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The world's fastest steam car is to visit Cheltenham

Don Wales with the record-breaking steam car
Don Wales will be exhibiting the record-breaking steam car at Prescott.

Daleks and wingwalkers will be joined by a record-breaking steam car for the 2010 season at Prescott Speed Hill Climb.

The Cheltenham-based Bugatti Owners' Club plans to attract more than the 35,000 people who took part or spectated last season.

"Each year we try and do something a little different," said Ian Patton, general manager.

The Land Speed Record breaking Steam Car is such a coup, we are delighted.
Ian Patton

"The championship class racing is a given of course, Prescott is a motor racing venue first and foremost, but we wanted to give our visitors, especially families, something extra.

In April, the British and Midland Championships welcome special guest Don Wales, nephew of Sir Donald Campbell, who's bringing his world land speed record-breaking steam car to Prescott.

The steam theme continues with racing steam cars taking to the Hill to set a new course record.

May is La Vie en Bleu time again as Bugatti Veyron supercars take to the course alongside vintage Bugattis, French voitures and some very special guests.

Dr Who fans will be able to see The Daleks on the Hill with eyes turning heavenwards to see wingwalkers performing daring aerial feats.

Wall of Death

June sees top class racing teamed with strawberries and cream and September brings the culmination of The Prescott Gold Cup and the British Championships.

October is the second year of The Autumn Classic, and event that is gradually growing to rival La Vie en Bleu.

The Classic has taken on an American theme for 2010, with classic American automobiles on the Hill, Harley Davidson bikes and a fearsome Wall of Death. The Daleks will also make a reappearance.

"The Daleks made a short visit last year and were so much fun, we had to invite them back again," added Ian.

"The Land Speed Record breaking Steam Car is such a coup, we are delighted.

"The season starts on Saturday, 24 April, 2010 and we can't wait."




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