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Vintage Sports Car Club Race Meeting At Cadwell Park

Lots of vintage sports and racing cars on display and on the track during a sunny June day in 2023 in Lincolnshire, UK

MG PB Peter Taylor

On a day blessed with brilliant sunshine, which later turned into rainstorms of biblical proportions and even a tornado (fortunately after the meeting had ended) the VSCC made their annual visit to the wonderful twisty and undulating circuit in the Lincolnshire Wolds, which is often called the “mini Nurburgring”.

Originally established as a motor-cycle racing venue in 1934, the circuit was laid out on the gravel drives of a sizeable country estate- Cadwell Hall, for the use of the owner’s sons and their friends. They turned it into a proper paved racing circuit and it was used exclusively for motor-cycles until the first racing cars arrived in 1953. This meeting was for 500cc Formula 3 cars, fitted with motor-cycle engines they were quite also fitted with ex-motorbike racers in the cockpit, reputedly 30,000 folks turned up, so it must have been quite an event.

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