Niall Dyer - Mors (Edwardian and Veteran Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

For the second year in a row, the weather for the fantastic Chateau Impney Hill Climb was an absolute belter. Blue skies and sunshine, combined with the amount of tall trees on site meant that it was a photographers delight as cars on track darted between light and shade.

This year I did a lot more panning work (some successful, some not quite so much) as I tried my hand at some proper low speed shots. This year there was the added advantage of a new bridge over the track, meaning that the time to get from the best spots for panning to the paddock areas and back was much reduced, allowing a lot more flexibility in location choice.

Whilst the event was well attended, I imagine the fact that the England football team were playing on the Saturday afternoon caused a few people to stay away – one of those unfortunate consequences of the national team doing better than expected and making it through the group stage and first knockout match. This didn’t detract from the atmosphere of the event, which felt bigger and more polished than last year, and hopefully we will see the Chateau Impney Hill Climb continue to grow and attract more competitors to race up the hill.

Please enjoy this selection of photographs from this years Chateau Impney Hill Climb. If you have any questions you would like to ask me, the best way to get in touch is through Instagram.

Porsche 911 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Porsche 911 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Winston Teague - GN Wasp (Pre 1940 Racing Cars up to 1100cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Winston Teague – GN Wasp (Pre 1940 Racing Cars up to 1100cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Aston Martin DB2 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Aston Martin DB2 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Nick Allen - Austin Seven Shelsley Special (Pre 1940 Racing Cars up to 1100cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Nick Allen – Austin Seven Shelsley Special (Pre 1940 Racing Cars up to 1100cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Bo Williams - Ferrari 250 PF (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars over 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Bo Williams – Ferrari 250 PF (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars over 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Nicholas Rossi - Alfa Romeo 1750 GS (Pre 1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc) at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Nicholas Rossi – Alfa Romeo 1750 GS (Pre 1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc) at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Shaun Bromley - Elva Mk4 (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars up to 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Shaun Bromley – Elva Mk4 (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars up to 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lotus Eleven (Footman James Concours) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lotus Eleven (Footman James Concours) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Steve Wright - Okrasa Special (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars up to 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Steve Wright – Okrasa Special (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars up to 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Robert Lawrence - Renault Dinalpin A110 (Pre 1968 Sports and Sports Racing Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Robert Lawrence – Renault Dinalpin A110 (Pre 1968 Sports and Sports Racing Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Andrew Lovett - AC Cobra Mk1 (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Andrew Lovett – AC Cobra Mk1 (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Tom Walker - Lola T160 (Pre 1968 Sports and Sports Racing Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Tom Walker – Lola T160 (Pre 1968 Sports and Sports Racing Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Jaguar F-Type Project 7 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Spike Milligan - Connaught A7 (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Spike Milligan – Connaught A7 (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Robert Lawrence - Renault Dinalpin A110 (Pre 1968 Sports and Sports Racing Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Robert Lawrence – Renault Dinalpin A110 (Pre 1968 Sports and Sports Racing Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Jonathon Cobb - BRM Jaguar MK1 (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars over 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Jonathon Cobb – BRM Jaguar MK1 (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars over 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

John Wiseman - Gnat (Pre 1940 Racing Cars up to 1100cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

John Wiseman – Gnat (Pre 1940 Racing Cars up to 1100cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Aston Martin DB2 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Aston Martin DB2 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Ian Baxter - Alta 61 IS at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Ian Baxter – Alta 61 IS at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Richard Iliffe - Riley Elf (Pre 1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc) at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Richard Iliffe – Riley Elf (Pre 1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc) at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Porsche 911 Safari at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Porsche 911 Safari at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Richard Iliffe - Riley Elf (Pre 1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc) at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Richard Iliffe – Riley Elf (Pre 1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc) at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Tom Hardman - Frazer Nash Acedes (Pre 1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc) at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Tom Hardman – Frazer Nash Acedes (Pre 1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc) at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Porsche 911 Safari at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Porsche 911 Safari at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Duncan Wood - Darmont Special (Pre 1940 Racing Cars up to 1100cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Duncan Wood – Darmont Special (Pre 1940 Racing Cars up to 1100cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Frazer Nash at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Frazer Nash at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Jonathon Cobb - BRM Jaguar MK1 ( Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars over 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Jonathon Cobb – BRM Jaguar MK1 ( Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars over 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Ford Escort RS 1700T Rally Car at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Ford Escort RS 1700T Rally Car at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Niall Dyer - Mors (Edwardian and Veteran Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Niall Dyer – Mors (Edwardian and Veteran Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Fred Harper - Kurtis Offenhause (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Fred Harper – Kurtis Offenhause (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Richard Scaldwell - Lorratine Dietrich 130 Hp (Edwardian and Veteran Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Richard Scaldwell – Lorratine Dietrich 130 Hp (Edwardian and Veteran Cars) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Tom Hardman - AC Bristol Momoposto (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Tom Hardman – AC Bristol Momoposto (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lancia 037 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lancia 037 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Nicholas Pearce - Chaparral Mk1 (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Nicholas Pearce – Chaparral Mk1 (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lancia 037 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lancia 037 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Andrew Lovett - AC Cobra Mk1 (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Andrew Lovett – AC Cobra Mk1 (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lancia 037 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lancia 037 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Adam Marchment - Jaguar C-Type (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars over 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Adam Marchment – Jaguar C-Type (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars over 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Toyota Celica GT4 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Toyota Celica GT4 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Nicholas Rossi - Alfa Romeo 1750 GS (Pre 1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc) at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Nicholas Rossi – Alfa Romeo 1750 GS (Pre 1940 Special Sports Cars and All Supercharged Sports Cars over 1500cc) at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Steve Wright - Okrasa Special (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars up to 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Steve Wright – Okrasa Special (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars up to 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Justin Maeers - Cooper Monaco T49 (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars up to 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Justin Maeers – Cooper Monaco T49 (Pre 1961 Sports and Sports Racing Cars up to 2200cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lotus Eleven (Footman James Concours) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lotus Eleven (Footman James Concours) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Michael Hudson - Salmson G58 (Pre 1940 Racing Cars up to 1100cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Michael Hudson – Salmson G58 (Pre 1940 Racing Cars up to 1100cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Alfa Romeo Giulia GT at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Alfa Romeo Giulia GT at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lancia 037 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Lancia 037 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Renault 5 Turbo 2 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Renault 5 Turbo 2 at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Sean McClurg - Lotus Elan (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018

Sean McClurg – Lotus Elan (Pre 1961 Racing Cars over 1500cc) at Chateau Impney Hill Climb 2018