The new-look Croft Historic Race Weekend and Show will take place at Croft Circuit next weekend (2/3 September) and as ever, the event will be one of the highlights on the social calendar in the region.
The popular meeting at North Yorkshire’s premier racetrack has been an established fixture on the calendar for over a decade in the guise of both the Croft Nostalgia and Croft Retro meeting, but for 2023, the organisers have planned something a bit special to incorporate classic cars and vintage vehicles from the 1950s up to the 1980s for the first time.
On track, a series of races from the Historic Sports Car Club will take place including Historic Touring Cars where spectators can also see the likes of Mini Coopers, Ford Anglias, Lotus Cortinas and Ford Mustangs in action for saloon cars that were in production before 1966.
The Aurora Trophy, featuring powerful Formula 5000 and Formula 3 single-seaters built and raced between 1967 and 1979, will also race twice over the two days whilst the 70s Roadsports Championship will see road-legal production sports cars produced in the 1970s and provides a varied field with Porsches, Datsuns and MGs among other marques.
Classes for Historic Formula 3, Classic Formula Ford, Historic Formula Ford/2000 and Superkarts will also feature over the weekend along with Scottish Classic Sports and Saloons and the Guards Trophy with Pre ’66 GT cars and Pre ’69 sports racing cars with an international pedigree competing over a mini-enduro format of 60 minutes on Sunday afternoon.
There will be a series of track parades taking place throughout Sunday morning whilst away from the circuit, there will be around 600 vintage vehicles and classic cars of all makes, shapes and sizes on display for fans to get up close to.
The whole event is geared around something for all the family to enjoy on Sunday with live music, dancing, and entertainment ranging from the 1950s to the 1980s as well as FREE fairground rides, all of which is included in the admission ticket. People are encouraged to dress in period costume with prizes for the best.
Qualifying will begin on Saturday morning at 9.30am with the first of nine races starting at 13.42 with a further nine races on Sunday commencing at 9.30am also. Adult admission prices are £16 for Saturday and £21 for Sunday. All accompanied children aged 15 and under go free with parking and paddock access also free.
For further details and tickets, please visit www.croftcircuit.co.uk or call 01325 721815.