Two Important Speed Hill-Climbs

Entries have closed for the Tenth Open Speed Hill-Climb to be held at Prescott on May 22nd, starting at 2 p.m. Ninety cars were accepted, the first 60. as they came in, the remainder by selection. The event will be run on the same lines as previous Prescott meetings, which are famed for their efficient timetable functioning. The usual sports car and racing car classes will be contested, the former divided into supercharged and. non-supercharged divisions. In addition pre-1914 cars have a class to themselves. 500-c.c cars are to run, but it is not specified that they must conform to the 500-Club Formula. There will be two runs. in each class except the Handicap Class. and practising takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 21st, and also on the Sunday morning. Sports cars have to be licensed, and have wings, dynamo, self-starter where standard, battery, spare wheel and windscreen and at least two seats. Fastest time earns £50 and a cup.

Entries for the International Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb of June 11th are limited to 75 and close on May 9th at £3 3s. per entry. The event counts for the British. Hill-Climb Championship and is confined to racing cars. There are five capacity classes, commencing with cars up to 500 c.c.; again the 500 Club Formula is not specified. Any fuel is permissible. Practice takes place on June 10th. Fastest time earns £100 and a trophy and the “Shelsley-Special” and other trophies will be contested. The meeting starts at 1.30 p.m. Details from Leslie Wilson,. Midland A.C., 87-89, Edmund Street,. Birmingham, 3 (Colmore 4615).