15/01/2004 VSCC announces 2004 Italian Vintage and Historic Festival at Donington Park entitled ‘See Red’
The Vintage Sports-Car Club is delighted to confirm the date of its sixth annual Vintage and Historic Festival at Donington Park entitled ‘See Red’ which was officially launched at the AutoSport International show at the NEC on the 8 January by the VSCC Commercial Director, Julian Ghosh, Tom Wheatcroft and John Bailie of the Donington Grand Prix Collection and Dave Paveley of Aon Insurance.
Enthusiasts will be treated to on-track displays of the Scuderia Ferrari’s cars ranging from recent Formula One cars back to the ex-Nuvolari Bimatore Alfa Romeo, arguably the first racing car built by Enzo Ferrari. The Bimatore will be provided by the Donington Grand Prix Collection who are partners for the event.
The weekend also allows the VSCC to host the only UK round of the Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge organised by the Ferrari factory, pitching stunning machinery from the 50s, 60s and 70s into serious competition between the most committed drivers. The backdrop to the on-track spectacle is completed by 12 races of the best in Vintage machinery that so ably compliments the more modern influence.
Demonstration laps from Ferrari Formula One cars will take place on both days of the event including early downforce1970s cars and 1990s cars such as the V12s from the Alessi and Berger era and recent Schumacher and Barrichello championship winning cars The cream of Italy’s finest 1950s, 60s and 70s racing and sports racing cars such as Ferrari 250 GTO and SWB, 375 Daytona and Maserati Tipo 61 (Birdcage) and many more competing in six events of the Shell Ferrari Maserati Historic Challenge A three hour vintage sports-car ‘‘team style’’ endurance race into the dusk on Saturday evening and a 70th birthday celebration of the legendary pre-war ERAs including a one-make anniversary race Two rounds of the Lansdowne Classic Motorcycle series for 1950s and 1960s racing motorbikes The Aon Classic Car Concours
Looking to the year ahead, customer orders are strong and now the ramp-up phase is completed Rolls-Royce is looking forward to a successful first full year of operations in 2004. The company is also preparing to play its part in the Rolls-Royce 100 year anniversary celebrations.
The VSCC looks forward to announcing further features over the next few months so make a note in your diary of the special weekend of the 11 and 12 September 2004.