JIMF Press release 22.03.2020 - ** EVENT CANCELLED**
The Jersey international Motoring Festival organising team and the Classic Vintage and Modern Motor Racing Club of Jersey regret to announce The 2020 Festival this year is cancelled.
We have been in constant contact with the various bodies regarding the Corona Virus and can conclude that the 10 week ban in Jersey on large gatherings of people in public spaces finishes at the end of May and our event would start early June. The ban and border controls could easily be extended. The risk of this Virus being passed onto our fellow Islanders and potentially some of our guests who could make it to us is too great.
I as Director of JIMF and Terry Gorvel as President of the Club, have found the cancellation of this event one of the hardest decisions to make. We have been monitoring every decision between England, France Guernsey and Jersey hoping that the Channel Islanders would be more resilient and the Virus would not affect us but it has, and will in the months ahead.
I sincerely hope that all interested parties that were coming to our festival this year, will transfer your bookings and Join us next year to make it a bigger and better event.
I ask you as custodians of many wonderful vehicles with a wealth of knowledge on classic vehicles to heed your local health authorities instructions to practice social distancing (the garage is a great place). We would be happy to receive photographs and stories of your vehicle in order to place on the website for our fellow enthusiasts to read over the coming weeks and months and hopefully we will see the vehicles in the flesh 3rd-6th June 2021.
Please stay safe.
Steve Salmon Co-Ordinator JIMF
Terry Gorvel President of CVMRC
This spectacular hill climb us very conveniently situated alongside the show ground of JIMF at Peoples Park, which allows people attending the show an excellent opportunity to see the start, as well as access to a vantage point half way up the hill, where the hill twists and turns past the bowling green.
The hill is approximately 640 metres long, and provides some exciting challenges for both riders and drivers. Shortly after the start, there is a left hander, which requires some braking and is a little awkward because of the adverse camber. This is followed by a nice little flick to the right and then using the full width of the road, a long sweep past the bowling green and into a very tight right hander, which is the dominant feature of the hill. Braking and line are critical at this point, in too close and the gradient steepens dramatically, and it is generally thought best to keep out a little way before powering through the transitional curve leading to a long straight climb and a very fast finish.
Cars can cross the finishing line at over 80mph which requires very good braking within the stopping zone! The event starts at on Saturday morning with practice runs and continues throughout the afternoon.