Film-star cars to compete at Croft

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Two Hollywood-bound Formula 3 cars are set to star at Croft’s Nostalgia meeting from 4-5 August.

The Lotus (pictured) and Brabham were used in the filming of Rush – a Ron Howard film that documents the intense rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda in 1970s Formula 1.

The cars were given identical liveries to those driven by the legendary drivers and used to recreate several races from their early careers.

At Croft they’ll compete in the one-litre historic F3 race that will feature a huge grid of cars and drivers from across Europe.

Lotus owner Jim Chapman said: “The fact that Tim’s Brabham is still in Lauda’s colours – even with the name on it – and mine is an original Hunt car will hopefully interest people. I stuck it on pole position at Croft last year, but the win got away from me, maybe I can put that right this year.”

The Nostalgia weekend will feature an exhibition of around 500 classic and vintage cars, an array of static and moving WW2 military vehicles and displays from an RAF Spitfire and Jet Provost trainer.

Tickets for Croft Nostalgia 2012 can be purchased via the website.

Picture: Charlie Wooding

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