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The Royal Wedding may be taking place on Saturday 19 May, but this does not outshine or begin to compare to Formula Vintage’s return to the beautiful Oulton Park for Round 2 of the Championship. With an exciting 10 Race programme scheduled for the day including Vintage, Pre-war, Standard & Modified Sports Cars, Pre-1961 Racing Cars and the Special Pre-war Sports Cars. We are delighted to welcome back the Invited grids from Pirelli Ferrari Classic Formula Series, the AR Motorsport Morgan Challenge and the F3 500’s who all add an interestingly varied content to the packed day of Motorsport.

In 2017, despite the wet weather, Dougal Cawley won the Oulton Park Trophy in his GN/Ford Piglet, with Tom Walker taking the Boulogne Trophy in his Amilcar Hispano Special and Mark Gillies winning the Hawthorn Memorial and Spanish Trophies Race in the ERA R3A. Will these prolific racers see their names top of the rankings again this year with a dry track or are they confined to being wet track specialists?

There are fantastic Spectators viewpoints around the Track which will offer great vantage points for the Racing as well as the Park & Parade taking place over lunch.  Unofficial Practice starts at 0830 hrs – 0900 hrs with Official Practice commencing at 0908 hrs and Racing from 1300 hrs.

If you are looking for entertainment during the lunch break check out the three different vintage music artists who will be moving throughout the day bring the vintage vibes to the Paddock. For the Royalists in you the Royal Wedding will be screened in the Chequers Restaurant at lunch time.

Formula Vintage returns for the Formula Vintage Festival at Donington Park on 24 June before Round 3 commences at Cadwell Park on 22 July.

The Vintage Sports-Car Club sees the Oulton Park AutoSolo take place on Saturday 19 May with the oldest car taking part belonging to Stuart Cooke. Stuart will be competing in his 1921 Morris Cowley against a 1937 Frazer Nash/BMW owned and driven by Mark Garfitt which is the youngest entrant. With the winner of the hotly contested Silverstone Autosolo Robert Lees in his uncles 1935 Riley entered, can he make it two in a row? A special mention to Harriet Turley who is a Marshalling stalwart and will be taking part in her first VSCC event in her 1935 Austin Seven. The AutoSolo will be taking place within the Paddock from 100 hrs finishing at 1200 hrs.

The Cheshire Life Concours will also be taking place on Saturday 19 May and will see the earliest car, a 1914 TT Humber currently owned by Bill Wrather`s line up for the honours. Previously owned by Kenneth Neve who was one of the founders of Oulton Park. The youngest car is last year’s winner Brian Green returning in his 1934 Lagonda M45.
We are delighted to welcome back who will be treating a couple of the entrants cars. The winner of the Cheshire Life Concours will also receive a trophy along with a after care package.
The Pre-war and Historic Park & Parade is a great attraction and a way of involving the public with these beautiful vehicles. They will be displayed throughout the day giving you plenty of time to immerse yourself in their history before watching them complete a lap of honour on the track at lunch time.
Away from Oulton Park the VSCC will also be holding the Suffolk Tour on Sunday 20 May. This year sees a bumper entry of 43 cars which will be converging on Pakenham Water Mill for Brian Aket`s “Ascent of High Suffolk”. The cars will be leaving Pakenham Water Mill from 1000 hrs for a 70 mile Tour before returning for afternoon tea. With a fantastic entry and great variety of over 20 different marques represented, with several Alvis`s to a Vauxhall 14/40. The oldest car entered in the Tour is Adam Frith in his 1921 10 hp Calthorpe and the youngest is Andrew McWilliams in his 1939 MG TB.

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