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A DATE DESERVING POLE POSITION IN YOUR DIARY

Posted on 18 July 2019

 The Donington Historic Festival: May 1st, 2nd & 3rd  2020Break out those 2020 diaries and block out Friday 1st May, Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May - the dates for next year’s Donington Historic Festival have now been confirmed. Friday 1st May will be an action-packed day of qualifying, allowing classic race fans to see every single grid out on track ov... read more

 

An action-packed weekend of world-class historic racing

Posted on 8 May 2019

The ninth Donington Historic Festival delivered hugely-competitive racing from more than 400 historic cars spanning nine decades and ranging from Grand Prix machines and Le Mans prototypes to Touring Cars over the weekend of May 3, 4 and 5. The calibre of the racing grids, the lure of the Donington Park circuit and the sheer fun of historic motorsport drew top-class dri... read more

 

Excitement building for this weekend's Donington Historic Festival

Posted on 29 April 2019

  The Donington Historic Festival returns for a ninth year this weekend (3-5 May), with another fabulous retro throwback to motor racing of a bygone era at the East Midlands race circuit. Historic motorsport fans have until midday on Wednesday to grab their tickets at advance prices and make savings compared to gate prices. Cars from the 1920s right up t... read more

 

Grid in the Spotlight: HRDC 'COYS Trophy' for pre-66 Touring Cars

Posted on 14 April 2019

 Classic David vs Goliath track action from another fabulously enjoyable HRDC grid. What to expect out on track? Ford Mustangs and Falcons power round Donington Park as nimble Mini Coopers weave amongst them and Lotus Cortinas and Austin Aj40 and A35 Speedwells throw themselves into the mix with enthusiasm. When to see them at DHF 2019? Qualifying is at 17.15 ... read more

 

Grid in the Spotlight: Stirling Moss Trophy

Posted on 12 April 2019

In Motor Racing Legends' fabulous series drivers compete for the actual cup that Sir Stirling Moss won in the 1955 British Grand Prix. The straight-six, V8 and V12 engines sound amazing - and these purpose-built, pre-61 sports-racers look every bit as good as they sound! What to expect out on track You're likely to see a mighty bundle of Listers thundering towards Redgat... read more

 

Flypasts confirmed for Donington Historic Festival

Posted on 30 March 2019

Two iconic World War II aircraft will take to the skies above this year's Donington Historic Festival, with flypasts taking place on both the Saturday (4 May) and Sunday (5 May), courtesy of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) from the Royal Air Force. Saturday's flypast will come from a Hawker Hurricane, the 'workhorse' at the forefront of Britain's defence th... read more

 

Grid in the Spotlight: Jaguar Classic Challenge

Posted on 28 March 2019

The HSCC’s Jaguar Classic Challenge is a real treat. A full grid of big cats prowling round Donington Park is guaranteed to have Jaguar fans purring with delight. What to expect out on the track? Expect to see XK series, C-types, D-types, Mk1 and Mk11 saloons and pre ’66 E-types, all running to original specification, sharpening their claws and taking to the track. M... read more

 

Grid in the Spotlight: Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy

Posted on 28 March 2019

  Beefy pre-1991 British and European Touring Cars battling it out on track at Donington Park - what could be better? Touring Car greats such as Steve Soper and Patrick Watts regularly compete, and the Motor Racing Legends series pays tribute to another great name from the classic tin-top era with the Tony Dron Trophy, in honour of the ‘70s Touring Car ace and Le... read more

 

Grid in the Spotlight: GT & Sports Car Cup

Posted on 23 March 2019

 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 period in the World Endurance Championship. What to expect On an 'invitation only' basis, the GTSCC attracts entries from owners of some of the most glamorous and spectacular cars. It's big on quality and quantity and the grids are jam-pac... read more

 

Grid in the Spotlight: HRDC ‘Touring Greats’

Posted on 22 March 2019

The HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-60 Touring Cars with invited ‘TC63’ features a massively entertaining and wildly diverse mix of tin-tops, ranging from Austin A35s and A40s to Ford Thunderbirds, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti Berlinas, Morris Minors, Mk1 Jaguars and Volvo Amazons. But we’re particularly fond of the Jowett Javelin! When to see them at DHF 2019 Quali... read more

 

Massive off-track attraction schedule confirmed for DHF 2019

Posted on 21 March 2019

Visitors to the 2019 Donington Historic Festival on 3-5 May will enjoy not only a hugely entertaining three days of action on the circuit, but also a jam-packed programme of off-track entertainment, including massive display areas, exhibitions and parades. Formula One cars confirmed for display A number of F1 cars will be on display during the event, with some taking t... read more

 

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

Posted on 14 March 2019

We have masses of Formula Junior action for you at DHF 2019! These lovely little machines, developed for a racing formula that was introduced more than 60 years ago to train and bring on future Grand Prix drivers, always deliver outstanding and highly competitive racing. What to expect out on track Prepare to be thoroughly entertained as Elva 100 takes on Bond  FJ ... read more

 

Grid in the Spotlight: Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy

Posted on 14 March 2019

  Motor Racing Legends' Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars is firmly established within classic racing circles as the go-to series for competitive 50s racing. What to expect on track The Woodcote Trophy features some of the most beautiful road-racing cars ever built. Leading the pack you can expect to see Cooper-Bristols battling with C... read more

 

Grid in the spotlight: U2TC

Posted on 11 March 2019

Like Lotus Cortinas? You'll be in seventh heaven at DHF 2019 when U2TC takes to the track. The Fords don't have it all their own way, though, in this lively grid for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars. There’s always stiff opposition from such models as BMW 1800 TISA, Mini Cooper and Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA and, with names such as Steve Soper featuring in previou... read more

 

Grid in the spotlight: 'Mad Jack' Pre-War sports cars

Posted on 8 March 2019

  You've got to love the 'Mad Jacks'! Motor Racing Legends’ longest-running race series; the Pre-War Sports Car Series is for all sports cars built before 1941. Cars must be close to original production specification; run in ‘road-going’ trim, with wings and lights; and run on ordinary pump fuel. They are raced with a vigour and competitiveness that belies ... read more