July 26-28, 2019

Silverstone Classic 2019

Date: July 26-28, 2019

Time: Gates open at 07:30 each morning. They close at 23:00 on Friday and Saturday, and at 18:30 on Sunday.

Location: Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8TN.

Come along to the historic venue that is Silverstone to see an amazing collection of motor vehicles.


Jam pack your weekend with motorsport action unlike anywhere else in the world.


Silverstone Classic will host the world’s biggest classic car racing festival with action from F1, sports cars, GT vehicles and touring cars, with over 20 race demonstrations and an astonishing 1,000 race entries.

There will be different grids for each variety of cars that will be taking to the course. The rounds will be split into:

  • Single seater grids
  • Sports car and GT grids
  • Touring Cars


Hundreds of car clubs will attend Silverstone Classic, with some amazing vehicle displays from the Jaguar Drivers Club, Porsche Club GB and BMW Car Club to name a select few.

One of these clubs include the Bentley Drivers Club, who will be celebrating the centenary of the luxury brand which was founded in 1919.

Did you know, if you are a classic vehicle club member, Footman James offer specialist rates for affiliated classic car and classic bike clubs? Make sure to check whether your club is on the list!


Show partner, Silverstone Auctions will once again bring an unmissable line-up of cars up for grabs in their auction. Whether you love classic cars, competition cars or modern sports cars, Silverstone Auction will have a car for you.

The auctions star lots last year included, the 2015 Lotus Elise 220 Cup, which sold for £34,875, the 1972 De Tomaso Pantera ‘Pre-L’, which sold for £82,125 and the beautiful 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, which sold for an astonishing £343,125!


Retro Run is a fun 100-mile driving experience for pre-1999 classic cars or cars of special interest. The route takes place at Silverstone Classic on the Saturday morning (27th July) close to the Stowe House. The route has been carefully selected to offer the best driving experience possible around the area, passing special points of interest, including the Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works.

For £240, the RetroRun package includes:

  • Two adult three-day event tickets for the Silverstone Classic (If you have already bought your tickets you can buy a RetroRun add-on for £99)
  • Special access to a display area with other RetroRunners within the heart of the event for all three days
  • A welcoming hot drink on arrival at Stowe House
  • Visit to Jaguar Land Rover Classic Works for two people
  • A road book for your chosen route
  • Rally plaque for your car
  • The unique opportunity to drive your car around the iconic Grand Prix track in a parade lap on the Sunday of the event (28 July).

Please note: Track parades cannot be guaranteed and are subject to weather and the racing schedule.


Test driving cars were first offered at Silverstone Classic in 2018. This year Drive Live returns as you can soar down the open roads in the beautiful Buckinghamshire and Northampton countryside. Last year there was even something for the younger enthusiast too as Drive Live allowed enthusiasts from the age of 10 to get behind the wheel of a brand new dual controlled Vauxhall Corsa. The initiative proved popular last year, so no doubt it will get the same love in 2019.


The world of Grand Prix bike racing has produced some of the very best racers we will ever see in our life-time, and this year, Silverstone Classic will be bringing back the legends, including world champions, Wayne Gardner, Freddie Spencer and Raymond Roche.

The show’s World GP Legends will help power a new bike zone, MotoWorld, which highlights the world of motorbikes and is a place where visitors will be able to view the spectacular spectacle of some of the most aesthetically pleasing and beautiful sounding bikes around. MotoWorld also gives the opportunity for participating manufacturers to offer visitors a ride of a life time as attendees can test ride their latest showroom models.  

Not only this, the racing bikes will be put through their paces on the Grand Circuit, ridden by motorbike racing legends, who you will get the chance to meet between the track demonstrations.


Classic car personality and presenter of ‘Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer, will be at Silverstone Classic with his Car Clinic.

The Car Clinic will host an array of presentations and has since become one of Silverstone Classics’ off-track highlights. Cars up for judgement day include rare and iconic cars and historic classic cars from Chevrolet and Daimler; plus as part of Ford Capri’s 50th anniversary, Mike Brewer will be scrutinising one of the final fastback models to have come off the production line. 


Silverstone Classic has a range of entertainment for the whole family, including:

Village Green

You and your family can enjoy the Village Green free of charge, where you can go to the highest heights of the Big Wheel, dodge each other on the dodgems, or take a spin on the carousel. For golf lovers, why not get the family competitive with the Village Green 9-hole Crazy Golf course? Or, if you fancy a more relaxed vibe, head to the museum displays.

Shopping Village

Over the weekend visit the pop-up shops in the shopping village, located next to the Village Green. With over 100 exhibitors and retailers set up, you will have plenty to keep you busy, from browsing your next fashion statement, purchasing toys and models, or by picking up that special piece of memorabilia.

Live Music

Not only will the Ford Capri be celebrating its 50th anniversary, but so will the world’s most famous rock festival, Woodstock.

If you are ready for some rock and roll, then attend Silverstone Classic on Friday or Saturday, where you will hear and see tributes to the musical talents of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix and The Who, just to name a few.