Website: Silverstone Classic
Silverstone Classic 2015
Location: Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN,
Few, if any, venues in the world put on events in quite the style as the Silverstone circuit.
The British Grand Prix proved this yet again, as race-goers were treated to a home win, courtesy of Lewis Hamilton.
But the fun doesn’t end there this summer.
This month also sees the world-renowned Silverstone Classic. Organisers call it the largest racing festival of classic cars on the planet, covering basically every area of motoring.
There’s even more reason to attend in 2015 as the event celebrates its silver jubilee.
Our top picks
Top-class racing: Nothing has established the Silverstone Classic’s reputation more than its race offerings. Attendees can enjoy more than 20 races (10 on each weekend day) as well as demonstrations galore.
Silver Sunday: More than 10,000 spectacular motors of all colours will be on show for your enjoyment over the three days. But Silver Sunday is concentrating on a single hue - yes, you’ve guessed it, spectacular silver.
Top music: Wherever I Lay My Hat star Paul Young can be seen on Friday, while evergreen rockers Status Quo, of Down Down and Rockin’ All Over the World fame, can be caught on Saturday.
Interactive driving fun: Activities include the Tin Snail Challenge’s ultimate test. Adventures in a 2CV will ask questions such as: do you really know your right from your left? And how good are your communication skills when it comes to your partner? You can also get a first-hand experience of what it’s like to be in a rallying co-driver’s seat.
Aerial displays: The old Second World War airfield aptly stages displays to mark the Battle of Britain’s 75th anniversary. New for this year is a special RAF Village. This affords guests the chance to experience what it is like to be sat in an iconic Spitfire.
Best of the rest
A massive shopping village: 150 stalls should include something for everyone, including:
- restoration services
- motoring literature
- car parts
- models and toys
- motoring memorabilia
- retro clothing
Vintage funfair: Jet Village Green’s delights include a 40m wheel (131ft), dodgems, helter-skelter and crazy golf, included in the Classic’s admission price.
Adrenaline zone: Not for the faint-hearted. New features include the massive Star Flyer, Caterham Drift Experience and a bungee swing in reverse. Old favourites such as the Wall of Death, massive inflatables and water balls return.
Bike/car clubs: Your chance to sign up or meet old club mates with a welter of club stands on display.
How do I buy tickets?
Adult day passes cost £40 (Friday), £62 (Saturday) and £52 (Sunday) or £114 for a three-day ticket.
Children’s tickets cost £5.50 on each day, or £11 for a three-day pass. Under-5s go free.
Opening times are 7.30am-11pm, except 7.30am-6.30pm on Sunday. Track times are 9am-10pm Friday (qualifying) and 9am-9pm and 9am-6pm (both racing) on Saturday and Sunday respectively.