Stonking Shellers!

The Big One at Shelsley Walsh last weekend lived up to it’s billing and provided a motorsport show to please any enthusiast of any era.

Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb

The MAC flew the flag at Shelsley Walsh last weekend

 

From 1920s sports cars, through 1960s saloons, to 1970s single-seaters, and from historic Le Mans cars to the current top 10 contenders in the BHC, The World Famous venue had it all.

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Shelsley Aston Display

The ‘Big One’ at Shelsley Walsh each August is always one of the biggest events in the hillclimb calendar and always has a large crowd, a great entry and a celebration or theme from the history of British Motorsport.

Aston Martin Racing

 

This year’s theme celebrates the 100th anniversary of that most classic of British marques, Aston Martin. The hallowed 1000 yards of Shelsley will reverberate to the sound of Astons from all ages.

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Allan Simonsen 1978-2013

As regular readers will know, our other motorsport passion here at speedhillclimb.com is long distance endurance racing, and especially ACO Rules racing which revolves around the Le Mans 24 Hours race.

Le Mans 24 Hours

The Start/Finish Straight at the Le Mans Circuit

 

Last week, as part of his annual vacation, Mr Editor took the long trek down to La Sarthe for the World’s Greatest Motor Race as a spectator. The weekend turned out to not be the usual 4 day party and race-fest due to the events of the first 15 minutes of the main event.

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SHC.com Film Night 10

It’s Saturday night, so it must be time for another blast of quality Motorsport TV with this weeks SHC.com Film Night.

With the provisional entry for the Le Mans 24 Hour being released last weekend and the Aston Martin Racing team launch on Tuesday, our thoughts are already turning towards the big race in June.

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Spotted At…. Prescott!

As always, there were lots of spectators at Prescott over the weekend. Several former drivers, and a few other familiar faces were spotted in the crowd, including

  • Robert Kenrick
  • Chris Merrick
  • Bette Lane
  • John & Julie Chalmers
  • Mike Endean
  • Mike Turner
  • Dave Warburton
  • Dave Kimberley
  • Joy Rainey
  • Oliver & Eva Tomlin
  • Barry Lines
  • Richard Hollingworth
  • Darren Turner
  • George Howard-Chappell
  • Rob Capper

 

  • Jo WhitePrescott Hillclimb

 

Generation AMR

Westcountryman David Appleby is best known for his exploits in rallying and in circuit racing, having run programs for Metro 6R4s and for Subaru WR Cars.

The Painter/Fraser Metro TPR4100

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