The Silverstone Classic - not long now
Celebrating eight decades of classic motor racing, and featuring some of the most valuable and highly sought after machinery ever raced, over 800 competitors will battle it out on Silverstone’s Historic Grand Prix circuit from 28 - 30 July.
A line up of 22 races, with over 600 race cars and motor cycles, will create probably the largest paddock in the world, while the opportunity to see these cars and motor cycles re-living their glorious past, racing in a competitive environment, makes the Silverstone Classic an essential visit for anyone with a passion for motorsport and classic racing.
The Derek Bell Trophy alone features pre 1980 cars from F1, F2, F3, F Atlantic and F5000, while other race series competing at the three day event include Historic Formula Endurance, GT & Sports Endurance, Sports cars, Supersports cars and Saloons.
Special features for Aston Martin
The special feature ‘Aston Martin Racing Pursuit Challenge with Autosport’ will be run on both Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes. Absolutely unique as never before has such a collection of works Aston Martins competed in such a challenge, it will include works DBR1 to DBR9 race cars and is set to be hugely popular. A separate all-Aston Martin race on Saturday afternoon (15:10hrs Race 10 - 'The Roy Salvadori Trophy sponsored by Scalextric for Aston Martin cars') will be for FIA-type cars of the 50s up to the introduction of the DB4, so expect to see many DB2s battling together following DB3Ss and what's expected to be a significant entry of DBR1s.
In addition to a spectacular race entry list the entire infield will be packed with car and motor cycle club displays, featuring more than 1,500 classic examples from over 50 famous marques; a period fun fair; air displays; hot air balloon flights; an Antique & Craft Fair; trade stalls; a Photo & Art Gallery; The Scalextric Roadshow, plus live music and barbecues in the famous Scarf & Goggles entertainment area.
The list of activities is numerous, with plenty to keep the whole family entertained throughout the 3-days, both on and off the track. Tickets for the 2006 Silverstone Classic have been priced at an attractive £15 per day if booked in advance (£20 on the day), while special Event Tickets are available at £40 for all three days. Children aged 15 years and under, accompanied by an adult, go free, while parking, roving grandstand seating, Paddock access and centre transfer are all also included in these special prices.
To purchase tickets, or for further information on the 2006 Silverstone Classic, visit www.silverstone.co.uk/classic, or call 08704 588 260
Text: Classic Driver
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