The legendary Cultra Hillclimb returns to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum this week.

And a whole host of new and younger motor enthsiasts are getting involved with the event.

With a packed schedule of events the Cultra Manor date is the world’s oldest active hillclimb, which turns 110 this year after being established by the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on 6 May 1905.

INBV-Car Climb Birdseye view Cultra Manor 2

This year the event, a partnership between the Thoroughbred Sports Car Club NI (TSCCNI) and the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, will celebrate the Road to Recovery on Saturday, June 13, with restored vehicles of all shapes and sizes firing up the hill to compete for the best speed throughout 10 different classes, as well as open restoration workshops and historic displays.

Two participants are Jack Brien, who drives with his dad, uncle and sister all over Northern Ireland. He is taking part with a restored a Lotus 11 into a 50s style Westfield 11 racing car.

Jack Brien

Jack Brien

Also taking part is Sheryl McBride, who got into racing through her dad Colin, even though she was a keen equestrian for 16 years. Sheryl said she loves the adrenaline of car racing.

Sheryl McBride and her dad Colin

Sheryl McBride and her dad Colin

Alongside the competitive action on the hill, spectators will be able to enjoy special demo runs, including a fleet of Ford MK2 Escorts to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the car synonymous with rallying in Northern Ireland, most notably Jimmy McRae’s winning rally car in which the champ recently mentored TV and film star, Idris Elba at the Circuit of Ireland Rally.

Hollywood star Idris Elba

Hollywood star Idris Elba

Fans of Chevron racing cars will be delighted to see the appearance of a B1 Chevron and more.

Finishing off the day of activities, there will be a garden party at theEdwardian Cultra Manor.

The Cultra Hillclimb takes place at Cultra Manor on Saturday, June 13. For more information log onto nmni.com/uftm.

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