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We are delighted to welcome to the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival the Golden Years Club.
The ‘Golden Years’ Heritage F1 Association are a group of dedicated enthusiasts who are committed to keeping the spirit and memories of early years Senior Stock Car Racing alive for the younger generations of today’s stock car supporters to enjoy. These dedicated enthusiasts will be displaying a selection of these amazing racing cars at The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival and will be on hand to show you around.
The cars range from the early 1960s to the mid 1980s period, before high performance parts and racing technology came into the sport. The cars are either restored originals or hand built replicas that are kept as authentic as possible, whilst retaining a safety level that is acceptable for todays conditions.
The association consists of over twenty drivers and car owners who prefer to get together a few times per season to do exhibition events as opposed to a ‘full on’ competitive racing series. Many of the members are ex drivers and racers from various oval track disciplines who have done their serious racing, and now just want to take their cars out for some relaxed and nostalgic demonstrations.
The ‘Golden Years’ are all enthusiasts themselves, always prepared to encourage and welcome the fans to come to the pits and view the cars close up, take photos or simply have a chat about the cars. The cars can also be seen at many shows or other special events around the country such as Cadwell Park, Brands Hatch, Oulton Park’s Gold Cup, and the prestigious Goodwood Revival, where they showcased our sport to hundreds of thousands of vintage motor heads around the world.
Inevitably the most frequently asked question is why the two F1 Heritage classes don’t race together? The answer is quite simple, safety! With the vast differences in power output, handling characteristics, tyre technology and driving style between the two groups, safety conditions dictate that they cannot be on track together.
It’s been tried before and the high rate of damage and attrition allied to the risk of injury was deemed unacceptable.
The Motorsport Festival for the Whole Family
26th - 28th June 2020
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