A day out for Dads at the Cultra Hillclimb

The smells, sounds and sights of the motoring world are roaring in to the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum this weekend, bringing a Father’s Day out with a difference.

The Cultra Hillclimb, the world’s oldest active Hillclimb takes place this Saturday 14 June at Cultra Manor on the grounds of the open-air site bringing with it Minis, Mods and Monsters from across the UK and Ireland.

The ultimate Dad’s day out, the Hillclimb has it all; nostalgia, speed, history, excitement and the perfect family hospitality package to boot. Amongst the action, families can treat dads to lunch in the Tea Tent outside the Manor so they can enjoy the hospitality and still catch the action on the hill.

Other attractions amongst the competitive element of the event include a fantastic display of cars representing and honouring Paddy Hopkirk’s glittering career, paying homage to the 50th anniversary of his notorious Monte Carlo win.

Terry Harryman, the Ulster-born and based co-driving legend will be attending the event and will be reunited with the Mini Cooper in which he navigated the late, great Ronnie McCartney to a win, also 50 years ago in the 1964 Circuit of Ireland Rally.

Motorsport fans can witness a local motor sporting legend at play; Mervyn “The Tullyhommon Flyer” Johnston will be getting in on the action on the hill this year as he competes with his Mini Cooper S.

The ladies of the family can enjoy sifting through the treasure trove of delights at the Frock Around the Clock Vintage Fair upstairs in the beautiful Edwardian Manor, all set to a vinyl music backdrop, while the kids can be treated to ice creams from the seller outside on the lawn.

To find out more about the Cultra Hillclimb and to pre-book Father’s Day lunch visit www.nmni.com/uftm
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Post Author: Belfast Times

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