Donington Historic Festival


August 6, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 27, 2015

Donington Historic Festival posted on 29 June 2011

Donington Historic Festival

The dates of the second Donington Historic Festival have been confirmed as Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th 2012 – a weekend that definitely deserves priority placement in your diary.

The inaugural event in 2011 was a tremendous success, attracting 12,000 people who basked in the Donington sunshine for two days of action-packed historic racing with 300+ cars out on track. While the organisers can’t guarantee the same idyllic weather, the 2012 Festival is guaranteed to deliver an equally thrilling array of huge grids of the cream of Europe’s historic single-seaters, sportscars and touring cars, all battling it out around this hugely popular and exciting circuit in the hands of some of the top drivers in the sport.

Donington Historic Festival

Car clubs were another important focus for the first Festival, with hundreds of classics from 38 clubs forming a fabulous display in the infield and entertaining the crowd with parade laps, and the event organisers are keen to build on this for 2012. With fantastic racing, a decidedly car club-friendly atmosphere, a superb location and attractions on site such as the Donington Grand Prix Collection museum, the Donington Historic Festival weekend is the perfect choice for club AGMs or other celebrations, and the organisers are inviting clubs to apply to take part.

And, of course, the Festival will keep true its ethos of family-friendly ticket prices and free access to the paddock and off-track activities. For further information please visit www.doningtonhistoric.com.