*VIDEO* Shere Hill Climb roars into Surrey village

PUBLISHED: 15:48 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:02 22 September 2014

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Around 2,500 people attended the second Shere Hill Climb, which roared into the Surrey countryside on Sunday September 7.

 

The charitable event, which raises money for local causes including (among others) Surrey Air Ambulance, GASP Motor Project and Wildlife Aid Foundation, involves cars making three high speed runs up a closed public road.

The course tackles Staple Lane, from the East Clandon side to the brow of the hill, and is nearly a mile long with a series of challenging corners along the route. To increase the skill involved the organisers created chicanes out of straw bales on the road.

There was an amazing selection of cars in action, dating from a 1907 Berliet Curtis with an aeroplane engine fitted right up to a brand new Lamborghini Aventador.

There were 135 cars in all this year, with many bringing back childhood memories for the older generation.

For the younger generation, there were many cars from the 70s, 80s and 90s, including the Audi Quattro from Life on Mars.

As well as the cars on the hill, there was a packed showground with a host of interesting displays, fairground rides and stalls.

Described as a quintessentially English day out, this year’s event raised £12,500. There are already plans to run it again next September.

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