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Vintage motors to delights crowds at Croft

Thousands of motor enthusiasts will be treated to the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear as Croft Circuit hosts its Nostalgia Weekend.

The event, near Darlington, is even more special this year because it is fifty years since the circuit opened.

As well as the racing, hundreds of classic cars and military vehicles will be on show, in what's described as "the Goodwood of the North".

Mike Cantelo from the circuit said it will be a busy weekend.

Retro nostalgia weekend at Croft circuit

A preview has taken place of a retro nostalgia weekend scheduled at the circuit on the first weekend of August.

It will feature yesteryear style with music, fashion, second world war encampments and air displays.

Amongst the thrills this year will be a spitfire as well as race action featuring rare and famous cars from the 40's to the 70's.

To maintain the spirit of the age there will also be organisers dressed in fashion from the era, and visitors are invited to dress up as well if they wish.

The organiser, Mike Scorer, spoke to our correspondent Rachel Bullock about what visitors can look forward to.


Full Report: Cars mark the start of the season at Croft Circuit

The sound of revving engines and screeching tyres have filled the air near Darlington.

Cars raced around Croft Circuit to mark the start of its new season, reaching speeds of more than 200 miles an hour.

Many of the drivers who will take part are from our region.

And, as Jonny Blair reports, it's a small circuit making some big noise.

You can watch his full report below.