Friends of Prescott

Welcome to the Friends of Prescott Information Page

Since its formation in 1929, the Bugatti Owners' Club has upheld the tradition of providing great motorsport on its 65 acre Prescott estate in a beautiful Cotswold setting.  With this comes the responsibility of ensuring the continuation of this fine tradition, to give enjoyment to the Club's existing supporters and to future generations of motor sport enthusiasts.

Friends of Prescott has been established to enable motoring enthusiasts to assist in the conservation of Prescott Hill Climb as an historic and internationally renowned motor sport venue, through raising funds for much needed development projects. 

Formed by the Bugatti Owners’ Club to help fund sympathetic improvements to the facilities, estate and hill climb, Friends of Prescott has already made its mark!

Through many fundraising events from many donors and helpers a £120,000 contribution was made which, along with a significant contribution from the VSCC, allowed us to complete Phase 1 of the new Clubhouse, which was opened in March 2013. 

The next project, although perhaps less glamorous, was the refurbishment of the Paddock Toilet Block which, despite presenting us with a number of fundamental issues as the project took shape, was finished and ready for the 2017 season.

Clubhouse Entrance Appeal

The Clubhouse Phase 2 project as designed in 2012 involved extending the building to form a new frontage and foyer as well as some structural work around the toilets, heating system and utlity services. Costs of raw material have risen significantly so to continue with the original design is untenable.

An innovative design has been prepared that will replace the existing blue canvas foyer with an open canopy that will blend in with the main building. The project  will also refurbish the toilets and the vestibule area as you enter the main building. Here is an "Artists Impression" of the design:-

 

Work will start on this major project at the end of the 2017 season to ensure that all work is complete in time for the start of the 2018 season - Prescott's 80th anniversary.  With your help we have only one more year of the "blue tent"! but we need as much income as we can achieve this year to meet the costs.  Please do continue to help with cash donations, donations of motoring related memorabilia for the shop, by supporting our various fund raising events and our raffles throughout the year.

"Friends" Paddock Shop

The "Friends" paddock shop is open for all Prescott competitive events as well as a selection of others such as the VSCC meeting.   Since opening at the start of the 2015 season it has become a popular place to browse through the mostly motoring related items donated for sale. This is also the base for recruiting new members to the Club so please visit and say hello when you are next in the Paddock.

If you can spare an hour or two on competitive weekends to help in the "Friends" shop please email friends@bugatti.co.uk. We will be delighted to hear from you.

eBay

As part of our fundraising we often have a small range of interesting items for sale on eBay. Well worth a check to see if we have that one-off must-have! Click Here to view items currently for sale

Automobilia WANTED

We are always in need of interesting items for the " Friends" Paddock shop, eBay shop and our annual auction. Please have a look through your bookshelves, workshop or garage and give any unwanted books and automobilia to Friends. Bring items along to the Friends shop or Club Office when you can - it will be very welcome.

We would very much appreciate that any items donated are in some way concerned with veteran, vintage, classic vehicles or related to motoring or motor sport as these are the items that sell well.

Friends of Prescott is manned solely by volunteers so you can be sure 100% of your donation will go directly to the projects authorised by the Council of the Bugatti Owners' Club.

We accept donations of automobilia or promises for auction or resale, as well as cash donations. Any item no matter how small, will help to make a difference.

How you can become a Friend of Prescott

It is not a requirement that you have a Bugatti, or even a vintage car!  We are always looking for people to volunteer and get involved in helping with our fundraising activities - from selling raffle tickets for an hour to joining a maintenance and repairs working party for the day.  Just email friends@bugatti.co.uk for more information.
 

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