EVENT REPORT: May Breakfast club

EVENT REPORT: May Breakfast club

Warm May sunshine greeted the visitors to the monthly Breakfast Club at Shelsley Walsh. Drivers and enthusiastic passengers in a vast array of classic, sports and collectors cars flocked to the Worcestershire hill climb venue that has become a regular monthly haunt for those in search of likeminded enthusiasts in need of a hearty cooked breakfast.

The paddock was nearly full by 9.30am with a classic 1929 Rolls Royce 20/25 rubbing shoulders with a superb 1969 Jensen Interceptor and an equally immaculate Dax AC Cobra replica with its thunderous 5.7 litre V8 engine. A Daimler SP250 “Dart” took its place on the hill together with various models of Porsche, Lotus and TVR.

Members of the Modball Rally team called in for breakfast in a liveried mix of performance and supercars including the rare 595bhp Aston Martin GT12 Vantage in Gulf Racing colours and a satin black wrapped Lamborghini Huracan LP610 that drew the attention of many camera lenses.

Parking on the track, with its English Austin Cooper S cousin was a genuine 1974 Italian Innocenti 1275 Mini Cooper with its defining chrome framed quarter light windows and 10 inch Rostyle type wheels, a rare sight on UK roads especially in unmodified form. Modified cars in attendance included a rally prepared Ford Escort Mexico in period sponsor livery and a Mk1 Ford Capri sporting 4 litre V8 power.

Probably one of the finest MG J2 models ever to be seen was parked neatly on the grass at the bottom of the track. This car, that has been painstakingly restored, won the car of the show award at the Brooklands MG meeting and was immaculate in every respect.

Thank you to all the visitors, new and old, that attended the breakfast club and bought out their pride and joy to share. See you next month.