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Oulton Park’s Bank Holiday Gold Cup raceday is here!

Monday, August 31 2015

Oulton Park's traditional August Bank Holiday Monday show returns today, with a nostalgic racing line-up plus parades and demonstrations on the track, and plenty to see and do off it.

Today's racing line-up features a host of categories that haven't yet raced this weekend, in addition to the Derek Bell Trophy for powerful Formula 5000 single-seaters. Mark Dwyer won the first race of the weekend yesterday in a March 742 Formula Two car, ahead of Neil Glover's Chevron B37 F5000 and the front-engined Mallock Classic Clubman of Mark Charteris.

Other highlights of the day will include the Historic Touring Cars, which will feature a full grid of Lotus Cortinas and Hillman Imps in two races. These classic saloon cars are always a highlight of the weekend and should entertain the crowd with wheels off the ground over the kerb and four-wheel-drifts around the faster corners.

The Historic Formula Fords always put on a great show too, with slipstreaming battles around the sweeping International circuit. This weekend's entry includes Tiff Needell in the Lotus 69 he first won in a competition in Autosport magazine in the early '70s, battling against a capacity grid of both young chargers and veteran historic aces.

A full racing timetable is available here.

Away from the racing, Andy Wallace will demonstrate the Jaguar XJR-9 LM in which he won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1988. The XJR-9 is resplendent in its period Silk Cut livery, and will be displayed adjacent to the Jaguar Heritage marquee in the paddock when it isn't on-track.

Other key off-track attractions include a Bentley racing showcase opposite Chequers restaurant, whilst an Italian Stampede of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Maseratis will arrive at the venue mid-way through the morning, before taking to the track for a parade later on.

The rally stage is in full use too, with Group B rally cars performing demonstration runs, in between passenger rides in the circuit's works-prepared Toyota GT86 rally cars. These are available to purchase from the rally hut near the main entrance.

Additionally, the venue is expected to be filled with classic cars, with enthusiastic owners bringing their prized possessions from all over northern Britain to take part in the displays.

A full line-up of off-track entertainment is available here

Tickets are available on the gate for £23 with free entry for under-13s.