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17/18 July 2021

Classic Nostalgia makes a welcome return to the Midland Automobile Club's Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb on the weekend of the 17-18 July 2021.

This annual flagship event is a firm favourite on the racing calendar.  The action-packed weekend attracts a wide variety of competition cars competing on the historic hill climb course, plus spectacular classic and vintage cars and motorbikes, celebrity drivers, parades, visiting car clubs, trade stands and vintage-inspired entertainment.


  • 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, the drivers and rub shoulders with racing legends!

  • 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? 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of Classic Nostalgia and 116 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 music throughout the weekend celebrating music and dance from the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s to modern classics.


Hospitality, advertising and sponsorship packages available.

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Ralli22 will return with a 40 strong rally class entry list featuring an awesome selection of Group A, Group B and WRC cars all competing on the hill. They will include a number of rarely seen cars, such as an ex-Tony Pond Metro 6R4, an ex-works Lancia 037, an ex-Carlos Sainz Ford Focus WRC, a Ford RS200 and a Group B Nissan 240RS.  The chance to see these immensely quick machines flat-out at close quarters is something not to be missed.


Few motorsport series are as fondly remembered as Formula 5000, and historic racer Matthew Wurr will be demonstrating a thunderous McLaren M10B during the Classic Nostalgia weekend. Powered by a 5-litre Chevrolet V8 engine, this car was run by well-known entrant Sid Taylor in 1970 and carried Peter Gethin to the British F5000 Championship. It was then used in speed events throughout the 1970s, and twice won the British Sprint Championship.

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Stephen Hepworth will take the wheel of the four-wheel-drive Hepworth FF, fifty years since his father David became the first driver to break the 30-second barrier at Shelsley Walsh. On 13 June 1971, David hustled his self-built car up the hill in 29.93 seconds, then bettered his own mark two months later with a new best of 29.64 seconds. He went on to win that year’s British Hillclimb Championship.

One of the highlights of Classic Nostalgia will be the Concours d’Elegance taking place on the Sunday. There will be 5 classes to be judged as well as a 'Best in Show'. Entry is free and there will be some fabulous prizes from one of our sponsors.

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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. Contemporary British artist Ian Cook of Pop Bang Colour will be painting live, too. Ian is renowned for creating artwork using radio-controlled cars, car tyres and toy car wheels.


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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 17 to Sunday 18 July 2021

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

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)