Cultra 2014

Cultra 14“Minis, Mods & Monsters” will be the overall theme for Cultra Hillclimb Event 2014 at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum on Saturday, June 14th.

The Thoroughbred Sports Car Club(NI) will again run the 109 year-old hillclimb to their Club Championship Regulations, with the addition of a Ladies Class.

The North Down Borough Council (Tourism) supported competition is open to all hillclimb eligible cars, with deals available for competitors from the UK mainland and overseas. Classic, Historic and Vintage cars are especially welcome.

Specific feature attractions will be announced as they are confirmed.

CONTACT; and for updates in the coming months.

Click this link for the promotional leaflet and here for promotional video.


Cultra Hillclimb was first run on 6th May 1905 by the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club during a ‘motormeet’ at the estate of Sir Robert Kennedy, now the site of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.

Excepting the ‘Great War Years’, the event ran until 1929 and then moved out of Cultra to become Croft Hillclimb, Holywood from 1930. This latter event still runs today as the opening round of the ‘Millers Oils’ ANICC Hillclimb Championship.

The TSCC first revived Cultra in April 2000, establishing its as the Worlds’ Oldest Active Speed Hillclimb and ran a series of eight hillclimb competitions up until 2005.

Following major infrastructure work in the Museum, they then revived it for a second time in 2010 for a planned series of ‘Themed Events’ in closer association with the Folk and Transport Museum, putting on more of a ‘Show’.

Cultra Event Co-ordinator
William Heaney
Tel; 07719796469

Featured image on home page; Mark Breen