ADVERTORIAL CLASSIC NOSTLAGIA JULY 16/17
The Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb will be celebrating two major anniversaries this year at its very popular Classic Nostalgia on July 16/17: 80 years since Hans Stuck drove the Auto Union and a tribute to 30 years of Group B rallying.
An Auto Union Type C similar to the one that Hans Stuck drove on the hill in June 1936 is returning to Shelsley with none other than Stuck’s son, Hans-joachim Stuck, driving the incredible V16 Grand Prix-turned-hillclimb car that was such a stunning technological marvel at the time – and indeed still to this day.
Fifty years after Stuck was Hannu Mikkola, who in 1986 drove works Audi Sport quattro Group B car to new Closed Car record at Shelsley of 29.51 seconds that stood for many years. This famous short wheel base quattro ‘44 WMN’ that drove in the British Rally Championship in 1986 in the hands of Mikkola, will too be returning.
Jimmy Mcrae and Ian Grindrod will be reunited with their Prodrive Rothmans Metro 6R4 for the first time in 30 years along with Russell Brookes and Mike Broad in the Opel Manta 400.
They will be accompanied by over 30 other Group B Rally Cars.
The Courtyard will host on stage interviews with Hans Stuck, Jimmy Mcrae and Russell Brookes with autograph sessions throughout the weekend. There will also be music and dancing and air displays on both days including the Lancaster bomber on Saturday.
The main show field will be full of classic cars, car clubs and trade stands including a Concours D’elegance which visitors can enter on arrival. Everyone is encouraged to dress in period.
Tickets are available in advance via the website shelsley-walsh.co.uk
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