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* Spectators welcome to full weekend of action at Shelsley Walsh (paddock open to all)
* Rally celebration to include Richard Burns’ Safari-winning Subaru
* Ex-Sir Stirling Moss Ferrari SWB will give charity rides up the hill
* Plaque honouring legendary commentator Murray Walker to be unveiled
* Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast on both days

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the popular annual event, which features a spectacular blend of exciting action on the famous hill climb course, historic-car demonstrations, classic-car displays, trade stands and vintage-themed entertainment.

A blue plaque will be unveiled at the historic Worcestershire venue to honour Murray Walker OBE. The much-loved commentator made his first appearance behind the microphone at Shelsley Walsh in 1948. He later admitted that he used the occasion as an audition for the BBC top brass who were in attendance, and it worked. Walker went on to commentate at the 1949 British Grand Prix, and the rest is history! Read More »

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A true epic saw the 91 starting crews take in 30 stages across England, Scotland and Wales, in the 260+ stage mile event. It all started st Shelsley Walsh with a run up the hill climb and a historic first ever competitive run down the hill to follow. Jason Pritchard & Phil Clarke (Escort MkII) lead by a single second after the opening pair of stages before the real meat of the rally began. Roger Chilman & Bryan Thomas (Escort MkII) set fastest time by 18 seconds through Radnor, to lead Pritchard by 9 seconds with Steve Bennett & Osian Owen (Escort MkII) third overall. Pritchard was joint fastest with Matt Robinson & Sam Collis (Escort MkII) on Gwibedog but fastest on the Epynt stage put Pritchard back in to the lead as the crews headed up to Carlisle. Chilman was 2nd overall, just 9 seconds back with Rudi Lancaster & Guy Weaver (Escort MkII) just over half a minute back in 3rd place. Read More »