Oulton Park’s signature Historic Gold Cup returns with a full weekend’s action devoted to motor racing’s past in July, and a special celebration of the event's 70th anniversary! The meeting will feature an eclectic retro race programme from the HSCC, with several special guest series in attendance too.

This year’s HSCC offering will include Historic Formula 3, Historic Formula Junior and the Derek Bell Trophy for powerful 1970s single-seaters. Special guest categories include F1 cars in the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association races, Motor Racing Legends Touring Car Challenge, the 500 Owners Association, CSCC Special Saloons and Modsports, Ferrari Club Classic and Vintage Sports-Cars.

There's also an extensive off-track show to put visitors in a retro mood. Car displays, retro music and much more will add to the distinct flavour of this key social fixture on Cheshire’s automotive calendar.

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Oulton Park Gold Cup

Friday 26 - Sunday 28 July 2024
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Admission Prices – Please note under 13s are admitted free of charge

Weekend Admission (Friday - Sunday)

  • Full programme of historic motor racing
  • Extensive classic car displays
  • Live period music and off track entertainment
  • Trade sites and great food & drink
Adult Ages 16 and above

£42.00 Online (Gate £50.00) Save 16%

Teen Ages 13 - 15

£26.00 Online (Gate £30.00) Save 13%

Senior Citizen Ages 65 and above

£40.00 Gate Only

Friday Admission

  • Practice and qualifying sessions
  • Open race paddock
  • Some classic cars on display
  • Trade sites
Adult Ages 16 and above

£13.00 Online (Gate £15.00) Save 13%

Teen Ages 13-15

£8.00 Online (Gate £10.00) Save 20%

Senior Citizen Ages 65 and above

£12.00 Gate Only

Saturday Admission

  • Qualifying and racing
  • Extensive classic car displays
  • Live period music and off track entertainment
  • Trade sites and classic car auction
Adult Ages 16 and above

£26.00 Online (Gate £30.00) Save 13%

Teen Ages 13-15

£16.00 Online (Gate £20.00) Save 20%

Senior Citizen Ages 65 and above

£25.00 Gate Only

Sunday Admission

  • Full programme of racing from midday
  • Extensive classic car displays
  • Live period music and off track entertainment
  • Trade sites and classic car auction
Adult Ages 16 and above

£26.00 Online (Gate £30.00) Save 13%

Teen Ages 13 - 15

£16.00 Online (Gate £20.00) Save 20%

Senior Citizen Ages 65 and above

£25.00 Gate Only

Race Event Extras

Programme

Save money and order your souvenir race programme in advance. Simply claim it on the day from one of our selected programme booths or circuit shops.

£6.00 Online (Gate £8.00) Save 25%

Radio

Order your radio earpiece in advance and collect it at the circuit from one of our selected programme booths or circuit shops - click here for more information.

£12.00 Online (Gate £12.00)

Grandstand Seating

Upgrade to the best view in the house! All three of our grandstands will be open on Saturday and Sunday. The price shown below is the cost per day.

=Old Hall

£10.00

Old Hall

Located at the end of the long start/finish straight, Old Hall provides high drama and tension at the start of the race plus overtaking attempts as the event progresses. You’ll also see duels take place on the run down the hill to Cascades.

=Lodge

£10.00

Lodge

One of the slowest corners on the track, you’ll see plenty of passing attempts as the field heads out of the fast Druids corner and down the long straight. It’s also the final corner on the circuit, and the scene of many last lap dramas.

=Knickerbrook

£12.00

Knickerbrook

This is one of the most exciting spots on the whole Oulton Park circuits as the cars rapidly decelerate from the high speed hill top straight into a tricky little chicane. This is one of the best overtaking spots on the circuit!

What's On Track

=Historic Formula 3

Historic Formula 3

2024 marks a very special year for Historic Formula 3 as the category celebrates it’s 60th anniversary. These evocative ‘screamers’ competed across the race tracks of Europe between 1964 and 1970.

=Historic Grand Prix Cars Association

Historic Grand Prix Cars Association

Featuring classically-modelled single-seater machines from the pre-slicks-and-wings era of the sport, this will hark back to a time when the International Gold Cup was a regular non-championship fixture on the annual F1 schedule.

=Special Saloons & Modsports

Special Saloons & Modsports

Fire-breathing Special Saloons and Modsports join the Gold Cup line-up, courtesy of the Classic Sports Car Club. Expect an eclectic mix of some amazing machinery.

=HSCC Derek Bell Trophy

HSCC Derek Bell Trophy

For Formula 5000 and Formula 2 single-seaters built and raced between 1967 and 1979. This is the series for the more powerful cars with wings and slick racing tyres. It encompasses classes for Formula Atlantic and later Formula Three and Formula Ford 2000 cars.

=Motor Racing Legends' Historic Touring Car Challenge

Motor Racing Legends' Historic Touring Car Challenge

For Touring Cars from 1966 to 1990, Including Group 1, Group 2 and Group A cars.

=Ferrari Owners Club Classic

Ferrari Owners Club Classic

The Ferrari Club Classic is an exciting multi-class racing series from the Ferrari Owners’ Club of Great Britain featuring a wide variety of Ferrari tipos including Mondials, 308s, 328s, 348s, 355s and more.

=Historic Formula Juniors

Historic Formula Juniors

The FJHRA Formula Junior Championships are booming, with huge worldwide interest in the category for up to 1100cc single-seater racing cars. Although Formula Junior only existed from 1958 to 1963, it continues to be one of the most popular of all historic racing categories.

=Vintage Sports Car Club

Vintage Sports Car Club

The Vintage Sports-Car Club will bring two grids of classic cars from motor racing's pioneering earlier years to the Gold Cup.

=The 500 Owners Association Championship

The 500 Owners Association Championship

The 500 Owners Association Championship is for competitors participating in 500cc single seater racing cars which were built in the period 1946 to 1960.

What's Included

Classic Car Displays - all weekend

Classic and vintage car clubs from around the country will make their way to Oulton Park to display their magnificent machinery. Applications are now open - Please click here to apply.

Cheshire Concours D'esprit Sunday

The Cheshire Concours d'Esprit will return in 2024, featuring a collection of extraordinary pre and post war sports-cars, each well used and with a fascinating story to tell. This is not a typical concours full of polished 'garage queens' - rather every one has character worthy of the description "spirited" with a unique story to tell.

The Gold Cup Exhibition

Relive the history of Oulton Park circuit in this one-of-a-kind art installation at the Gold Cup. There will be displays of art and photographs that document the history of the much loved venue as well as unbelievable archive footage from 1953, the year the circuit opened!

Alan Minshaw Celebration

The life and career of iconic Demon Tweeks founder and racer Alan Minshaw will be celebrated with a special display of cars from his career. These cars will also take part in a special on-track demo during the lunch break on Saturday.

Minshaw Demostration

In a fitting tribute to the late Alan Minshaw, ten renowned cars from the esteemed Minshaw family collection will grace the Oulton Park International Circuit at 12:45 PM on Saturday.

Vintage Music Festival

Throughout both Saturday and Sunday, the Gold Cup will give you the experience of hearing sounds from the roaring 20s to the swinging 60s. For details of artists and timings click HERE

Hampson Auctions

Hampson Auctions will be back for 2024 after arranging a spectacular array of vehicles in 2023. Have a wander through the classic cars and motorbikes on Friday and Saturday before the auction itself takes place on Sunday. Click here for details on lots and bidding.

Vintage Tractor Display

Returning after a spectacular inaugural attendance in 2023, the Gold Cup will feature a display of vintage tractors from the 20s all the way through to the 70s. Owners will be around to offer more information and answer any of your questions. 

Cheshire Steamers - New for 2024

For the first time, The Gold Cup will welcome The Cheshire Steamers, showcasing a remarkable display of miniature steam engines. Enthusiasts and visitors will have the unique opportunity to interact with the owners, who will be available to offer more information and answer any questions you may have.

YoungTimers Display

After the enormous success of the Youngtimers display in 2023 this year’s Gold Cup will be expanding the incredible line up of cars. A curation of classic vehicles from the 1970s’ 80s’ & 90s’ will once again take the main stage! If you would like to apply for this display - Please click here

Supercar Display

Alongside the beautiful classic cars, hundreds of sports cars and supercars from more recent times will line the infield of Oulton Park bringing together an amazing array of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Jaguars and Porsches!

Jim Clark Trust

The Jim Clark Trust will be making a return to the Gold Cup, showcasing an impressive collection of memorabilia from Jim Clark's illustrious racing career. Attendees can look forward to exploring a diverse array of items that celebrate the legacy of the legendary driver. In addition to the memorabilia, there will be a wide range of merchandise available for purchase.

Classic Bus Display - New for 2024

The North West Vehicle Restoration Trust will be hosting a captivating display of classic buses, meticulously restored to their former glory. 

Simulator Experience

Perfect Acceleration will be in attendance with simulators for you to experience driving the Oulton Park circuit. including the famous Demon Tweeks BMW E30 M3. Sessions are £10 per person.

Gold Cup Photography Competition

Fans at this year’s Oulton Park Gold Cup are invited to get their cameras out, with a superb prize package up for grabs as reward to the winning photo from the retro event.

Free Pitwalk - Sunday Morning

On Sunday morning visitors will be able to get up close to magnificent machinery in the pit lane and meet the drivers moments before they commence battle on the famed Oulton Park tarmac.

Open Race Paddock - all weekend

The paddock is open to all, allowing you to stroll through the 100s of classic tin top and single seater racing cars before they take to the circuit.

Trade Stands

A trade area will be in operation all weekend with stalls selling parts, accessories and merchandise.

Adventure Playground

Check out the Oulton Park adventure playground near to Chequers restaurant, which has equipment for children of all ages from toddler to 14.

Free Parking

All general parking is free of charge. Blue badge holders may park free of charge inside the venue in the disabled parking and viewing area on the inside of Knickerbrook corner. If you hold a blue badge, please follow public signage for disabled parking, or speak to a member of staff upon arrival.

Enjoy the VIP Experience

Whether you're entertaining clients or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, a hospitality package offers an exhilarating day out in fabulous surroundings. For booking enquiries contact 01474 875224 or [email protected].

Silver Hospitality

Available Saturday and Sunday. Hospitality Includes: privileged parking, entrance tickets into circuit and suite, official programme, coffee and breakfast roll, two course lunch, afternoon tea and cakes, pay bar serving wines, beers and soft drinks.

Prices are £110.00 plus VAT per person per day.

Hospitality Information

Upgrade Your Ticket

We also have Trackside Lounge viewing upgrades available this weekend.

=Trackside Lounge Full Package

£95.00

Trackside Lounge Full Package

Includes entrance ticket and shared admission to a Fogarty Moss suite with superb views of one of the most dramatic parts of the race circuit – along Dentons and Cascades. Includes a lunch basket, free race programme and televisions showing live timing.

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Weekend Camping

Why not make a weekend of it and stay on-site at Oulton Park? We have a dedicated camping area with full facilities - just a short stroll from the racetrack.

The campsite opens at 12pm on Friday 26 July and closes at 8pm on Sunday 28 July.

Campers are welcome to stay on site until midday on Monday; however only limited facilities (just toilets and showers) will be provided beyond 8pm on Sunday. 

Please note you will need to be in possession of a valid weekend admission ticket/pass in addition to a camping ticket in order to gain access to the campsite.

General Area

Adult Ages 16 and over

£32.00 Online (Gate £38.00) Save 15%

Teen Ages 13 - 15

£19.00 Online (Gate £23.00) Save 17%

Child Aged under 13

£0.00 Online

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