They call Oulton Park Britain’s most picturesque racing circuit. I have to agree personally with that statement (however Knockhill does come pretty close.) The Gold Cup is the venue’s signiture event that has been running since 1954. In 1954 the first Gold Cup was won by Stirling Moss in a non-championship F1 race; he drove a Maserati 250F. Today the Gold Cup is a historic motorsport event that shows some incredible machinary both on and off the track.
This year was my first experience of the Gold Cup and I couldn’t wait to go and see what it was all about. We arrived on a rainy Sunday had a look around. We found some incredible cars. It isn’t everyday that you find a Lamborghini Miura and a Ferrari 250 GT Coupe Pininfarina. Sadly I wasn’t able to go round all the car clubs as the weather was so poor. However from the few cars I saw off the track that had made the effort to attend a car meet in such poor weather was incredible.
On the track there was lots of interesting racing going on. Especially the 90s Super Touring Car Racing that included two Alfa Romeo 156s (one finished 2nd.) There were many other races too including some old F3. I really enjoyed the event however I think it is definately one for better weather than we experienced on Sunday!