How to go up a hill… quickly

A few months ago I won a raffle prize of a passenger ride in a Lotus Elise. Not just any Lotus Elise, but my colleague John’s. When he offered to drive me up one of his hill climb courses on Sunday, I jumped at the chance. It was the Bugatti owners club garden party, so lots of gentry, classic cars and all that. The hill climb was great, bit like a rollercoaster without rails, and the cars on display were… well, cars. I guess they were pretty good as cars go.

Here are some pictures…


Here’s me next to a car. The cheesy grin’s because it was sunny.


There was a car polishing contest. Here’s a particularly shiny example.


This one’s a Bugatti, apparently.

If you want to look at the video I took in car of John driving up the hill, and don’t mind the 55Mb download, you can get it here. John got told off for driving too fast on this run.