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UK Race Programmes and entry lists - Donington Park - post war

When Donington reopened in 1977, I was involved as a committee member of the Nottingham Sports Car Club.  This reopening was a dream come true, not just for 'Tom' Wheatcroft, but passing the site on the way to Mallory Park on a regular basis, plus my late father's photographs, programmes and books were constant source of interest and I was proud to be involved in that May 28th meeting.

Bernard 'Tom' Wheatcroft with Gunnar Nilssen and Colin Chapman on the grid for the all Lotus race.  All pics on this website © Ray Green 2019.

Tom Wheatcroft with Gunnar Nilssen  Colin Chapman

The fact that the meeting very nearly didn't go ahead thanks to an objection from the local ramblers, depleted the expected crowd and the meeting was a financial disaster for the Lotus sponsors, the Else Motor Group from Codnor.  Following a last minute court ruling, the meeting was allowed to go ahead as 'a motor trial', but that unfortunately ruled out single-seater racing cars, so the race programme is very much a case of what might have been, or should have been, but for a small group of kill joys. ( I still have copies of that historic race programme for sale.)

Once the Donington Racing Club was up and running with a licence to promote meetings, the NSCC were once again out in the cold after their 1978 meetings, so without a regular home circuit, at an EGM held 26th November 1979, the NSCC voted to end the promotion of circuit race meetings. A very sad day indeed for a club with such a fine reputation for running friendly and efficient race meetings for 30 years. 

Thankfully, after the hassles of the May reopening, subsequent meetings went ahead as planned and Donington today, apart from the intrusive wire fencing, is a stunning track but without the dangers of the pre-war circuit.  

Offers or expressions of interest welcomed via email for the purchase of race programmes or specific photographs at a better resolution. All photographic images on this site are subject to © Copyright Ray Green.     

Link to : Mallory Park 1 - 1956 - 1959 completed

Link to : Mallory Park 2 - 1960 - 1969 completed

Link to : Mallory Park 3  - 1970 - 1977 completed

Link to: Silverstone 1 1948 - 1968 completed

Link to: Silverstone 2  1969 - 1977 completed

Link to: Croft & Cadwell Park - 1970 - 1974 completed July 16th 2019

Link to : Croft & Cadwell 2 - 1975 - 1978 completed July 19th 2019

Link to: Donington Pre-war - completed

Link to : Various circuits  - 1951 onwards - Goodwood Revival & Donington Masters under construction

Link back to Entry home  page: Entries 

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Donington 1977
177_0528 Donington
Donington 1977
Formula Ford - cancelled
Donington 1977
Special Saloons
Donington 1977
Historic Sports car
Donington 1977
Clubmans
Donington 1977
Frazer-Nash handicap
Donington 1977
Super Saloon
Donington 1977
Historic Lotus

Donington 1977
Formula 1300
Donington 1977
Formula Libre - might have been cancelled?
Donington 1977
MGA & Modsports
 
Donington 1977
177_0730 Donington
Donington 1977
Formula Ford 1
Donington 1977
Formula Ford 2
Donington 1977
Formula Ford 3
Donington 1977
F3 Heat 1
Donington 1977
F3 Heat 2
      Day 1 of 2      
Donington 1977
177_0731 Donington
Donington 1977
Special Saloons up to 1000cc
Donington 1977
Sports 2000
Final - Formula Ford Donington 1977
Production Saloons
Donington 1977
Single seaters
Donington 1977
Special Saloons
Final - Formula 3 Donington 1977
Production Saloons
Day 2 of 2  
Donington 1977
177_0827 Donington
Large Format
Donington 1977
Formula Ford - heat 1
Donington 1977
Formula Ford - heat 2
Donington 1977
Formula Ford - heat 3
Formula Ford 2000 Qualifying Donington 1977
Formula 3 - Heat 1
Donington 1977
Formula 3 - Heat 3
Donington 1977
Donington 1977
Formula Super Vee
Donington 1977
Special Saloons up to 1000cc
Donington 1977
Formula Ford 2000
Donington 1977
Clubmans A
Final -
Formula 3
Donington 1977
Clubmans B
Donington 1977
177_0911 Donington

Donington 1977
Formula Ford 1
Donington 1977
Formula Ford 2
Donington 1977
Production Saloons
Donington 1977
Formula 4
Donington 1977
Special Saloons - under 1000cc
Donington 1977
Prod sports
Final - Formula Ford Donington 1977
Special Saloons - over 1000cc
       
Donington 1977
177_0917 Donington
Donington 1977
Reliant 750
Donington 1977
Donington 1977
Special Saloons & Modsports
Donington 1977
Formula Vee
Donington 1977
850 Mni Challenge
Donington 1977
Formula Ford
Donington 1977
Formula Junior
Donington 1977
Formula Libre & Clubmans
         
Donington 1977
177_1002 Donington
Donington 1977
Formula Ford 1
Donington 1977
850 Mini Challenge
Donington 1977
Monoposto
Donington 1977
Production Sports
Donington 1977
Formula Ford 2
Donington 1977
Renault 5 Challenge
Donington 1977
Ford Escort
Donington 1977
Formula Libre
Donington 1977
Mini 1275
Donington 1977
Special Saloons
 
Donington 1977
177_1008 Donington
Donington 1977
Teams 1
Donington 1977
Teams 2
Donington 1977
Teams 3
Donington 1977
Teams 4
               
Donington 1977
177_1029 Donington
Large format
Donington 1977
Formula Ford 1600
Donington 1977
Mini 1000
Donington 1977
Production Sports cars
Donington 1977
Formula Ford 1600
Donington 1977
Formula 2
Donington 1977
Historics
        Large format programme   
Donington 1978
178_0527 Donington
Donington 1978
Formula Ford
Donington 1978
Modsports
Donington 1978
Formula Vee
Donington 1978
Historic Lotus
Donington 1978
Special Saloons
Donington 1978
Formula Junior
Donington 1978
Formula ford
Donington 1978
Clubmans & Formula Libre
       
Donington 1978
178_0909 Donington
Donington 1979
Mini 850cc
Donington 1979
Formula Ford
Donington 1979
Historic Sports cars
Donington 1979
Formula Libre
Donington 1979
Special Saloons
Donington 1979
Clubmans A & B
Donington 1979
Monoposto & Formula Junior
Donington 1979
Modsports & MGA
       
Donington 1979
179_0415 Donington
Donington 1979
Formula Ford A
Donington 1979
GT up to 1500cc
Donington 1979
Formula 4
Donington 1979
Formula 1300
Donington 1979
Formula Ford 2000
Donington 1979
Historic single seaters
Donington 1979
GT & Saloons over 1500cc
Donington 1979
Formula Ford B
Donington 1979
Clubmans B
Donington 1979
Special saloons up ro 2500cc
   
Donington 1979
179_0603 Donington
Llarge format
Large format programme - but no entry list                      
Entries supplied by AT

180_0719 Donington
Donington 1980
Standard Thoroughbred Sports
Donington 1980
HSCC Classic Sports
Donington 1980
Historic Sports & Single Seaters
Donington 1980 Donington 1980 Donington 1980 Donington 1980 Donington 1980 Donington 1980      
180_0719 Donington Donington 1980 Donington 1980 Donington 1980 Donington 1980 Donington 1980 Donington 1980
Donington 1982
182_0703 Donington
Donington 1982
Formula Ford 2000
Donington 1982
Production GTD
Donington 1982
GT D, E
Donington 1982
Formula Ford 1600
Donington 1982
Metro
Donington 1982
GT A, B, C over 1500cc
Donington 1982
Renault 5 Turbo
Donington 1982
Formula 2
Donington 1982
Saloons
Donington 1982
Historic GP
Donington 1982
Renault 5 Turbo
Donington 1982
Jonathan Palmer
Donington 1982
188_0717 Donington
Donington 1988
Formula Junior/500cc
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Pre 1971 Single Seater
Donington 1988
HSCC 2 Litre
Donington 1988
Pre 1971 Single Seaters & F1
Donington 1988
HSCC Classic (sports & GT)s
Donington 1988
Sports & GT novices
Donington 1988
Pre 1965 & F3
Donington 1988
Road Sports
   
 
Donington 1993
193_0411 Donington
European GP
Large format
Donington 1993
Formula Vauxhall
Donington 1993
Formula Ford
Donington 1993
Formula Vauxhall
Donington 1993
Formula 1
Donington 1993
Formula 1
Donington 1993
Touring cars
  Large format programme plus unused foam seat pad for sale
Donington 2014
214_0607 Donington
Donington 2014
Bentley Drivers Club
Donington 2014
AMOC Intermarque
Donington 2014
GT
Donington 2014
Aston Martin St John Horsfall
Ariel Atom Prewar Team Challenge 1950's Sports cars Sunbeam Challenge Medium format programme Aston Martin 2014
Aston Martin
   
Donington 2015
215_0704 Donington
Donington 2015
Scottish BMW Compact Cup
                     
Donington 2015
215_0705 Dinington
                       
Donington 2016
216_0702 Donington
Donington 2016
Ferrari Classic
                     
Donington 2016
216_0703 Donington
                       
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A pile of BRM memorabilia was sold 2018 and rather than trust the expensive postal service, were delivered to Goodwood.  I have a planned visit to Goodwood Revival 2020 again so if anyone is interested in purchasing programmes or other memorabilia, and can wait that long, I'm happy to deliver.

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Created June 2019