A FIELD of vintage race cars streaming into the first corner at Oulton Park is one of the most unique sights in British motorsport and tomorrow, 150 cars dating back as far as the 1920s will battle around the historic Cheshire circuit.

The Vintage Sports-Car Club's Hawthorn Memorial Trophies Meeting features 10 races with machines from famous marques including Bentley, MG, Bugatti and Aston Martin.

There are also those that were famous in their day such as Alvis, Frazer Nash, Riley and Delage - all competing flat-out to recreate motorsport as it used to be before World War Two.

And, in an extra twist that doesn't come with modern racing, some of the events will feature a handicap format where drivers of the slower cars are awarded a head start with the faster drivers throwing caution to the wind to catch up before the chequered flag.

In addition to the vintage racers, 1950s Grand Prix single-seaters will take part in the Hawthorn Memorial and Spanish Trophies Races as they compete for awards which were originally won by Britain's first Formula One world champion Mike Hawthorn.

Competitors from the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association will race pre-1966 rear engined Grand Prix cars such as Cooper, Lotus and Brabham while a 1950s Sports Racing Cars event will see machines from the stable of Maserati, Allard and Lister grace the circuit again in a 10-lap thriller.

Off-track, there will be a large display of pre-war vehicles competing in the Vintage Sports-Car Club Concours for the Cheshire Cup.

Tickets to the VSCC event cost £20 for adults, with children aged 12 and under admitted free. Visit www.oultonpark.co.uk or call 0870 950 9000.