The 2013 edition of the world’s largest classic racing festival – Silverstone Classic powered by the AA – will take on the weekend of July 26-28 with organisers confident of delivering another packed weekend of attractions for car enthusiasts.
The event attracts over 1,000 race cars to fill out packed grids on the Silverstone Grand Prix track and 1,000s of car club members who make up static displays that spread over the entire Silverstone complex, allowing visitors to walk amongst some of the most recognisable and desirable cars ever made.
“With so much thrilling entertainment both on and off the track, the Silverstone Classic is much more than just the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival – it’s the definitive festival for all car enthusiasts,” enthuses Nick Wigley, event director. “We will be announcing our full entertainment programme in the coming months, but we can confirm that all the fans’ favourite race grids will be back and we’ll be celebrating yet more significant milestones in motoring history with some mouth-watering car club displays and parades. We introduced lots of interactive driving experiences in 2012 and we will be expanding that area in 2013. We have some great bands in the pipeline, too.”
Though the exact make-up of the racing bill for the 2013 edition is yet to be finalised the weekend will again include the prospect of Group C prototypes as well as Formula One cars from across 60 years of the pinnacle of racing with a range of touring cars, sportscars and other single-seaters racing during the three day event.
Following on from the record breaking parade of Jaguar E-Types in 2010 and the jaw dropping cavalcade of Ferrari F40 last year a parade of Porsche’s iconic 911 is planned, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the famous design. Aston Martin, the marque 100 years old in 2013 and Lamborghini – ‘only’ 50 are also passing significant milestones next year.
For more information on the event, including early bird ticket offers visit www.silverstoneclassic.com.