Friday, 17 June 2016

Shelsley Walsh and Prescott to headline another stunning summer of VSCC Hill Climbs

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Shelsley Walsh and Prescott to headline another
stunning summer of VSCC Hill Climbs

 The Vintage Sports-Car Club will again be at the heart of this summer’s Historic motorsport season, with two long-celebrated Hill Climbs in the coming weeks, including the Shelsley Walsh Vintage Meeting on Sunday 3 July and the Club’s prestigious Prescott weekend, Friday 5 to Sunday 7 August.

Once again we are delighted that our friends at the Midlands Automobile Club (MAC) will host our annual Vintage Hill Climb at Shelsley Walsh on Sunday 3 July – the world’s oldest motorsport venue, where Pre-war machinery, history and nostalgia come together for one of the most popular events of the year.

The historic venue never fails to attract a wealth of VSCC Competitors eager to take on the challenge.  As the Club’s full class structure is represented, there will be a place for all Pre-war Sports and Racing Cars, while the Paddock will, no doubt, be filled with enthusiastic and knowledgeable spectators, who will have flocked to the stunning Worcestershire location.

This year’s event also coincides with the launch of Club Member, Mac Hulbert’s highly-anticipated book on the revered ERA R4D, published by Porter Press, a car that has enjoyed such an illustrious history, particularly at Shelsley Walsh, where it again will be competing in the hands of Nick Topliss, under the stewardship of current custodian, Brian Fidler.

As tradition, the first weekend of August will see the VSCC’s annual Prescott Speed Hill Climb at the Bugatti Owners’ Club’s idyllic Cotswold venue from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 August, which will again include a one-day event utilising the more modern ‘Long Course’ on the opening Friday, before the Club’s long-standing two-day event on the traditional ‘Short Course’ – an event first held in 1938. 

Over 300 Pre-war Racing and Sports-Cars will tackle the challenging Gloucestershire circuit throughout the weekend, widely regarded amongst the world’s premier Pre-war events, where the thrilling motorsport competition will headline a host of other attractions in a ‘garden party’ atmosphere.

Spectator cars will fill the Orchard to form perhaps the most stunning Pre-war gathering to be seen anywhere, whilst the popular Trade Village, Jazz Band, Children’s Entertainment, Camping and more will be sure to attract thousands of Vintage enthusiasts for one of the most social weekends of the season.

Both events will form rounds of the Club’s inaugural Speed Championship, supported by M&P Insurance, as the contest gathers pace at the busiest point of the season.

For more information about these and other upcoming VSCC events, visit 
ERA R4D will be an undoubted star of this summer’s VSCC Hill Climbs, including Shelsley Walsh,
where former owner Mac Hulbert (pictured in 2011) will launch a new book on the revered voiturette.

Photo: Sue Ballard

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