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26 - 28 July 2024: Oulton Park Gold Cup

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Green racer at speed.

Following careful preparation of his race car our very own Tony Sighe is intending to take part in the Gold Cup, racing his green S800 coupe run jointly with fellow Club member Julian Hayward. At the time of writing this hasn't been confirmed.

Older members might recall that Tony hailed from the North West originally and therefore Oulton was his local circuit

Back in the late 1980s/90s the Club had an active racing scene and Tonys first ventures into racing were with an S800 coupe.

If you can attend, then this could be a great chance to see the return of the S800 to racing. If Tony cannot take part then its still a fantastic weekend of track action, club displays and stalls including a cassic car auction.

Club Display

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Club display facing Cascades corner, Oulton Park

We will be at The Gold Cup in our usual position facing towards Cascades. Look out for our white, grey and red gazebo – in the same colours as the website!

The Gold Cup is the North West's premier historic race meeting which attracts a huge field of widely diverse classic racing machinery. Whilst the main days are Saturday and Sunday, you can also access the practice sessions on Friday 29th July.

This year the Gold Cup will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary and will feature a superb on-track line-up celebrating the best of historic motorsport. along with premium categories from the Historic Sports Car Club.

The Gold Cup will also include some very special guest categories from Motor Racing Legends, the Classic Sports Car Club, the Vintage Sports-Car Club, Ferrari Owners Club Classic, Historic Grand Prix Cars Association, and the return of 500cc single seater racing with the 500 Owners Association.

Away from the circuit there will be lots to see too, with the return of the Gold Cup Youngtimers display, and a major car auction from Hampson Auctions, together with a stunning display from the Cheshire Concours D'esprit. Music from the 20s through to the swinging 60s will present all weekend at the Vintage Music Festival. The Oulton Park Exhibition will return with a magnificent selection of artwork, memorabilia and photography, a stunning display of Vintage Tractors with more to be announced soon!

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Cars generating interest.

Local Classic Car Clubs make a big effort to show off their cars at this event. There is a large turnout of classic cars and owners no doubt attracted by the reduced price tickets on offer.

Successful car display applicants will receive 1 x Vehicle Display pass which includes half price admission for the driver and passenger (the discounted passenger ticket is only available when purchased at same time as the vehicle display pass).

This year we should have at least 4 cars on display plus a number of members and Honda S800 enthusiasts – don't miss this event!

For more details about what the meeting is all about can be found here- click here. Alternatively contact us for more information.

To book yourself into our display please follow this link... click here You will need to create an account with MSV and upload a picture of your car. Alternatively contact the Website Secretary or Chairman via our Contacts page and we will try and book a space for you.

Honda at the Gold Cup, Oulton Park

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Copyright: The Alan Cox Collection

As regular members may be aware the Club has attended this event for some 25 years with a car display, but prior to that we had members racing their S800s around this fantastic picturesque circuit during the 1980's and 1990's.

As we have outlined above our own Tony Sighe is returning to the circuit with his green coupe (!) but going back even further, a local friend, motorsport scribe and photographer was there back in 1967.

He reports that none other than John Surtees CBE was driving the Honda RA273 V12 engined F1 car at the Gold Cup! – and has supplied the photographic evidence to prove it!!

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