Dates announced for 2024 Southport Classic and Speed/Revival.

The Club is delighted to announce that dates have been agreed with Victoria Park and Sefton Council for the 2024 Southport Classic and Speed and Ocean Southport Sprint Revival.

The Sprint Revival will take place on Saturday 14th September.

The event will feature a significantly extended speed course, with relocated start/finish with the Paddock remaining in Victoria Park.

The proposed changes are subject to Motorsport UK Approval and Track Licence.

Classic and Speed will take place the following day, Sunday 15th September and will follow the established show format in Victoria Park followed by the Grande Parade along Lord Street and The Promenade.

Entries are now open for Classic and Speed 2024. To enter your vehicle, click here.

If you have a PRE-WAR Car (Registered prior to Sep 1939), we have a concessionary entry. To enter your vehicle, click here.

Entries will open for the Ocean Southport Sprint revival following the issue of the Motorsport UK Permit.

ACC announces appointment of new event officials.

Aintree Circuit Club is delighted to announce the appointment today of two new event officials:

Alex Hughes has accepted the invitation from Club Chairman, Mike Ashcroft, to take up the position of Chief Marshal.

Alex has a very long-standing association with the Club being the eldest Son of Club President, Graham Hughes and brings with him a wealth of business, military and motorsport knowledge and experience to the role.

We have also appointed one of our long-standing Marshals, Michael Lovegrove, as Assistant Chief Marshal, who will work alongside Alex, ensuring we continue to deliver safe and successful events.

Southport Sprint Revival 2023

Update: We shall be publishing the Supplementary Regulations shortly.

Please use the contact box below to register your interest in entering the event:

Ormskirk Motorfest 2023 opens for Entries!


Ormskirk Motorfest returns for 2023!

Aintree Circuit Club is delighted to announce the return of the Ormskirk Motorfest, the biggest event of its kind in the North,  after a long-awaited absence of 3 years.

Motorfest 2023 will take place on Sunday 28th May (Spring Bank Holiday weekend) and will be organised in partnership with Ormskirk School and The Endeavour Learning Trust (ELT).

The event will take on a slightly different format to previous editions, with greater community engagement, and instead of the previous closed road parades, there will be a Touring Assembly into Ormskirk through surrounding areas and a fantastic new venue at Ormskirk School. This will avoid the impact to traffic locally yet still provide a wonderful opportunity to see the amazing vehicles and atmosphere that Motorfest has brought to and enjoyed by thousands, in previous editions.

Motorfest is now inviting owners to enter their vehicles online at:

Michael Ashcroft, ACC Chairman and Event Secretary said:

“We are delighted to announce the return of the Ormskirk Motorfest for 2023 and our new partnership with The Endeavour Learning Trust. We think participants and the local community will warm to the new format and fully support the event as in previous editions. The event will remain free for the Public to attend. Ormskirk School is an ideal venue for Motorfest, and we look forward to working with the School and The Trust to ensure the event is a great success for all.”

Press Enquiries:          ACC – Stephen Mosley

Useful Motorsport Links

For all information relating to Competition, Officials and Marshals Licences and Motorsport Regulations, please go to the Motorsport UK Website.

Aintree Circuit Club is a Founder Member of The Association of North Western Car  Clubs, the biggest Regional Association in the UK, with over 120 Member Clubs.

As a Member, you are entitled to compete in numerous events organised by these Clubs covering all forms of Motorsport including Stage, Road and Targa Rallies, Sprints & Hillclimb and Autotest/AutoSOLO type events across a region stretching from Anglesey and North Wales, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire and up to the Scottish Border.

For full details of all events, please visit their extensive website:

To obtain RALLY MARSHAL accreditation via an online test, please login to the Motorsport UK Volunteer sub site

A very useful tool to find out some of the cheapest places to fill up nearby:

The Welsh Wonder Rally with The Benjafields Racing Club

ACC Officials and Marshals had a fabulous Welsh Wonder Touring Assembly last month with The Benjafields Racing Club…based at The Thornton Hall Hotel.

This Closed to Club event was a mix of a Touring Assembly and a Gymkhana testing both navigational, driving ability and non-driving skills such as ping pong ball throwing!

The was organised by ACC Members Sean Bramhall , Kev Haworth and Mike Ashcroft, covering a route from South Wirral to Snowdonia across some fabulous roads and equally fabulous countryside!

Entries were limited to pre-war sports and touring, with close to 30 “W.O” Bentley’s competing along with some very quick Talbots with a combined value of close to £40Million!!

Driving tests started on the Saturday Morning at nearby Thornton Manor, the former home of Lever Brothers (Unilever) founder, Lord Leverhulme, now owned by BDC Member Philip Cowan.

These were a mix of tarmac and loose surface roads timed to less than 5 sec, with the added spectacle of some unusual non-driving tasks thrown in!

Following this was a trip to the Glan-y-Gors Kart Circuit near Bala, for some quicker tests than Thornton, with cars displaying some very strange driving angles around corners including one of two doors opening unexpectedly.

A very nice Hog Roast lunch was provided after the test, which went down very well with all!

A further test was held near Bala after lunch, on the approach road to Casper Gillicks Vintage Restoration workshops with some demonstrations of metal working.

Cars then returned to Thornton Hall for the evening’s Gala Black Tie Dinner.

Sunday morning started with a drive back into North Wales to the Cae Drai 50’s themes Museum near Denbigh followed by a private visit and lunch at Peter Neumark’s fantastic collection of cars including some very rare road and racing Jaguars.

Some great photos from our resident photographer Sammy Dutton:

ACC Marshals on Parade! – 100th Aniversary Remembrance Day Parades in Skelmersdale and Burscough

ACC’s Corp of Marshals were once again called upon to put their motorsport and event operational expertise to community use by Marshalling the Parades Routes for both the 11.00AM Parade in Skelmersdale and the 14.00 Parade in Ormskirk.

Under the Command of Chief Course Marshal Lee Reece, both Parades ran like clockwork with a particularly large public gathering at Burscough, which necessitated the closure of the A59 Liverpool – Preston trunk road for an hour.

It was very nice to see the truck drivers held up in this attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony, which was at the War Memorial, adjacent to the A59.

It was a brilliant turnout and a huge thanks goes to everybody involved with the service. A wonderful ceremony and one of our Marshals laying a wreath as a man who’s served in our Armed Forces himself! We will never forget them.

The Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, Cllr Ian Moran was in attendance and thanked our Marshals for their time and effort in ensuring the Parades were run safely and on schedule.

Well done to all our Marshals!

Next Monthly Club and Classic Meet Venue – Nordico Lounge – Ormskirk! Wed 5th Dec from 7.00pm

We are delighted to announce our new monthly Car and Classic Meet, right in the heart of Ormskirk, the sumptuous NORDICO LOUNGE!

We will be meeting from 7.00pm in the Upstairs Lounge where you can relax and talks all things motor sport and motoring in comfort!

The Nordico has full all-day service of breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee (including kids, gluten free and vegan)!

If you want to bring and display/park  your Classic, Sports or Saloon Car or Motorcycle, we have a large free parking area after 6pm  in Moorgate and the adjacent Market Way Car park (opposite Marks & Spencer Food).

At our inaugural meet, we treated our Corp of Marshals to a very well deserved evening meal for their splendid efforts in the rather miserable weather we experienced at Motorfest.

We have also received lots of Membership Enquiries during Motorfest and have now introduced an Associate Membership aimed at Social Members who want to attend shows, meetings etc but don’t really wish to compete in their vehicles.

Associate Membership costs just £7.50/annum and you can join online via our Membership page

Looking forward to seeing you at The Nordico Lounge – first Wednesday of the Month!

Associate Membership now available – just £7.50 per annum! Join Online.

You can now apply for Aintree Circuit Club membership online, using credit card or paypal, by choosing the options below:

Membership Options

More details can be found on our membership page.

Our Monthly meetings take place from 7.30pm 1st Wednesday of the month at the Nordico Lounge Cafe-Bar, 22-24 Moor St, Ormskirk, L39 2AQ

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