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From the Motor Sport Archive
The annual Gold Cup race at Oulton Park is the only opportunity for enthusiasts in the North of England to see Grand Prix cars and Grand Prix drivers in action, so that even if the entry of star turns is small it is always appreciated by a large proportion of spectators. To those lucky enough to witness all the Formula One races, and to the blasé, the appearance of five Grand Prix cars at the pleasant Oulton Park circuit may have seemed inadequate, but it is worth remembering that at every race meeting there must be some spectators seeing the cars for the first time. The entry may have been small but it was very select, consisting of Rindt with the works Lotus 72C/R2, Surtees with his own TS7/001, Oliver with the works BRM 153/04, and two brand new cars, the Rob Walker Lotus 72C/R4 for Hill and the newly-announced Tyrrell-Cosworth V8 for Stewart, with his March 701/4 as a stand-by. The rest of the field was made up with Formula 5000 cars and drivers, the quantity and quality of which can only be described as miscellaneous.