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Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:25 am
by Lawrence
Cannot find a listing of them on the internet, but I believe they are:

1. Milwaukee Mile -1903
2. Indianapolis - 1909
3. Monza - 1922
4. Le Mans - 1923
5. Monaco - 1929

Anyone I am missing?

Re: Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:35 pm
by Lawrence
Missed two:

1. Milwaukee Mile -1903 (pre-dates 1903 as a horse racing track !!!)
2. Indianapolis - 1909 (Indianapolis 500 started in 1911)
3. Spa - 1921 (1922 for cars, 1925 running grand prix)
4. Monza - 1922
5. Le Mans - 1923
6. Nurburging - 1927 (although I really don't consider the new circuit to have anything to do with the old one)
7. Monaco - 1929

Any other pre-war circuits still in use?

Re: Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:20 pm
by Lyria
Not quite pre war, but Silverstone opened in 1943, so it's one of the oldest around and still in use I'd say.

Re: Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:30 pm
by D-Type
Does Donington count as still open?
The Isle of Man TT was first run on the Mountain Course in 1911

Re: Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:39 pm
by Lawrence
D-Type wrote:Does Donington count as still open?


Well, I'm not sure it would. It held its first car race in 1933 but has not held a major car race, except historic races, since 2011. I don't know if it is being used for local club racing. It may come back yet.

Re: Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:45 pm
by Lawrence
D-Type wrote:The Isle of Man TT was first run on the Mountain Course in 1911


This would certainly count for motorcycles (which I don't really follow), but not for cars. A couple of the circuits listed below ran motorcycles a year or two before they ran cars.