New look Retro Festival set to wow crowds at Croft

29 Jul 19

The new-look Croft Retro and Classic Weekend (August 3/4th) breaks new ground this forthcoming weekend with fans expected to flock to the North Yorkshire track for both on and off-track entertainment not to be missed.

Taking centre stage on track over the busy weekend is the Historic Sports Car Club’s 16-race schedule which will see a host of cars from yesteryear driven in anger including classes for Historic Touring Cars, Historic Formula 3, Historic Formula Ford & FF2000, Historic Road Sports, 70s Road Sports, Jaguars, Clubman’s Classic and the prestigious Guards Trophy.

Within the 150-strong entry, local drivers include Chris Burbury from Hartlepool (Triumph TR5), Hexham’s Neil Russell (TVR Griffith), Whitby competitor Dave Boland (Ginetta G4) as well as Trevor Welsh from Durham (Lola T492), Consett’s Adrian Smith (Fiat X19) and occasional Croft rally competitor Peter Smith from Driffield in his Ford Lotus Cortina. Other cars such as Ford Mustangs, AC Cobras, Jaguar E-types, Lotus Europas, Morgan Plus 8s as well as legendary names such as McLaren, Brabham, March, Cooper and Chevron will do battle in the various races.

Away from the track, there are the usual amount of sideshows, displays, an autojumble and lots of other attractions for all the family. With less emphasis on the military and aviation aspects of the former Nostalgia festivals, this year there is a slightly more modern feel with the Swinging Sixties and Psychedelic Seventies being prevalent, whilst also tipping a nod to the 1980s, none more so than in the brand-new Music Marquee featuring a host of bands and tribute acts on the live stage throughout both days.

Included in these are Rockin’ Deke and the Jitters, 70s Cop Show, The Addiction and DVD on Saturday with Guitar George Borowski, Blues Deluxe as well as the formidable Paul Wellar and the Jam and Abba Forever entertaining the crowds on Sunday. In between bands, there will be Retro DJ Sounds of the 60s and 70s too.

The family friendly atmosphere at Croft Circuit allows everyone to get close to the race cars in the paddock area along with the various displays which are a must for a photo opportunity. The parade laps of the circuit by classic cars are not to be missed either within the wonderful setting of North Yorkshire’s premier motorsport facility.

There will be trade stalls, food and drink with adult admission costing just £12.00 on Saturday (£15.00 on gate) and £15.00 in advance on Sunday (£18.00 on gate). An advance adult weekend ticket costs £24.00 in advance or £30.00 on the gate. Accompanied children aged 15 and under admitted FREE on both days and there is also FREE car parking and FREE paddock access.

For further details, please visit www.croftcircuit.co.uk or call 01325 721815. Please support your local circuit.