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June 22, 2024 –

Britpart – Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

Venue: Shelsley Walsh – Worcestershire WR6 6RP

Organising Club: ALRC


The Lucas Classic 2023 was an inaugural event at Shelsley Walsh on Saturday 24th June celebrating the rich history of Lucas parts and their long association with classic British car and motorcycle marques. The event was organised by SNG Barratt, Britpart, Wassell and Lucas. Since the very first wheel on the very first car hit the road over one hundred years ago, Lucas has been at the forefront of component manufacture and parts supply for both OE and the aftermarket. Today, authentic Lucas Classic parts for vintage and classic vehicles are produced under license by three global parts suppliers: SNG Barratt Group manufactures and supplies Lucas Classic parts for cars, Britpart supplies 4×4 parts and Wassell supplies motorcycle parts. Lucas Classic parts are made to exacting standards using a combination of original diagrams and tooling and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques to produce high-quality authentic parts in smaller quantities.

On Saturday 24th June 2023, the sun was shining, the paddocks were full of classic cars and Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb was alive to the noise and drama of the inaugural Lucas Classic with drivers and around 1000 spectators in attendance. It was the perfect setting to celebrate the history and heritage of one of our greatest parts manufacturers.

This relaxed family-friendly day out set in the Worcestershire countryside had something for the drivers and spectators alike. They were treated to everything from classic British saloons, sports cars and motorcycles to seemingly rocket-powered 4x4s racing up the hill. On display, there were classic Land Rovers from a bygone era through to the latest Lucas fuel injection system on an E-Type Series One that runs on fully synthetic fuel, raising and answering many questions about the sustainability of our classic cars in a greener world.

This event felt refreshingly different. It was a day out for classic motoring enthusiasts and their family and friends to enjoy with live music, shops and traditional stalls replacing the usual rows of traders under gazebos. TV celebrity Fuzz Townshend was also on hand to join the commentary throughout the day and hand out prizes for the Skittles, Coconut Shy and Scalextric games alongside the show car winners.

Last updated by: National Rally Liaison Officer at March 2, 2024 at 11:15 am