Frequently asked questions
Travelling & Parking
Please see our Terms & Conditions.
Where can I park at the event?
Car parks will be clearly signposted on approach to the event and are free of charge. Stewards will direct you on arrival. If you wish to park in a car club designated area, please state so when you purchase your tickets, or let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Booking & Tickets
Do I need to book a children's ticket?
Children ages 16 and under do not require an admission ticket but must be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event.
How can I purchase tickets?
Please book online via this website or contact the E-type 60 office:
How will I receive my tickets?
Cancellations, refunds and resales
Please see our event Terms and Conditions
What is the minimum age for taking part in the Hillclimb competition?
The minimum age is 18.
Attending the event
1960's dress is encouraged but not compulsory.
Do I have to own an E-type to attend?
No! Everyone is welcome, whatever car you drive.
Click here for a list of Classic Car hire companies.
Can I bring a picnic?
Yes, you are welcome to bring a picnic, although there will be plenty of varied food outlets on site.
Which Exhibitors will be at the event?
Please see full exhibitor list here.
Will there be security if I leave my car on site overnight?
24 hour security will be in operation.
Are activitities on both days the same?
The hillclimb competition will be on Saturday (practice and then timed runs) with prize-giving on Sunday afternoon. Otherwise, hillclimb activity will be demonstrations, cavalcades and runs by ace drivers over both days.
Exhibitors, food and drink outlets, competitions and all other activities will be the same on both days. A full programme will be available to purchase at the event.
There will be plenty of FREE parking.
There is a wheelchair-access viewing area part way up the hill.
Getting around at the event
What time will the gates open?
The general public will be admitted from 9am. Hillclimb competitors on Saturday will be admitted earlier and will be advised accordingly. Exhibitors will be permitted on site from 7am on both days. The day-time activities will draw to a close at about 5pm each day.
Can I bring my dog?
No, sorry. No animals are allowed on site, other than assistance dogs.
There is plenty of viewing room around the event for track action. If you are unable to walk towards the top of the hill with your child/children there is a designated viewing platform at the bottom of the hill.
Toilets and baby changing facilities
There are baby changing facilities located on the main field which will be marked on the map.
Please speak to a member of staff who will direct you to our designated breastfeeding areas. This may help if you feel more comfortable in a secluded area. This is of course an individual choice.
About E-type 60
What is a hillclimb?
Hillclimbing is a branch of motorsport in which drivers compete against the clock to complete an uphill course on tarmac. It is one of the oldest forms of motorsport, since the first known hillclimb at La Turbie near Nice, France took place as long ago as 31 January 1897. The hillclimb held at Shelsley Walsh is the world’s oldest continuously staged motorsport event still staged on its original course, having been first run in 1905.
What is an E-type?
The Jaguar E-type is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1974. Its combination of beauty, high performance and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. The E-type's claimed 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration, unitary construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension were facets of the car and spurred industry-wide changes. The E-type was based on Jaguar's D-type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years beginning 1955, and employed what was, for the early 1960s, a novel racing design principle, with a front subframe carrying the engine, front suspension and front bodywork bolted directly to the body tub.
What facilities will be on site?
You’ll find toilets in the paddock, courtyard, restaurant, and by the spectator stands on the hill.
In the courtyard, the Stratstone restaurant will be open, as will the Pit Stop burger and tea hut in the paddock. In addition we will have plenty of food and drink concessions by the retail village.
Bars will be open in the courtyard, paddock and in the retail village.
Will you have facilities for disabled visitors?
Blue Badge holders will have advance parking, and there will be disabled toilet facilities. Due to the rural nature of the site, walking surfaces will be uneven.
Will there be First Aid provision?
Yes, there will be First Aiders on site at all times over the weekend.
Where to stay
Can we camp overnight?
Camping in the orchard at Shelsley is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights for only £10 per pitch per night. Please note that this is just camping in a field. There are limited toilet and shower facilities available. No electricity or water hook-ups. Pre-booking only.
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If I don't camp, where can I stay?
Please view our accomodation lists below:
Is there anywhere to stay?
Yes, we have a suggested list of local places to stay downloadable here.