This superb park was once the grounds of Oulton Hall, which burned down in 1926. The land was used throughout the war years as an army staging camp – General Patton was based here in the run-up to the Normandy landings, and his PT instructor, the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Joe Louis, gave exhibition bouts in the valley at Deer Leap.
The Mid-Cheshire Car Club developed the track, building it into the natural contours of the picturesque land and, when a crowd of 40,000 attended a meeting there in 1953, its future as a race circuit was assured.
International racing followed and a tradition was started with the Gold Cup event, which 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 a Maserati 250F delivered that morning from the factory in ’54, the last in ’61 in the four-wheel drive Ferguson. It was an all-wheel drive F1 car’s only victory. Sir Stirling delighted fans by revisiting the Gold Cup in 2010, demonstrating the Ferguson as well as taking part in one of the races in an OSCA sports car and the meeting continues to bring in famous faces from the past.
The circuit continues to flourish under MSV’s guidance and remains one of Europe’s most revered racetracks.
Built into the natural contours of the Cheshire countryside, Oulton Park’s combination of stunning scenery and spectacular racing make it one of the most picturesque and best-loved circuits for spectators and competitors alike.
Oulton Park celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013 and remains just as popular with fans thanks to the superb views of the circuit available from the spectator bankings. Crowds of up to 35,000 regularly visit the circuit for the annual round of the British Touring Car Championship. As well as the BTCC, the Cheshire track hosts two rounds of the British Superbike Championship and the ever popular British F3/GT on Easter weekend.
The circuit also holds the Gold Cup meeting, which is now run as a historic event by the HSCC and where some of the finest racing cars from the past 70 years of the sport roll back time and take to the track over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Oulton Park is situated next to Little Budworth and is best accessed from the A54 and the A59.
31 May BRSCC Club Car Championships
7/8 June DUNLOP MSA British Touring Car Championship
14 June MSVR Club Car Championships
21 June Thundersport GB Club Bike Championship
28 June BRSCC Club Car Championship
5 July BRSCC Club Car Championship
12 July Mini Festival – Oulton Park
19th July BRDC Formula 4 Championship
1/3 August Carfest North
8/10 August MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship
16 August CARC Club Car Championships
23/25 August The HSCC Oulton Park Gold Cup
30 August BRSCC Club Car Championships
6 September MG Car Club Championships
13 September Hottrax Club Bike Championships
20 September CSCC Classic Sports Car Championships
27 September CSCC Classic Sports Car Championships
4 October BARC Club Car Championships
11 October BRSCC Club Car Championships
25 October MSVR Club Car Championships
8 November Neil Howard Stages in assoc/s G Cofffey & Co.