A number of rare motorcycles will add to a mouth-watering line-up of classic and vintage two and four-wheeled machinery at next weekend’s (4/5 August) eagerly anticipated Croft Nostalgia event at the Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire.
An MV Agusta and Vincent Comet have already been pledged as part of the display of pre-1973 vehicles at Croft near Darlington. Indeed bikes dating back to the Thirties have been confirmed so far with organisers receiving calls from more owners all the time.
In addition the number of classic cars expected during the two days is edging towards the 400 mark. More than a dozen classic buses are also set to appear. The line-up is potentially worth many millions of pounds such is the history behind some of the makes and models on show…
“The memories just keep flooding back with almost every phone call,” commented display organiser Maurice Jennings of Croft Engineering. “The Nostalgia weekend gives the owners of these fabulous cars and motorbikes a golden opportunity to show of their pride and joy as well as blow some cobwebs away! Above all, the cars and bikes are there for visitors to take in and reminisce or just marvel at machinery that really had character.”
Also present during the Nostalgia weekend will be a vast exhibition of WWII military might including tanks (firing!), jeeps, personnel carriers and fighting machines which will fill the venue’s old East-West runway area.
Air displays from a Battle of Britain Memorial Spitfire (1.30pm Saturday) and a Jet Provost and Hawker/Isaacs Fury stunt bi-plane (Sunday morning) are part of the stunning show as well.
Moving onto the track no fewer than 18 races for historic saloon, GT, single-seater and sportscars dating from the Forties through to the Seventies will recreate some of the most evocative eras in motor sport history.
Furthermore the public, both young and old, are encouraged to dress in period style to add to the enchanting atmosphere.
Tickets for Croft Nostalgia 2012 can be purchased at discounted rates via the www.croftcircuit.co.uk website or by calling the circuit on 01325 721815. Prices for adults start at just £10 Saturday and £12 Sunday. Admission for accompanied children aged 15 and under is FREE all weekend.