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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 shel­s­


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