Once again the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club’s historic Cultra Hillclimb, which takes place on Saturday, has an oversubscribed entry, even though the club were offering an additional 10 places to reflect this years’ 110th Anniversary of the first running.
With the co-operation of the event hosts and partners, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, extra paddock space has been created.
After the main competitive action on the hill, rally fans will be able to enjoy a special Top 10 run off, just for MK2 Ford Escorts, which this year celebrates it’s 40th anniversary.
The winner’s trophy will be presented in memory of the late Simon McKinley, who was a multiple Irish Hillclimb Champion.
Fans of Chevron racing cars will be delighted to see the appearance of a B1 Chevron, to celebrate the first of the manufacturer’s cars which made its winning debut at Kirkistown race circuit 50 years ago.
The car will be on display in front of the Manor and may even take a spin up the hill. Also on display for fans’ perusal will be a European Championship Chevron B26 and Irish racing legend, Tommy Reid’s single-seater F2.
The increasing popularity of what has become dubbed “Ulster’s Motoring Garden Party” has resulted in additional interest from further afield.