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Hillclimb Anniversary 1905-2005 at Shelsley Walsh

100 yrs of hillclimbing at this classic motorsport venue in Worcs.

Fingers were crossed that the weather would hold up for the anniversary meeting over the long weekend of 19-21st August 2005.

I went down to Shelsley, my first trip to this hillclimb, on the Sunday, the main day for the older motorcars. The weather was fabulous and I bet the venue has never looked better than it did on this glorious late-summer day.

The main focus of the day was the history of the course, the cars, and the drivers that have sought success on the twisty 1000 yard climb. Competition cars from many different arenas of motorsport appeared, a few contemporary cars, but primarily cars from the course's past.

An amazing variety of familiar competition cars featured, including single seat circuit cars, rally cars, specialised hillclimb machines, and cars based on more humble roadgoing vehicles. Motorcycles also featured, as did some brave souls piloting the scary-looking sidecar combos.

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Below are the photos I snapped during my day at Shelsley Walsh, most feature older cars as that is what interests me most. I don't claim to be a great photographer, as some of these photos will no doubt testify, but hopefully they go some way in capturing the atmosphere of the Centenary Meeting. More photos of older cars can be found here in the event photo section. One day I'd like to get the old Dodge transporter back down there, as it would have been a regular visitor to post-war Shelsley.
Info about this course, and the Midland Automobile Club, can be found on the Shelsley Walsh site.

Alta Single seater
Alta  Single seater
  Alta Single seater
Alta  Single seater
  Alta Single seater
Alta  Single seater
  Aston Martin Le Mans
Aston Martin  Le Mans
  Aston Martin Le Mans
Aston Martin  Le Mans
 
Aston Martin Le Mans
Aston Martin  Le Mans
  Austin 7 S/S
Austin  7 S/S
  Austin 7 S/S
Austin  7 S/S
  Austin 7 S/S
Austin  7 S/S
  Austin EBIV
Austin  EBIV
 
Austin EBIV
Austin  EBIV
  Austin EBIV
Austin  EBIV
  Austin Healey 100M
Austin Healey  100M
  Auto Union D-Type
Auto Union  D-Type
  Auto Union D-Type
Auto Union  D-Type
 
Auto Union Grand Prix car
Auto Union  Grand Prix car
  Auto Union Grand Prix car
Auto Union  Grand Prix car
  Becke Powerplus Special
Becke  Powerplus Special
  Bocar 7 litre
Bocar  7 litre
  BRM V16
BRM  V16
 
BRM V16
BRM  V16
  Bugatti T59
Bugatti  T59
  Bugatti T59
Bugatti  T59
  Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Chevrolet  Camaro Z28
  Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Chevrolet  Camaro Z28
 
Cooper V-Twin
Cooper  V-Twin
  Cooper Bristol Single seater
Cooper Bristol  Single seater
  Cooper Bristol Sports
Cooper Bristol  Sports
  Emeryson Special
Emeryson  Special
  ERA E-Type
ERA  E-Type
 
ERA R1A
ERA  R1A
  ERA R8C
ERA  R8C
  Ferguson P99
Ferguson  P99
  Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica
Frazer Nash  Le Mans Replica
  Frazer Nash Nurburg
Frazer Nash  Nurburg
 
GN Instone Special
GN  Instone Special
  GN Instone Special
GN  Instone Special
  GN Special
GN  Special
  GN Special
GN  Special
  GN Spider
GN  Spider
 
GN Spider II
GN  Spider II
  GN Spider II
GN  Spider II
  GN Spider II
GN  Spider II
  GN Spider II
GN  Spider II
  GN Spider II
GN  Spider II
 
GN Wasp
GN  Wasp
  GN Wasp
GN  Wasp
  GN Wasp
GN  Wasp
  Gnat Single seater
Gnat  Single seater
  Gnat Single seater
Gnat  Single seater
 
Gnat Single seater
Gnat  Single seater
  Gnat Single seater
Gnat  Single seater
  Gnat Single seater
Gnat  Single seater
  Gordini T23S
Gordini  T23S
  Hardy Special II Racing
Hardy  Special II Racing
 
Hispano Delage 500CV
Hispano Delage  500CV
  Hispano Delage 500CV
Hispano Delage  500CV
  Hispano Delage 500CV
Hispano Delage  500CV
  HWM Chevrolet
HWM  Chevrolet
  Invicta S-Type
Invicta  S-Type
 
Invicta S-Type
Invicta  S-Type
  Lola T70 Mk3
Lola  T70 Mk3
  Lotus Elan
Lotus  Elan
  Maserati 26M
Maserati  26M
  Maserati 26M
Maserati  26M
 
Maserati 26M
Maserati  26M
  Maserati A6 GCM
Maserati  A6 GCM
  Mclaren M1B
Mclaren  M1B
  Mercedes 45hp
Mercedes  45hp
  MG K3
MG  K3
 
MG K3
MG  K3
  MG KN
MG  KN
  Morris Transporter
Morris  Transporter
  Napier Bentley Single seater
Napier Bentley  Single seater
  Napier Bentley Single seater
Napier Bentley  Single seater
 
Napier Bentley Single seater
Napier Bentley  Single seater
  Napier Bentley Single seater
Napier Bentley  Single seater
  Panhard Levassor GP
Panhard Levassor  GP
  Panhard Levassor GP
Panhard Levassor  GP
  Piccard-Pictet Single seater
Piccard-Pictet  Single seater
 
Riley Special
Riley  Special
  Rover SD1
Rover  SD1
  The Hornet Special
The Hornet  Special
  Vauxhall 30-98
Vauxhall  30-98
  Vauxhall Coupe
Vauxhall  Coupe
 
Vauxhall TT
Vauxhall  TT
 


I've also put together a free screensaver, featuring some of the cars seen at Shelsley - download it free here !

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