The sights and sounds of yesterday will return to Oulton Park in little over a week’s time when the Historic Gold Cup returns for three days of retro racing entertainment on August Bank Holiday Weekend (26-28 August).
The Gold Cup is the Cheshire circuit’s signature event, and one of the highlights events of the UK’s historic motor racing season, with classic racing cars of all shapes and sizes descending upon its picturesque parkland setting. The popular circuit remains one of the country’s great unblemished driving challenges, and the its setting amongst rolling green hills and blue lakes makes it a superb place to watch classic racing cars.
This year’s Gold Cup will be headlined by the Historic F2 International Series, a continental championship for F2 single-seaters from the ‘60s and ‘70s. The stakes will be high here, as the competitors battle to claim the ‘Historic Gold Cup’ which recaptures the spirit of the original trophy.
Other highlights will include everything from powerful F5000 open-wheelers from the ‘70s, to the stunning Super Touring Cars of the British Touring Car Championship’s fondly remembered ‘90s period.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the race action, the circuit’s surrounds will be filled with classic cars to create one of the biggest retro motoring display’s you’ll see in northern Britain this year. can expect to see a wide range of cars appear on both Sunday and Monday, ranging from British built Lotuses and Morgans to Italian Alfa Romeos. These off-track displays will be complemented by a concours competition on the Sunday and a supercar showcase on the Monday.
Other displays will include military vehicle line-ups as the venue revisits past as a US army staging camp, whilst a civil war living diorama will take you even further back into the past.
Tickets for the Oulton Park Gold Cup on 26-28 August are available in advance from £19 with free entry for under-13s. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here.
Oulton Park Circuit
Tel: 01829 760301
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