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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


Grid in the Spotlight: HGPCA Nuvolari and Ascari Trophy Races

Posted on 27 February 2019

        The Nuvolari and Ascari Trophy Races for pre-61 front-engined GP cars are organised by the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association and supported by Supagard and Hall & Hall. Remember the heady days when national pride and colours defined the appearance of racing cars, not sponsorship deals worth tens of millions of pounds? The Historic Grand Prix Cars Asso... read more


Grid in the Spotlight: HRDC 'Allstars'

Posted on 22 February 2019

Julius Thurgood's Historic Racing Driver Club (HRDC) has always aimed to evoke the spirit of old school club racing - 'no frills, just the thrills', and it certainly succeeds. The HRDC grids at Donington Historic Festival are packed with a fabulous variety of cars and are hugely entertaining. This year we're delighted to welcome a third HRDC grid to the Festival line-up. ... read more


The 2019 timetable and grids

Posted on 6 February 2019

The 2019 Donington Historic Festival promises to be the most action-packed yet. Fourteen grids will take to the track across 17 races, when a hugely diverse range of more than 400 classic racing cars spanning nine decades converges on Donington Park from all over the world. The provisional event timetable has just been released, and historic motorsport enthusiasts will... read more


The race is on - Earlybird tickets now available for DHF 2019

Posted on 10 December 2018

Earlybird tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Donington Historic Festival, offering extra savings over the already discounted advance ticket prices. Classic motorsport fans have until January 31 2019 to take advantage of the additional savings and secure their place at the world-class historic racing event taking place at Donington Park on May 3, 4 and 5 next year. ... read more


A classic date for your diary - DHF 2019

Posted on 6 August 2018

It’s never too early to block out your diary for a key event - and the 2019 Donington Historic Festival is a definite ‘must-do’ entry for classic motorsport fans. For three glorious days on May 3rd, 4th and 5th  2019, Donington Park will see motorsport history come to life, as hundreds of racing cars spanning nine decades take to the track. Spectator viewing po... read more


What a scorcher! Donington Historic Festival turns up the heat

Posted on 9 May 2018

The eighth Donington Historic Festival (Donington Park, May 4, 5 and 6) was one of the best yet, with the brilliant May bank holiday sunshine presiding over three superb days of historic motorsport and bringing the crowds with it. Race action was to DHF’s traditionally high and exhilarating standards, with 19 races from 14 grids spanning nine decades of motorsport. Do... read more


May the (Historic) Force be with you - DHF 2018 opens this Friday, May 4th

Posted on 1 May 2018

  May 4th may be ‘Star Wars Day’ to film fans worldwide, but it has a less futuristic association for motorsport fans travelling to Donington Park this bank holiday weekend, when the track comes alive as hundreds of race cars spanning nine decades line up on the grid for the Donington Historic Festival (May 4, 5 and 6). Ford Falcons replace the Millennium Falc... read more


400+ racing cars rev up for DHF 2018

Posted on 20 April 2018

  In just two weeks’ time the air round Donington Park will reverberate to the glorious sound of historic race car engines as more than 400 world-class competition cars dating from the 1920s to the early 2000s battle it out at the Donington Historic Festival. The all-access paddock will be scented with the unmistakable fragrance of Castrol R and other evocative odours... read more


Off-track attractions add to the fun at Donington Historic Festival

Posted on 13 April 2018

      As well as an outstanding programme of 19 races from 14 world-class grids of historic competition cars from the 1920s-2000s, the 2018 Donington Historic Festival (Donington Park, May 4, 5 and 6) features a host of off-track attractions to add to the excitement and entertainment. Clouds of tyre smoke will waft across the paddock from the Melbourne... read more


BBMF Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota flypasts for DHF

Posted on 3 April 2018

It’s eyes to the skies at Donington Park on Saturday May 5, when a Spitfire and Hurricane from the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) will treat DHF visitors to a flypast. And necks will be craning again on Sunday, May 6, when the BBMF Dakota - a rather larger aircraft - flies over the event. 20,341 Spitfires were built in 22 different variants ... read more