Shelsley Walsh Autojumble
Here at Shelsley Walsh, we are delighted to announce our first proper ‘Autojumble’. It’s been a difficult year for all of us with limited running last year and it’s important that we start to take the Club and the Hill in whatever commercial direction will guarantee that motorsport can continue here for future generations. Mind you, ‘The Hill’ has survived two World Wars, Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, at least six recessions and some increasingly unusual climatic events so I expect it will dust off a mere Global Pandemic in short order.
On Saturday, May the 15th we are looking forward to having the Paddock Garages full of spares, old parts, tools and brightly coloured ephemera and further trade/private stands on the main field will be offering restoration advice, speciality engineering services, automobilia, prints, paintings, books, collectables and more.
There are those amongst us who would happily spend all day rummaging in boxes of bits and looking through Fifties and Sixties motoring magazines hoping to spot familiar names, however, we felt we needed to broaden the appeal of the day so we are setting aside dedicated areas for anyone wishing to sell their car or motorcycle. There will be an opportunity to advertise the vehicle on our website pre-event and I can’t think of a better location to shake hands (hopefully) on your next classic with a view down the valley in the May sunshine. (Full details elsewhere on the website)
Shelsley has always been known for being family-friendly and, naturally, on May the 15th there will be a variety of food and drinks available throughout the day from our Courtyard Restaurant, coffee outlets, speciality food trucks and the Courtyard Bar.
With an 8.00am start, it seemed to make sense to offer camping and facilities are going to be available to traders who would like to set up on Friday evening or to anyone keen to bag a bargain first thing on Saturday morning. (Once again, full details are on the website).
Unique is a word frequently misused and, if there is more than one of anything, it’s no longer unique. Shelsley is one of the oldest motorsport venues in the world and the oldest to have been staged continuously on its original course so, by definition, no other ‘Autojumble’ anywhere else in the world has been held at a venue with such motorsport longevity. In fact, the venue will undoubtedly pre-date even the oldest items for sale by a few years, ‘unique’ in the proper sense of the word.
This is a great opportunity to find that missing part you have been seeking for years, sell your car or motorcycle, meet old friends, have some lunch and enjoy the garden party atmosphere that we seem to be able to create so well here. It’s only a few months away and hopefully, we can all get back to the business of enjoying “The most atmospheric motor racing venue in the world set in the most beautiful countryside”.