Hill Climbs turns 70

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - ❚ www.shel­s­ley-walsh.co.uk

The Mid­land Au­to­mo­bile Club is to cel­e­brate 70 years of the Bri­tish Hill Climb Cham­pi­onship at their Cham­pi­onship Chal­lenge meet­ings at Shel­s­ley Walsh, Worces­ter­shire on 12 and 13 Au­gust. The first of the in­au­gu­ral cham­pi­onship hill climbs was staged at Bo’ness on 17 May 1947, with fur­ther climbs held that year at Bouley Bay, Craigant­let, Prescott and Shel­s­ley Walsh. Ray­mond Mays won the cham­pi­onship in 1947 and again in 1948 driv­ing his ERA R4D. The club is also to add to its sport­ing cal­en­dar at Shel­s­ley Walsh with the in­tro­duc­tion of an Open Test Day on 17 June and ex­pan­sion of the VSCC week­end 1-2 July.

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