£15m cars ready for Harewood Hill Climb

Chris Williams in his fire-breathing 24-litre Napier Bentley. PIC: Simon Dewhirst.

Chris Williams in his fire-breathing 24-litre Napier Bentley. PIC: Simon Dewhirst.

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A fire-breathing racing car will be among 145 classic and vintage vehicles tackling Harewood Hill Climb tomorrow.

The spectacular event – the longest speed hill climb course in mainland UK – will see cars with a total value of around £15m battling it out for the fastest time of the day.

The 24-litre Napier Bentley shoots flames from its exhausts when it starts and has so much power that it spins its wheels all the way round the course – a 1,440m tarmac track climbing steeply uphill.

Spectators are welcome at the event, which is located off the A659 between Harewood House and East Keswick.

Tickets are £10 for adults and children go free.

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