Loton Park - a Speed Hill Climb course, not a circuit - is set in the beautiful surroundings of a deer park owned by Sir Michael Leighton, and is situated in the village of Alberbury, near Shrewsbury, and run by the Hagley & District Light Car Club (HDLCC). The course is 1475 yards (1349 metres) long with an average gradient of 1 in 25 (4%) and the steepest of 1 in 7 (14%) and is rated as one of the country’s most demanding hills by competitors. The Club runs a number of events though out the season, which normally runs from Easter to the end of September, including rounds of the MSA British Championship & The Midland Hill Climb Championship, which cater for the top drivers who run the ultimate in single seater racing cars, together with a number of “Club” events aimed at the “one make” (Ferrari, Lotus, Porsche, Aston Martin, MG, Ginetta, TVR etc.) championships or groups (Vintage, Classic, etc.), as well as regional championships. All events are also rounds of Loton Parks own Championship, which include everyone from first-time competitors to seasoned regulars.
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Time Zone : (GMT) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca
Major Events : British Hillclimb Championship, Midland Hillclimb Championship
Circuit Length : 1475 yards
Gradient: average 4%; steepest 14%
Lap Record : 44.42s - Scott Moran, Gould GR61x, 13 April 2009
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Loton Park is situated 9 miles west of Shrewsbury on the B4393 road in the village of Alberbury, in Shropshire, off the A458 road that runs from Shrewsbury west towards Welshpool.
4th April 2010 (2 days)
Our first competitive event of the Loton Park season takes place at Easter with 2 National B Club events. Sunday 4th April will feature the first round of the Midland Speed Championship plus Ginettas, Alpine Renaults and the Welsh Association, plus the ever-popular and spectacular motorcycles from the NHCA. We have received a good varied entry including current British hillclimb champion Scott Moran partnered as ever by his father Roger, Also entered are Chris Merrick,Tom New & Will Hall, all bearing top 10 numbers from the 2009 season.There are also 18 of the ever-popular motorbikes and an excellent entry of roadgong and modified production saloons, sports cars.sports libre and classics. An interesting debut will be Loton Championship sponsor Graham Wynn. not in his familiar Z-Cars Mini, but a brand new Force Sports Libre car fitted with a 1400cc Suzuki engine. The car looks stunning in its striking yellow & black livery and we look forward to seeing it perform.
Force constructor Ian Dayson will be on hand to look after his stable of ultra quick cars, two of which finished in the Top 10 of the British Championship last season in the hands of Will Hall and Eynon Price.
On Easter Monday 5th April we welcome the HSA Championship, Ginettas, the Luffield MG Championship, Reliant Scimitars, the Welsh Association and from the South-West, the Woolbridge Motor Club.A similar entry of single-seaters will be there, but with the addition of Rob Turnbull, Ash Mason & Steve Day contesting the over 2-litre class. The Luffield MG Championship are fielding an excellent entry of 21 cars ranging from Keith Beninfields` supercharged TC to more modern Midgets, B`s BGT`s ZR & TF.To add to the variety there are Alpine Renaults and Reliant Scimitars.
Both days will of course feature rounds of the TTC sponsored Loton Park Championship.
Action starts on Sunday at 10.30 and Monday at 9.00 a.m admission £12.00 per adult.
16th May 2010 (1 days)
Midland Championship Round
The first visit of the UKChanges Midland Hillclimb Championship to Loton Park will be on the weekend of the 15th/16th May. In addition to MHCC competitors we are pleased to welcome the Porsche Championship and a Scottish contingent, aiming to show the English and Welsh regulars how to drive a hill climb car.............We`ll see about that!
13th June 2010 (1 days)
British, Leaders & Midland Championship
The weekend of the 12th/13th June will not only see our first visit of the British Hillclimb Championship, but will be a very special event as we celebrate 50 years of Loton Park Hillclimb. In addition to the usual classes for saloons, sports cars, sports libre, single seaters of all capacities plus pre-1972 classic cars, there will be a parade run of past FTD winners, plus a band and barbecue in the evening.
10th July 2010 (2 days)
National B Weekend
Saturday 10th July event features the Ferrari Championship, Pre-War Austin Sevens, Paul Matty Lotus, The Triumph TR Register, VSCC plus motorcycles.
On Sunday 11th July we welcome Ferraris for the second consecutive day, plus the Austin-Healey Championship, Morgans, Reliant Scimitars, VSCC and the motorcycles,
Both days will feature the Loton Park Championship
31st July 2010 (2 days)
National B Weekend
On the 31st July we welcome Bugatti members plus the Chester & Liverpool Championship, ANWCC, Longton Motor Club and the Midland Speed Championship
On Sunday 1st August, the Bugatti Championship are with us plus Chester & Liverpool, Longton M.C, Paul Matty Lotus and the Westfield Championship.
Both days also feature the Loton Park Championship.
14th August 2010 (2 days)
National B Weekend
ON Saturday 14th August, we welcome the Aston-Martin Owners Club plus the Lotus Seven Championship, Morgan 3-wheelers, Nottingham Sports Car Club and the Welsh Association.
Sunday 15th August will be a round of the Midland Speed Championship plus TVR`s and the Welsh Association.
Both days also feature rounds of the Loton Championship.
26th September 2010 (1 day)
Final Round of the British Championship
The 50th year at Loton Park will fittingly come to an end with the final round of the 2010 British Hillclimb Championship plus the HSA Championship on 25th & 26th September.
16th October 2010 (1 day)
Ken Wharton Memorial Autotests
The last event of the 75th season of the Club will be the International Ken Wharton Memorial Autotests, again sponsored by Richard Egger Insurance.