OULTON PARK

http://www.oultonpark.co.uk

Little Budworth,

Tarporley,

Cheshire

CW6 9BW

Tel: 01829 760301

Fax: 01829 760378

Oulton Park Gold Cup

Stirling Moss in the 4WD Ferguson on way to victory in the 1961 Oulton Park Gold Cup.

 

Future Historic Racing Events

May 13th - Aston Martin Club Racing.

 

June 10th - Vintage Festival, featuring Formula Vintage.

 

August 19th - Mini Festival.

 

August 26th to 28th - Gold Cup. The Oulton Park Gold Cup, the circuit's signature event, returns in fine heath, following more than six decades of diverse competition, with a terrific line-up of historic motor racing content, organised by the HSCC. Sports cars, single-seaters, and touring cars from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and '80s will all appear to celebrate the venue's rich heritage.

 

Sept 2nd - MG Car Club Championships.

 

October 7th - CSCC.

 

Circuit History

Set in the grounds of Oulton Hall which burned down in 1926, the area around what is now the circuit was used in WW2 as a staging ground by General Patton before the Normandy Landings. The circuit was developed in the 1950s by the Mid Cheshire Car Club and it wasn’t long until crowds of 40,000 were being attracted to race days.

 

One of the circuits most famous Historic races was the International Gold Cup which was won by Stirling Moss on no less than 5 occasions (54, 54, 59, 60 and 61). In the 54 race Moss drove a Maserati 250F which his team had only taken delivery of on the morning of the race. In the 61 race he drove the 4 wheel-drive Ferguson to it’s only ever victory.  The Cup quickly became renowned as a real test for driver and car and its reputation grew internationally. In those days F1 cars were permitted to race outside Grand Prix events but this changed in the 1970’s however Oulton Park continued to deliver great events - heightened by natural gradients which have led it to become a real driver’s favourite.

 

Circuit Highlights

1. Old Hall is a quick right hander with camber which is a popular place for overtaking.

2. Cascades comes after the downhill blast from Dentons. Drivers need to be careful not to take too much speed into this corner though it is quick.

3. Cars arrive at Lodge Corner at top speed and as such it is a popular overtaking area. The run off area is forgiving and has seen many excursions.

4. Shell Oils Hairpin is a 180 degree banked hairpin - flanked by the lake.

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Where To Watch

Oulton Park is a spectator favourite with plenty of places allowing you to get close to the action.

 

• Knickerbrook offers a superb place to watch with large areas of the circuit visible from both the infield or outfield hill.

• Lodge is a popular (busy) viewing area. Try to get a space in the outfield towards Dear Leap as plenty happens here and you’ll be very close to the action.

• Avoid Foulstons and Hilltop, though - not a lot tends to happen and the view is better elsewhere on the circuit.

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