MotorSport Vision will be hosting a charity premiere of the highly-acclaimed film Rush on the 13th September at the The Printworks in Manchester, with James Hunt‘s son, Tom, in attendance.
The film, directed by Ron Howard and written by award-winning film writer and playwright, Peter Morgan, who’s work includes the Academy Award nominated Frost/Nixon, on which he collaborated with Howard, BAFTA-winning The Queen and Olivier Award-winning play, The Audience.
Rush centres on the thrilling 1976 season, which saw James Hunt and Niki Lauda battle for the Formula 1 World Championship. Many of the film’s racing scenes were filmed at MotorSport Vision circuits, including Cadwell Park, the “mini-Nurburgring”, standing in for the famous Nordschleife.
“It is appropriate that we should come to Manchester to launch the foundation as my father raced at the nearby Oulton Park circuit and had fond memories of the famous track,” said Tom, who’s appearance at the premiere coincides with the launch of The James Hunt Foundation.
The James Hunt Foundation will be launching a range of exclusive Hunt “retro race wear”, only available through the Foundation, which will be supporting a range of charitable causes.
Guests at the evening in Manchester will also get to see James Hunt’s Hesketh 308 along with some of Niki Lauda’s Formula 3 racing machines, courtesy of Chevron Racing. Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula Kart Stars will also be there to display the karts which kick-started Lewis Hamilton and Ayrton Senna‘s racing careers.
The evening begins at 7:30pm, and Oulton Park are offering members of the public the chance to be at the event’s ‘VIP Party’ via a competition on its Facebook page. More information can be found at www.oultonpark.co.uk.