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Visiting Oulton Park

19-03-2022 | Category: General News

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Visiting Oulton Park, we are the ideal place to stay. It is just 6.9 miles from us, or depending if you are pretending to be one of the racers, about 14 minutes drive. 
 

History

Oulton Park used to be on the grounds of Oulton Hall The hallburned down in 1926. During the war years it was as an army staging camp. General Patton was based here, in the run-up to the Normandy landings. Just remember this when visiting and walking around Oulton Park.

The Mid-Cheshire Car Club developed the track, following a race with a crowd of 40,000 attended in 1953. Its future as a race circuit was assured. International racing followed and a tradition was started with the Gold Cup event. In its heyday regularly attracted F1 teams and drivers. The Gold Cup quickly became known as a real test of man and machine. Stirling Moss won the Cup five times, the first in ’54 in a Maserati 250F delivered that morning from the factory. In ’61 he won the last in the four-wheel drive Ferguson. It was an all-wheel drive F1 car’s only victory. 

Oulton Park the circuit

It is a stunning circuit built into the natural contours of the Cheshire countryside. Oulton Park is a  combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing. It makes for a picturesque and exciting circuits for spectators and competitors alike.

It has been around for over  60 years it has gathered a reputation as the country’s toughest test for both car and driver. 

Oulton Park remains as popular as ever with fans thanks to the superb views of the circuit from the extensive spectator banking. Thousand’s of spectators visit the circuit for the annual round of the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship. The Cheshire venue also hosts two rounds of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and the British F3/GT event.

The circuit’s signature event is the Gold Cup meeting. It is now run as a historic event by the HSCC. Some of the finest racing cars from the past 70 years roll back time and take to the track over the August Bank Holiday weekend. 

Visiting Oulton Park, the circuit is situated next to Little Budworth.  The circuit is easy to access from The Hive at 52 via the A49.

We are sure the die hard race fans know what is going on and when. However if you are the occasional visitor, check out the Oulton Park calendar here
 
 
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Visiting Oulton Park

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