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EVENT INFORMATION

20-21 July 2024

Celebrate the glory days of motorsport at Shelsley Walsh Classic Nostalgia

Classic Nostalgia makes a welcome return to the Midland Automobile Club's Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb on the weekend of the 20-21 July 2024.

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

  • Where cars are the stars - thrilling historic car demonstrations

  • A stellar line up of competing Group A, Group B and WRC rally cars

  • Exhibition of Speed: showcasing the works of more than a dozen artists

  • Classic & Sports Car Concours – no advance entry required: just turn up and show off your classic!

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

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

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

  • The Startline VIP Club: rub shoulders with our celebrity guests!

  • 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

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The event for predominantly pre-1975 cars will hark back to the glory days of motorsport. Known throughout the motoring world for its unique atmosphere, Shelsley Walsh allows enthusiasts to get close to the action as well as the cars and drivers. This year marks the 13th anniversary of our flagship annual event, which features a spectacular blend of exciting action both on and off the hill, plus demonstration runs, the popular Classic & Sports Car Concours, quality trade stands and non-stop live entertainment.

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CELEBRATING RALLY GREATS​

Always a crowd favourite! Ralli 22 makes a welcome return to Classic Nostalgia in full force and on full throttle. A guaranteed stellar line up of competing rally cars from the flame spitting Group B era, as well as the Group A and WRC period.

Classic Nostalgia will also host a special tribute to honour Ralli 22 founder Steve Davies.

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CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR CONCOURS

The popular Classic & Sports Car Concours is open to all cars built before 1985.  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 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.

There is no entry fee to participate, but a general entrance ticket is required unless you are an MAC member. On arrival please advise our Parking team you would like to enter the Concours and they will direct you. (On a first come first served basis)

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‘EXHIBITION OF SPEED’

 

Following its successful debut in 2023, we welcome back ‘EXHIBITION OF SPEED’. The motorsport art show serves a visual feast of new vibrant artwork.

The Courtyard Barn will featuring the unique works of over a dozen incredibly talented UK automobile artists, from 2D-3D paintings, sculptures, graphics and illustrations to photography and mosaics. With guest artist appearances and new ‘works’ unveiled, it’s the perfect opportunity to buy original artworks directly, meet the artists and get items signed.

CAR CLUBS

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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CLASSIC CAR PARKNG

There will be reserved parking for all classic vehicles on the day. This will be on a first come first served basis. Any pre-1980s vehicles are eligible. Please follow the signs upon arrival and have your general entrance tickets or MAC membership cards ready to be scanned.

TRADE STANDS

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. With stand space costing as little as £75. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

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LIVE MUSIC

Courtyard Stage:

  • Rockin’ the Joint

  • Jon Clare and the Fabulous Dough Boys

  • Main stage interviews

  • Lindy Hop, swing and jive dancers

  • DJ sets by Sarah Kelly from All About Swing

  • Evening: Jon Clare Motown sundowner set (Sat only)

 

Plus, The Rhythm Slingers will be performing regularly (both days) at the food court

TICKETS

Special ‘Early Bird’ General Advanced Tickets: £20 (Offer until 30th April 2024)

Advanced Tickets: £25

On the day: £30

Early Bird Car Club Tickets: £15 (Offer until 30th April 2024)

Advanced Visiting Car Club: £20

Camping pass (per vehicle): £40 to include Toilets and Showers available with limited spaces available

VIP full hospitality Tickets (Adult): £135, Children under 16: £67.50 

 

UNDER 16s FREE GENERAL ADMISSION

 

All ticket prices are per person

FAQs

When is the event?

Classic Nostalgia runs from Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 July 2024

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 £30.00 per person

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