The 2022 event will retain the signature event's traditional three-day event format, with practice and qualifying on the Friday ahead of two showcase race days. The Gold Cup is a long-established highlight fixture on the Cheshire circuit's calendar, dating back to 1954 when it was first run as a non-championship Formula 1 race, and the superb race line-up next year will reflect its almost seven-decade heritage.
Highlights will include specially selected offerings from the Historic Sports Car Club's (HSCC) portfolio, such as the Historic Formula 2 Championship and Historic Formula Junior, whilst the Guards Trophy and all-new Griffiths Haig Trophy will bring retro sports cars to the event.
Next year's updated line-up will also feature a stunning collection of pre-66 Grand Prix cars, courtesy of the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association, plus several new additions. Two grids from Masters Historic Racing, namely the Masters Pre-'66 Touring Cars and Masters Gentleman Drivers, will contribute retro saloon and GT machinery respectively, whilst the HRDC Jack Sears Trophy will celebrate the earliest years of tin top racing.
Elsewhere, outrageous modified saloon and sports cars driven in the spirit of the great Gerry Marshall will compete in the Classic Sports Car Club's Special Saloons and Modsports category. The meeting will also welcome the Vintage Sports-Car Club for the first time, with two grids of cars from an even earlier era of the sport's history.
Further details of which class will compete for the 'Historic Gold Cup' and other special commemorative trophies will be shared in due course.
Here's the Historic Gold Cup race line-up so far*, with more yet to be confirmed:
The Gold Cup is much more than a race event and this will not change despite the new date. Car displays will continue to form a key part of the show, with a wide range of car clubs and groups from across the North West in attendance, whilst there will also be a significant number of off-circuit activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained.
*Please note this line-up is provisional and remains subject to change
Tickets for the 2022 Oulton Park Gold Cup on 29-31 July are available from just £22, with free entry for under-13s. For more information, please call 0843 453 9000 or click here.