The fourth edition of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort will take place on 28, 29 and 30 August 2015. In addition to the already impressive line-up of (inter) national racing series, Zandvoort will again play host to exceptional demonstrations and a parade in the city centre. The organisation anticipates on a great public interest after almost 51.000 visitors made their way to Circuit Park Zandvoort in 2014.
The FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship and the Group C vehicles are representing the sports cars theme. This championship will revive the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1962 until 1974. Group C is the category for ‘Le Mans’ sport prototypes from the 80’s and the beginning of the 90’s. Visitors of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2014 already became aware of the iconic cars like the Porsche 962 and the Mercedes C11.
Formula 1 and Grand Prix cars
The FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship is joining the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort once again. 24 Formula 1 cars from the era 1966-1985, in their original (sponsor) colours, delivered a loud spectacle last August. The organisers of HARC (Historische Auto Ren Club) and Circuit Park Zandvoort are partnering the event to ensure another success.
The classes Pre ’66 Grand Prix Cars and Pre ’61 Grand Prix Cars are welcomed for the fourth time and provide a great and competitive overview of several decades of Formula 1 and Grand Prix history.
The FIA Lurani Trophy and the Historic Formula 2 racing series revives the high days of the Formula Junior and Formula 2, which were very successful junior series for racing talents with Formula 1 ambitions.
Touring cars and GT’s
‘The cars are the stars’ is the theme of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort. But that doesn’t alter the fact that the locals are hoping for Dutch success. David Hart and Tom Coronel celebrated a superb victory in the highly competitive Gentleman Drivers. With their AC Cobra the racers stayed in front of other Cobras (with Giedo van der Garde), Porsches 911 and Jaguars E-Type.
The impressive field of GT’s returns once again, just like the Dutch national championship of the historic touring cars and GT’s. Both Roman Caresani (Porsche 904/6) and Alexander van der Lof (250 GTO) won a race and beat over 50 competitors.
The Dutch championship NK GT’s and Touring Cars made its debut with 45 vehicles in 2014. Rely again on a full start grid towards the Arie Luyendijk corner consisting of many different racing cars.
The Pre ’66 Touring Cars is one of the twelve racing series during the three-day event that includes 20 races.
Demonstrations are a valuable part of the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort programme since its first edition. A challenging task lies with the organisation to surpass the exceptional show from 2014. Arie Luyendijk performed with the Lotus 79, the Formula 1 car that dominated the 1978 Grand Prix of the Netherlands. David Brabham memorialised his father, three-time Formula 1 champion Jack Brabham, with an extraordinary performance. Roberto Moreno was reunited with the Coloni Formula 1 car after 25 years. He raced with the same vehicle in 1989.
The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort has not been limited to track action only. The traditional parade with classic racing cars through the city centre of Zandvoort starts on Saturday evening at 7pm. The paddock provides a basis of all kinds of activities during the three-day event like: the extraordinary racing cars that are on display, sponsors like Porsche exhibits the most extraordinary cars and the exclusive Paddock Club is located here. The shopping village is worth a visit too, as it offers remarkable retro items for sale. In addition there are various activities for kids being organised.
The ultimate gift!
The Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort has compiled gift packages existing of two one day entry tickets or two entry tickets for the entire three-day event. It was never so easy to make a motorsport fan happy! The entry tickets will be delivered in wrapping paper, including a voucher that can be exchanged for a free programme guide. The ultimate gifts cost € 45,- and € 85,- respectively which includes costs for shipment. These can be ordered now via http://historicgrandprix.nl/giftbox.