The Reg Phillips meeting reverted to its usual place the day before the Vintage meeting on Saturday 30th June with the added interest of 34 Motorcycles and 5 Sidecars . The 500 Club also brought along their cars for some serious competition but always in a friendly atmosphere. Best time of day went to David Warburton (son of MAC Director Allan Warburton) in his Gould GR59 with a time of 25.62 seconds. Another friendly MAC ‘clubby’ day at Shelsley Walsh enjoyed by participants
A weekend of contrasts is in store at Shelsley Walsh this weekend, June 30 and July 1st, with modern racers on Saturday paving the way to the cars that carved out Shelsley’s pre-war history on Sunday. Both days will see practice in the morning and racing against the clock in the afternoon under what is expected to be perfect weather as Worcestershire sees blue skies and warm sun at the moment. Sunday’s annual Vintage and Sports event for Pre-war cars has been a part of Shelsl
The Sunrise Sprint Championship reached the halfway stage at Prescott with Round 6 taking place in beautiful sunny conditions. Unusually all competing cars were bunched into just one Class so the results threw up some differences. The good humoured battle between Mike Henney and Phillip Stader continued and Philip brought out his rapid Mg Midget for the day. His time was 0.03seconds quicker than Mike causing much discussion and good hearted banter.
The club’s second BPW event took place on another beautiful day at SW and in the Courtyard for the first time this year. A fantastic display of classic cars turned up and the welcome glass of champagne was well received.
This 1-day ‘clubby’ attracted an eclectic entry together with championships from Aston Martin, Morgan+8’s, WAMC Trident, WSCC & Revington TR. Highlights of the day were Will Hall driving his dad’s Morgan and Debbie Dunbar and Lyndsay Summers taking 1st & 2nd BTD. Alex Summers also chose to propose to Debbie in a surprise move at Top S bend and she said “yes”.
Shelsley’s second ever practice day (following on from the trial run last year) took place on a dry and relaxing day in June with several entrants taking over 10 runs during the day. With no pressure that goes with a competition day, spirits were high and everybody was calm. The collections of cars and machinery were extremely varied from Dune Buggies to the surprise of the day, the dragster which entertained the small crowd. The practice obviously worked as Debbie Dunbar rec
Philip Porter’s XK Club chose Shelsley for their Jaguar XK70 celebration to commemorate 70 years of the incredible Jaguar XK engine which first appeared in Jaguar XK120 in the late 40’s. It was a big event over two days with several celebrities and plenty of action on the hill. Many guests and spectators had travelled from all over the globe and the event featured one of the largest displays of XK cars that anybody could remember.
On the 4th June, Shelsley hosted James Hunt’s Zandvoort GP winning F1 car together with his son Freddie and his new puppy Twiglet. Piloti shoes had commissioned the shoot to launch a new range of men’s shoes.
David Uren won one of the most exciting days at Shelsley Walsh for many years on June 3rd when he took Best Time of Day in his Gould 3.5 V8 with a time of 23.53 seconds to take his first ever win at the 113 year old hill. Both Run Offs during the day saw some of the most committed driving ever seen at Shelsley as the fifth weekend of the 2018 British Hill Climb Championship took place. Will Hall in his Force took the win in the afternoon run off ahead of Uren by just 0.01 sec