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Donington Historic Festival

29/04/2023 - 30/04/2023

2023 Donington Historic Festival (29/30 April) are now on sale, with Earlybird prices offering extra savings on discounted advance tickets until 31 January.


A half-price advance ticket deal

Members of clubs registered with us can enjoy a significant saving, as they receive a 50% discount off our advance prices for all ticket types for themselves and their passengers when they book to bring a display vehicle for your club’s stand.

Free club parking in the Infield and Melbourne Hairpin

Please note, only vehicles which are club-display appropriate are allowed onto club stands, and we do ask that the vehicle’s date, make, model and registration number are provided at the time of ticket booking.

Lunchtime parades

Details to follow.

No charge for display space

The club displays are a great attraction for Festival visitors, and we encourage clubs to set up marquees, display stands etc., to really make it a spectacle. But don’t worry if you’re from a small club, and don’t come complete with marquees etc., as you’ll still be made very welcome! Each club is given its own dedicated, sign-posted parking area, and we work with you to give you the space you need.


‘Car Club’ refers to organisations which have registered members, and which have been established to promote the benefits of ownership of a particular marque or individual model of car, or of a particular type of car (e.g. general classic cars). We would expect the club to have some sort of management structure in place and to operate some form of communicating regularly with its members, such as a website or forum.  


All club ticket bookings must be made online and the discount applies only to those members bringing a display vehicle. Once our club is registered, we will give you the information you need to book.


Club ticket sales/display vehicle bookings close on 16 April 2023.



Further reductions are available for 13-15-year-olds, whilst under-13s go free. Click here to book at our best prices!

The Donington Historic Festival (DHF) offers a wealth of on and off-track entertainment for spectators, with two days simply jam-packed with world-class race action, track displays and parades, an open-access paddock and pitlane walks, a trade village, plus the presence of hundreds of cherished classic cars in displays staged by dozens of car clubs. The event attracts a calibre of drivers that matches the calibre of cars, and past and present-day BTCC and Le Mans names are often seen on the entry lists.

This family-friendly event at a circuit renowned for unrivalled spectator viewing is also a great way to introduce the younger generation to the joys of historic motorsport – with the added advantage that you can take it all in on the Saturday and Sunday and still have the Bank Holiday Monday to relax at home!

The racing line-up for DHF 2023 promises spectacular track action. Touring Car fanatics will be over the moon with what’s likely to be a massive turnout from the combined Historic Touring Car Challenge, Tony Dron Trophy, Sixties Touring Car Challenge and U2TC for under two-litre Touring Cars grid. The sight and sound of this grid hurtling towards Redgate will be unforgettable!

Adding to the tin-top fun are races for the HRDC Jack Sears Trophy (for 1958-1966 Touring Cars), the HRDC Gerry Marshall Trophy (for pre-83 Group 1 and 1½ Touring Cars) and a combined race for HRDC Dunlop Allstars (for pre-‘66 Sports, GT and Touring Cars) and HRDC Classic Alfa Challenge (for 750-116 Alfa Romeos) – all of which promise to be tremendously enjoyable.

GT and sportscar fans will not feel left out – DHF 2023 will showcase some of the most beautiful and iconic examples. The ‘Mad Jack’ for Pre-War Sports Cars sees sports cars built before 1941 – and some approaching 100 years old – battle it out round Donington Park, in a wonderful reminder of the circuit’s pre-War racing past. The combined grid for the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars and Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sports racers brings together a truly stunning collection of machines, while the epic, three-hour Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup brings the best of both worlds, featuring GT, Sports Racing and Touring Cars built before 1966 in a feast of glamour, pace and action.

The Jaguar Classic Challenge race will once again see a packed grid of ‘big cats’ prowling their way round the circuit, while – new for DHF – there will also be action from the ‘prancing horses’ of the Superformance Ferrari Club Classic series, which will stage no less than three Ferrari-only races at the event.


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