• From 20 to 22 April visitors can enthuse over around 500 historic racing cars
  • The accompanying programme offers great experiences for the whole family
  • A fascinating Jim Clark exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death

Get goosebumps from the sound of historic racing engines, indulge in memories and have great fun enjoying the wide variety of entertainment on offer: the “Bosch Hockenheim Historic – The Jim Clark Revival” event from 20 to 22 April offers visitors a practical, carefree package encompassing everything to do with racing sport history. More than 500 racing cars from all categories and eras, including Michael Schumacher’s original Ferrari, will be assembled in the Motodrom. Visitors can expect full access throughout, as the ticket includes free entry to the paddock, the Congress Pavilion, the pit terrace and the pit itself. On the Sunday, a minute’s silence will be held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s death. On 7 April 1968, the two-time Formula 1 world champion lost his life in an accident on the Hockenheimring. He was regarded a legend of his time, even before his death.

Formula 1, F2 and F3, Can-Am, touring cars – everything the heart desires

The Grand Prix circuit and the accompanying programme will be competing for the audience’s favour to a certain degree. On each of the three days of the event, drivers will be doing the proverbial rounds of the racing track from 9 a.m. onwards. Training sessions, pure racing or presentation drives – all the appearances will be spectacular in their own way, such as the “BOSS GP” series races (Big Open Single Seater) involving more recent Formula 1 racing cars. Or the vehicles of extreme speed, sound and optics racing in the Can-Am Cup and historic Formula 2 cars. Hockenheim has always been known as the home of F2. High-value vehicles from the top tier and other monoposto series will be presented at a rather more leisurely pace by Raceclub Germany powered by FNT, as well as Raceclub Germany. The highlights: Timo Glock’s F1 Toyota, Keke Rosberg’s 1984 Williams-Honda and Michael Schumacher’s 1997 Ferrari.

The fighting spirit comes up trumps in the four historic touring car series with their delightfully colourful starter field. The Bosch Hockenheim Historic is a courageous pursuit of placements, podium positions, victories and points in the “Special Touring Car Trophy” in the “Youngtimer Touring Car Challenge”, in the “Touring Car Revival” – and in the “Touring Car Classics”. The championship, which focuses on DTM, is just three years old, but it’s flourishing enormously. The events on the racing track are rounded off by the Historic Racecar Association (HRA) with Formula 3 and other monopostos, the FIA Lurani Trophy (which was originally conceived to hone young talent), the Triumph Competition and, of course the Lotus Cup Europe in memory of Jim Clark.

Exhibitions, special tours, discussion groups in appreciation of Jim Clark

There are many different items devoted to the Scottish racing legend. To pay tribute, visit the traditional Jim Clark exhibition at the Congress Pavilion. A Lotus 49B R5/R10 owned by Clive Chapman is among the tokens of memorabilia. Son of the Lotus team captain, Colin Chapman, will also honour the event with a personal visit. Just for this year’s revival, the Hockenheimring will be displaying a collection of wonderful large-format photos from the “Jim Clark – Racing Driver Legend” pictorial published by McKlein Publishing. Martin Taege’s film “In Memory of Jim Clark”, depicting that Black Sunday in racing in April 1968, is particularly touching. On the Sunday morning, a panel of illustrious witnesses of the era will hold a discussion in front of an enraptured audience at the Congress Pavilion.

A small special exhibition in the paddock will also bring together four vehicles that are part of Clark’s history – including a Goggomobil! Finally, the special annual tour entitled “On The Tracks of Jim Clark” will be held on the Saturday, offering an interesting perspective on the Hockenheimring and the career of the best racing driver of his time.

Autographs of “historic” celebrities and plenty of fun on the pit terrace

The autograph sessions with former racing stars such as Roland Asch, Michael Bartels, Christian Danner, Martin Donnelly, Ellen Lohr, Jochen Mass or Marco Werner are an equally enjoyable tradition (Saturday and Sunday mornings at the Red Cafebar). The pit terrace will play host to various activities for the amusement of young and old: with the historic fair, kids club, magic school, skill games, numerous stands enticing visitors with all sorts of memorabilia (books, caps, model cars and much more), a fashion show, cult action from the moped garage (fun moped rides) – or on the Saturday night, the big pit party with live music from the cover band “Me and the Heat”.

Tickets are reasonably priced. A taster ticket for the Friday is available for 10 euros. A day ticket for the Saturday or the Sunday costs 30 euros per day or 45 euros for the weekend; wheelchair users and children aged 14 years and under enjoy free entry – including access to the paddock and free choice of seating.