Bucket lists are funny things, if only because they are so incredibly unique. A history buff might have a visit to Omaha Beach on their bucket list, while a music enthusiast might be angling for a trip to Graceland or a ticket to a Paul McCartney concert before they die. Sports fans might want to attend a Super Bowl or the World Series or the Stanley Cup finals. For the auto enthusiast, though, the uniquely expensive nature of the objects of our passion – cars – makes our bucket lists considerably more visceral.

The idea of creating your own personal racetrack, though, is big – even for the most extravagant automotive bucket list. But that's just what Richard Usher has done with Blyton Park, a British racetrack at the former RAF Blyton airbase. Blyton itself has been around since 1942, but racing started just a few years back, in 2011.

XCAR has the story on Usher and his track, including its history as an RAF base, how Usher got into the motorsports game, and the current clientele that visit his track. What's telling about the entire video, though, is the way Usher views Blyton Park, which you'll need to watch until the end for. Take a look below and let us know what you think.


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      Trent
      • 10 Months Ago
      A man living his dream - well done Sir.
      John Costin
      • 10 Months Ago
      What a surprise this morning . . . I just watched the video of Richard Usher and his Blyton Park project. What a great adventure! I have not seen Richard (the son of a great friend of mine) for many years and I am impressed with his stamina to get the Blyton project off the ground. Richard hasn't changed a bit. The same enthusiastic guy living his dream . . . Great, and I hope to meet Richard again soon. Excellent! John Costin
        karlInSanDiego
        • 10 Months Ago
        @John Costin
        Are you related to Mike or Frank Costin? You've probably got a few good stories to tell.
      Stillwelding
      • 10 Months Ago
      How many people thought, "Why's he going to the passenger side of the car?"
      sdgfine
      • 10 Months Ago
      I went with my own 1/24th scale racetrack, NOW, all my friends can afford to join in the fun....
      T.rack
      • 10 Months Ago
      A good man
      Lisa M. Smith
      • 10 Months Ago
      Ahhh to build one's own track would be amazing. He seems like such a humble and genuine guy. What a super use for an old RAF airbase. The purpose for Blyton Park is great, not a "race track" but a place for people to come learn and enjoy. Yes, it is a business but an over developed commercial track. Well done, Mr. Usher.