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Cultra Hillclimb celebrates 110th birthday

By Jenny Kirkham

Published 05/05/2015

William Heaney, President of the TSCCNI joins Hillclimb competitor, Trevor McIlroy and Mark Kennedy from National Museums Northern Ireland at the start line of the Cultra Hillclimb.
Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
William Heaney, President of the TSCCNI joins Hillclimb competitor, Trevor McIlroy and Mark Kennedy from National Museums Northern Ireland at the start line of the Cultra Hillclimb. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.
A birds-eye view of the Cultra Hillclimb in 2014.

The legendary Cultra Hillclimb is heading back to its roots at Cultra Manor in the grounds of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum for its 110th birthday.

The vehicle festival will see a full schedule of activities celebrating motoring history on Saturday 13th June.

Cultra Hillclimb is the oldest of its kind after being established by the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club in May 1905.

William Heaney, President of the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club NI expressed his pleasure in the run up to the event; "We are delighted to bring the Cultra Hillclimb back to the historic grounds of the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, for what promises to be a fantastic day out for car enthusiasts and the whole family."

This years event will celebrate the 'Road to Recovery' on Saturday 13 June, with restored vehicles of all shapes and sizes firing up the hill to compete for the best speed throughout 10 different classes. Other activities at the event will include open restoration workshops and historic vehicle displays. Spectators will also be able to enjoy special demo runs, including a fleet of Ford MK2 Escorts and the appearance of a B1 Chevron.

To celebrate Father’s Day weekend, a special race day package allows visitors to book an admission ticket to the event combined with a three course lunch in Cultra Manor, for £30 per person.

The Cultra Hillclimb takes place at Cultra Manor on Saturday 13 June, major event day pricing applies and more information can be found at www.nmni.com/uftm.

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