Speed into Spring on May 5th 6th Kicks Off 2018 Season at Shelsley Walsh

The 2018 season will start at Shelsley Walsh over May 5th and 6th with the Midland Hill Climb Championship drawing some fast cars, new faces and never been seen before cars to the 113 year old hill. The single seater entry is nearly brim full as people test out their modifications from the winter months to see if they can advance, improve and lower their personal best times, while the production based cars will also be seeing if they can knock on the door of some quick times too. The Lotus classes are also busy with both historic and newer cars from the marque going head to head in the opening round of the Paul Matty Sports Car Championship. However, there are some new combinations appearing

New Holland set tractor record at Shelsley Walsh

New Holland hired Shelsley Walsh to launch their new DSG gearbox tractor to all their distributors from around the UK and Ireland. On Monday 23rd April with a time of 98.70 seconds Liam Hayde set the record on his final run having previously failed to set a sub 100 seconds time. Having installed the biggest marquee ever seen on (and off) the grass in the Courtyard, they had full sound and vision systems installed, a stage and seating for 100 plus two very big tractors all within the tent. Marketing Manager Mark Crosby said “A significant launch requires a significant venue. Our strap line for the launch was ‘Get into Gear’ and the Shelsley site was the perfect environment being both rural bu

Sunshine at the Working Party!

It was a great turn out for the working party on April 21st with over 30 people turning up to help. We were very lucky with the weather with some beautiful sunny spells to start the morning which helped put everyone in good spirits. Many headed up the hill armed with a paintbrush and paint to help get Shelsley ready for the new season. Thankfully the sun stayed shining for a well deserved lunch break in the courtyard. Everyone did a great job and managed to get the long list of jobs done before the rain arrived! A big thank you to everyone who got involved on the day and we look forward to seeing you all throughout the season.

Sunrise Sprint Championship 7/8th April Rounds 1 & 2

MAC’s new format championship kicked off at a rainy Anglesey on Saturday 7th April on the National circuit configuration and ably run by the Longton & District Car Club. 13 of the 33 registered championship competitors entered this double weekend with Philip Stader in his very pretty Alfa Romeo finishing the first day jointly leading with Dean Cubitt in his rapid MX5. Day 2 was a complete turnaround in the weather with beautiful blue skies and warm sunshine. The second day of competition took place on the longer International circuit and what a track this is - fast and technical . By the end of the day Philip had managed to take a clear lead in the championship followed closely by Alan Mansf

Track & test Day | Curborough (Figure-of-8) – Saturday 19th May

MAC has decided to put on an open Track & Test Day at Curborough on Saturday 19th May utilising the popular Figure-of-8 course and it is open to anybody with a regular driving licence. No specialist clothing will be required although arms and legs must be covered and you will need to wear a crash helmet (which can be hired/borrowed from MAC on the day). Anybody who would like to bring along a non-roadgoing car or single-seater will need to produce an MSA licence and wear full safety clothing as if competing at a regular event and we will split the sessions between Track Day (road cars) and Test Day (competition cars). Non-roadgoing cars might need to be checked by an MAC scrutineer before be

May Breakfast Club - cancelled

Due to the exceptional weather conditions, the next Breakfast Club has been cancelled as this date has now been reallocated to the postponed Bromyard Speed Festival on Tour. This means that the next Breakfast Club at Shelsley Walsh will be on Sunday 8th July.

The Bromyard Speed Festival on Tour has moved to 13th May

The organisers have had to postpone the event which was due to take place on 8th April and it will now take place on Sunday 13th May at Shelsley Walsh. Operations Manager Robin Webb said “It was impossible with all the rain that we have had and the car park being too muddy to walk on let alone drive. The organisers have made the right decision and we look forward to a dryer Festival in May”

New Partnership with Octane Magazine

Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb have partnered with Octane Magazine for the 2018 season as the Worcestershire motor sport venue goes into its record breaking 113th year. The partnership will see two Octane Concours at the two big weekends of the seven weekend competition season at the hill with two very different events. The first will be for pre-’85 cars to be held at the ‘Classic Nostalgia’ weekend on July 28th and 29th, while the second will be for 1985 cars onwards to be held at the ‘Championship Challenge’ weekend over August 11th and 12th that is the highpoint of the British Hill Climb season and the actual 113th birthday - to the day - of the hill. The ‘Octane Magazine Young Timer Con

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