GOW! Speed Hill Climb

The VHRA are pleased to announce that they are returning to Prescott Hill for the annual running of GOW! over the August Bank Holiday in 2017.

This event is open exclusively to members of the VHRA and their invited guests. With the famous hill at the home of the Bugatti Owners Club only being available to VHRA member’s vehicles, it means that it’s non-stop hot rod action from the moment the track opens, until the very last second, when the final car makes its assent. The event was a huge success in 2016, with it being the first time hill passes sold out ahead of the event, so be sure to get a booking early if you don’t want to miss out.

This is the time for members of the the Vintage Hot Rod Association to test their cars capabilities on the bends, and there’s better place to be doing it, than on Prescott Hill. This historic racetrack has been a home to motorsport since 1937 and is still as exciting today as it was 80 years ago. With twists, turns and hairpin bends along its 1,128 yards, it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted.

Saturday is the day the cars take to the hill, and it’s an early start for when the first car is waved off, charging under the bridge into the long left hander that is Orchard Corner. Make sure you’re there on time, we wouldn’t want you to miss a moment of the action on those famous curves. To help add to the fun, passengers can be carried, and there is no limit to the number of runs you can have.

Booking Conditions

GOW! is open exclusively to Vintage Hot Rod Association members and their guests only. Pre-entry is advised due to limited places on the hill. Bookings can be made by post or online below. If you book in your hot rod, you get as much track time as you can squeeze in on the Saturday. Postal booking must be accompanied by a cheque payable to VHRA and be sent to the address on the booking form. No form is required if you book online, there is however a small fee for doing so. Sorry, no dogs as this is a motor racing venue. Competing and VHRA members cars will have access to the Paddock. Other in period vehicles up to 1963 will have allocated parking in the Orchard. All vehicles outside of this criteria will have to be parked in a separate area. To download a copy of the booking form click on the flyer above. No refunds on any tickets if you do not attend. If VHRA membership is allowed to lapse before the event, all tickets will become invalid. Full details of entry and rules & regulations are included on the booking form and also this page. If you have any questions please get in touch at info@vhra.co.uk.


Entry is £47.50 (£49.50 online, £55.00 on the gate) per person on a pre-entry basis. Pre-entry closes 15th August 2017. Only weekend tickets are available and the price includes camping and evening entertainment, as well as time on the hill. Lead name must be a VHRA member, please be sure to state your name and membership number. A maximum of six adult tickets are permitted per member, children under 16 do not count in this total and have free entry, ID may be required.

Report by vhra.co.uk