Firle Hill Climb Revival

A charitable association of classic car enthusiasts

The Firle hill climb revival

Will take place on Sunday 25th September 2022.

Volunteer marshals and stewards required!

The Firle hill climb revival came first and the Bo Peep Drivers Club followed soon after. The name of the club took inspiration from the group of people who took part in that first revival back in 2015 and therefore drove up the lane at Bopeep bostal in their classic cars. The Bo Peep Drivers Club ceased to exist from the end of September 2020. It has been replaced by a loose association of friends and like minds who wish to support the hill climb by volunteering, attending meets and other events.

Most importantly though, it is about using our classic cars to raise funds for our two chosen charitable causes. The Southfield Trust of Eastbourne and CHEC of Chailey. The association itself is not a registered charity but the company that controls the hill climb and the association is a registered not for profit limited company that raises funds on behalf of other charities.

Both the association and the hill climb rely upon volunteers to help run the club, stage the hill climb and other events. The association is not a club, there is no membership fee, no card or membership number. If you wish you may buy a badge, key fob or window sticker in order help boost funds for administration. The Firle Hill Climb Revival (company) is in the process of registering as a charity in its own right and as such will be able to accept donations at any and every given opportunity!

The association requires those who are happy to assist, especially with the running of the hill climb even if they were not successful in gaining a place in the paddock that year. We need marshals, car park attendants, binmen (or women) and anyone who is prepared to pitch in. It is about helping others and giving something back. It is not just a pay and turn up event but a commitment to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

What we are all about

Sunday 25th September, 2022.

Applications for the 2022 Firle Hill Climb Revival may no longer be submitted. The Paddock is full with another excellent collection of cars which range from 1928 to 1990. Yes I did say 1990, one car was deemed worthy as it fell just outside our time frame.

Thank you to everyone that applied, we did our best to accommodate as many as possible. The list of manufacturers taking part include:

AC, Aston Martin, Austin, Austin Healey, Bentley, BMW, British Leyland, Buick, Caterham, Chevrolet, Cooper-Bristol, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, Grayford, Jaguar, Lancia, Lotus, Messerschmitt, MG, Morgan, Morris, Porsche, Riley, SAAB, Sunbeam, Talbot, Terrier, Triumph, Turner, TVR, Unipower, Vauxhall and VW. Plus a few extra cars courtesy of our sponsors.

Those that have been accepted and returned their entry fee will receive their driver pack towards the end of August and beginning of September.

Saturday 2nd October 2021

When the Firle Hill Climb handed over the cash raised to the Southfield Trust in 2019 it rained and that tradition was well and truly kept up this year. With a warning of torrential rain and high winds a hardy bunch of hill climbers gathered at the very top of our hill to mark the award of £4000.00 to our chosen charities of CHEC and the Southfield Trust. An incredible amount considering that the hill climb didn't even take place for the second year running. A feat that we have no intention of repeating again!

Those that stood upon that wet and windy hill top typify the attitude of the Firle Hill Climb. Dedicated and selfless with a very firm grasp on the whole point of the hill climb. To enjoy the use of our classic cars whilst raising funds for two very worth while causes. Thank you to everyone that donated, sponsored or gifted their entrance fee this year. A spectacular gesture of generosity from every single one.

November 2021 CHEC and The Southfield Trust big cheques.

After a bit of a break and time to dry out we finally got around to handing over the big cheques to both CHEC and The Southfield Trust. A fantastic turn out in Eastbourne, thank you so much to those that gave their time to support us.

Special thanks must go to the following:

Nutley Sports & Prestige Centre, Nutley.
Sam Howard of How Detailed, Lewes.
Alan Wilkinson of Brighton & Lewes Flea Markets.
Mark Sutton of Suttonz, Eastbourne.
Val & Peter of PJB Consultancy.
Elite Medical & Ambulance Services of Hellingly.
WC Hire of Henfield.
Gerry Wadman.
Rupert & Annette Lloyd Thomas.
Peter S Taylor Insurance.
SM Trimming.
Taylor Automotive.
Champion of the hill 2019
Rolls Royce Handlye Special
Gentleman driver, Robin Beech receiving the "Bonnet & Goggles" Trophy for the second time in four years.
Photography courtesy of Rachel Persaud.
The Southfield Trust
The Firle hill climb revival association are pleased to continue and build upon our charitable partnership with the Southfield Trust which is based in Eastbourne. The trust currently oversee three outstanding special schools with a fourth due to be up and running late in 2020. The Trust supports over 300 hundred learners with a range of disabilities.

We hope to build a close working relationship with the Trust and involve as many students, parents and families as possible

The Southfield Trust​​​