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Oulton Park rolls back the years for Vintage Motorsport Festival

Friday, May 10 2019

Tarporley's Oulton Park is winding back the grandfather clock and heading back to motorsport's pioneering early days at the Vintage Motorsport Festival, featuring antique motor racing, classic car displays and much more on Saturday 18 May.

The on-track show will be headlined by the Vintage Sports-Car Club and its authentic throwback automobiles. The cars hark back to an era of unparalleled ingenuity and the birth of what has now become defined as the modern racing car.

Back in the day, a car designer's sole concern was a car's speed and that means that machines were built with little to no safety features - no seatbelts or roll cages to be found here! Astonishingly, these machines still run to that specification and Formula Vintage racing remains the domain of the bold as the sport's formative bravado is recalled.

The cars will be the real stars at this event, with many of them boasting an extraordinary racing CV, including appearances at the Le Mans 24 Hours and Mille Miglia, or even in pre-war Grands Prix.

Other motorised entertainment will be provided by the Vintage Sports-Car Club Autosolo in which the handling capabilities of hulking old machines will be tested against the clock.

The parkland setting will also welcome the Cheshire Life Concours entrants into a special display area as a range of immaculately maintained vintage cars are judged on their appearance and upkeep. These stunning machines will take to the circuit for a lap of pomp and pageantry so that all visitors can enjoy them to the full. 

The picturesque venue will be transformed into a retro wonderland for the day, with hundreds of cars from yesteryear appearing on display, whilst a traditional bandstand and food area will ensure the event retains a distinct, nostalgic mood.

Tickets for the Vintage Motorsport Festival at Oulton Park on Saturday 18 May are available in advance for £20 with free entry for under-13s. For more information, customers can call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.oultonpark.co.uk