The Historic Sports Car Club’s Oulton Park Gold Cup has been shortlisted for the ‘Motorsport Event of the Year’ in the annual Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards.
The HSCC’s annual Oulton Park Gold Cup race meeting, promoted in conjunction with MotorSport Vision, was a great success with quality grids, a big crowd and some fine racing in the wonderful parkland setting of Oulton Park at the end of July.
Around 370 entries were taken for 18 races, featuring an eclectic mix of categories ranging from the Vintage Sports Car Club racers to the Classic Sports Car Club’s Special Saloons and Modified Sports Series. The HGPCA, Masters Historic Racing and the Historic Racing Drivers’ Club all provided grids.
Headlining the action were races for HSCC Historic Formula 2 and the HGPCA pre ‘66 Grand Prix cars, which competed for the famous Gold Cup. While Matthew Wrigley won twice in Historic F2, the HGPCA race wins were shared between Andy Willis in the ex-Graham Hill BRM P48 and Charlie Martin in his Cooper T53. Circuit boss Jonathan Palmer was on hand to present the Gold Cup after Sunday’s HGPCA race.
The awards celebrate the historic motoring year and everyone at the HSCC is delighted that the Gold Cup is on the shortlist for the event of the year. The event drew praise from competitors, marshals and spectators after three days of historic racing on the fabulous Cheshire track.
Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC said: “To be recognised again in these important awards is a significant achievement for the Club. The Gold Cup was a full and busy weekend for the HSCC team and it ran incredibly well thanks to the professionalism and efforts of a large team, including those in race control and all of the volunteer marshals and officials.”
The final results of the Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards will be announced on Thursday 24 November.