Classic Nostalgia at Shelsley Walsh to pay tribute to Group B rallying

forsd rs200The works Audi Quattro returns to Shelsley Walsh 30 years on as the Midland Automobile Club pays tribute to the mighty Group B rally cars of the 80s at Classic Nostalgia on the 16th and 17th July 2016.

Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb played its part in the history of Group B when Hannu Mikkola who was by then World Rally Champion came to the July 1986 meeting in the works Audi Quattro and set a Best Time of Day with a stunning run of 29.51 seconds. A month later at the August 1986 meeting, the famous Metro 6R4 that was once driven by Tony Pond made an appearance and driven by Roy Lane, set a time of 33.14 seconds.

Classic Nostalgia will pay tribute to these mighty cars and we can confirm that the Audi Quattro once driven by Hannu Mikkola at Shelsley Walsh will return for the weekend. 30 years on from its original appearance and kindly loaned by Steve Perez we look forward to seeing this car take to the hill.

Also confirmed is the Ford RS200 driven by Stig Blomqvist. He drove this car on the Acropolis and RAC rallies of 1986. He ran in the top four on both occasions but twice failed to make the finish due to mechanical failures. This car will be in action on the hill.

The very first Lancia Delta S4 will also be making an appearance on the hill as part of the Tribute Class of 6 iconic Group B cars.

There will be demonstration runs and competitive runs from other Group B cars on the 1000 yard tarmac course of the famous Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb as well as static displays from Group B clubs and owners.

Other attractions over the weekend will include music and dancing in The Courtyard from

There will also be action in the skies with air displays including the Lancaster Bomber which is making a flypast on the Saturday.

The Midland Automobile Club will make further announcements on cars and drivers shortly.

Source. Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb/Photo. Mark Constanduros

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