Celebration of hillclimb’s 113th anniversary planned for the Shelsley Walsh Championship Challenge weekend, with various displays and demonstrations scheduled around exceptionally quick motorsport.
It may not be the roundest-figure anniversary, but Shelsley Walsh is going great guns to celebrate the 113th birthday of the oldest motorsport venue (still using its original course) in the world on the glorious 12th of August. And Octane will be part of the celebrations, by supporting a Youngtimer concours for post-1985 cars, with prizes including MHD Design watches, magazine subscriptions and Autoglym goodies.
There will be plenty to keep visitors entertained, not least the small matter of a feast of action on the famous hill including the fastest drivers from the British Hill Climb Championship duelling for FTD. There will also be the UK debut of the Panasonic Jaguar Formula E car with works pilot Mitch Evans at the wheel, and Sunday’s runs will be streamed live by GKN Driveline.
Specially organised car parades will acknowledge 12 decades of Shelsley Walsh, and are set to include the 1905 Daimler that set Fastest Time of the Day at the very first meeting – 77.6 seconds – plus Shelsley Specials, the bonkers Nic Mann Morris Minor, and the rather more expected contingent of Pilbeams and Goulds. On static display only will be the 1929 record-holding Vauxhall Villiers.
Tickets range from a special £5 post-3pm Saturday entry to the £22 weekend ticket, while kids under 16 are admitted free. Camping is £10 per night for a tent, caravan or motorhome. For more tickets and ticket information, see www.shelsleywalsh.com.
Enter the Octane Youngtimer Concours
Following on from our pre-1985 concours at the the Classic Nostalgia weekend, Octane is to hold a Youngtimer concours at on 12 August. This is open to all post-1985 classics. We hope to see lots of the great Group A homologation specials, as well as cult hot hatches and performance cars. There is no pre-registration, but the concours will be open to the first 100 suitable cars to turn up on Sunday.