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Snetterton Vintage Festival: Things to look out for

Thursday, September 17 2015

Motor racing's pioneering past will be celebrated at Snetterton when the Vintage Sports-Car Festival returns on Sunday 27 September, with fascinating on and off track programmes ripe with nostalgia.

We've selected a handful of highlights to which set this event apart from the many others seen at the Norfolk circuit:

Antique Racing Machines

The central attraction at the Vintage Sports-Car Festival will be a retro racing programme which recreates the thrilling formative years of motor racing, a time predating seatbelts and rollcages, when the majority of racing cars were propelled by huge front-mounted engines. This offers a spectacle quite unlike that with which we've been accustomed in the modern era, as cars with a great deal of power are wrestled around the track without any modern aerodynamic or mechanical wizardry.

Notable cars taking part at this event will include a 1935 ERA R4A - the last of four built by one of Britain's greatest pre-war racing car manufacturers - and a pair of Grand Prix-winning Maseratis. Other interesting additions include a Maserati 250F, as mastered by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss in the 1950s.

Classic Car Displays

There's no place better to show off classic and vintage road cars than at an event which celebrates motoring's past, and historic car owners from across Eastern Britain are expected to descend on the venue to show off their pride and joy. These stunning machines will be arranged in the venue's off-track areas, allowing spectators to meet the owners and take a closer look at them.

If you have a car that you wish to display, please contact snetterton.vscc@msv.com.

Air Displays

Visitors should keep their eyes on the skies as a T-6 Harvard entertains the crowd with an aerial demonstration. The T-6 is renowned for its acrobatic ability, and examples were used by the United States Air Force, United States Navy, and Royal Air Force as trainer aircraft from the World War II period, right through to the 1970s.

Garden Party Atmosphere

Away from the hustle and bustle of the pit-lane and paddock, there will be plenty to enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere, including a Pimms and Cream Tea Tent which will include a live band playing period-style music. Additional attractions include a display which will take you back through Snetterton's own history and much more!

Tickets for the Vintage Sports-Car Festival at Snetterton on Sunday 27 September are available online for £15 with free entry for under-13s. For more information please call 0843 453 9000 or click here.