Big plans for Aintree 50th

The organisers of the second Ormskirk Motor Fest are planning to make the event on August 26 bigger and better than the 2011 edition when more than 10,000 spectators watched demonstration runs of competition cars around a mile-long track in the centre of the Lancashire town.

Motor Fest, which is supported by West Lancashire Borough Council, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the final British Grand Prix run at the nearby Aintree track and the organisers are hoping to attract cars with an Aintree history.

“We want to get a grid of cars together from the 1950s and 1960s that raced at Aintree, including singleseaters, sports cars and saloon cars,” said organiser Mike Ashcroft of the Aintree Circuit Club. “Last year we had 250 cars doing demo runs and on display.”

The final British Grand Prix at Aintree ran on July 21 1962, won by Jim Clark.