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Over 130 cars confirmed for Hawthorn Memorial Trophies event

Wednesday, May 19 2010

More than 130 vintage and historic racing cars have now been confirmed for Oulton Park's Hawthorn Memorial Trophies meeting this Saturday (22 May), which will celebrate Mike Hawthorn, Britain's first Formula One World Champion.

The festival will include a packed programme of eleven races featuring pre and post-war historic cars from evocative marques such as Bentley, MG, Alfa Romeo, Frazer Nash and Aston Martin, all of which will be competing to win a selection of coveted trophies created in Hawthorn's honour.

Several local competitors will be in action throughout the day including Mark Butterworth from Alderley Edge, who will race his 4.4 litre 1938 Lagonda V12 in the Bill Phillips Trophy event for pre-war sports cars.

Noel Runnels-Moss from Chester will be showcasing one of the festival's oldest cars when he takes to the track in a 1921 Vauxhall 30-98, whilst Sanbach's Crispin Harris is a front-runner in the 1950s Sportscar Race, where he will be piloting a 1959 Lister Jaguar Knobbly.

As well as impressive grids in the racing events, over 60 pre-war cars will take part in the 'Cheshire Concours' - a parade of vintage machinery featuring a trophy prize, which will get underway at 12.30pm.

Tickets for the Hawthorn Memorial Trophies meeting at Oulton Park on Saturday 22 May cost £20 on the gate for adults, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0870 950 9000 or click on the link below.