For many this was Grand Prix racing’s greatest era taking fans back to times in which DFV power and a creative designer could win Grand Prix races… and, of course, many of Murray’s greatest moments behind the microphone.
“Everyone in motor sport loved Murray Walker and we really wanted both to celebrate his remarkable career and to thank him for all the fantastic entertainment he provided,” said Wigley. “It’s fair to say that many of those coming to The Classic owe their love of historic racing to the infectious enthusiasm spread by Murray back in the day. The Murray Walker Memorial Trophy for Masters Historic Formula One will give us all the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to a truly unique and forever cherished personality.”
The races for the Murray Walker Memorial Trophy are just two of the highlights on an incredible ‘Greatest Hits’ race-card assembled to mark The Classic’s own 30th birthday postponed for last summer.
As well as featuring all the crowd-pleasing showdowns for Grand Prix, GT, Touring, Pre-War, Single-Seater and more modern Prototype racers, the full three-day programme also stars spectacular 60th anniversary races for two of the UK’s prized icons: the E-type Jaguar and Mini Cooper S.
All tickets for The Classic must be purchased in advance and a wide selection is available including hospitality and camping options. Adult general admission starts from £47 with the price of a three-day weekend ticket just £125. Display packages for car club members are also available until the end of May.
Free admission is offered to accompanied children aged 10 and under, while day tickets for those aged between 11 and 15 are priced from just £6. As ever, subject to guidelines, all tickets will give access to both racing paddocks, open trackside grandstand seating, live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings and much of the fabulous family entertainment on offer including funfair rides, driving experiences and stunt shows.
Ticket-buyers can also book with confidence with tickets carrying a COVID booking guarantee which means that if a change in current Government guidelines prevents spectators attending, all ticket-buyers will have the option to either transfer their ticket to the following year or receive a full refund.