Racing fans flock to 2015 Donington Historic Festival

If you value highly competitive historic racing above any other form of motoring event, the Donington Historic Festival should be right at the top of your to-do list…

Organised by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, Donington Park’s early-May Bank Holiday weekend three-day historic racing event attracts large entries of historic Grand Prix, Formula 2, Formula Junior, Touring Cars and Sportscar categories – fitting attractions for a track that, in its past, has played host to the likes of Nuvolari and Senna. Exploring the paddock, the diverse range and quality of cars is quite incredible – as these stunning images from photographer Tim Brown illustrate.

All the action

Access-all-area spectator tickets and slick planning mean that the event remains a success, year after year. For the teams, drivers and racing fans, the on-track action is also second to none. Among the entrants, JD Classics brought along no fewer than four cars, including a rare Lister Costin driven to second place in the Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-1961 sports cars, by Chris Ward.

New for 2015, the inaugural HSCC Jaguar Heritage Challenge for pre-1966 Jaguar racing cars (won by the E-type of O’Connell/Kirkaldy) added a further touch of glamour to what remains a very ‘genuine’ historic motor racing event.

Photos: Tim Brown for Classic Driver

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