BUMPER crowds enjoyed an action-packed, and slightly retro, weekend of motorsports on Saturday and Sunday.

The inaugural Thruxton Motorsport Celebration saw thousands of fans pack into the country’s fastest circuit.

Building on the success of last year’s popular 50th anniversary meeting there was a display of classic cars in wheel-to-wheel racing, and fans had the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the legendary machines.

For aviation fanatics, flypasts were put on by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - with a pair of legendary Spitfires catching the eye on Saturday plus a majestic Dakota C-47, and camera club members were on hand to capture the action.

Off the track, there was no shortage of activities for spectators to enjoy, sideways skid-pan experiences and axe-throwing.

Thruxton Circuit director Bill Coombs said: “It’s been a fabulous weekend and we’re delighted with the meeting as a whole. I think it’s lovely to see all these demonstrations, and it’s brilliant to have such a variety of classic supercars and the superbikes here as well.

“The cars are just wonderful to watch, and they generally have more power than grip so they slide around a lot and are great fun. It’s been a wonderful meeting, with a real family atmosphere, and we hope it’s been a brilliant weekend out for everybody.”