Hill Climbs turns 70
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.