Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Classic Nostalgia posted on 22 July 2011
What better place to re-create the atmosphere of those magic motor sport moments of yesteryear than Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb?
Shelsley Walsh nestles in the magical Teme valley in Worcestershire and speed hill climbing has taken place there since 1905.What better place for this first event in a series of annual meetings dedicated to the rapidly growing classic car movement?
To support the motorsport element of this meeting, a street Concours D’Elegance, open to all-comers, will be running together with entertainment from the George Huxley jazz band, viewings of the restored water mill, vintage vehicles of all types including a unique Sunbeam ambulance, refreshments galore and for the first time at Shelsley Walsh, an informal competition for the best dressed spectator in period clothes. It’s also an ideal opportunity for a family picnic with the added attraction of being surrounded by some fabulous machinery.
The Concours, supported by the eminent Classic & Sports Car magazine, always attracts a huge range of entries from vintage to more modern classics and is being judged by the renowned motorsport journalist and MAC supporter, Simon Taylor, himself a competitor on the Hill. Entries in earlier years have featured everything from early Ford Capris to Aston Martin DB4’s and the emphasis is on desirability as much as ultimate condition. Entry to the competition is free.
Also of interest to enthusiasts will be the repeat running of the “MAC Classic” on April 22nd 2012, a multi –start tour for classics, open to all, which finishes with an untimed run on the famous Hill itself. A remarkable and memorable day of classic motoring.