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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


In the Spotlight: Festival Parades

Posted on 16 March 2017

  If you’re parking in the infield - either on one of the car club stands or in the Pre-1990 Display Parking area - at the Donington Historic Festival, this is your chance to drive your own car round Donington Park in one of the Festival’s lunchtime parades. For just £10 per vehicle, you can pre-book a place on a parade and you and your passengers can enjoy up to ... read more


Win tickets to the Motor Sport Hall of Fame awards dinner

Posted on 15 March 2017

   The Motor Sport Hall of Fame celebrates the greatest names in racing across Formula 1, motorcycling, sports cars, and other disciplines. Previous inductees include heroes such as Jim Clark, Tazio Nuvolari, Sir Stirling Moss, Niki Lauda and Alain Prost. The decision on who joins these illustrious names in the Hall of Fame each year is yours. For a chance to w... read more


In the Spotlight: Historic Motor Racing News 1000km

Posted on 13 March 2017

This 90 minute endurance race for pre-73 prototype, Touring and GT cars is our big finale for the first full day of racing at DHF 2017. After these beasts take to the track for qualifying at 12.20 on Friday 28th April, they'll be battling it out for one and a half hours starting at 17.40 on Saturday 29th April. These are mind-bogglingly beautiful cars, taking spectat... read more


In the Spotlight: Jaguar Classic Challenge

Posted on 13 March 2017

  We're 'feline' mighty fine as we relish the prospect of dozens of big cats unsheathing their claws and prowling round Donington Park in April. The Jaguar Classic Challenge is a cracking race series that sees pre-1966 Jaguar cars go head-to-head in enormous style. D-types mix it with C and E-types, XK 120s, 140s and 150s demonstrate their impressive capabilities and ... read more


In the Spotlight: 'Mad Jack' Pre-War Sports Cars

Posted on 6 March 2017

    Motor Racing Legends' 'Mad Jack' Pre-War Sports Cars are the oldest cars competing at the Donington Historic Festival, with all sports cars built before 1941 being eligible. They may be the 'elder statesmen' of the racing machines at DHF, but they don't hang about! This is really exciting stuff, as the drivers get to grips with the huge steering wheels and skinny ... read more


In the Spotlight: HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge

Posted on 6 March 2017

In the first in a series of posts looking at individual grids and other attractions at DHF 2017, we are throwing our initial spotlight on the youngest cars in the meeting - but these 'babies' have some significant power! The Super Touring era of the BTCC remains a real highlight of the 59-year story of Britain's most successful race championship, and you can expect to... read more


Get involved at Donington Historic Festival

Posted on 24 February 2017

Want to drive a stunt car or drift a Caterham? You can now, at Donington Historic Festival! The theme of this year’s Donington Historic Festival is ‘get involved’, with spectators invited to get behind the wheel or in the passenger seat for a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience, whether that’s stunt driving, drift driving or passenger rides in supercars. These... read more


2017 timetable is announced

Posted on 8 February 2017

More exciting changes to Donington Historic Festival have been announced with the release of this year’s confirmed timetable. Taking place at the iconic Derbyshire circuit on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of April, the timetable sets out the exhilarating racing taking place across the long weekend. A big change to the 2017 format will be to qualifying, whic... read more


Start your engines - the DHF 2017 grids are revealed

Posted on 19 January 2017

Hot on the heels of confirming a series of exciting changes to the format for this year's event, the organisers of Donington Historic Festival have announced the 2017 race grids. Now in its seventh consecutive year, Donington Historic Festival will see all qualifying take place on the Friday, allowing for even more racing action on Saturday and Sunday. This new ... read more


New Pre-1990 Infield Display Parking for DHF 2017

Posted on 17 January 2017

The infield at Donington Park has, since the first-ever Donington Historic Festival, played host to fabulous displays of cars from dozens of car clubs.  And that will continue for 2017, of course, but, as infield development continues, we have a little more space to play with, so we are opening a classic parking area for non-club bookers as well. If you’re arriving in ... read more


Join the clubs at Donington Historic Festival 2017

Posted on 20 December 2016

Car club registration is now open for DHF 2017. More than 50 car clubs took part in last year’s display, creating a living motoring museum on Donington Park’s iconic infield, and organisers are hoping to beat that number in 2017. Car clubs are invited to register their interest on the Donington Historic Festival website ( read more


Get on pole position for Christmas

Posted on 13 December 2016

For those looking for an additional stocking filler this Yuletide for a partner, family member or friend, tickets for the Donington Historic Festival are  available pre-Christmas via The event, one of the world’s leading three day motorsport extravaganzas, will also be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the re-opening of the legendary Derbys... read more

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