THE Thruxton circuit near Andover is set to transport racing enthusiasts back in time as it prepares to host the highly anticipated annual Historic meeting on the weekend of June 17 and 18.

The iconic race track, renowned as the fastest in the UK, will come alive with historic and classic racing machines, providing a thrilling experience for spectators.

In addition to the exhilarating on-track action, there will be plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy.

The headline event, the Jochen Rindt Trophy, will showcase the prowess of early Formula 2, Historic and Classic F3s, Formula Atlantic, and FF2000 cars as they compete for top honours.

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Racing enthusiasts can look forward to witnessing the likes of Germany's Marc Sydow in the ex-Allan Rollinson/Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus Racing Limited 69F2 and Oliver Mathai in the Rindt Lotus 59B battling it out in the showcase races.

One of the highlights of the weekend will be the reunion of Benn Tilley with his championship-winning March 743 Toyota in its iconic British Air Ferries livery, previously piloted by Brian Henton and Rupert Keegan.

Fans can also expect to see Henley-on-Thames driver Ben Hudson behind the wheel of Mike Korten's 1978 March 783 F3 Toyota Novamotor, and Neil Jenkins taking part in the ex-Beppe Gabbiani F3 Chevron B38 Toyota Novamotor.

Qualifying for the Jochen Rindt Trophy will take place on Saturday morning, followed by a 20-minute race in the afternoon.

The excitement will continue on Sunday with a second race, as drivers strive to clinch the coveted accolade.

In addition to the Jochen Rindt Trophy, the Thruxton Historic will feature the Superformance Ferrari Club Classic Series, showcasing the speed and elegance of classic Ferraris.

The Superformance Ferrari Club Classic Series will have qualifying and race one on Saturday, followed by two races on Sunday.

Motoring enthusiasts can also indulge in the Mighty Minis, featuring compact modified versions of the classic Cooper, and the single-seater HSCC Historic Formula Ford 2000s, powered by 2-litre Ford engines, which will take to the tarmac on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Off the track, spectators will have the opportunity to get up close to iconic and rare machinery, with free access to the paddock area. Various car clubs from across the country, including the Aston Martin Owners' Club and the Ferrari Owners' Club of Great Britain, will display their classic and vintage motors, allowing enthusiasts to immerse themselves in automotive history.

For families attending the event, there will be a range of entertainment options, including face painting, bouncy castles, fairground rides, and live music.

A bustling trade village will offer a variety of shopping opportunities. Camping facilities are available on-site throughout the weekend, and camping is free for attendees.

Tickets for the Thruxton Historic can be purchased online through the official Thruxton website,, with gates opening at 8 am on both days. Adult tickets are priced at £21 for each day, while a weekend ticket is available for £37.

Children aged 15 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be admitted to the circuit and paddock area free of charge (up to a maximum of five children per responsible adult).