Shelsley Walsh – Classic Nostalgia….

Over the years I’ve been to a fair few motorsport venues, but never a Hill Climb event and never to Shelsley Walsh (which is the oldest motorsport venue in the world). That changed last Sunday with a visit to the ‘Classic Nostalgia‘ event that also featured a ‘Derek Bell Celebration’ which acknowledged the successes of the 5 time Le Mans winner.

Not having been to a Hill Climb event before I had no idea what to expect but soon realised what a great venue Shelsley Walsh is and what a top job the MAC (Midland Automobile Club) do there.

Accreditation sorted I probably spent my first two hours of the day trying to understand what was happening and coming up with a plan of attack whilst the cameras stayed in the car! I decided to spend the morning in the paddock and the afternoon on the ‘hill’. The day started with light rain but the sun soon appeared and blessed the event with glorious weather – which resulted in a hot and sweaty walk up the hill during the afternoon!

I had a thoroughly enjoyable few hours at Shelsley Walsh and would hope to make a return visit at some point in the future – I’d recommend you do the same.

My favourites from the day below, a few more are on my website here.

Click on any image for a larger view.

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