Croft Nostalgia Festival

from £14.00

The event, now in its eighth year, is acknowledged as one of the best events in the north of England, with a mix of exhilarating Motor Sport, Military vehicle displays with living history encampments, Classic vehicles from the 1930’s to the 1970’s and barnstorming flying displays from period aircraft. We encourage members of the public to enter into the spirit of the event and don some period clothing and have some fun at the festival.

The friendly atmosphere at Croft Circuit allows you to get close to the race cars in the paddock areas or even climb into the cockpit of a Spitfire. Military vehicles of all sizes are a must for a photo opportunity and parade laps of the circuit on Sunday morning by Classic cars, Military vehicles and motorcycles, there is something for the whole family.

With cream teas available and a Pimms bar, you can sit back and soak up the atmosphere from times gone by.

There are flying displays planned again for this year with one or two extra special aircraft a possibility subject to availability, more information will be published once confirmation is received. Trade stalls will be selling a variety of products from vintage clothing and military kit to fashionable accessories and a period hair style makeover.

The weekend’s entertainment in the marquee will be hosted by Colin Bourdiec ‘AKA’ George Formby who will serenade you with classics like When I m Cleaning Windows and also has a WW2 ENSA routine that will take you back to the 1940’s. You can also dance along to classic tunes courtesy of the harmony trio 'The Daisy Belles'.

  • See iconic cars racing wheel to wheel
  • Two days of nostalgic racing and displays
  • Children 15 and under go free
  • Due to the over subscription for Classic Vehicle Exhibitors - the extended closing date has now expired.*

Ticket Choices

Tickets are now available to buy on the day of the event at the gate.
Advance Ticket collection

Advance Tickets for collection are available from Ticket Gate 1 when you arrive. Please bring your ticket email confirmation with you. Advance Ticket Collection Map

The ticket gate will be open from 8.00am on both Saturday and Sunday.

For further information please visit www.hscc.org.uk

Children 15 and under (accompanied by a paying adult) are admitted free of charge to the circuit.

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Event Info - Croft Nostalgia Festival

As in previous years, we have organised a lot of nostalgic items for you to see over the weekend. There are over 400 exhibits of classic cars, motorcycles, and military vehicles on display. There are also many trade stands to look around. We are planning to have an air display on both days - plus live entertainment throughout the weekend. Track parades of some of the classic and military vehicles will take place at various times during the day on Sunday and of course historic racing arranged through the Historic Sports Car Club on both days.

Full event timetable including races and parades

Additional information coming soon

Latest News

Crowds step back in time on memorable first day of Croft Nostalgia Festival

A bumper crowd lapped up a memorable opening day of the 2017 Croft Nostalgia Festival, with first-class on-track action complemented by a characterful blend of period entertainment.

Le Mans winner joins bumper entry of classic racing cars revving up to renew battle at Croft

No fewer than 12 classes of racing from 70's Road Sports to Historic Formula 3 will be in action at Croft Nostalgia Festival this weekend with more than 220 classic cars entered to compete.

Lancaster leads magnificent military showcase at Croft Nostalgia Festival

Croft Nostalgia Festival is set to once again produce another evocative military showcase this year with the Classic World War Two bomber, the Avro Lancaster, set to headline alongside plenty of other attractions.

Ol' Blue Eyes is Back – at Croft Nostalgia Festival

It isn't just about the machines at Croft Nostalgia Festival with a Frank Sinatra sound-alike joining the ‘George Formby’ and The Daisy Belles in producing plenty of family-fun entertainment.

Tin-top thrills set scene for retro rush

Off the back of a hugely successful Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event, Croft Circuit is gearing up for a busy run of events which includes the ever-popular Nostalgia Festival.

Lancaster Bomber display confirmed for 2017 Croft Nostalgia Festival

Croft Nostalgia Festival is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever this year (5/6th August) with the confirmation that the Avro Lancaster will be filling the skies above.

Roll back the years and take it up through the gears!

Seventh Croft Nostalgia Festival primed to be biggest and best yet with retro racing, classic cars and military magic set to thrill Croft crowds while the Skies shine with dazzling displays from the Twister Aerobatic Team*

Facilities Information

Circuit Length

Croft circuit is one of the most challenging tracks in the UK. It is also one of the longest at 2.12 miles per lap.

Camping at Croft

There is no public camping facilities at Croft Circuit. We can have competitors staying overnight on site.

Animals are NOT admitted to the Circuit, Paddocks, Campsite or Car Parks (except Guide/Helper dogs for Blind/Disabled visitors)

Croft Café & food outlets

The new café opened at the beginning of the season and has proved very popular and is open for all main events serving a choice of hot meals and beverages.

We also have a good choice of outside catering units at larger events

Map of Croft Circuit

Circuit Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets

All tickets are posted via royal mail second class unless you have requested special delivery. If you have ordered your tickets and you are concerned that you have not received them please call the ticket office on 01325 721815, and we will try to help trace your order.

All tickets are sent nearer the meeting, usually 7-10 days before to ensure you receive them in time. If you're tickets have not been delivered, please contact us as soon as you can on 01325 721815.

Yes, tickets are available to purchase on the day.

In the rare event that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate, we will then refund you after the event. All you need to do is return the on the day ticket and your original advance tickets to the ticket office.

Not as a rule but can be by special arrangement. Please contact us on 01325 721815

For club race meetings grandstand seating is included in the price of the admission ticket on a first come first serve basis. For the BTCC racing meeting grandstand seats can be purchased separately in advance and on the day of the event, subject to availability.

Events Information

Unfortunately we are only able to offer camping to competitors.

Children aged 15 and under are admitted free of charge to the Circuit. This does not include the grandstand area.

Parking is free of charge.

Opening times vary according to the meeting.

The last race/event will finished no later than 6.30pm.

Circuit Information

Please contact our press officer Trevor Swettenham on 01264 882206 or tswettenham@barc.net

We have a disabled banking area where blue badge vehicles can park. The disabled bank runs alongside the straight after Hawthorn and before Tower.

Unfortunately not.

If you have lost any of your property please report it as soon as you can to reception in the main office building.

In the event that a child is found to be lost within the circuit, they will be taken to reception in the main office building where CRB checked staff will care for them until they are reunited with their parent/guardian.

The medical centre is next to the grandstand and there is a public St John’s Ambulance unit at the bigger events sited on the main drive opposite scrutineering.

Croft is an active race circuit and as such there is a strict no dogs/pets policy on site. Any dogs/pets found to be locked in a vehicle will be removed.

There are baby changing facilities situated inside the main office building.