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Live Action


Live action at the Festival isn’t confined to the races – here’s what visitors to DHF 2017 were able to enjoy!


Historic Rally Cars and Karting

Spectators standing at Redgate corner watching the race action could also turn around and, as the tyre smoke cleared, they saw a Group B rally car or a classic rally machine from the 1950s going through its paces with spectacular displays on the Tarmac Lake.

The British Historic Kart Club also took to the Tarmac Lake, demonstrating their nimble little machines dating from the 1950s to the 1980s.

The Britalian Job

Another treat on the Tarmac Lake was a fab stunt show from that master of motoring, Paul Swift. A trio of red, white and blue Mini Coopers recreated the famous chase scene from The Italian Job by stealing gold bullion from a security van and making off to a tightly choreographed routine set to music from the iconic film.

Paul Swift Stunts – Get Involved

As well as admiring the stunt driving skills of Paul Swift and his team visitors to DHF 2017 were able to Get Involved by taking a stunt driving lesson!


Each lunchtime of the festival, the pitlane was open so visitors could get a driver and team’s eye view behind the scenes at the circuit. And they could even pose for their very own ‘victory’ photos on the driver’s podium.


The infield is a wonderful place to head for. Not only could visitors wander round dozens of car club displays, they also found some amazing viewing points to enjoy all that race action.


The very generous members of the Sporting Bears Motor Club gave Festival visitors 10-mile passenger rides on public roads in the Donington Park area in one of their classic and supercars in exchange for donations to a children’s charity. For 2017 the locally based STEPS Conductive Education Centre ( ) was the charity nominated.


Visitors to DHF 2017 could learn how to drift a Caterham, or take a drifting passenger ride with BookaTrack, the UK’s leading track day provider.


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A great festival. Giving car club members an opportunity to drive in a parade was brilliant and made our weekend.

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