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EVguru
10-01-2010, 03:24 PM
Last weekend I met up with a couple of friends and rode out to the Kop Hill Climb event. Two Morini 3 1/2's and one BMW R80RT travelled the country lanes to Princes Risborough.

Originally run from 1910-1925 it was an accident at this event that got motorsport on public roads banned in the UK. Last year, the event was re-created on a non competative basis. Getting the road closed is relatively easy, but it would take an act of Parliament to suspend the road traffic regulations and all vehicles had to be road legal and obey the speed limit (60 mph). For many, this simply wasn't an issue and just getting up the hill (which is 1 in 4 in places) was enough of a challenge.

http://www.compton.vispa.com/kophill/kop1.jpg

http://www.compton.vispa.com/kophill/kop2.jpg

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EVguru
10-01-2010, 03:24 PM
http://www.compton.vispa.com/kophill/kop5.jpg

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EVguru
10-01-2010, 03:25 PM
http://www.compton.vispa.com/kophill/kop9.jpg

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http://www.compton.vispa.com/kophill/kop11.jpg

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EVguru
10-01-2010, 03:26 PM
http://www.compton.vispa.com/kophill/kop13.jpg

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EVguru
10-01-2010, 03:26 PM
http://www.compton.vispa.com/kophill/kop17.jpg

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EVguru
10-01-2010, 03:27 PM
http://www.compton.vispa.com/kophill/kop21.jpg

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EVguru
10-01-2010, 03:28 PM
http://www.compton.vispa.com/kophill/kop25.jpg

jep24601
10-01-2010, 03:46 PM
Great pics - thanks for posting.

Does the event run every year? Might be nice to take it in when I visit my dad over there.

rockrat
10-03-2010, 09:09 PM
Nice photos. Thanks for sharing.

rock~

Robin R
10-03-2010, 09:38 PM
Did you find out if there were any vehicles there that competed in 1925 or earlier, some of them are certainly old enough. I think my favourite motorcycle pictured would be the Guzzi, I have a soft spot for Italian motorcyles.

bborr01
10-03-2010, 10:13 PM
Hi Paul and thanks for the eye candy. Looks like a great way to spend an afternoon.

Brian

jkilroy
10-03-2010, 10:14 PM
Great pics, thanks for posting. That vintage sidecar racing looks like a blast!

gr8life
10-03-2010, 11:21 PM
Really nice pix. Good to see Morgans with the proper # of wheels 3. Problem, most steering wheels are on the wrong side.
thanks
ed

Your Old Dog
10-04-2010, 07:28 AM
Thanks for the pics! I've never seen that much old motoring machines and Go-Fast-Caps in one place. Looked like I even had a glimpse of a Royal Enfield but not sure. I think my Dad was enamored by the name. He road an Indian in 1946. Your pics were great, thanks for taking all the time to post them.

davidh
10-04-2010, 09:37 AM
great pix, thanks. i really liked the bus ! too bad about the steering being on the incorrect side. . . .
davidh

EVguru
10-07-2010, 05:19 AM
Does the event run every year? Might be nice to take it in when I visit my dad over there.

This was the second year. Future events are not certain, but they're working towards it. The official website is http://www.kophillclimb.org.uk/


Did you find out if there were any vehicles there that competed in 1925 or earlier, some of them are certainly old enough. I think my favourite motorcycle pictured would be the Guzzi, I have a soft spot for Italian motorcyles.

Several cars and bikes had taken part in the original Kop events, you can probably look them up in the entry lists.

I liked the Dondolino too. All my bikes are Italian, ranging from a 1956 Binachi Tonale 175OHC via. various Morinis to a pair of 1992 Gilera CX 125s.

The bike I've owned longest and ride most is the 1977 Morini 3 1/2 Sport. There are pictures on my website of my first track day at Cadwell Park http://www.morini-mania.co.uk/photos.htm on this bike.


Thanks for the pics! I've never seen that much old motoring machines and Go-Fast-Caps in one place.

Not a patch on the Goodwood Revival, or Festival of Speed, but only a 10th as much to get in! The VMCC Festival of 1000 Bikes is good too and I help out with the Morini stand and get a free club pass.