Wed, Oct 18|
Prescott Hill Climb
An Evening with Alex Summers
An entertaining and informative fund raising evening for Friends of Prescott, including a two course dinner, with guest speaker, British Hill Climb Championship front-runner Alex Summers.
Time & Location
Oct 18, 2023, 6:30 PM
Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington, Cheltenham GL52 9RD, UK
About the Event
Friends of Prescott is delighted to host an evening social event with Alex Summers, including a two course dinner in the BOC Clubhouse at Prescott.
Alex was brought up in a family with a long history in the Hillclimb world and Shelsley Walsh in particular. Alex’s Great Great Uncle first competed at Shelsley in a Rolls Royce in the early 1920’s, apparently much to the dismay of Sir Henry Royce! Alex’s Great Grandfather, Dick Summers, also competed at Shelsley in a Vauxhall 30/98, again in the early 1920’s.
Alex’s parents Richard and Lindsay have continued the tradition, being active competitors in both vintage and modern machinery for many years. Both regularly share the Firestorm with Alex, alternating who has the ‘tyre warming’ duties at most British Hillclimb Championship rounds throughout the season! Wife Debbie and Brother Felix can also be seen driving either a motorcycle engined DJ Firehawk or the family Formula Ford at a number of events across the country. As you can see its quite a family affair!
After some non-championship karting, Alex started competing in Hillclimbs at the age of just sixteen in a Formula Ford. This really whetted his appetite for the sport and he was soon looking for something a little faster. The purchase of a motorcycle engined Firehawk from DJ Racecars ticked this box and Alex’s real potential started to shine through.
Alex has also competed in circuit racing, in a Formula Ford and something a little faster a 1968 Formula 5000 Lola! One of his motorsport highlights is a wheel to wheel battle with a single seater McLaren while driving his father’s Lola at Silverstone.
2015 saw Alex claim the British Hill Climb Championship crown and 2023 is looking good so far . . . but will he be able to secure another title as the rest of the season unfolds.
Outside of hill climbing, Alex has a role as a development driver for McMurtry Automotive. He assists lead development driver Max Chilton, who of course raced in Formula 1, IndyCar and at Le Mans, with the development of the exciting McMurtry Speirling electric vehicle. Alex has already tested at many UK race tracks and also demonstrated the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with motorsport in this iconic car.
It promises to be a very entertaining, interesting and informative evening.
Pork normandy with new potatoes and green beans
Tomato and mozzarella risotto with garlic bread and salad
Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce and custard