CALLING ALL CAR CLUBS!
Displays from car clubs of all sizes are always a fantastic feature of the Donington Historic Festival, creating a living motoring museum on Donington Park’s infield. We offer a great package designed to save your members money, give them a really memorable time and give your club a strong presence at the event.
- All car clubs must be registered with us by midnight on Friday March 31st 2017
- All discounted car club tickets must be booked by 5pm on Sunday, April 23rd 2017
WHAT’S THE FESTIVAL CAR CLUB PACKAGE?
- Two-for-one advance ticket deal on all ticket types
- Free car club parking in the infield
- No charge for display space
- Link to your website from ours
A two-for-one advance ticket deal
Our advance discounted tickets already offer a great saving on the on-the-gate prices. Members of clubs registered with us can enjoy an even more significant saving, as they receive two advance discounted tickets for the price of one when they book using your unique car club code. The tickets must be booked in advance, and the deadline for car club discount tickets is 5pm on Sunday, April 23rd 2017.
Free car club parking in the infield
For each pair of tickets bought through the car club offer, your members will receive a free infield parking pass, so they can join your club’s display (and they can request a second pass if needed). Please note, only cars which are club-display appropriate are allowed into the infield, and we do ask that the car’s date, make, model and registration number are provided at the time of ticket booking, if available. We also ask that club members who are not planning on arriving in a display car park in the general public car park.
Vehicle movement restrictions: Entry to and exit from the infield car club display area will be via a tunnel. Gates open at 7.30 each day, and cars must arrive by 11am and will be allowed to exit via the tunnel again after 3pm each day. However, occasional restrictions may apply outside of these times depending on the crowd density at the event.
For just £10 per vehicle, any of your members who are parked in the club display area in the infield can pre-book a place on a parade* and enjoy up to 3 laps of this iconic circuit, negotiating such famous corners as Redgate and Coppice, not to mention the renowned Craner Curves. (*Parade places are subject to availability.)
No charge for display space
We do not charge a fee for clubs to register for the Festival club offer or for space in the infield. The infield car club display area is a great attraction for Festival visitors, and we encourage clubs to set up marquees, display stands etc., to really make it a spectacle. But don’t worry if you’re from a small club, and don’t come complete with marquees etc., as you’ll still be made very welcome! Each club is given its own dedicated, sign-posted parking area, and we work with you to give you the space you need.
Link to your website from ours
The Festival website receives a lot of traffic from car enthusiasts, and when we list your club as one that has registered with us, we’ll link that listing to your club website. It could help you pick up some new members!
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
‘Car Club’ refers to organisations which have registered members, and which have been established to promote the benefits of ownership of a particular marque or individual model of car, or of a particular type of car (e.g. general classic cars). We would expect the club to have some sort of management structure in place and to operate some form of communicating regularly with its members, such as a website, forum, newsletter or magazine. The Festival organisers will review all applications, and reserve the right to refuse applications. Once a club has been accepted, it will be listed on the Car Clubs’ page and its unique booking code issued.
HOW CAN MY CLUB APPLY?
Click on the ‘REGISTER NOW’ button at the bottom of this page. Once you have completed the application form, your request will be reviewed by the organising committee. Within a few days (subject to DHF organisers’ approval) you will receive your club’s unique booking code. Please note, car club applications will close at midnight on Friday, 31st March 2017
HOW DO CLUB MEMBERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OFFER?
Once a car club has its unique discount code, it needs to make that known to its members. They can use that to book tickets through this website or by calling the 24-hour ticket hotline 0844 873 7355*. They must quote this code and book in advance to secure the discount. Their infield display vehicle passes will be mailed out with their tickets. All tickets must be booked in advance, and the deadline for buying car club discount tickets is 5pm on Sunday April 23rd 2017.
*calls to the 24-hour ticket hotline are charged at 7p per minute plus your network access charge
If you want to know more about our car club package, or have a specific request for your club, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen Coe, our Car Clubs’ Co-ordinator by email or call +44 (0)7540 725821.
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