Sir Jack Brabham will be guest of honour at Oulton Park’s Gold Cup meeting at the end of August. Brabham was a four-time Gold Cup winner between 1957 and ’67, and his son Gary later won the trophy in 1988 when it was a round of the British F3 Championship.
Run on Sunday August 25 and Monday August 26, this year’s Gold Cup meeting is the biggest historic racing event to date in the north of England, and will bring a superb entry to the famous, picturesque Cheshire track. (Next year, the venue will celebrate its golden jubilee.)
Sunday’s race programme includes a pre-1966 Grand Prix car event and an HGPCA drum-braked sportscar race. On Monday the feature event is for the FORCE’s pre-1974 Grand Prix cars, with other headline races for pre-1961 Grand Prix cars and BRDC Historic Sportscars. On both days, supporting races cover the full spectrum of the Historic Sports Car Club’s categories.
Notable entries include Jackie Oliver in a Jaguar E-type and three members of the Minshaw family: father Alan will be racing his superb Maserati ‘Birdcage’, while his sons Jon (Jaguar E-type) and Jason (Merlyn Mk20) will also be in action.
Adult admission is £15 per day. An advance weekend ticket is £20.
Sunday, August 25 12-14.50 Qualifying 15.00 1970s road sports 15.45 Historic Formula Junior 16.20 Historic road sports 16.50 Pre-1966 Grand Prix cars 17.25 Drum-braked sportscars 18.00 Classic racing cars
Monday, August 26 08.45-12.35 Qualifying 13.30 Derek Bell Trophy/Classic F3 14.00 Classic sportscars 14.35 Pre-1961 Grand Prix cars 15.10 BRDC Historic sportscars 15.45 Pre-1974 Grand Prix cars 16.20 Historic Formula Ford 16.55 Jaguar XJs 17.30 Historic racing saloons