Following the success of last year’s inaugural Charity Day at Curborough Sprint Course near Lichfield, we are absolutely thrilled to be welcomed back this year by the Shenstone & District Car Club. This year’s event will take place on Monday, 30th August 2021. As a demonstration event, runs will not be timed, but will nonetheless provide a great opportunity to have some more fun on the figure-of-eight course, first introduced in 2014.
We anticipate a full entry of weird and wonderful machines, all makes and models, on two wheels, three wheels and four, and can’t wait to see them in action! The eligibility cut-off date is 1980.
Although last year’s event was closed to the public, we very much hope to be able to welcome spectators this year. Please check this page for further updates and Facebook users might like to follow us on Facebook: SCYP Curborough Charity Sprint.
The sprint course at Curborough was formerly a small part of RAF Lichfield, the busiest airfield in Staffordshire during World War II . Construction of the airfield began in 1939. On completion, 51 Maintenance Unit took up residence on 1st August 1940. The largest inhabitants of RAF Lichfield were 27 Operational Training Unit whose task was to train aircrew on Wellington bombers. After the war effort, 51 MU continued to modify, store and break up aircraft, until the airfield’s closure on 15th April 1958. The Air Ministry eventually sold the entire site for the sum of £240,000 on 1st May 1962.