The race, scheduled for the weekend of April 30th to May 1st, promises to be an action-packed 45-minute, 2-driver extravaganza that fields the most dramatic and entertaining sports cars from the pre-War era.
Among the vehicles invited to take part are some huge 8-liter Bentleys, Type 35 Bugattis and Alfa 8C Monzas, along with a full array of pre-War models from such marques as Aston Martin and BMW, through to Talbot and Frazer Nash.
“While sports cars from the 1930s might not have the straight-line speed of more recent machinery, the wheel-to-wheel action can provide some of the most dazzling and memorable spectacles of an entire race weekend, with the extravagant, eccentric, ‘elbows-everywhere’ drivers clearly visible as they fight with the huge steering wheels – and the cars’ narrow tyres scrabbling for grip in the corners,” says organizer Duncan Wiltshire.
Among the 300 other vehicles that are taking part in the action-packed Donington Historic Festival are Group C sportscars, pre-72 sports-racing cars, 1972-85 Touring Cars and much more. There will also be Group B rally cars and historic karts, along with a trade village featuring art, photos, books, clothing, and a classic car mart.