The roar of old engines broke the morning silence in Saltburn by the Sea today as the historic Hill Climb began once again. Cancelled last year due to the heavy flooding that caused severe damage in the Cat Nab car park and other parts of the town the competitors and classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts returned to once gain test their machines on the climb up from the car park at Cat Nab to the top of Saltburn bank.
The event which is organised by the Middlesbrough and District Motor Club has had a long association with this and other motorsport events for many years. Today’s event saw vehicles from the early 1900’s up to 1975 gather to perform.
However due to the current Road Traffic Act preventing timed events from taking place on public roads this event is currently a non-competitive event but supporters of the hill climb have petitioned constantly for the return of a competitive element to the gathering. It is hoped however that these restrictions may be lifted later in the year. These restrictions didn’t do anything to dampen the enthusiasm of those taking part today though or indeed that of the many hundreds who came to watch the event.
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