Tradition was almost broken this year, the much loved weekend in the heart of the Cotswolds came within a whisker of being cancelled. The serious flooding that had so decimated this area of the country had left farmland waterlogged and widespread damage to property. One of the worst aspects was a lack of water over wide areas. This included the villages around Prescott. It was not until a few days before when a few days of dry weather gave the ground chance to recover, that the Club decided to go ahead with the meeting.
Supplied by VSCC - August 2007
Bill Hunter presents photos, video, and list of starters at VSCC Hillclimb
During the drive from my bed and breakfast address to the circuit on Friday-morning at nine there were plenty of reasons to be cautious about the day ahead. There was a thick fog (in some parts there was only 30 metres visibility) in the whole area. The cars ready for practice for the Historic 400 kilometres Marathon on the Nordschleife were queued up for hours but unfortunately had to be driven back to the parking lot at 12.00 h. when the organisation decided that the 400 kilometres race was cancelled and two hours later also the practices on the Grand Prix track were cancelled until further notice. Finally the complete day’s program was cancelled. A big disappointment for all drivers but an understandable reaction from the organiser. A new timetable for Saturday and Sunday was announced at 17.00h.