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Croft prepares for historic celebration

Published 16 July 2014

By Paul Guinness, Contributor

With 2014 marking the fifth year of the annual Croft Nostalgia Weekend, there’s already plenty for the good folk of Yorkshire to celebrate over the weekend of 2-3 August. Even more importantly though, this year’s event marks the 50th anniversary of the very first Daily Mirror Trophy Meeting at Croft Aerodrome – and organisers of the Croft Nostalgia Weekend are determined to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever.

The whole weekend is a celebration of all things yesteryear, focusing as usual on the 1940s through to the ’70s – with plenty to entertain every member of the family. Among the attractions are collections of classic cars and motorcycles, displays of World War II machinery, evocative living history encampments and spectacular vintage air displays. There’s even a through-the-decades fashion show planned, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a 1940s-style makeover and hairdo – and, of course, visitors are encouraged to attend in period clothing to maintain a real retro atmosphere.

It’s the on-track action that inevitably attracts the most attention, however, with the latest Nostalgia Weekend – organised by the Historic Sports Car Club – seeing around 250 single-seaters, saloons, GTs and sports cars battling it out at this north-east motorsport venue. This year’s line-up will see legendary Lotus competition cars racing alongside E-types, Camaros, Mustangs and others, while single-seaters from the likes of Brabham, Cooper and Lola will be vying for supremacy.

Tickets can be ordered online in advance (via www.croftcircuit.co.uk), where you’ll also find full details of the event, or you can buy them at the gate. Prices start from just £10 for the Saturday, rising to £23 for a two-day pass, making this one of the most affordable historic motor racing events of the summer.   

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