Early GP car field joins Donington Festival
The 80th anniversary of the 1936 Donington Grand Prix will be marked by a pre-1950 Grand Prix car and Voiturette race at the Donington Historic Festival (April 30-May 2).
The HGPCA will assemble a grid of period single-seaters for the Nuvolari Trophy race including Alfa Romeos P3s, Bugatti T35s and T37s, ERAS, Talbot-lagos and Maserati 8CMS. In 1936, Richard Seaman and Hans Ruesch won the four-and-ahalf hour Donington race in their shared Alfa Romeo 8C.
More early machinery will contest the ‘Mad Jack’ Trophy for Pre-war sportscars, run in memory of Richard ‘Mad Jack’ Shuttleworth, winner of the first Donington Grand Prix in 1935.
In all, 17 races will run across three days.