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16/17 July 2022

Classic Nostalgia makes a welcome return to the Midland Automobile Club's Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb on the weekend of the 16-17 July 2022.


  • Spectacular motor racing at one of the oldest motorsport venues in the world

  • Thrilling demonstration runs throughout the weekend

  • General admission tickets include ‘Access all areas’ – Get close to the action, the cars and drivers

  • Main stage featuring non-stop entertainment, interviews and live bands

  • Pole position parking for all classic vehicles and visiting car clubs

  • Quality trade stands selling everything from clothing and accessories to motoring books, models, art, photography and memorabilia!

  • Vintage fashion competition for the best and most authentic vintage outfit

  • Children under 16 years old go free with an accompanying paying adult


Who doesn’t love a party? 2022 marks the 11th anniversary of Classic Nostalgia and 117 years of hill climbing history at Shelsley Walsh, staged continuously (wartime excepted) since 1905. Get your dancing shoes on for a right party in the Courtyard with non-stop live music and interviews throughout the weekend celebrating music and dance from the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s to modern classics.

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Ralli22 will also be returning to Shelsley Walsh. Always a crowd favourite, the rally class will feature an awesome selection of 22 Group A, Group B and WRC machinery representing British raced, British designed or British built rally cars.


Classic Nostalgia has been selected as one of three flagship events at which BRM will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its 1962 World Championship victory. It is entirely fitting that BRM will be returning to Shelsley Walsh. The team was founded during the late 1940s by Raymond Mays, who had a long and successful history here at Shelsley.


Classic Nostalgia will showcase a collection of more than 20 historic BRMs curated by the British Racing Motors, the BRMA and the Owen family, Sir Alfred Owen having bought the team at the end of 1952 and steered it to its greatest successes.


The iconic sound of the V16 engine will reverberate around Shelsley Walsh thanks to the arrival of the first ‘new’ BRM P15, which will carry out demonstration runs throughout the weekend.

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Photo: Jeff Bloxham


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On Sunday, the popular Classic & Sports Car Concours d’Elegance will return to Classic Nostalgia. It is open to all cars built before 1985, and the judging will be headed up by motoring journalist and regular Shelsley Walsh competitor Simon Taylor. He will be joined by John Mayhead, classic car valuations expert from event partner Hagerty, plus Alastair Clements, editor of Classic & Sports Car magazine.

Entries are welcome from any concours-worthy car, with priority given to those with significant provenance and rarity. There will be four classes to be judged: Pre-World War 2, 1949-1959, 1960-1985 Saloons, and 1960-1985 Sports/GT, plus a Spirit of the Day award for an entry that may not be in top concours condition but outstanding in its own special way.


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Pole position parking for all pre-1985 classic cars and motorbikes. Those arriving in a car or on a motorbike manufactured before 1985 can pre-book a place in the classic vehicle display area which is located right in the heart of the event.


Classic Nostalgia is the perfect event at which to hold an annual car club gathering in the most picturesque setting. Car clubs are actively encouraged to take part in the flagship event. All registered car clubs can reserve their own designated club display area right in the heart of the event. An award will be given to the best presented club stand. 

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In addition, there will be a fashion competition for the best and most authentic vintage outfit, and trade stands selling everything from clothing and accessories to motoring books, models, art, photography and memorabilia. 


Saturday 16 July 2022

11:30am & 12.45pm

The Rhythm Slingers


2.00pm & 3.15pm

Jon Clare and the Fabulous DoughBoys                                



Jon Clare Motown sundowner set

Sunday 17 July 2022

11:30am & 12.45pm

Two Beatles (Dubbed as The UK's Leading Beatles Tribute! As Seen on BBC's "The One Show")

2.00pm & 3.15pm

Jon Clare and the Fabulous Dough Boys   

Plus, top ‘classic nostalgia’ DJ sets, interviews and (fingers crossed) The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight!



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Book in Confidence - COVID-19 SECURE

The event organisers will have all necessary precautions in place to safeguard visitors and will fully comply with the UK Government and Public Health England guidelines at the time. The details of the measures will be communicated nearer to the event date. If the event has to be cancelled due to coronavirus, your tickets will automatically be valid for the following year, unless a refund is requested within 30 days of the event cancellation.


When is the event?

Classic Nostalgia runs from Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 July 2022

Where is it held?

The event takes place at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, Worcestershire, WR6 6RP

What is the daily timing?

The gates open at 8.00am each day

Hill action 9.00am to 5.00pm each day

Can children attend?

Yes they can and under 16s go FREE

(no ticket required)

What's included?

Access to the paddock, hill and spectator enclosures

What to wear?

There is no dress code for the event but we encourage visitors to enter in to the spirit of the event by dressing in their best ‘vintage’ attire. There will be a prize awarded for the best dressed each day

Will food and drink be available to purchase?

There will be a number of food outlets and vendors catering to all our visitors. In addition the Shelsley Walsh courtyard restaurant will be open and the main bars. There are also picnic hampers available to pre-order and collect on the day.

Can you buy tickets on the day?

Yes tickets will be available at the gate for £25.00 per person

(subject to Government guidelines at the time of the event)