Over 400 historic race cars dating from the 1990s back to the 1920s will line up on the grid at Donington Park to compete in a spectacular series of races in the 2016 edition of the Donington Historic Festival, over the Bank Holiday weekend of Saturday, April 30th, Sunday, May 1st and Monday, May 2nd 2016 – a Spring date to look forward to! With its much-admired combination of highly competitive, world-class historic motor racing and an open-access paddock that allows visitors to get up close to that priceless metal, plus tyre-smoking historic rally car demonstrations, historic karts action and hundreds of classic cars on show in the infield, the Donington Historic Festival is a hugely popular fixture in the international historic calendar.
The 59th Coppa InterEurope Storica Event, round four of the FIA Historic Formula One Championship Series at Autodromo Nazionale Monza, will add another piece of history to its racing weekend June 3-5, while honoring a special moment in American motor racing history. Scuderia del Portello, together with Lawrence Auriana, will hold a race for 1.5-liter Grand Prix cars, titled “The Phil Hill Trophy,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of Phil’s victory at Monza and subsequent World Championship Title. Alma Hill, Phil’s widow, and son Derek, will present the trophy and honor America’s first Formula 1 Champion who succumbed to Parkinson’s disease in 2008, at the age of 81. At Monza in September 1961, Phil Hill clinched the 1961 Formula 1 World Championship at the wheel of a Ferrari 156. The quiet, unassuming, Santa Monica-resident, led the way to Europe for a […]