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The Jaguar I-TYPE 2 Formula E race car has set a new electric car course record of 30.46 seconds at the world-famous Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in Worcestershire. The record attempt – a partnership between GKN Driveline and the Panasonic Jaguar Racing ABB FIA Formula E Championship team – saw New Zealander Mitch Evans pilot the Jaguar I-TYPE 2 on its dynamic debut in the UK on Sunday 12 August, breaking the previous record by 6.84 seconds. Read More »

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The 12th August 2018 will see Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb in Worcestershire turn 113 years old, to the very day, after the first event at the hill on 12th August 1905. The great, the good and the fast have all been to Shelsley over the years to compete, win and set records – this upcoming weekend is now different.

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GKN Driveline is teaming up with partner Panasonic Jaguar Racing to bring one of the world’s most advanced electric vehicles to the oldest motor sport venue, Shelsley Walsh in Worcestershire. Read More »

The 2018 season will start at Shelsley Walsh over May 5th and 6th with the Midland Hill Climb Championship drawing some fast cars, new faces and never been seen before cars to the 113 year old hill. The single seater entry is nearly brim full as people test out their modifications from the winter months to see if they can advance, improve and lower their personal best times, while the production based cars will also be seeing if they can knock on the door of some quick times too. The Lotus classes are also busy with both historic and newer cars from the marque going head to head in the opening round of the Paul Matty Sports Car Championship. Read More »

The Midland Automobile Club and Shelsley Walsh have just confirmed a new partnership with Classic Car Auctions, the Warwickshire based auction house that has seen seen significant growth during the last few years selling ‘everyman’ classic cars to a value of approximately £50,000. CCA has been created by the highly respected team from Silverstone Auctions.

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Shelsley Walsh Speed Hill Climb has a brand new website today as the venue goes into 2018 with seven weekends of racing action up the world’s oldest motor sport track still on its original course. From 1905 to today; the start line, the corners and the straights are the same to make the hill unique in the 21st century.

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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 »

Two spectator stages at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb will get the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally off to a spectacular start on Friday 10 November.

Shelsley Walsh in Worcestershire is the world’s oldest motor sport venue using its original course and was first used in 1905. However, the rally will mark a first in the history of the world-famous venue with the Brightwells Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Special Stages.

Before the rally heads into the Welsh forests, the cars will tackle two special stages on the famous hill climb course. It is believed to be the first time in the venue’s 112-year history that Shelsley has been used competitively downhill. Read More »

Two spectator stages at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb will get the 2017 Roger Albert Clark Rally off to a spectacular start on Friday 10 November.

Before the rally heads into the Welsh forests for the opening day of action, the cars will tackle two special stages on the famous hill climb course near Worcester. It is believed to be the first time in the venue’s 112-year history that it has hosted a rally special stage and will also be the first time that Shelsley has been used competitively downhill. Read More »

The second #ChronosAndCars event played host to a selection of racing drivers and a massive collection of cars and enthusiasts at Shelsley Walsh.


Racing driver Freddie Hunt is confirmed to drive for the Brookspeed Omologato Porsche in the upcoming European GT4 series. The son of former-Formula One champion James Hunt will be backed by Omologato throughout the 2017 championship season. The driver confirmed his plans for the future in a live interview with the sell-out crowd at the infamous hillclimb location in Worcestershire. Read More »