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Prescott Hill Climb have their big annual event 'La Vie en Bleu' - this year they are introducing an Italian car day 'La Vita Rossa' (translation 'the Red Life', or 'life is red') on the weekend of 28/29 May. Sounds good.

The Italian Day is Saturday 28th, tickets from £15

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LA VIE EN BLEU WEEKEND
28th and 29th May 2016
La Vie En Bleu Weekend

Prescott Hill Climbs French and Italian motoring festival A celebration of French and Italian cars, music and entertainment


NEW for 2016 is the introduction of ‘La Vita Rossa’ as Prescott also celebrates everything Italian!


Prescott Hill Climb will be transformed in celebration of fine French and Italian automobiles, themed entertainment, trade stalls and visiting car clubs. Plus special competition classes for French and Italian marques.
The paddock will be packed with iconic French and Italian classic cars and supercars from a Bugatti Veyron Supersport, a Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang, the Veyron’s older cousin the Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, a Voisin or two, a LaFerrari, a Ferrari Enzo, a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB, a Ferrari 330 GTC, a Ferrari Fantuzzi 196S, a 1975 Maserati Khamsin, an ***** Romeo 156 ETCC, an Alfa 1750 6C, a Lamborghini Countach Diablo TT right through to the Nelson Piquet 1990 Benetton F1 Car.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lamborghini Miura, the ‘Twiggy’ Miura, aptly named after its first owner Justin de Villeneuve (Twiggy’s manager in the 1960s) will also be heading to Prescott.
Another highlight includes six ERA’s, four of which will be competing on the Saturday including the iconic ex Raymond Mays R4D – the most celebrated chassis in the marque's history. ERA R4D was built by English Racing Automobiles as the last development classic voiturette racing car in the 1930s, designed to compete with the highly successful Bugatti’s and Maseratis.
Visitors to will also be in for a real treat, when the ‘Beast of Turin’ roars into action. The Beast of Turin is the one surviving example of a pair of land speed record contenders the Italian automaker built before WWI. The Beast of Turin’ was built in 1910 with the express intention of beating the land speed record, held at the time by Blitzen-Benz. Its 28.5-litre Fiat S76 engine was capable of providing an impressive 300bhp - enough to propel the car to 116 mph, and a one-mile land speed record, in 1911.
Aside from the impressive array of vehicles both on and off track, will be a whole raft of entertainment to keep the whole family amused. Gracing the main stage will be Mark Halliday, known throughout Europe and the USA for his Dean Martin act in the hit musical “Rat Pack * Live from Las Vegas”. Plus ‘Opera’ – possibly a first for a motorsport event? ‘Oyster Opera’ are professional opera singers that will transfix you with their act, but beware you might be invited to waltz along with the soprano to Verdi's Brindisi, be enveloped by a smouldering Carmen, or have a charming, budding Pavarotti serenade you on one knee.
Alongside the roving accordion player, and popular stilt walkers will be the stunning Vegas Showgirls swapping their feathers for flapper dresses and performing Charleston routines to French inspired Electro Swing songs. Taking to the skies above, will be Tiger Aerobatics and their vintage air display (both days, weather permitting).

Advance tickets are on sale now. Please call 01242 673136

Italian Day
28th May 2016
May 28th Italian Day. A National ‘B’ meeting for members of the pre-war Austin 7, Bugatti Owners, the Classic Marques Club, the ERA Club, the Ferrari Owners Club, the Luffield Cars MGCC, the ‘Paul Matty Sportscars’ Lotus Championship and the TVR Car Club Championships.
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29th May 2016

May 29th French Marques Day. A National ‘B’ meeting for members of the Morgan Three Wheeler, the
Bugatti Owners Club, Alpine Renault (championship), the British Automobile Racing (BARC), the Citroen Car, the Historic Sports Car (HSCC), the MAC, the Matra Enthusiasts, the Peugeot Sport, the Renault Alpine Owners’ and the Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC).
https://www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/la-vie-en-bleu-italian-day


Prescott Hill Climb is about 8 miles from M5 J11
 

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Note to prices: On the day £20, in advance £15 BUT if you use the code GEN16 when ordering tickets you get a BOGOF (two-for-one) so 2 tickets for £20 ie £10 each! I think this is a limited offer.


This review sums it up La Vie En Bleu ? A thoroughly French affair - carwitter "Nick Mason (that bloke from Pink Floyd) summed up the event as a mini Goodwood Festival of Speed; and he couldn’t have hit the nail on the head any squarer. Prescott is compact and bijou, but packs enough precious metal to keep even the pure blooded petrolheads entertained"
This review was for the 'Bleu' event..... this year is the first Italian / French event
 

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If your in the AROC you can get a pass for the Orchard which means you wont get your paint chipped by some knob opening their SUV door in the public car park - looks like a great venue - the "Beast of Turin" will be a real highlight
 

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A great day - the timing system failed in the afternoon but not before some great driving - this diesel (only one on the hill) 147 was really motoring- the TVR boys (and girls) were the most entertaining
 

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Really enjoyed it - went yesterday & stayed overnight. The general 'vibe' was - just like they said - a (without dressing up) mini Goodwood Revival. Opera singers / Dean Martin Tribute / street entertainers (on stilts!)

Managed to get a paddock pass (to park the car) and actually did a couple of runs up the hill.
On one occasion, I was just a couple of seconds behind the tail of the black/silver Bugatti Veyron all the way up. And I certainly wasn't left for dust.
(Ok it was only a demonstration run - but I intend to have a selective memory about that part of the story!)
 
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