It’s one of those events that you might not think is what you’re all about.
But if you save your pennies for Bernie Ecclestone’s circus to come to the Northamptonshire countryside – you really should consider hitting the Silverstone Classic. For us, the Silverstone Classic offers much more bang for your hard-earned bucks.
The appeal is obvious to many of us. Think of every kind of racing formula to have graced the circuit for the last seventy odd years – think of cars and bikes from every era of 20th century racing in fact: and you have it all there.
But not only can you watch these rare and classic cars get an outing at the place for which they were bred – you can get truly up close and personal with the men and women and the machines themselves. There was music, classic aviation displays – an amazing weekend, in other words.
Highlight for us this year was undoubtedly the fiftieth anniversary commemoration of the E-Type. Apparently close to a thousand etypes were on site and on-track, a record grid of 52 racing E-types contested a round of the E-type Challenge, the special race series created for 2011 to mark the anniversary year.
Buy your tickets early for next year’s extravaganza.
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