New season volunteers at Loton Park

With the new speed hill climbing season only one month away, a band of volunteers from Hagley Car Club descended on Loton Park, near Shrewsbury over the weekend.

Tasks for the 30-strong working party included repairs to storm damaged marshal posts, painting of all the picnic area tables and chairs, creosoting huts and maintenance of the road edges of the course, together with checking and repairing all boundary fences.

Course manager Gareth Ellis said: “We are very grateful to this willing band of volunteers who give up their time and help the club to prepare the course for the coming season, always in fine spirits and with a real sense of purpose.”

The first events of the year are two separate one-day club meetings on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 20th & 21st, which will see several brand new cars appearing for the first time, together with the usual varied mix of classics, saloons, sports and racing cars all competing against the clock.

Loton Park is a tight, narrow and demanding tarmac speed course running through the deer park of Sir Michael Leighton’s stately home in the village of Alberbury, set in beautiful Shropshire countryside.

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