Hillclimbing is one of the World’s oldest motorsports, and we’re proud to be celebrating its 101st anniversary in 2021 at the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival.
The new Wolfstones Hillclimb is the centrepiece of the Festival.
On this 0.8-mile course on closed public roads cutting through the West Yorkshire countryside, drivers will test their skills as they seek to set the quickest time in their class. Embodying the original spirit of this speed sport, over 80 cars per day will compete one by one. The fastest car overall wins the fastest time of the day or FTD award.
One of the most outstanding features of this Hillclimb is the spectators’ proximity to the action on the course. Be sure to get there early to get the best view.
A wide range of mainly pre-1986 cars are competing, from 1923 3 ½ litre Bentleys to 1978 German Touring cars and special saloons. A round of the Jaguar Drivers Club 4 Hills and Sprint Championship will be featured on Saturday and Sunday.
Along with Standard, Modified, Special Saloons, Sports Racing and GT cars, there will be some top names from the sport in action throughout the weekend. You will have an opportunity to meet and greet celebrity competitors in the Car Club Paddock. So, have your souvenir program ready for their autographs.
Here is a small sample of the cars competing in the 2021 Wolfstones Hillclimb…
The Online Entry Form link and downloadable Supplementary Regulations for the Festival’s Wolfstones Hillclimb are available to access here. Please note that due to the large number of drivers who transferred their entry from the cancelled 2020 event to 2021, and the inclusion of some invitational & single make classes this year, availability is very limited, and entries may be accepted on driver / car merit rather than order of receipt.
Restored and ready for action at the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival, this unique Aston Martin-engined Vauxhall Magnum, known as the 'John Pope Special' after the man who built and raced her in the mid-70s, will be competing in the Wolfstones Hillclimb.
ENGINE : ASTON MARTIN 5340cc V8 Twin-turbo, with about 600 bhp.
TOP SPEED : 170 MPH
Originally designated “LM12", this car was one of Aston Martin’s ‘Works’ entries in the 1934 Le Mans race, following which it was rebuilt in its current form as ‘LM16’ for the Northern Ireland TT race. The car has been raced regularly ever since and will be joining us in the Pre-war Class of the Wolfstones Hillclimb.
ENGINE : 1500cc, with around 95 bhp. And still good for 110MPH!
Starting out in life as a Works Lotus Cortina rally car, it was converted to the Fraud Cortina with V8 power for Mr Special Saloon, ‘Doc’ Merfield, who raced it in the 70’s. Now restored by Jon Doubleday to its present glory after being in storage for 30 years, and it will be powering up the Wolfstones Hillclimb course at this year’s Yorkshire Motorsport Festival.
ENGINE : Supercharged 5700cc V8, with 665 bhp. And Road Legal!
Originally a 1972 DBS V8, this car was converted in the 1980’s for circuit racing, evolving over the years into this amazing 7 foot wide monster which was raced successfully by Gerry Marshall and Anthony Reid well into the mid-90s. Now owned by David Beatty, and back in action, it’s coming over from Ireland and will be thundering up the Wolfstones Hillclimb Course in June. Photo credit: Dave Smith.
We have some very special and exciting cars entering the hillclimb. Watch this space and social media for updates.
Would you like to participate in the Festival. We would love to hear from you. Please click “apply now” button and send us your details.
Sign up to our latest news
Keep up to date with the latest Yorkshire Motorsport Festival news, celebrity interviews, and vehicle line-up by subscribing to our free newsletter. Unsubscribe at any time.