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Donington Historic Festival gets hearts racing

Posted on 11 May 2017

The 7th Donington Historic Festival took place over the May bank holiday weekend, welcoming over 20,000 visitors to the glorious Derbyshire circuit. Featuring nineteen races and world-class racing between over four hundred cars, the event was packed full of on-track entertainment. Off-track was no different, with an area of the circuit transformed into a rich mixture of p... read more

 

In the Spotlight: Stirling Moss Trophy

Posted on 23 April 2017

Motor Racing Legends' sumptuous race series - where the drivers are competing for the actual cup that Sir Stirling Moss won in the 1955 British Grand Prix - transports spectators back to an era when legends were created. The straight-six, V8 and V12 engines of these purpose-built, genuine pre-61 sports-racers sound simply fantastic - and these incredible machines loo... read more

 

In the Spotlight: FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship Formula Juniors

Posted on 22 April 2017

With a qualifying session for each grid on Friday April 28 (16.10 and 18.05 respectively) and two 20-minute races per grid over the weekend we have masses of Formula Junior action for you at DHF 2017! These lovely little machines, developed for a racing formula that was introduced 60 years ago to train and bring on future Grand Prix drivers, always deliver outstan... read more

 

Last chance to bag a DHF bargain

Posted on 21 April 2017

With just a week to go until this year’s Donington Historic Festival, organisers are urging families and fans to make the most of advance discounted ticket deals before it’s too late! With the theme ‘Get Involved’, the event, which takes place at Donington Park Circuit between 28-30 April, will incorporate a whole host of activities to give visitors the chance t... read more

 

Preview the DHF 2017 souvenir programme

Posted on 21 April 2017

Click here for a great preview of our souvenir event programme - we think it looks fab! Take a peek and see what's in store for you at DHF 2017 (April 28, 29, 30). If you've not yet booked your tickets, remember that you can still enjoy significant savings on the on-the-gate prices when you book in advance by 5pm on Wednesday April 26. You can also pre-book a programme v... read more

 

In the Spotlight: Historic rally car and karting action

Posted on 18 April 2017

  If you’re standing at Redgate corner watching the race action, don't be surprised if you hear a squeal of tyres behind you. Turn around and, as the tyre smoke clears, you’ll see a Group B rally car or a classic rally machine from the 1950s going through its paces with spectacular displays on the Tarmac Lake. Donington Park was an RAC Rally stage in the 1980s, whe... read more

 

In the Spotlight: The HRDC grids

Posted on 17 April 2017

HRDC is bringing two enormously entertaining grids the DHF 2017. The HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-60 Touring Cars with invited ‘TC63’ features a wildly diverse mix of tin-tops, ranging from Austin A35s and A40s to an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti Berlina and Volvo Amazon and, for those seeking out obscure British saloons, a Jowett Javelin! In the HRDC ‘Coys Trophy... read more

 

In the Spotlight: The Britalian Job!

Posted on 16 April 2017

  You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off... One of the new treats we have in store for you at DHF 2017 is a fab stunt show from that master of motoring, Paul Swift. A trio of red, white and blue Mini Coopers will recreate the famous chase scene from The Italian Job by stealing gold bullion from a security van and making off to a tightly choreographed routin... read more

 

Get Involved: Pitlane walks and podium photo opps

Posted on 15 April 2017

Two of the new ways in which you can get involved at DHF 2017 are our pitlane walks and podium photo opportunities. Each lunchtime of the festival, the pitlane will be open so you can get a driver and team's eye view behind the scenes at the circuit. And why not pose for your very own 'victory' photos on the driver's podium?... read more

 

In the Spotlight: Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy

Posted on 14 April 2017

  Motor Racing Legends' Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy is firmly established within classic racing circles as the go-to series for competitive 50s racing. And it features some of the most beautiful road-racing cars ever built. Leading the pack you can expect to see Cooper-Bristols battling with Cooper Jaguars and a rare Lotus Mk X. Look out also for such g... read more

 

Donington Historic Festival welcomes return of the Tin-top Tourers

Posted on 31 March 2017

For more than five decades, saloon car racing has driven enthusiasts crazy with excitement as they cheered on their favourite tin-top. The same passion will be felt as Donington Historic Festival returns to the iconic Donington Park Circuit from 28 to 30 April, 2017.In a month of contrast, Donington Park will welcome the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship sho... read more

 

One month to go

Posted on 31 March 2017

‘Get Involved’ will be the theme for this year’s Donington Historic Festival, which is taking place at Donington Park between 28-30 April 2017. Attractions at the event include stunt driving lessons, drift driving in Caterhams and so much more; all designed to give visitors the chance to create their own motorsport experience. A new format has also been introduced, ... read more

 

In the spotlight: Historic Formula 2 FIA International Race Series

Posted on 28 March 2017

This is the FIA sanctioned International Series for pre 1978 single-seater Formula Two, Formula Atlantic and Formula B cars. Rapid cars from a golden era of international racing and a gaggle of talented racers make this one of the best single-seater categories in historic racing. In 2017, the series celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first season of the 1600cc ... read more

 

In the spotlight: Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy

Posted on 28 March 2017

This grid of pre-1991 British and European Touring Cars features the type of beefy machines that most of us could only dream of driving back in period. It's a veritable live-action Touring Car museum and it's huge fun. Former Touring Car stars such as Steve Soper and Patrick Watts are regular fixtures behind the wheel, and the battles extend right down the field, ... read more

 

In the Spotlight: GT & Sports Car Cup

Posted on 23 March 2017

  The GT & Sports Car Cup (GTSCC) is for genuine pre-66 GT cars and pre-63 sports-racing cars of a type that was raced in the World Endurance Championship in period. The grids are packed and gorgeous - GTSCC is big on quality and quantity. E-type Jaguars square up to AC Cobras while Lister Jaguars and Maserati T61 'Birdcages' do battle with Lotus 15s. Also expect to ... read more

 
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