Silverstone Classic is the world’s largest classic motoring festival and this year the team at Holden Morgan will be attending!
The jam packed weekend runs from 28-30 July at the iconic Silverstone race track and will welcome over 10,000 classic vehicles and 100 car clubs from across the globe. Not only that, there will be a wealth of music, refreshments, displays and trade stands to keep you and your family thoroughly entertained.
Just some of the main attractions at this year’s event include:
25th Anniversary of the XJ220
All XJ220 owners from around the world have been invited to attend Silverstone classic for a special celebration, including a circuit parade around the Silverstone track. Special models including the Martini car and the XJ220 LM will be in attendance, as well as some important guests who have been closely associated with the car design, manufacturing and overall on-track success. This event will take place on Saturday.
Celebrity Challenge Trophy Race
Well known celebrities separated into ten teams will race a huge grid of Austin A30s and A35s on Saturday, providing much entertainment and laughter for onlookers. The celebs are spending this week at the Silverstone Racing Academy to get ‘up to speed’ with their driving techniques, so hopefully everything will run smoothly on the day! The prize for the winning team is £10k, which will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK. Confirmed celebrities include Dragons Den’s Theo Paphitis, Boxing Champion and Sky Presenter Carl Froch, and Take That’s Howard Donald.
Enjoy pyrotechnic air displays by The Gazelle Squadron and Twister Aerobatics on Friday and Saturday evening as they provide a stunning backdrop to the musical entertainment. You’ll also get to see them during the lunch time breaks throughout the weekend.
Over the weekend, Silverstone Auctions (who are partnered with the event) will host three separate auctions featuring classic cars, memorabilia and motorcycles – all up for grabs. These take place in the Silverstone Wing building which you can find via the Wing ramp at the North end of the International Paddock (Red Zone 21).
The evening’s of Friday and Saturday will play host to a number of high profile rock and pop acts on the main stage, including The Bootleg Beetles, Tony Hadley, The Dire Straits Experience and Who’s Next.
There will be numerous live demonstrations taking place throughout the weekend, including a high speed demonstration by Williams FW14B, an eBay restoration live, the street car shootout and plane demos on the jet village green!
If you’re planning on bringing the family, the adrenaline zone is a great place to visit. Open all weekend, this area features a vintage funfair, bungee trampolines, climbing walls, a laser maze and much more. Plus, over 12s (and adults) can enjoy the thrilling experience of drifting in a F-type Jag alongside a professional driver!
Of course, you wouldn’t expect to go to Silverstone and not see a ton of motor racing. This year there will be historic racing action from Formula One, Sports, GT and Touring cars from 9am until 7pm on Friday and Saturday. For a full program, click here.
If there’s only one classic motoring event you’re attending this year, make sure it is this one. For accommodation information, including the details of campsites and motor home hire, as well as directions to Silverstone Classic, head over to the visitor information page.