Event Preview: Test Day and Reg Philips Trophy Meeting

Event Preview: Test Day and Reg Philips Trophy Meeting

Free Entry To Shelsley Walsh Event On Saturday

A mixed two days of motor sport are being staged this weekend at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, with free admission for all spectators on Saturday.

For the first time ever, hosts Midland Automobile Club are giving members who hold an MSA licence the opportunity to drive the iconic hill in all classes of car, as a practice day in order to gain experience on the hill, but in a more relaxed and non competitive environment.

Two local people making their debut in the sport and taking advantage of the informal day are Anna-May Furness in a Proton Satria 1800 and Elliott Hall in an Audi TT while more seasoned local drivers include Chris Westwood in a Lotus Elise, Terry Clifford in an Alfa Romeo GT Guilia, Will Gough in a Porsche 911 and Nigel Elliott in a TR7 V8.

Sunday hosts the Reg Philips Memorial Trophy Meeting with a wide range of cars taking to the hill for practice and qualifying in the morning, with serious competition runs in programme order throughout the afternoon.

Also competing on Sunday are entrants with solo and sidecar machines in the National Hill Climb Association championship for motorcycles.

Invited clubs include the 500 Owners Association with around a dozen Cooper machines competing, half a dozen Aston Martin cars in the AMOC Speed Championship and a variety of ten Triumph cars in the TR Register Sprint and Hill Climb Championship.

A capacity entry in all classes will see road going, modified production, specialist production and racing cars divided into groups and guaranteeing some very close competition against the clock.

The action starts at 9am each day with full facilities on site.

Further information can be obtained from www.shelsleywalsh.com