Midland automobiles club's centenary

The centenary of the Midland automobile Club will be marked by a special three-day event this summer at the famous Shelsley Walsh hillclimb venue, near Worcester. The club, formed in January 1901, has run events at Shelsley since August 1905 having originally run timed events at Sun Rising Hill, near Banbury.

Over the Bank Holiday weekend of 17-19 August, the 1000-yard hilldimb course in the beautiful Teme Valley will host cars from all eras of the club's 100-year history competing in a range of classes. On Saturday, members of the Vintage Sports-Car Club will compete on the hill. As well as competitive action, the event will include demonstration runs, cavalcades, displays and an autojumble. Many former champions will be attending as well as some famous cars, including some never before seen at Shelsley. The MAC is hoping to attract local resident Martin Stretton and his six-wheeled Tyrrell Project 34. PL