- Spectacular historic racing with 16 series from 20 to 22 April
- Supporting programme with a fun factor for the whole family
- Free access to drivers’ paddock/pits for spectators
- 7 April will be the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s tragic fatal accident
The “Bosch Hockenheim Historic – The Jim Clark Revival” is an extraordinary event in many ways. It will welcome visitors with open arms to Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg from 20 to 22 April: free access to the drivers’ paddock, no security in front of the team garages and open house in the Conference Pavilion for the big Jim Clark exhibition. Everyone is also welcome on the pit roof. There you will find booths with memorabilia relating to historic racing, games for children and a party with live music. Another attraction is the brand club area with its countless collector’s cars. The organiser is making a real effort to ensure that visitors can simply kick back and enjoy the “historic racing experience”. Just under 20,000 came last year – including a surprising number of families.
The “Jim Clark Revival” was created in honour of the legendary Scottish Formula 1 world champion. 7 April 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of his tragic fatal accident.
Historic racing cars from all classes and eras
The focus will be on historic racing cars from all eras and classes. 16 different series will ensure that Grand Prix Course will be busy hosting races for three whole days. The “Touring Car Classics” are sure to make spectators’ hearts beat faster at the Bosch Hockenheim Historic. Wanna bet? Just three years after it was founded, veritable starting grids of the more than 50 touring cars from the 1980s and 1990s, such as Ellen Lohr’s, Klaus Ludwig’s or Roland Asch’s DTM cars, continue to impress visitors. Fan favourite Rainer Braun will be commentating, just like in the good old days.
BOSS GP, CanAm Cup – watch out when they are unleashed
Traditional partner and crowd-puller: the “BOSS GP” series (Big Open Single Seater). Their main attraction are the Formula 1 racing cars from the roaring ten-cylinder era. Ear plugs are a must (for children all day!). This is also the case when the wild specimens of the CanAm Cup are unleashed, with their breath-taking speed and nerve-racking noise level. Raceclub Germany powered by FNT impresses with a mix of F1 and F-3000 cars. And Raceclub Germany will also be in good form, for example with Timo Glock’s Formula 1 Toyota, Keke Rosberg’s 1984 Williams-Honda and – an absolute eye-catcher – Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari from 1997! The owners of these exquisite jewels are of course not planning a duel. Orderly demonstration runs will be on the agenda here.
On the other hand, things will really heat up for the Special Touring Car Trophy and the Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge, both with colourful starting grids. Or the FIA Lurani Trophy, the Triumph Competition and the Historic Racecar Association. Lotus Cup Europe also promises plenty of excitement. The series particularly evokes memories of Jim Clark; after all, it was he who founded the “Lotus fascination”.
Big Jim Clark exhibition in the Conference Pavilion
The exhibitions’ highlight is also devoted to the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s fatal accident along the forest stretch on 7 April 1968. The two-time world champion from Scotland was already considered a legend during his lifetime. The black weekend is the focal point of the exhibition in the Conference Pavilion, showing photos or autograph cards of contemporary witnesses, for example. In addition, the 1967 Lotus 49B/R10, in which Graham Hill won the Monaco Grand Prix the following year, will round out the exhibits.
The pit roof is an Eldorado for families during the day (historical funfair, Coconut Shy, fashion show and much more). And by the time everyone is already played out on Saturday evening, the pit roof party featuring the popular cover band “Me and the Heat” will get things rocking again. Ten euros let’s you take a look on Friday, tickets cost 30 euros for Saturday or Sunday and 45 euros for the weekend; admission is free for wheelchair users and children under 14 years – drivers’ paddock and free choice of seats included. Tickets are available via the online ticket shop or via the hotline +49(0)6205 950-222.