A motor race near Droitwich that has not taken place for nearly 50 years could return if campaigners get enough support to persuade the Motorsport Association to bring it back.
The Chateau Impney Hill Climb ran annually, from 1957 to 1967, when a variety of cars would race around the course in the grounds of the house.
Cars from the world-famous Le Mans 24 hour race took part in the event alongside others including:
- Frazer Nash
- MG J3
- T35B Bugatti
- Jaguar C Type
- Ferrari 250 GT
- Austin Healey
Thousands of spectators used to line the route to watch the top drivers of the era race along the twisting 550 yard course.
The race was so popular, organisers had to limit the number of entrants and turn away many would-be competitors.
The event attracted some of the biggest racing names of the time. Tony Marsh, Phil Scragg and David Good all competed, with the latter winning the first ever event in a time of just 24.64 seconds.
Today, the group behind the race, the Hagley and District Light Car Club, are holding a gala event to bring motor sport enthusiasts back to the chateau, and celebrate the event.
The organisers want to find out how much support they have for bringing the event back, so they can approach the Motorsport Association with a supported plan.