A POPULAR nostalgia weekend has been hailed a success after a strong turnout this weekend, as the event won firm praise from rock legend Brian Johnson.

The two day Croft Nostalgia Weekend saw the circuit, near Darlington, filled with the sights and sounds of vehicles, fashion and music from the 20th Century.

Among the 200 drivers taking part in was AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson, who scored two top ten finishes in his 1964 Mini Cooper, sitting eighth in the overall standings and first in his class.

He said: “I absolutely loved the Croft Nostalgia Weekend.

“I just wish it had gone on for longer. I think I got to drive in pretty much all conditions, from blazing sunshine to rain of near-biblical proportions. It’s a tricky, fast and fabulous circuit and I’m still learning it now. I’m pleased as punch to have come away with a trophy too.

“The racing was fantastic. I think the drivers here must get fed on raw meat before they go out – they certainly don’t go easy on newcomers. I saw some of the best driving I’ve ever seen.

“The camaraderie is superb, there’s a great atmosphere and the effort that goes into putting it all together is phenomenal. I’m a military history buff myself, so to see all the army vehicles and policemen in military uniform was absolutely awesome. Now I just hope I can come back next year.”

The nostalgia event combines the historic racing world with vintage displays, including classic cars and buses, aerial acrobatics and a through the decades fashion show.

Darlington’s Jennifer Wiper was crowned Best Dressed Lady at the event for her vintage attire.