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Hagley Car Club puts on display in Shrewsbury
Hagley Car Club, organisers of competitions at Loton Park, at Alberbury, near Shrewsbury, is staging a large display next week in the car park of Meole Brace Retail Park in Shrewsbury.
The event takes place from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 12th May and will feature a wide range of competition vehicles, from motorcycles, road-going saloon and sports cars, through to purpose-built specialist racing cars.
Club member and event organiser Jane Salisbury said: “We would really like to encourage more women to take part in motorsport, whether that be competing or as a volunteer marshal, so we are hoping that the men will accompany their partners to do the shopping and they can both have a look at our displays at the same time.
“Club hill climbing provides a wide variety of classes for all makes of vehicles and many people simply arrive in their road car, camp for the weekend, attach competition numbers, enjoy themselves by racing up the hill and then head for home, while others compete nationally in high-tech cars similar to F1 machines.
“Many others choose to get involved by becoming a trackside marshal and once properly trained, get as close to the action as possible without actually driving, joining a great band of people, some of whom will be in attendance on the day.”
Competition cars listed for show so far include a Lola Porsche, Peugeot 106 Rallye, Mini Cooper, Lotus Elise, Sierra Cosworth, Subaru Impreza and Westfield sports car. Regular competitor Martin Robbins will also bring along two of his racing motorcycles.
Club officials, members and drivers will be on hand to offer advice on getting started in the sport and providing details of the Loton Park course and forthcoming events, including the Drivers School where people can come along to Loton Park and drive their own cars up the hill under instruction for the day.
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