Event Round-up…. Shelsley Walsh

Who would have predicted two years ago that a 2-litre class car would win a National Run Off, in the dry, at Shelsley Walsh?

Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb

The venue was in superb condition for the biggest event of the year.

 

Not very many people, if any. But at Shelsley in August Warwickshire Motorsport Engineer Jos Goodyear did exactly that with the 1400cc motorcycle engined GWR Raptor 2. And what’s more, he did it with a time just a couple of tenths or so away from Martin Grove’s long-held Outright Hill Record at The World Famous venue.

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Shelsley Walsh – 2014 Events

Our lap of the country continues today with a look at the most historic venue in the calendar.

Justin Fletcher Pilbeam MP62

Justin Fletcher at Bottom ‘S’ with the giant-killing Pilbeam MP62 in 1996 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson).

 

The real jewel in the crown of British Hillclimbing is The World Famous Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb in Worcestershire. The oldest mainland hill is a great place to visit and soak up the history of our sport.

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SHC.com Film Night 18

This weeks installment of the speedhillclimb.com Film Night is a pretty special one. Throughout this series, which has run over the past couple of years, we have featured films from professional motorsport covering amazing films or topical subjects.

For the latest chapter however, we will have a look at our very own sport of Speed Hillclimbing. In recent years we have celebrated the promotion and entertainment that our sport has been granted by TV shows producing sections of their programs looking at our dramatic discipline of motorsport. Whist becoming ever more frequent, this is not a new trend so let’s have a look back at some of the hillclimbing films produced over the past couple of decades.

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BHC Season Review Part 8 – Roger Moran

Our look at the dozen drivers who topped the time sheets in the 2013 British Hillclimb Championship continues today as we break into the top 5.

Roger Moran Gould GR61X

Relaxing with a brew at Shelsley Walsh

 

Today’s driver is a man who has had unprecedented success at National level in the modern era. but who also likes to mix up the disciplines and have fun in other forms of motorsport, 1997 British Hillclimb Champion Roger Moran.

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BWRDC Awards

We were very honoured to be invited to attend the British Women Racing Drivers Club Awards do at the Gaydon Heritage Motor Centre last Saturday.

British Woman Racing Drivers Club BWRDC

The BWRDC Award winners at Gaydon on Saturday

 

The invite came from our Responsible Adult here at speedhillclimb.com, Jo Hodgson who was receiving the Shell Trophy for hillclimbing.

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Spectacular Shelsley Scheduled

This weekend is The Big One at Shelsley Walsh in Worcestershire.

Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb

 

A huge entry of cars are scheduled to appear at The World Famous venue as the British, Leaders, Midland and Paul Matty Championships are joined by a mouth-watering selection of historic cars. The Lotus marque is the theme for this weekend and there will be a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Lotus Elan during the weekend.

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