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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 (http://www.doningtonhistoric.com/car-club-info... 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 www.doningtonhistoric.com. 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

 

Advance discounted tickets now on sale

Posted on 10 November 2016

Advance discounted tickets are now on sale for Donington Historic Festival 2017, the perfect gift for any motor enthusiast this Christmas.   The historic racing festival, now in its seventh year, will be running from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 April. Some exciting changes are planned for this year’s event following the latest redevelopments at Donington Park. These chang... read more

 

Donington Historic Festival announces dates for 2017

Posted on 27 October 2016

Donington Historic Festival has announced a number of exciting changes following the latest redevelopment at one of the UK’s most iconic racing tracks. With a restored infield and a refreshed paddock now up and running at Donington Park, the event plans to capitalise on the new facilities that have been made available for 2017. Following feedback from spectators and com... read more

 

Rain doesn't stop play

Posted on 5 May 2016

In spite of the British weather throwing almost everything it had at it, the Donington Historic Festival presented three days of hugely exciting historic motor racing over the Bank Holiday weekend (April 30th-May 2nd).Classic motorsport fans were treated to a vast range of competition cars from the 1920s up to the 1990s, campaigning in a challenging range of climatic condi... read more

 
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