for the July event