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Little Classics Feature: 3 May 2015

Donington Park Echoes to the Sound of Classic Racers

Ecurie Ecosse Transporter

Once again the Donington Historic Festival saw hundreds of classic cars gather in the carpark, centre field and battling it out on track.

The three day extravaganza attracted a host of classic car clubs, bringing together a wide variety of classics from Sunbeam Tigers and Ford Capris to Austin Healeys and Porsche 991s. However, despite all the classis on the infield, it was the track and paddock that really drew the attention.

Masserati in paddock

Privateers and professional outfits alike packed the paddock with rare and exotic racing cars and even a few famous support vehicles. Despite some companies packing their big guns with eye-watering budgets, the event still allowed crowds to wander amongst the many machines and witness the flurry of activity to prepare some priceless racers.

Historic Racer in Paddock

Racing on the track included classic touring cars, historic Formula 2, historic Formula Junior and even an array of pre-66 Grand Prix cars and World Sportscar Championship and GT cars.

Classic GT Racers at Donington Historic Festival

What we love at these events is that despite the values of these historic machines, they’re still driven in anger at a competitive level to ensure they live the lives they were designed for.

GT Racer taking a spin

With so much going on, we have gathered just a sample of our favourite shots from the event and even a little sample below of the cars in action.

Photo Gallery

Vintage Racer at Donington

Stirling Moss racing car

Stirling moss racing car

Fiat V8 Classic Car

Ferrari F40 at Dnington Historic Festival

Classic Frazer Nash

Classic Lister racing Cars

Classic BMC Transporter

Jochen Mass Mercedes

Jochen Mass Mercedes signed

Vintage racer in paddock

Jaguar E-Type at Donington

Ford Lotus Cortina with bonnet up

Jaguar D-Type an classic racers

Racing Aston martin

Ferrari 250GTO Breadvan

Classic Jaguar E-Type

Classic racing Ford Mustang

AC Cobra racing

Classic Porsche on track

Historic single-seater racers

Historic single seater racing cars

Classic Alfa Romeo

Classic racing BMW

Historic racing start

Lotus cortina touring car

Two Lotus Cortina touring cars at Donington

Formula Junior

Lotus Elan classic cars

Reliant Scimitar

TR Register Triumph gathering

Datsun 260Z

Austin Healey Sprites

Ford Capri line-up

Vintage racers

Classic Aston Martin and Ford Mustang

Classic GT racer

Ford GT40 at Donington Park

Genuine Ford GT40 racing

 

Videos Gallery

Historic Formula Junior cars leaving the paddock

Historic Formula Junior Championship on track

Classic Touring cars (pre-66 under 2 litre)

Classic Touring cars - running out of track!

GT and Sports Car Cup qualifying

Classic GT cars and Sports Touring cars heading out



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