30 cars turned up at Shelsley Walsh on a pre-arranged visit as part of a
tour of Worcestershire and Herefordshire. Cars from all over the UK turned
up and they enjoyed a meal in the restaurant . The weather was perfect and
several of the cars tried (and succeeded) in climbing the hill and later
returned to their base at the Bank House Hotel.
Thanks to MAC member and event Chief Medical Officer Chris Perks, the MAC enjoyed an even bigger stand at this lovely Bank Holiday Monday festival that takes over the town in celebration of the local plum producers. Phil Nuthall has a natural ability when it come to gazebos and tents and there was a great variety of cars that made up the display. Thanks also to Kith Harris for supplying the single-seater March and Clive Austin for supplying his bright orange McLaren road car.
MAC hosted another Black Plate Wednesday, this time in the Courtyard within full view of the black plate cars that guests had brought with them. With just one sitting there was still some excellent conversation and laughter long after 5 o’clock. Possibly the champagne reception helped but a great time was had by all. The last one of the season and the weather was kind. A lovely end to the BPW season.
Day two of the Eastern Weekend took place on the Sunday after Saturday’s Blyton and was a first for MAC. And what a day it was, enjoyed by absolutely everybody with competitors raving about the track configuration. In fact MAC now has the honour of being the last club to organise a sprint on the Rockingham National circuit as the whole venue is closing down as a motorsport destination at the end of the year. All competitors enjoyed an extra run and we still finished before 4p
Once again the organisers held their popular event at Shelsley Walsh and it was very well received by all the spectators. A huge crowd turned up and it’s always good to see so many new faces. Unusually, course control was manned by two juniors – being the sons of Chairman Antony Harper and Director Campbell Deas. Using the new TV monitoring system, it ran without a hitch.
The first of the new ‘Eastern Weekends” events took place at Blyton Park on the favoured Eastern circuit in north west Lincolnshire. The Paul Matty Lotus Sports Cars championship made up the biggest contingent with over 20 cars adding to the entry. Best time of day went to Glyn Sketchley in his Force PT just ahead of Derek Sweeney.
On the 113th anniversary of the very first Shelsley Walsh, more history was made at the historic motor sport venue with a brand new all electric hill record being set by Mitch Evans driving the Jaguar Formula E car stopping the clocks in 30.46 seconds. On a slippery track that was not at its best after morning rain the Kiwi left the line quicker than some of the regular lightweight hill climb cars to then be pin point sharp through Kennel before slithering through the sightly
The 12th August 2018 will see Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb in Worcestershire turn 113 years old, to the very day, after the first event at the hill on 12th August 1905. The great, the good and the fast have all been to Shelsley over the years to compete, win and set records - this upcoming weekend is now different.
There will be an action packed weekend for all to enjoy; the fastest drivers from the British Hill Climb Championship will be looking to break records and set
The August Breakfast Club went well at Shelsley with another sunny morning and full house in the paddock with again cars covering all eras, tastes and styles from new Porsches, a Honda NSX to a lowered rat-look Citroen 2CV. As a little something, there were some prizes for Best Classic, Modern and Presented car on the day with some Autoglym Car Care products up for grabs. Calvin from Worcester won the Best Presented Car with his Mk 1 Golf GTi that he bought in 1993. Still on