Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire is preparing to celebrate its 50th birthday over the weekend of 2-3 June with an anniversary weekend that will feature 15 races, high-speed demonstrations from Williams’ 1983 FW08C amongst other iconic racing cars and bikes, a static display of Nigel Mansell’s all-conquering, title-winning Williams FW14B, world-famous British Army parachute team the Red Devils, car club reunions, a funfair, live music, overnight camping and a fireworks display to create a real family-friendly appeal.

The circuit’s new £2million state-of-the-art Thruxton Centre will be officially opened by motorsport legends Murray Walker and Nigel Mansell during the celebration. Thruxton Group Managing Director, Bill Coombs, said after the BTCC race meeting on 19th May: “It was fantastic, finally, to see the new Thruxton Centre open for business for the first time, and the feedback we received has been universally positive, which is very gratifying. In building this facility, we were keen to really raise the bar and there is no question that it sets the tone for the circuit’s future.”

Advance tickets for Thruxton’s 50th Anniversary Celebration are available from £12 for Saturday entry and £15 for Sunday, or £24 for both days. Sunday grandstand seats are an additional £5. Accompanied children aged 15 and under will be admitted free of charge. For further information or to buy tickets, see or call 01264 882200 and select Option 1.