Croft Preparing For Nostalgia Weekend

More than four hundred classic cars representing sixty different manufacturers are set to be on display during Croft's second Nostalgia historic motor racing event on August 6/7. The collection of cars, arranged by the Teeside Yesteryear Motor Club will feature some of the most exotic cars around and will include a special collection to celebrate the E-type Jaguars 50th anniversary,

Some 17 E-type Jaguars will be present, sitting alongside a collection of cars including Aston Martin's, Mercedes', Porsche's and Rolls Royce's. Alongside the cars will be rare motorcycles and a vast line-up of WWII machinery, including cars, bikes, tanks and aircraft.

This will include air displays from Hurricane and Spitfire WWII fighter planes and a Jet Provost, which will entertain a crowd who will be among a series of attractions themed around music, fashion and catering of the era, with the public invited to dress in period style to add to the atmosphere. Sunday morning will see spectators given the chance to go on tours of the circuit in period double-decker buses.

On track, eighteen races will take place over the two day festival, including saloons, single-seaters and sportcars, the races arranged by the Historic Sports Car Club. The club has indicated that is on course to beat the 180 entries it received for the inaugural event in 2010.

Croft Circuit Manager Tracey Morley commented: “With just over two weeks to go, everyone here at our circuit is hugely excited about what is in store for the public during the Nostalgia weekend. It's a golden opportunity for people to attend a major social event that's all about rolling back the years with of course all the added excitement of a high-octane retro theme based around motoring and motor racing. There is something hugely enchanting about events of this nature – as seen at the likes of the Goodwood Revival and Silverstone Classic events further south – and the Nostalgia weekend is sure to capture the imagination of many people from across the region and further afield.”