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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‘Fast Ladies’ Heading to Cultra

The Cultra Hillclimb in the North of Ireland is always an exciting and interesting festival of motorsport and the 2013 event is no exception.

GTR Turbo Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson was 2nd overall at Cultra in 2012 (thanks to Raceline Photography)

 

Although the event is not until the first weekend of June, competitors are signing up for the meeting, and the build-up is already beginning.

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Prescott Completes The Season

The final mainland hillclimb events of the 2012 season took place last weekend at the Bugatti Owners Club’s Prescott Hillclimb, near Cheltenham.

Prescott Hillclimb

 

Themed weekends are becoming a popular part of the Prescott calendar these days and, hot on the heels of the Le Vie en Bleu weekend back in May, this is the American weekend.

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Former Champ at Silverstone Test

Yesterday afternoon I had to pop into Silverstone Circuit to deliver some parts to a customer who was testing there.

I discovered an amazing selection of cars taking part in a pre-season track day, these cars included ex. F1 cars, several former Le Mans winners and even a few BTCC cars from the 80s & 90s.

Jaguar XJR12 Le Mans

Le Mans legands everywhere at Silverstone

 

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