Updated: Nov 11, 2021
We are pleased to share the news with you that the BOC has been awarded Club of the Year by Motorsport UK.
The selection of our club as winners was made by a panel of experts and was based on the following achievements.
Founded in 1929, the Bugatti Owners’ Club is one of the oldest clubs in the UK and are the owners and operators of Prescott Speed Hill Climb. With the Coronavirus outbreak, the club faced financial uncertainty with potential income reduced by over 85%. The club had to unite in the fight for survival. A new lifetime membership was introduced – raising £75,000 from the existing members and new member recruitment. When motorsport resumed in July, the club introduced a three-stage strategy to introduce COVID-19 protocols and welcome back volunteers and competitors. Six events were organised from an initial ‘Drive Thru’ weekend enabling competitors to book a time up the famous hill followed by picnics in the grounds, working the way to Hill Climbs, Autotests and Trials before a full return to competition in August with a full 85 car entry - all socially distanced in the paddock with thousands of spectators watching online at home.
“We are truly honoured to have been awarded Motorsport UK Club of the Year 2020,” said Nick Upton, Chairman of the Bugatti Owners’ Club. “This accolade marks the pinnacle of achievements for our club in one of the hardest, most challenging years our sport has faced for some considerable time. To have the hard work and commitment of our team at the Bugatti Owners’ Club recognised in this way is wonderful and something we can all hugely be proud of. We are truly humbled.”