Shelsley Walsh 2015 Hill Climb

Saturday, December 10th, 2016 - autos, cars

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The Midland Automobile Club hosts two days of nostalgic competition that will coming weekend (4th to 5th July 2015) when both classic as well as modern cars compete on Saturday followed by the inspiring sights as well as sounds of Vintage racing cars taking to the iconic hill on Sunday.

Saturday’s event is usually the Reg Philips Memorial Trophy Meeting, named after the man who played a big part in Shelsley Walsh life by before the Second World War until his death in 2008. that will event has attracted a capacity entry in special classes for classics, saloons, sports, racing cars as well as motorcycles.

The event also hosts rounds of individual club championships including Aston Martins, The Revington TR Register Sprint & Hill Climb Championship with TR2, 4, 6 as well as 7 style sports cars competing against Dolomite Sprint as well as Vitesse saloons. There is usually also a class for Westfield sports cars entered into the Northampton Motorsport Speed Series, together using a Ford Cortina GT as well as Austin Mini taking part from the Historic Rally Car Register class.

Nearly 30 cars are entered into two classes with specific target times for classic pre-1975 saloon, sports, Sports Libre as well as racing cars, including names such as Riley, Lagonda, ERA, Morgan, Austin Healey, Cooper Jap as well as Lotus.

Lovers of more modern machinery can see determined driver as well as hill climb sponsor Will Gough of Droitwich in action in his Porsche 911, together with Mick Harriman in his Audi Quattro, Chris Westwood in a Lotus Exige, Martyn Silcox in a Subaru WRX as well as Derek Sweeney of Kidderminster in his OMS 2000M single seater racing car.

Over 30 motorcycles as well as sidecar combinations are taking part in their own National Hill Climb Championship with machines by Velocette, Triumph, KTM, CCM, Honda, Ducati, Aprilia as well as Husqvarna in action.

Sunday sees the Midland Automobile Club’s ever common Vintage meeting, complete with smoking tyres, loud exhausts as well as the odd drop of spilled oil, which is usually held in conjunction with the Vintage Sports Car Club, creating a fantastic atmosphere by days gone by. There is usually an impressive entry list of over 130 cars built between the two World Wars, most of which have competed at Shelsley Walsh since then as well as to that will day, with examples by Lea Francis, Fraser Nash, Talbot, Railton, Alvis as well as a Stutz Bearcat.

A class for Edwardian vehicles will include entries by local drivers Mike Lemon, of Pershore, in his 1913 Vauxhall 30-98 as well as well-known local character Hicky Hickling, by Tenbury Wells, with his well-used as well as very original 1911 Sunbeam 16/20.

The action starts with two practice runs for each driver by 9.15am on both days, followed by competitive timed runs in programme order with full commentary on both drivers as well as their cars after lunch.

Tickets are available on the gate, at £15.00 for Saturday as well as £20.00 for Sunday admitting you to the Paddock as well as seated enclosures. Children under 16 are free. Programmes are available on the day at £3.00.

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by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles

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