The hills were alive at The 2024 Hagerty Hill Climb

The hills were alive at The 2024 Hagerty Hill Climb

Hagerty brought together an eclectic mix of enthusiast cars to tackle the historic hillclimb course at Shelsley Walsh on Saturday, a venue that has huge historical importance within UK car culture being the oldest motor sport event to still be held on its original course.

The paddock was a feast for the eyes of any enthusiast, with a wonderful array of cars which included motorsport Radicals, American muscle, hot hatchbacks and vintage racers. But the event wasn’t about what you drove, it was all about a relaxed atmosphere and being amongst friends and fellow enthusiasts, in a non-competitive environment. Such was the diversity of vehicles taking part, it was likely the only place a snarling works rally-spec Audi Quattro Sport would be followed by a 30hp classic Fiat 500 for a run up the hill, but both owners went home happy, and the crowds delighted in seeing them both.

Glorious May sunshine meant it was a great day for spectators, too, with the grassy banks and grandstands packed with hill climbing fans, who enjoyed the beautiful scenery and great access to the participating cars, that makes Shelsley Walsh so uniquely spectacular.

Hagerty partners Sustain Classic Fuel, gave expert advice on the use of sustainable fuels throughout the day, as well offering 10-litres of Sustain fuel, free of charge, to all competitors who wished to use the fuel in their own vehicles. This important partnership continues at forthcoming Hagerty events, including the Festival of the Unexceptional and RADwood UK.

Mark Roper, Managing Director of Hagerty International, said “The 2024 Hagerty Hill Climb was an amazing event, with weather as stunning as the cars it was our best Hill Climb yet. This event encapsulates what Hagerty is all about, with a range of vehicles ranging from modern-classic daily drivers to important cars from motorsport history, all being used and enjoyed as intended, and everyone leaving with a smile on their faces.”

Photos credited to Stuart Wing

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