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Classic Nostalgia 2021, Shelsley Walsh (PR)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:01 pm    Post subject: Classic Nostalgia 2021, Shelsley Walsh (PR) Reply with quote

17/18 July 2021

Shelsley Walsh is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Classic Nostalgia in 2021 so come and join us for an action-packed weekend of competitive hill climb racing, thrilling demos, spectacular classic and vintage car and motorbike displays, celebrity drivers, Group B rally cars, parades, car club displays, trade stands and live vintage-inspired entertainment.

This annual flagship event is a firm favourite on the racing calendar. The action-packed weekend attracts a wide variety of competition cars competing on the historic hill climb course, plus spectacular classic and vintage cars and motorbikes, celebrity drivers, parades, visiting car clubs, trade stands and vintage-inspired entertainment.

•Spectacular motor racing at one of the oldest motorsport venues in the world
•Thrilling demonstration runs throughout the weekend
•General admission tickets include ‘Access all areas’ – Get close to the action, the cars, the drivers and rub shoulders with racing legends!
•Main stage featuring non-stop entertainment, interviews and live bands
•Pole position parking for all classic vehicles and visiting car clubs
•Quality trade stands selling everything from clothing and accessories to motoring books, models, art, photography and memorabilia!
•Vintage fashion competition for the best and most authentic vintage outfit
•Children under 16 years old go free with an accompanying paying adult

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Classic Nostalgia and 116 years of hill climbing history at Shelsley Walsh, staged continuously (wartime excepted) since 1905. Get your dancing shoes on for a right party in the Courtyard with non-stop music throughout the weekend celebrating music and dance from the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s to modern classics.

Pole position parking for all pre-1985 classic cars and motorbikes. Those arriving in a car or on a motorbike manufactured before 1985 can pre-book a place in the classic vehicle display area which is located right in the heart of the event.

Car clubs​ are actively encouraged to take part in our flagship event. Classic Nostalgia is the perfect event to hold an annual car club gathering in the most stunning location. The event is all geared up to provide a fantastic day out for all like-minded motoring enthusiasts.

Benefits of bringing your classic car or bike club to Classic Nostalgia:
•​Clubs are located at the heart of the event. All registered car clubs can reserve their own designated club display area
•Excellent opportunity to showcase and publicise your club!
•Award for the best presented club stand
•Group discounted tickets
•Each car club area includes space for club gazebo/seating
•Make it your own - You can brand your area with feathered flagpoles and club bunting
•Celebrating a significant anniversary? Do get in touch!
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's on...

•Full weekend of action at Shelsley Walsh, both on and off the hill
•Spectacular celebration of rally legends
•ERA R4D returns to compete at spiritual home
•Land Speed Record contender 'Beast of Turin' to roar up the hill
•Classic & Sports Car Concours d’Elegance set to return
•Live music and entertainment in the Courtyard

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Great cars from across motorsport history will gather at Shelsley Walsh for the Classic Nostalgia meeting on 17-18 July. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the popular annual event, which features a spectacular blend of competitive action on the famous hill climb, historic-car demonstrations, classic-car displays, trade stands and vintage-themed entertainment.

Shelsley Walsh to celebrate rally greats
Twenty years since Richard Burns dramatically won the World Rally Championship in a final-round showdown, the late Englishman will be honoured with a selection of his cars – including the Subaru Impreza in which he won the 2000 Safari Rally.

Ralli22 will also be returning to Shelsley Walsh. Always a crowd favourite, the 40-strong rally class features an awesome selection of Group A, Group B and WRC machinery. They will include a number of rarely seen cars, such as an ex-Tony Pond Metro 6R4, ex-Colin McRae Ford Focus WRC, ex-Stig Blomqvist Saab, and an ex-Sébastien Loeb Citroen C4 WRC.

Legendary cars.
Few motorsport series are as fondly remembered as Formula 5000, and historic racer Matthew Wurr will be demonstrating a thunderous McLaren M10B during the weekend. Powered by a 5-litre Chevrolet V8 engine, this car carried Peter Gethin to the 1970 British F5000 Championship. It was then used in speed events throughout the 1970s, and twice won the British Sprint Championship.

There will more V8-powered excitement thanks to the presence of the ex-Pedro Rodriguez BRM P154 Can-Am car. The Mexican ace drove chassis number two in three rounds of the 1970 Can-Am Challenge Cup – a series renowned for its ‘no holds barred’ action.

The McLaren and BRM will be joined at Shelsley Walsh by the 1911 Fiat S76 Land Speed Record contender 'Beast of Turin'. The flame-spitting 28.5-litre Fiat achieved a one-way speed of 132mph in Belgium in 1913 and is an amazing feat of engineering. ‘Beast’ by name, ‘Beast’ by nature – not just how it roars into action, but how it handles too…

ERA R4D returns to compete at its spiritual home .
R4D is the most famous of all the ERAs and has a special place in the affections of enthusiasts – and in Shelsley history.

R4D was effectively a works development car. The car was built in 1935 as R4B, before being upgraded to a C-type specification a year later. It finally became R4D when a lighter chassis was introduced for 1938.

R4D was campaigned extensively both before and after the Second World War in the hands of Raymond Mays and achieved great fame, from racing in the British Grand Prix to breaking records at Shelsley Walsh including winning the very first British Hill Climb Championship in 1947. R4D set Best Time of the Day at Shelsley 16 times between 1935 and 1956, and will return for Classic Nostalgia with Nick Topliss behind the wheel.

Ex-Stirling Moss HWM to compete at Classic Nostalgia.
The ‘Stovebolt Special’ has a remarkable history that takes in famous racing drivers, competition glory and Hollywood fame.

Founded by John Heath and George Abecassis, HWM set out in 1950 to race its Formula 2 cars all over Europe. Always run on a shoestring, its single-seaters achieved great results with mainly British drivers, and the team gave Stirling Moss his first-ever paid works drive.

In 1954, this particular car was shipped to Hollywood, painted red and driven by Kirk Douglas in the movie The Racers. Seattle resident Tom Carstens then bought it and replaced the four-cylinder engine with the all-new Chevrolet V8. Press reports at the time gave it the name ‘The Stovebolt Special’.

Current custodian Simon Taylor acquired it in 1999 and has since raced it all around the world. Simon doesn’t believe in trailering the car to events and will drive it from London to Shelsley to compete over the weekend.

Classic & Sports Car Concours d'Elegance.
On Sunday, the popular Classic & Sports Car Concours d’Elegance will return to Classic Nostalgia. It is open to all cars built before 1985, and the judging will be headed up by motoring journalist and regular Shelsley Walsh competitor Simon Taylor.

Entries are welcome from any concours-worthy car, with priority given to those with significant provenance and rarity. There will be four classes to be judged: Pre-World War 2, 1949-1959, 1960-1985 Saloons, and 1960-1985 Sports/GT, plus a Spirit of the Day award for an entry that may not be in top concours condition but outstanding in its own special way.

Car clubs.
Classic Nostalgia is the perfect event at which to hold an annual car club gathering in the most picturesque setting. All registered clubs can reserve their own designated display area in the heart of the event. An award will be given to the best presented club stand.

Shelsley looks forward to welcoming the following car clubs to Classic Nostalgia: The Porsche Club GB, Porsche 914 UK Register, MG Car Club, MG Midget & Sprite Club, MG Register, Austin Healey Club, TVR Club, Morgan Sports Car Club, Mercedes Benz Club, Alpine Renault Car Club, Riley Register, Club Lotus, Marcos and West Midlands Driving Club.

•Date: 17-18 July 2021
•Shelsley Walsh, Worcester, WR6 6RP
•Visiting car club/classic car owners day entry £15.00, weekend £30
•General admission £20 per adult in advance or £25 on the gate
•Children under 16 Free
•Times: 8am each day, till approx. 5pm
•Please note: No Dogs Allowed
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