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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:13 pm    Post subject: Silverstone Classic 2019 PR Reply with quote

THREE, TWO, ONE: THE WINNING FORMULA AT THE CLASSIC!

- Special single-seater showcase at next summer’s festival
- Formula 2 retro races make their festival debut
- Classic Formula 3 returns to join F1 and F2 on the 2019 bill
- Super Early Bird tickets on sale until 31 December

For the first time in its glorious 29 year history, next summer’s Silverstone Classic will feature dedicated retro races for Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 thus creating the festival’s first ever international single-seater showcase.

The Classic’s unrivalled race-card has always dished up crowd-pleasing Formula 1 showdowns featuring the great Grand Prix cars from much-loved past eras and in 2019, the firm favourites of FIA Masters Historic Formula One and the HGPCA (Historic Grand Prix Cars Association) will return. Never before, though, has the packed programme included dedicated races for Formula 2 cars, while the ever-evocative Classic Formula 3 series returns for the first time since 2014.

Ensuring all the 100,000+ show-goers can savour the notable occasion, the milestone F1, F2 and F3 action will be spread across all three days with qualifying on Friday and then back-to-back races on Saturday and Sunday.

Starring a host of iconic cars as raced in period by the likes of Jochen Rindt, Ronnie Peterson, Jody Scheckter, Graham Hill and Sir Jackie Stewart, the flourishing Historic Formula 2 International Series is open to cars built between 1967 and the end of the 1978 season.

It was a magical era when F2 was the absolute proving ground for young drivers intent on making the step into Grand Prix racing, and when it was not unusual for F1 stars to step back into F2 on their free weekends. Chassis rivalry was just as fierce, with Matra and Martini from France and Tecno from Italy against March, Brabham, Lotus and Chevron from Great Britain.

Offering fast and reasonably accessible racing, the Historic 2 Series – organised by the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) – is enjoying a huge revival regularly attracting grids of close to 30 cars. Now with more chassis’ being prepared and a double-header date at the Classic in prospect, the HSCC is aiming for up to 40 cars – a target, if achieved, that would be the biggest-ever Formula 2 grid.

Joining F2, and making a welcome return to the Classic, the HSCC-managed Classic F3 Championship is also targeting a massive 40 car field with competitors from the popular French Formula 3 invited too.

Entries will cover Formula 3 cars originally built and raced between 1971 and 1984 thus covering two eras with earlier 1600cc twin-cam cars joined by the later 2-litre cars that were introduced in 1974. Furthering the interest and spectacle, grids are expected to include genuine period cars as raced by drivers like Martin Brundle, Derek Warwick and Nelson Piquet on their respective ways to the top.

“Every summer we aim to enhance the established crowd-favourites with some outstanding new additions and to have Historic Formula 2 and Classic Formula 3 on the 2019 race-card for the very first time will make next year’s festival really special,” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO.

“As everyone knows, such is the immense scale of the Classic that it also has a great history of breaking records and setting new standards, so the prospect of not only the Classic's first-ever Formula 2 grid but also quite possibly the biggest field of Formula 2 cars ever seen anywhere on the planet further fuels excitement.”

Grahame White, CEO of the HSCC is equally delighted. He said: “The chance to race at the Silverstone Classic is very special and I’m delighted that our Formula 2 and Formula 3 grids will get this opportunity next summer. I think we will be able to deliver bumper grids and tremendous racing, showcasing these categories to a huge audience.”

The special F1, F2 and F3 single-seater celebration joins those grids already confirmed for next summer’s Classic, these include the prestigious Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Pre ’63 GT Cars, the Transatlantic Trophy for Pre '66 Touring Cars, FIA Masters Historic Sportscars and the new Masters Endurance Legends. News of further exciting races will follow in the New Year.

Those buying tickets in the meantime, can take advantage of the Super Early Bird offer open until 31 December – a bonus for those seeking a special Christmas present. These offer savings of up to 22 per cent on Standard tickets.

Once again all tickets – which must be purchased in advance – will give access to both Classic racing paddocks, all open trackside grandstands, the live music concerts, air shows, fun fair rides and the vast majority of the epic family entertainment running alongside the non-stop on-track thrills.

Adult admission starts at just £35 with the price of the three-day weekend ticket frozen at £99. Full details of all ticket prices – including Parc Fermé and Clubhouse hospitality packages, the RetroRun experience and camping – can be found on the silverstoneclassic.com website.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CLASSIC DATE FOR 2019 SET IN SILVERSTONE!

• Next summer’s Silverstone Classic confirmed for 26-28 July
• Packed retro race programme features cream of international historic racing action
• Feast of off-track activities and entertainment for families of all ages
• Super Early Bird tickets still available … but only until the end of this month

Next summer’s Silverstone Classic is now confirmed for the weekend of 26-28 July.

The date had already been announced but remained ‘provisional’ until Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, formally ratified its 2019 calendar at yesterday’s meeting of its World Motor Sport Council in St Petersburg.

With the British Grand Prix at Silverstone now rubber stamped for Sunday 14 July, the Silverstone Classic can officially take its traditional place in the calendar a fortnight after Formula One headlines at the home of British motor racing.

Coming at the start of the summer holidays, the hugely-popular three-day Classic is expecting another 100,000+ crowd, plus a star-studded line-up of drivers. What’s more, though tickets have been on sale since October, festival-goers who were waiting for a verified date can still take advantage of the Super Early Bird offer available until the end of December.

These Super Early Bird tickets offer significant savings of up to 22 per cent on standard tickets and adult admission currently starts at just £35 with the price of the three-day weekend ticket frozen at £99. Full details of all ticket prices – including Parc Fermé and Clubhouse hospitality packages, the RetroRun experience and camping – can be found on the silverstoneclassic.com website.

With the date for the dazzling three-day car-themed extravaganza now set in stone, full details of the on- and off-track family entertainment will be announced in the coming months – these include the full roster of spectacular races, record-breaking car club anniversaries plus news of a very special ‘rocking and racing’ live music celebration planned to span both Friday and Saturday evenings.

While the rocking and racing Silverstone Classic is renowned for its live music concerts as well as serving up an incredible array of great fun-fuelled activities, attractions and amusements for all ages, the stellar cars are always the glittering stars. The Classic sets the international gold standard when it comes to showcasing the cream of global retro racing action with more than 1,000 entries dating back to the glorious heydays of Formula One, GT, Touring and Sports cars.

Many of the regular crowd-pleasing 50+ car grids have already been confirmed along with a remarkable new single-seater celebration as historic Formula One, Formula Two and Formula Three races all feature on the same packed programme for the very first time at the Classic.

Other grids to have been announced include the HGPCA (Historic Grand Prix Cars Association) for Pre-1966 Grand Prix Cars, the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars (pre-63 GT), Masters Endurance Legends, the Yokohama Trophy for FIA Masters Historic Sportscars plus the Transatlantic Touring Car Trophy. More stand-out races will be revealed soon, too!

In the meantime – and whetting appetites for next July – highlights of this year’s record-breaking Classic will be screened three times over Christmas on ITV4 at 06:00 on 24 December, 03:25 on 26 December and 06:10 on 29 December.

All the latest information on the 2019 Silverstone Classic is available on the event’s website and via its social media platforms.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YEAR HONOURS AT THE 2019 CLASSIC.

• Notable automotive anniversaries to be celebrated in July
• Parades to mark Bentley’s centenary and 60 years of the evergreen Mini
• Other marque milestones for Abarth, BMW Z1, Ford Capri, Marcos and Mazda MX-5
• Special Early Bird package for car club members to join the show

The arrival of every new year heralds a raft of exciting anniversaries and, in the car world, 2019 is crammed full of major motoring milestones – the cream of which will be celebrated at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).

As tradition now dictates, the annual Classic is the event that honours automotive history like no other, with a mouth-watering feast of dedicated retro races, massive eye-catching car club displays and glittering on-track parades that have been saluted with multiple Guinness World Records.

In recent years, the famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit has staged record-breaking processions featuring evocative E-type Jaguars, fabulous Ferrari F40s, evergreen Porsche 911s, muscular Ford Mustangs, sensational Jaguar XJ220 supercars and never-before-seen numbers of stunning McLarens – as well as a whole host of other glittering parades.

Even by these sky-high standards, though, 2019 is revving up to be a very, very special year at the Classic.

Plans for a number of bedazzling birthday races and other anniversary celebrations will be announced over the next few weeks. In the meantime, though, more than 110 car clubs have already registered to display at the 2019 Classic and many of these will be honouring significant marque and model landmarks in July.

The Bentley Drivers Club will be out in force, celebrating the centenary of the prestigious luxury brand founded in 1919 by the legendary W.O. Bentley in Cricklewood, north London. Abarth is another time-honoured company boasting both distinguished road and racing car pedigrees – its 70thbirthday will be marked in style at the Classic by the Abarth Owners Club.

Marcos and Mini clubs will be hosting Diamond Jubilee birthday parties as their cherished icons hit 60 in 2019, while gold is the colour for both the Ford Capri and Triumph TR6 – two endearing sixties sportscars born exactly 50 years before next summer’s Classic,and still with passionate followings today.

Although from a slightly more modern era, the BMW Z1 and Mazda MX-5 are two models not only much-loved by enthusiasts but also with strong regular presences at the Classic – more so this year as both evocative two-seater idols will be turning 30 in 2019.

“Whether it’s on or off the track, the Classic is one of the world’s biggest celebrations of motoring history, with more than 10,000 magical cars from yesteryear on show over three jam-packed days,” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO.“But while the unrivalled numbers are impressive, it’s the special automotive anniversaries that always add extra sparkle each year… and in 2019 we have some real jewels to celebrate. The cars are the stars at the Classic!”

Whether or not popping corks, ever-growing numbers of car clubs now choose to stage their main annual gathering at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, with their passionate members taking advantage of an exclusive display package and taking centre stage at the heart of the event. Further details on the clubs registered to date and information on the process for car clubs wishing to apply for registration, are available at: www.silverstoneclassic.com/clubs

All admission tickets also grant access to a selection of trackside grandstands, live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings, both racing paddocks plus the vast majority of the fun-fuelled family entertainment on offer at the ‘rocking and racing’ Classic.

Full details of car club packages, general admission tickets, hospitality packages and camping options can be found on the silverstoneclassic.com website with Early Bird tickets (available until the end of March) offering significant savings on standard tickets.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SPECIAL RACES TO MARK MAGICAL MINI MILESTONE

• British icon’s Diamond Jubilee celebrated in record style
• The world’s biggest-ever grid of racing Minis at the 2019 Classic
• Spectacular 60thanniversary double-header added to Saturday and Sunday bill
• Money saving Early Bird tickets on sale

The 60th anniversary of the extraordinary Mini Minor will be celebrated with two record breaking races at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).

To mark this magical milestone in true Classic style, the packed on-track programme will – for the first time ever – feature a pair of very special showdowns dedicated entirely to huge numbers of much-loved Mini racers competing for The Mini Celebration Trophy presented by Adrian Flux.

The automotive icon’s enduring popularity with historic motor sport competitors is certain to create the world’s biggest-ever grid of racing Minis and, fittingly, another major crowd-pleasing highlight at this year’s running of the biggest retro-racing festival on the planet.

Ensuring everyone shares in the celebrations, the unmissable Mini double-header action will star on all three days at the Classic with qualifying on Friday and spectacular 20-minute showdowns on both Saturday and Sunday.

First launched in 1959, the ground-breaking Mini not only revolutionised small car design forever but also became a classless British style icon in the Swinging Sixties – an image that is still fostered today by BMW’s on-going homages to the innovative original which was designed for the British Motor Corporation (BMC) by the ingenious Sir Alec Issigonis.

As well as becoming one of the most influential cars in automotive history, the trail-blazer also earned its spurs in competition. Maximising its nimble front-wheel-drive layout, higher performance versions quickly added to the Mini’s spiralling kudos.

Three famous Monte Carlo Rally wins plus numerous giant-killing successes on the race track – many at Silverstone – boosted the little car’s incredible credentials and further fuelled the perennial favourite’s legendary status.

“Absolutely everybody who loves cars loves the Mini, so we are really thrilled to be celebrating this major milestone in its illustrious history with two fabulous races at the Classic, where the stars are always the cars!” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO – a long-term fan of the charismatic BMC baby having learnt to drive and passed his driving test in a little red Mini.

“With so many evocative examples in existence, we are expecting to create what will be the world’s biggest-ever field of racing Minis… and, in doing so, make yet more history for both the magical Mini and the Classic.”

This summer’s duo of Diamond Jubilee duels are being organised by Masters Historic Racing and will feature competition cars dating back to the pioneering Mini’s original pre-1966 era.

“We are delighted that Masters has been asked to organise these Mini-only celebration races at the Silverstone Classic in July,” said Ron Maydon, Founder and President of Masters Historic Racing. “Minis are very close to my own heart and, in their 60th anniversary year, it only seems right that we should be showcasing a spectacular grid of infamous FIA-spec pre-66 Minis at such a great British historic racing festival.”

Furthering the festivities at the annual Classic, a raft of evergreen Minis will also feature in special track parades and in dedicated in-field displays organised by members of prominent motor clubs representing all generations of the revered marque through the ages.

Visitors keen to join in the festivities at the festival must buy their tickets in advance and can take advantage of the Early Bird offer on tickets when purchasing before the end of March.

As in previous years, all tickets grant access to trackside grandstands, live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings, both racing paddocks, plus the vast majority of the fun-fuelled family entertainment on offer at the ‘rocking and racing’ Classic.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coincidentally, mention of the Bentley 100th anniversary made it into the 2019 anniversaries thread the other day.

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RECORD GRID OF BENTLEY RACERS TO CELEBRATE CENTENARY

• Special race to mark British brand’s milestone 100thbirthday
• Never-before-seen numbers of pre-war competition Bentleys
• Anniversary track parade for Bentley car and enthusiast clubs
• Money-saving Early Bird tickets on sale

This summer’s Silverstone Classic will celebrate Bentley’s 100thbirthday with a very special anniversary race dedicated to honouring the illustrious British marque’s most significant historical milestone.

To be staged on Saturday evening at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the Bentley Centenary Trophy for Pre-War Sports Cars comes almost exactly 100 years after the legendary W.O. Bentley founded the company that carries his name on 10 July, 1919.

To mark the momentous occasion, it is hoped that a record turn-out of more than 30 iconic racing Bentleys will line up, as in period, in a hugely evocative field also packed with pre-war Alfa Romeos, Aston Martins, Bugattis, Fraser Nashes, Lagondas and MGs all dating back to the 1920s and 1930s.

It was in competition that the hallowed brand first earned its reputation, winning the coveted Le Mans 24 Hours no fewer than five times in seven years between 1924 and 1930, topped by an all-conquering 1-2-3 podium clean sweep precisely 90 years ago in 1929.

Furthering the appeal, the notoriously rugged cars – then hailing from Cricklewood in north London and once described by competitive rival Ettore Bugatti as ‘the fastest lorries in the world’ – were raced by an alluring group of wealthy British drivers nicknamed the ‘Bentley Boys’.

Illustrious examplesof the 3-litre, 4.5-litre Blower and Speed Six models, helmed with such success in France, will be among the record numbers lining up at the Classic.

“Those glorious tales of the big green Bentleys thundering through the French night are part of motor sport legend passed down through the generations,” lauded Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO. “Now we will be recreating some of that magic at sunset on Saturday at the Classic to celebrate what is a very special moment in Bentley’s remarkable lifetime.”

The Bentley Centenary Trophy for Pre-War Sports Cars is being organised by Motor Racing Legends, whose Chairman, Duncan Wiltshire, anticipates a record-breaking grid.

“This is such a significant anniversary – a once-in-a-lifetime celebration which is certain to appeal to all those with eligible Bentleys.

“As a result, we are expecting an enormous turn-out and, by all probability, the biggest grid of racing Bentleys ever seen anywhere in the world,” predicted Wiltshire, whose Motor Racing Legends team will also be fielding the well-established Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy and Stirling Moss Trophy sportscar racing grids at the Classic, featuring cars largely from the 1950s era, including Jaguar D-types, Lister Knobblies and Cooper Monacos.

Adding to the unmissable Bentley centenary celebrations, a special track parade for car clubs representing the distinguished luxury brand is also scheduled for Saturday at the Classic. Once again, huge numbers are expected to join the historic 100thbirthday party.

Visitors keen to experience the festivities must buy their tickets in advance and can take advantage of an Early Bird offer when purchasing before the end of March.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SPICING UP 50 YEARS OF THE FORD CAPRI.

• Celebrating golden anniversary of Ford’s famous fastback coupé
• Special trophy to be presented by racing legend Gordon Spice
• Historic Touring Car Challenge returns with Sierra Cosworth RS500s
• Money-saving Early Bird tickets on sale

The world’s most successful Capri racer will lead the celebrations honouring the Ford fastback’s golden anniversary at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).

For five seasons in succession between 1976 and 1980, Gordon Spice took top class honours in the British Saloon Car Championship, taking the Mustang-inspired coupé to no fewer than 24 outright race victories (photo below bottom).

With the Capri turning 50 this year, the tin-top racing legend will present a special trophy to the top-performing Capri in the crowd-pleasing Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) race at the Classic.

“The Capri was very important to me,” reflected Spice, who further proved his talent by lifting the Group C2 World Endurance Championship crown when racing a sports prototype produced and entered by his own Spice Engineering company.

“The Capri was by far the easiest car I ever raced. There was absolutely nothing complicated about it – the rear-drive chassis was simple to tune, so it handled really, really well. Just a brilliant motor car.”

First unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1969 and marketed by Ford as ‘The Car You Always Promised Yourself’, close to two million Capris were produced before the model’s demise at the end of 1986.

As well as finding huge favour in the showrooms, Capris were popular in motor sport – notably in Britain where they totally ruled the country’s premier touring car series after the bigger-engined American muscle cars were banned at the end of the 1975 season.

Despite facing fierce competition – mostly from rival three-litre Capris – Spice was very much the man to beat for the following five years, right up to the moment a subsequent rule change permitted the introduction of the larger-engined Rover Vitesses, thus ending the Ford’s domination.

Today’s flourishing HTCC features large numbers of Capris – including some actually raced by Spice in period – Rovers and other iconic saloon cars from that much-loved era, many adding to the memories by still competing in evocative period liveries.

Providing further spectacle, for the first time this year’s grid at the Classic will also permit official entries from a number of later-generation, flame-spitting Ford Cosworth RS500s.

In the past, the high-performance Sierras have raced regularly with the Super Touring field. However, due to diminishing number of cars competing in this grid and an already packed track schedule, the super tourers will be taking a break from the Classic this year.

Appropriately, though, the coveted one-off Gordon Spice Trophy will be presented by Spice to the first Capri past the finishing post.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have been given this honour,” said Spice, now aged 78. “I never miss the Classic; it’s one of my favourite race meetings of the year and it is always wonderful to see so many Capris still racing today – 50 years is a long time!”

To mark the occasion, organisers have also confirmed that they will be holding a celebratory anniversary parade for the Ford Capri on the Sunday of the event for those car club members joining in the festivities with their Ford Capris. This will be fronted by the last Capri to roll off the production line in Cologne – a limited edition 280 ‘Brooklands’ model owned by Ford’s heritage workshop.
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ASTON MARTIN PARTNERSHIP FUELS BIGGEST EVER CLASSIC.

• New Aston Martin Heritage Racing (AMHR) Festival Series race completes unrivalled retro racing bill
• Luxury automotive group to supply official Safety and Course Cars
• Opportunity for festival-goers to test drive latest Aston Martins
• Most complete race programme ever spanning ten decades
• Early Bird tickets on sale offering significant savings

The 2019 Silverstone Classic is delighted to announce a far-reaching three-year official partnership with Aston Martin – a collaboration with the world famous luxury automotive group which embraces both on- and off-track activities at the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival.

Completing a record breaking feast of retro racing, this summer’s Classic (26-28 July) has the honour of hosting the very first round of Aston Martin’s newly announced Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series.

Aston Martin recently opened a new state-of-the-art, high performance test and development base at Silverstone and it presence at the Classic will be furthered by the supply of the official Safety and Course Cars for each grid. As last year, these will help to ensure the smooth running of the non-stop nostalgic track action throughout the packed weekend.

There will also be the opportunity for festival-goers to test drive the latest Aston Martin models in Drive Live. Successfully launched last summer, Drive Live enables visitors to the Classic to experience a selection of models from participating manufacturers on the local roads.

Confirmation of the new Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series is the final addition to a record-breaking21-race programme covering a full ten decades of glorious motor sport history ranging from the iconic green Bentleys of the 1920s right up to these timeless Aston Martins that were competing at Le Mans and the Nürburgring as recently as last year.

Open to all non-current Aston Martin GT class race cars – notably stunning DBR9s and Vantage GT2/GT3/GT4/N24/GTE models as well as some even more exotic specials such as the mighty Aston Martin Vulcan – the eagerly anticipated Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series further broadens the Classic’s unrivalled race-card.

This year, for the very first time, the unparalleled on-track line-up stars spectacular showdowns for historic Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 single-seaters plus a pair of special Mini races to mark the little legend’s 60thbirthday. Bentley’s centenary and the 50thanniversary of the Ford Capri are also being honoured in terrific sporting style on track.

“Nowhere else on Earth will you see such a wide array of wonderful motor sport history still racing flat out today,” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO. “We are immensely proud that Aston Martin not only has chosen to become a major event partner but also to launch its amazing new Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series at the Classic. Everyone loves Aston Martin and, with its wide-ranging presence throughout the event, this year’s festival will be all the more special for all-comers.”
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CLASSIC MINIS TO PARTY AT SILVERSTONE

• Diamond jubilee festivities on- and off-track
• 60th birthday acclaimed with track parade and display showcase
• Special ‘Celebration Package’ open to owners of all pre-2001 Minis

Mini owners are being offered a fantastic opportunity to be part of the idolised little car’s unmissable 60th birthday party at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).

Plans to salute the diminutive icon’s diamond jubilee with the biggest-ever grid of racing Minis has already been announced – but now comes confirmation of an exclusive anniversary track parade and display, too.

Designed to be the launchpad for a wonderful weekend of birthday celebrations, the special Mini pageant has been added to Friday’s packed timetable at the Classic.

What’s more, to encourage all those with a classic Mini to join the festivities, a unique Mini Celebration Package has been introduced specifically for owners of original pre-2001 models.

This cost-saving offer provides owners with a pair of adult tickets (for Friday or the full three-day weekend), a vehicle pass giving access to the Mini Celebration display area, plus entry into the Mini Celebration parade taking place on the full Grand Prix circuit at lunchtime on Friday.

This one-off package has been introduced to enable Mini owners who may not be members of those car clubs already attending the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival, to share in the extensive 60th birthday revelries.

“This is a big birthday for everybody’s favourite little car and we want to encourage all those lucky enough to own a charismatic original Mini to be part of what promises to be a very special 60th birthday,” explained Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO.

Those wishing to join the party can select the Mini Celebration Package from the ticket options available on the official silverstoneclassic.com website. Numbers are limited so early booking is highly recommended.

As well as honouring the Mini in record-breaking style, this year’s Silverstone Classic is also marking Bentley’s centenary and 50 years of the Ford Capri. The track programme also features evocative retro races for prized Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 single-seaters for the very first time.
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CAPRI'S GOLD STANDARD AT THIS SUMMER'S SPARKLING CLASSIC

• Celebrating 50 years of Ford’s famous fastback
• Milestone golden jubilee festivities on- and off-track
• Owners encouraged to join birthday parades and displays
• Special ‘Celebration Package’ open for all those with Capris

Ford Capri owners are being offered a fabulous opportunity to be part of the much-loved fastback’s 50thbirthday party at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).

Launched at the Brussels Motor Show in January 1969, and marketed by Ford as ‘The Car You Always Promised Yourself’, close to two million Capris were produced before the model’s demise at the end of 1986.

A dazzling classic touring car race has already been announced to salute the stylish coupé’s golden jubilee, together with a special trophy presented by Gordon Spice, the world’s most successful Capri racer in period.

Now comes confirmation of an exclusive anniversary track parade and display – plus a special Capri Celebration Package – to encourage all owners to join in the festivities.

This attractively priced offer provides owners with a pair of adult tickets (for Sunday or the full three-day weekend) plus a special vehicle pass giving access to a dedicated Capri Celebration display area.

Also included is a place in the commemorative Capri Celebration track parade taking place on the full Grand Prix circuit at lunchtime on Sunday. This will be fronted by the final Capri to roll off the production line in Cologne (photo above and top below) – a limited edition 280 ‘Brooklands’ model owned by Ford’s heritage workshop.

This package has been introduced to enable owners who may not be members of those car clubs already attending the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival, to share in the extensive 50thbirthday revelries.

“Five years ago we paid tribute to the Ford Mustang when it turned 50, now we are honouring its equally-iconic European sibling, the Capri,” explained Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO.

“For many of us the Capri was always the affordable coupé, so it’s no surprise that they are becoming more and more treasured by classic car enthusiasts. We want to foster and fuel that passion by encouraging as many Capri fans as possible to share in the 50thbirthday celebrations at the Classic.”

Owners not wanting to miss the party can select the Capri Celebration Package from the ticket options available on the official silverstoneclassic.com website.

As well as honouring the Capri in style, this year’s Silverstone Classic is also marking Bentley’s centenary and 60 years of the evergreen Mini among its many other celebrations.

Furthermore, the packed 21-race track programme features evocative retro showdowns for prized Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 single-seaters for the very first time plus the inaugural round of the exciting new Aston Martin Heritage Racing Festival Series.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IT'S ALWAYS TIME FOR A BREW AT THE CLASSIC!

Car Clinics return with ‘Wheeler Dealer’ TV star Mike Brewer
Selection of stand-out classic cars studied under the spotlight
Travelogue author Tim Moore to share his latest US adventure
Last chance to buy Early Bird tickets before end of March
Much-loved TV personality and well-respected motoring mastermind Mike Brewer will be back with his crowd-pleasing Car Clinics at the 2019 Silverstone Classic festival (26-28 July).

Since being introduced in 2014, Brewer’s informative and entertaining presentations have become one of the off-track highlights and a firm favourite with the tens of thousands of enthusiasts flocking to the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.

Now the star of Discovery Channel’s globally-successful ‘Wheeler Dealers’ television programme returns for a sixth summer in succession casting his expert eye over an even more incredible line-up of notable classic cars – his popular Car Clinics coming in the breaks between the unrivalled roster of 21 outstanding retro races on both Saturday and Sunday.

Among the rare and iconic cars coming under Brewer’s scrutiny in July are significant historic models from Chevrolet, Daimler and Dodge plus, as part of Ford Capri’s 50thbirthday celebrations at the Classic, one of the final fastback models to have come off the production line.

Providing audiences with further enjoyment, Brewer will also be joined on stage by Tim Moore (photo row three), the well-known humourist and travel writer who has just journeyed through ‘Trumpland’ USA in a 1924 Model T Ford for his latest travelogue titled ‘Another Fine Mess’.

Critically acclaimed Moore has been hailed as ‘the world’s funniest travel writer’ by the Observer and will be sharing stories from his unforgettable road trip with his trademark blend of slapstick humour and affable insight.

“Whether in print or in person, Tim is a fabulous story teller and I can’t wait to hear all about his latest adventures,” enthused Brewer. “Like most of us with a passion for great cars, I just love the Silverstone Classic – it’s now one of best events on the planet and one of my highlights of the year. It’s always amazing to see so many incredible cars of all eras amassed in one place at the same time and, personally, it’s a real privilege for me to share what’s always an incredible weekend with so many like-minded enthusiasts.”

Brewer’s return is welcomed by festival organisers, too.

“Mike adds yet another wonderful dimension to the amazing array of entertainment on offer,” said Nick Wigley,Silverstone Classic CEO. “Like so many of those coming to the Classic, he has a tremendous passion for classic cars – all Mike needs is a stage, a microphone and some stimulating cars so that he can share his whole-hearted devotion with others. It’s a winning formula.”

Admission to Mike Brewer’s ever-popular Car Clinics is one of many attractions open to all those attending the Silverstone Classic at no extra cost.

Providing terrific value for money, all visitors also have access to both racing paddocks, trackside grandstands and live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings which this year will celebrate the golden anniversary of the era-defining Woodstock festival. The majority of the fun-fair rides as well as numerous dynamic demonstrations and fun-fuelled family activities and attractions based on the busy Village Green are included in the price of admission, too.
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