At the recent Kop Hill Climb set in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, The Classic MotorCycle trophy for best prewar went to Paul Stirling with his 1926 Sunbeam Parallel 9, with the postwar CBG cup going to Edward Wallbank, for his Vincent Rapide with Steib sidecar.
It was Paul Stirling’s first Kop and on his way down from Strathglass in Scotland he collided with a large stag, which not only damaged his vehicle but the Sunbeam which broke free from the ties, breaking off footrests and damaging paint. Paul returned home, repaired the bike and came down for the two days of the event.
The trophies were presented by TV antiques expert Eric Knowles. Read the event report in the December issue if TCM on sale now.
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