Plenty of nostalgia on offer as historic cars hit track

Historic racing is set to take place at Cadwell Park later this month
Historic racing is set to take place at Cadwell Park later this month

The past will be brought back to life at Cadwell Park this month with the third running of the Historic Sports Car Club’s Wolds Trophy.

The trophy has established itself as an annual 
highlight at the Lincolnshire circuit.

This years event takes place next weekend, April 20-21, and has something lined up to please car enthusiasts of all eras.

It was conceived as a celebration of Formula 3, the category which launched the careers of stars such as Sir Stirling Moss, Sir Jackie Stewart, Ayrton Senna, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

This year, the event 
will be a feast of junior 
single seater action, including both Historic and Classic Formula 3 categories covering the years up to the early 1980s.

During the 1960s many aspiring racers cut their teeth in Formula Junior, including its most famous graduate Jim Clark, and two races for the later rear-engined cars are on the bill for the event.

As that category declined, Formula Ford established itself at the foot of the single seater ladder with a reputation for thrilling racing, a tradition that will be continued with races for both 1600 and 2000 cc-engined cars.

There will also be races for Classic Racing Cars, a catch-all category that regularly features thrilling racing from a wide variety of single seater machinery.

A similar theme can be found with Classic Clubmans, which traditionally provided accessible racing for enthusiastic amateurs.

Among the single seater action there will be plenty of familiar sights to visitors not accustomed to the racers of the past.

Classic GT cars take to 
the track in the Historic 
Road Sports and 70s Road Sports categories that features anything from MGs to Ferraris.

Meanwhile the Historic Touring Car races recall the great battles between saloon cars that regularly pounded the highways of the 60s and 70s.

Tickets are available from £10, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. Gates open at 7.30am so this really is a full day out for all the family.

For more information 
call 0843 453 9000 or visit www.cadwellpark.co.uk.