You can be forgiven for not having a clue what is going on at the minute, or indeed what day of the week it is. Covid-19 has effectively rolled a bowling ball straight through the historic events calendar leaving our regular events falling like skittles. Where possible we have been trying to keep tabs on all the new dates right here
But here is a closer look at what is happening in August:
Nurgurgring Oldtimer GP – 7 – 9 August
The Nurburgring Old-timer GP is confirmed to go ahead as planned hosting races for Formula Juniors, Historic Grand Prix cars (pre-65); Touring Car and GT Trophy; Gent Drivers Trophy; Touring Car Classics; Audi R8 LMS; pre 60 GTs ; Historic Marathon and the Nurbugring Trophy (100 min race for cars up until 1996) – Plus others, there are also numerous parades, Exhibitions and Driving Sessions.
Spectators are still not allowed so no tickets being sold for this event. More details can be found here
Thruxton Motorsport Celebration (15-16 August)
Thruxton Historic has been a late addition to the August calendar, and has a number of exciting grids including ; Pre-War Sports Cars; Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy (pre ’56 sports cars), Stirling Moss Trophy (pre ’61 sports cars); Pre ’63 GT, Historic Touring Car Challenge with the Tony Dron; Trophy and Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC (Touring Cars ’61 – ’90); GT & Sports Car Cup (Pre ’66 GT and Pre’63 Sports Cars), HRDC ‘JACK SEARS TROPHY’ for Touring Cars 1958 – 1966; HRDC ‘THERMEX ALLSTARS’ for pre-’66 Sports, GT & Touring Cars and HRDC ‘CLASSIC ALFA CHALLENGE’ for 750 -116 Alfa Romeos.
Spectators are allowed and tickets are being sold, but only in advance. Click here to order
London Concours 2020 – Honourable Artillery Company HQ from 19 – 20 August
The London Concours has bravely decided to go ahead as previously planned and I say bravely, because this fabulous event is in the heart of the city and relies on the City Traders for its audience. No thanks to Covid, much of the city is either on vacation or working from home. So this could be one very exclusive garden party this year. Luckily there is a strong community of London classic enthusiasts who live in London so if that is you, please do come out and support this event.
The Malle Mile Festival – still on with new date : 22 – 23 August
Held in the grounds of Kelvington Hall, is this relaxed weekend of non-stop scrambler racing events all on inappropriate and classic motorcycles, alongside live music all in a festival style tented camp.
Masters Historic Festival – Brands Hatch 22 – 23 August
This is one event which remains unchanged from the pre-covid plan, all Masters grids will run including; Historic Sports Cars; Gent Drivers; Historic Formula one, Pre66 Minis; Pre-66 Touring Cars and guest races from Equipe Pre-63GT & Equipe GTS; HSCC Formula 2, and the Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge.
Tickets are being sold in advance only : Click here to order
Oulton Park Gold Cup – 29 August – 31 August (HSCC) – Click here for our full preview
This three day event is likely to be busier than ever this year, there will be races for Historic Road Sports; 70s Road Sports; Historic Touring Cars; Guards Trophy: Thundersports; Dunlop Saloon Car Cup; Historic Formula Ford; Classic Formula Ford; Classic Formula 3/URS Classic FF2000; Aurora Trophy; Historic Formula Junior and the Dunlop Historic Trophy for Pre ’66 Jaguars.
Tickets for Spectators being sold in advance and there will be owners club displays : Click here