The Loton Park Speed Hill Climb course is set in the beautiful surroundings of the deer park. 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 track was originally constructed by the members of The Severn Valley Motor Club based in Shrewsbury, in the mid 1950s. The first ever winner was Peter Foulkes in a Cooper Climax.
Since 1970, events have been organised by the Hagley & District Light Car Club. 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 our own LOTON PARK Championship, which covers everyone from first-time competitors to seasoned regulars.
All are welcome to join in either as a spectator, competitor or marshal/official. More information is available from the Hagley and District Light Car Club’s Secretary, Dave Parr.
For full details please visit their website: