The traditionally genteel denizens of the Vintage Sports-Car Club have pledged to heed lessons learned last summer, when the tranquillity of the Prescott short-course weekend was disrupted by “behavioural problems”.
The club initiated an enquiry as a result of “potentially criminal activity” at the top of the hill, the riding of bicycles around the site and overnight campsite disturbances.
In its June Newsletter, the VSCC reported: “Our enquiry sought to establish the facts against rumour and conjecture and not to apportion blame. The key was to ensure that our future plans reflected the lessons learned and that we needed to be prepared for change in order to protect our relationship with the BOC [Bugatti Owners’ Club] and its relationship with the local residents.
“Plans for 2019 needed to be for a quieter Prescott, where the activities of one party did not impact the enjoyment of others.”
The club will not be making any further statements – and happily there are no plans to silence the leviathans that infuse VSCC Prescott events with a sense of occasion.
This year’s short-course meeting takes place on the weekend of August 3-4, while the club returns to the venue on September 28 for a single-day fixture on Prescott’s longer hill (which measures 1127 yards, 247 more than its stubbier counterpart).
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