Motorsport display at Meole Brace…

Hagley Car Club, organisers of speed events at Loton Park Hill Climb, staged a large display at Meole Brace Retail Park in Shrewsbury on Sunday.
Club members, competitors, marshals and officials were on hand to provide information on all aspects of the club and the events staged in the deer park of Sir Michael Leighton’s stately home at Alberbury, where competitors in a wide range of cars and motorcycles race against the clock up the narrow and twisting tarmac road.
Display organiser and regular competitor Jane Salisbury of Shawbury, said: “This have been a great opportunity to let people know exactly what speed hill climbing is all about and let them see some of the cars that take part, and we are simply delighted with the interest shown by shoppers.
“We have handed out lots of tickets to Loton Park, so that all the youngsters -and parents - who have tried sitting in the cars on display here today, can then see them in competitive action on the hill at the weekend.”

The weekend event hosts two rounds of the Midland Hill Climb Championship and county entrants include Tim Edwards in a Ford Sierra Cosworth, Sean Toms in a Porsche Boxster, Ken Evans in a Caterham 7, Andrew Collins in a Renault Clio, Gill Thomson in an OMS, Jonathen Varley in a March, Darren Gumbley in a Force, Jamie Powell in a Mitsubishi and Rob Morgan in a Peugeot 205.

Practice starts at 9.15am on Saturday with timed competition runs with full commentary starting at 9.15am on Sunday and children under 16 are admitted free of charge.
PICTURE:  The Hagley Car Club display at Meole Brace Retail Park, with from left, Martyn Silcox (club secretary), John Mould (president), Emlyn Owen (marshal), Charles Williams (competitor) and organiser Jane Salisbury.

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