Preserving our Karting 

Oulton Park Gold Cup 2013

400 classic cars flocked up North for the annual Gold Cup Meeting held at Cheshire’s Oulton Park. Inaugurated in 1953, the iconic British track was this year the centre of the event’s celebrations as its 60th anniversary was marked in style as enthusiasts enjoyed a weekend of non-stop action which reflected the racing history of the circuit and the thousands of cars which have graced the track.

As much as there was an array of classic cars taking to the track, equally the off track action was just as varied and to mark the occasion of Oulton Park’s long racing history, a static display of cars that had appeared at Oulton Park during its 60 years went on display.

Live demonstrations from powerful Group B rally cars on the venue’s special rally stage were joined by the British Historic Kart Club, many of which provided a training ground for future World Champions from the 50s through to the early 80s.

Photographs courtesy of Chris Norwood