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One of the most memorable events in the history of Donington Park, the rain-soaked 1993 European Grand Prix, will be celebrated at this year’s Donington Historic Festival (May 4, 5 and 6) with on-track F1 car demonstrations on the Saturday and Sunday of the event, plus static displays on all three days. In addition, DHF visitors will be invited to get involved by sharing their own memories of the race before and during the Festival.

The 25th anniversary activities add a further exciting dimension to the event at which visitors will enjoy three days of world-class historic motorsport from an outstanding line-up of grids featuring an incredibly diverse range of racing machines spanning nine decades. Read More »

The action-packed timetable for the 2018 Donington Historic Festival (May 4, 5 and 6) has been announced, and it promises a feast for historic motorsport fans.

With a fantastic range of world-class grids to appeal to everyone from lovers of single-seaters to Tin-Tops, DHF 2018 will see several hundred classic racing cars spanning nine decades take to the world-famous Donington Park track. Read More »

Visitors to this year’s Donington Historic Festival (May 4, 5, 6) will enjoy three days of world-class historic motorsport from an outstanding line-up of grids featuring an incredibly diverse range of racing machines spanning nine decades. From pre-War sports cars to the Super Tourers of the early 2000s, and from single-seaters to gorgeous GTs, the action-packed event will have something to appeal to lovers of all eras of motorsport. Read More »

– JD Classics secured two overall race victories at this weekend’s Donington Historic Festival, having entered a total of four cars
– The Maldon-based team competed in a Bastos Rover SD1, ex-Tom Walkinshaw Racing Jaguar XJS, Costin Lister and Ecurie Ecosse Jaguar XK120
– The JD Classics Costin Lister took victory in the Stirling Moss Trophy, while the Bastos Rover won the Historic Touring Car Challenge
– Latest two victories follow JD Classics’ season-opening two race wins at the 75th Goodwood Members’ Meeting


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– JD Classics scores two superb victories at the prestigious Donington Historic Festival weekend
– The Ford Cologne Capri, driven by Steve Soper and Chris Ward, drove took victory in the Historic Touring Car Challenge
– The JD Classics Costin Lister, also driven by Chris Ward, battled testing weather conditions to take the win in the Stirling Moss Trophy
– Other JD Classics-supported cars performed well over the weekend, with their Austin Healey 100S picking up a class 3rd in the Woodcote Trophy, while a Jaguar XK120, Jaguar D-type and the Datsun 240Z Super Samurai ‘Big Sam’ all put in admirable performances

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SONY DSCThis was our first visit to Donington Park in many years as we took in the 2nd Donington Historic Festival. Our main focus and interest was around the 1 hour Group C race. The form book of the era would play no part in dictating how this race would go, with the Saubers and Jaguars expensive to run along with the older Lancias and Porsches. Instead the race was taken up by the Aston Martin and Spices, both of which were also rans in period. Along with this there were larger fields in the Jaguar E Type races and Classic Touring Saloons, which saw a grid approaching 50 cars. All in all a good day out. Read More »