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Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

Postby Lawrence on Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:25 am

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?
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Re: Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

Postby Lawrence on Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:35 pm

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?
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Re: Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

Postby Lyria on Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:20 pm

Not quite pre war, but Silverstone opened in 1943, so it's one of the oldest around and still in use I'd say.
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Re: Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

Postby D-Type on Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:30 pm

Does Donington count as still open?
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Re: Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

Postby Lawrence on Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:39 pm

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.
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Re: Oldest Surviving Race Tracks

Postby Lawrence on Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:45 pm

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.
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