Tuesday, 17 July 2018


Silverstone Classic


• The facts and figures behind this weekend’s mammoth Silverstone Classic
• Another record-breaking blockbuster on- and off-track
• Unrivalled retro racing grids and magnificent anniversary parades 
• Plus a wealth of family entertainment for all ages
• Tickets must be purchased in advance 

With its 1000+ entries, the Silverstone Classic is firmly established not only as the world’s greatest classic motor racing festival but also as the biggest motor racing meeting of any genre on the planet.
Nowhere else on Earth will visitors be treated to so many packed grids embracing the full spectrum of the sport’s glorious past.
Adding to the petrol-heads paradise, the vast infield display areas will be festooned with thousands upon thousands of dazzling classic cars creating an unparalleled motor show brimming with automotive icons.
And there’s so much more… live music concerts from Grammy-winning bands, world champions on two- and four-wheels, stunt shows from a multiple Guinness World Record holder, the event’s biggest ever auction of race and road cars, the most powerful yet collection of monsters for tyre-burning streetcar shootouts… it all adds up to another Silverstone Classic blockbuster at the home of home of British motorsport.
To whet the appetite, here are the 2018 Silverstone Classic Facts and Figures:
100,000+ Total attendance over the weekend
10,000+ Stunning classic cars on show during the event
1,000+ Race entries spanning eight decades of glorious motor sport history, including:
2012 Lola B12/60 prototype – the most modern car competing at the festival; and
1948 Talbot Lago – the earliest car racing at the 2018 Silverstone Classic
1970 The year Richard Attwood won Le Mans – he’s back racing a Porsche at the Classic
780+ Drivers from 24 different countries
760 Acre Silverstone estate crammed with attractions, displays, shops, car clubs and so much more
650 Volunteer marshals ensuring the track programme runs smoothly and safely
360 Accredited TV, print, radio and online media reporting on the world’s greatest retro racing festival
200+ cars in the 70th Anniversary of the Jaguar XK120 and 50th anniversary of Jaguar XJ parades
150+ Magical saloon and touring cars racing on Tin Top Sunday
149 Classic road and racing cars on offer at the biggest ever Silverstone Auctions sale with a combined value of between £9.4m to £11.4m
128 The record number of car clubs registering for classic car displays in 2018  
123mph The average mph speed of the historic lap record set by Nic Minassian in a Jaguar prototype 2013
118 The record number of Formula Junior entries to mark the popular single-seater category’s Diamond Jubilee
100+ Grand Prix cars in action dating from 1948 to 2011
100 Exhibitors in the Shopping Village
80 Years since the opening of the legendary Ace Cafe – a milestone being marked at the Classic
70 Year celebrations to honour Silverstone’s first Grand Prix staged in 1948
60 Iconic touring cars joining the special BTCC Diamond Jubilee Parade on Tin Top Sunday
60 The never-seen-before number of hot-rods in the Streetcar Shootout display area
58 The full capacity number of starters for many of the 21 epic retro races
58 VIP vehicles kindly supplied by members of the Tesla Owners Club
50 cars in the 50th anniversary parade of the Morgan +8
50+ Singles in the UK Charts for Saturday night performers UB40
50 Year anniversary parade for the Morgan Plus 8
40 Metres is the height of the JET Big Wheel offering free rides 
30+ Hours of non-stop track action at the Silverstone Classic
24 Race cars coming under the Silverstone Auctions’ hammer
21 Races spanning the full spectrum of motor sport history
20 Guinness World Record currently held by performing stunt driver Terry Grant
18 Standout cars appearing in Mike Brewer’s Car Clinics presented this year by Haynes Publishing
13 World Championship titles amassed by World GP Bike Legends Wayne Gardner, Freddie Spencer and Phil Read
10 Age from which children can get behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Corsa with Young Driver
Holes on the crazy golf course
6 Olympic Gold Medals won by cycling legend and Silverstone Classic debutant Sir Chris Hoy
3.661 Miles is the length of the unique Historic Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone
ITV4 Will be broadcasting post-event TV coverage on Sunday 12 August, presented by Tiff Needell
2 Grammy Awards won by Friday night music headliners Soul II Soul
It all adds up to ONE unmissable weekend at the Silverstone Classic.
Tickets are still on sale but must be purchased in advance. Full details – plus all the latest event news – can be found on the official silverstoneclassic.com website and via the event’s busy social media platform

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