Omologato Watches has announced a new partnership with Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb as official watch partner for Classic Nostalgia, which takes place on 16 and 17 July.
As the video proves, this is a spectacularly exciting event, whether you are driving up the hill or just spectating.
The partnership will see Omologato present a one-off Midland Automobile Club inspired watch to the pilot of the weekend’s fastest timed run, and a special Omologato clock adorn the roof of Vox Villa, the place where none other than Murray Walker started his career in motorsport commentary.
Classic Nostalgia 2016 is set to be one of the most celebrated events in the UK motorsport calendar, marking two iconic events from the Midland Automobile Club’s 111 years at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb. This year’s celebration will include Hans Joachim Stuck driving the incredible Type C Auto Union V16 up the hill, exactly 80 years after his father did so famously at Shelsley Walsh.
The event will also celebrate 30 years of Group B rallying – marked with 30 Group B cars taking to the hill, including Hannu Mikkola’s Audi Sport Quattro, which holds the Closed Car record at Shelsley of 29.51 seconds. Jimmy McRae will take to the hill in a Metro 6R4, with Russel Brookes doing likewise in a Opel Manta 400, with many more to follow.
Omologato founder, Shami Kalra, said: “This is a partnership born out of a love of motorsport history – Shelsley Walsh has an illustrious heritage dating back to 1905, and Omologato, while still a young brand, has established itself as a very specialist and sympathetic re-creator of automotive and motorsport inconography in its timepieces. Joining Shelsley Walsh in this partnership, and sharing some of that history, with our Midland Automobile Club special watch presentation to the winner and our sponsorship of Vox Villa, is an honour and a privilege.”
Tickets for Classic Nostalgia are available now at www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk, and the weekend will include a number of motorsport firsts and one-offs, as well as air displays from Trig Aerobatics and a Lancaster Bomber, Music and chat from legends of the stage and circuit, a Concours d’Elegance and a number of car club displays and trade stands.