Group B icons head for Shelsley Walsh as Hagerty Hill Climb returns in 2023!
Hagerty, the automotive lifestyle brand and leading specialist insurance provider, has announced dates and headline content for its 2023 Hagerty Hill Climb event which, due to the success of the 2022 event, is now taking place over two-days.
On 27th and 28th May, Hagerty will bring together an eclectic mix of cars to tackle the historic hillclimb course at Shelsley Walsh. Since 1905 Shelsley Walsh has played host to heroes of motorsport, making it the oldest motor sport event still held on its original course.
The stars of the show will be one of the most impressive collections of Group B and A rally cars ever amassed, the majority taking part in hillclimb demonstrations allowing guests the rare opportunity to see, and hear, these magnificent cars being used as intended.
The cars, supplied by members of the Ralli 22 Club, comprehensively cover the heyday of rallying will include:
Hillclimb demonstration cars
(GpB) Audi Sport Quattro
(GpB) Ferrari 308 GTB (Tony Worswick)
(GpB) Lancia 037 (ex-Fabrizio Tabaton)
(GpB) MG Metro 6R4 (ex-Tony Pond)
(GpA) BMW E30 M3 (Fina Motor Oil livery)
(GpA) BMW E30 M3 (Prodrive)
(GpA) Ford Escort Cosworth (BASTOS livery)
(GpA) Mitsubishi Lancer
(WRC) Subaru Impreza WRC (ex-Petter Solberg)
Ford Escort (Mk1)
Static display cars
Ford Escort 1700T
For those who prefer to be a part of the action, Hagerty offers the chance for guests to drive their own car at one of the most memorable motorsport locations in the UK with the purchase of a £135 ‘run what ya brung’ ticket, guaranteeing at least 3 hillclimb runs as well as complimentary food and drink. For non-driving spectators, the event offers a full day of hillclimbing and a host of additional entertainment for just £25 per ticket.
A Driver's Enclosure ticket is also available where guests can enjoy grandstand access, complimentary food and drink, and the chance to chat with drivers and owners about their cars, for an additional £35.
Mark Roper, Managing Director of Hagerty International, said:
“I am delighted to announce the return of the Hagerty Hill Climb event, and what a stunning line up of cars we have for our guests. At Hagerty we cater for all types of car enthusiast, and this event perfectly encapsulates that ethos – guests can enjoy the show or take part themselves as they drive one of the oldest motorsport venues in the country. Whatever they decide, the spectacle of Group B rally cars blasting up the hill is worth the ticket price alone.”
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.