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Hagerty Hill Climb returns to Shelsley Walsh 27th – 28th May

  • 2023 Hagerty Hill Climb returns to Shelsley Walsh on 27th and 28th May
  • 12 fast iconic Group A and B rally cars will run up the hill
  • A host of other classic and enthusiast vehicles will also take part
  • Guests can drive their own cars up the hillclimb course
  • Superb array of facilities for spectators
  • Spectator tickets for the event start at just £27
  • Further information can be found here

Northamptonshire: 23rd February 2023
Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand and leading specialist insurance provider hosts a number of renowned automotive events around the world, with its leading UK events including the Festival of the Unexceptional, Radwood UK and the Hagerty Hill Climb.

Launched last year, the inaugural 2022 Hagerty Hill Climb was such a success that it returns to the iconic Shelsley Walsh Hill climb for two days of hill climbing action taking place on the 27th and 28th May, lining up some of the country’s finest road and competition cars alongside legends of Group B and WRC rallying. A must-see spectacle for any automotive enthusiast.

A rarely seen collection of motorsport stars will take to the iconic hill route including a Audi Sport Quattro, an ex-Tony Pond MG Metro 6R4, Petter Solberg’s Subaru Impreza and a Ford RS200 all of which will  perform fast and furious demonstration runs. Other confirmed rally stars include a Group B Ferrari 308 GTB, Lancia 037 and BMW E30 M3 along with a Group A Ford Escort Cosworth and Mitsubishi Lancer. A rare Ford Escort 1700T and RS200 will also be presented as part of a static display

Cars like these need to be seen and heard for the full experience, and the 2023 Hagerty Hill Climb provides a rare opportunity to see and hear these wonderful racers up close while being used as intended.

Hill Climbing is one of Britain’s oldest forms of motorsport and Shelsley Walsh is regarded as one of the best hill climb venues in the world. Set in the stunning Worcestershire hills it opened in 1905, and has held events continuously since then, only pausing for World War II and the COVID 19 pandemic. Over the years, 1000s of cars have competed at Shelsley Walsh, with drivers such as Stirling Moss having tried their luck on the course. The fastest time ever on the hill was recorded in 2021 when Sean Gould completed the 1000-yard (910m) course in just 22.37 seconds.

Shelsley Walsh is also the perfect place to watch cars in action, set in stunning countryside it offers numerous places from which to spectate, and a short walk up the hill offers outstanding views of the cars and surrounding scenery. Away from the action, there will be plenty of great options for food and drink, including a fully-licensed bar, coffee shop and a number of food options to make this a great day out.

Tickets start at £25 per car, per day, meaning a family can enjoy a full day of motorsport action for less than the price of a trip to the cinema. For those who want to get even more from the day, a Driver’s Enclosure ticket us available for just £35 per person from which guests can enjoy grandstand access, complimentary food and drink and the chance to chat with drivers and owners about their cars.

For those who prefer to be a part of the action, Hagerty offers the chance for guests to drive their own car up the hill climb course priced at just £135 per day, which guarantees at least 3 hillclimb runs as well as complimentary food and drink.

Hagerty International Managing Director said “Hagerty caters for all types of motoring enthusiast from fans of modern classics and unexceptional-era cars to multi-million collections and professional motorsport teams. Events like this bring together all types of Hagerty members with a relaxed, inclusive, and interactive weekend of automotive action. This promises to be an exciting two days and I encourage guests to book tickets early to ensure entry.”

Gates open at 8.30am, with the first cars away from the start line at 9.00am. Tickets are strictly limited across all categories. To book, click here.

All 2023 Hagerty UK events, comprising Hagerty Hill Climb, Festival of the Unexceptional and RADwood UK, are open for sponsorship and exhibitor enquiries. Interested parties should email Hagerty directly for more information.

For further details click here

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