Starting from today the Silverstone Classic, the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, bursts into life for another year.
The show brings together a huge collection of amazing racing cars from motorsport’s diverse history. Together they are brought back into action around the Silverstone race circuit.
The three-day Silverstone Classic includes over a 1,000 race entries. A large collection of race cars spanning several different categories of motor sport are split into several races across the event’s timetable. Qualifying takes place through today this Friday before the races themselves are hosted on both the Saturday and Sunday.
Racing categories covered by all the classic motors includes those for Formula One cars and other classic single seater racers. There are also historic sports cars, GT and endurance cars and touring cars all racing for various different trophies on offer this weekend.
There’s plenty of exciting and memorable cars at the Silverstone Classic which attendees of the show will no doubt keep an eye out for.
Notable racing cars attending this year’s Silverstone Classic includes the Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, the Jaguar XJR-14 and the Le Mans 24 Hours-winning Ford GT40.
This year’s Silverstone Classic will also include several classic Lotus F1 cars. Included is the Lotus 25 driven by Jim Clark as the show pays tribute to the late great British Formula One champion.
The Silverstone Classic manages to cover over eight decades of spectacular motor sport history. This year has attracted record race entries making the 2013 Silverstone Classic the biggest of all yet.
Furthermore numerous racing drivers from motor sport’s past and present will be amongst the competitors this weekend. Famous names in attendance include Tim Harvey, Steve Soper, Andy Priaulx and Rob Huff. The 2013 Silverstone Classic will also be attended by celebrity petrolheads including rock guitarist Eric Clapton CBE.
The official preview for the 2013 Silverstone Classic held earlier this month saw ex-Formula One racer turned BBC Sport pundit, David Coulthard, drive Jim Clark’s Lotus 25 around the Silverstone track.
Later Coulthard commented: “The Silverstone Classic is the biggest participation motor sport event in the World and that tells you all you need to know.”
He added: “With so many fantastic cars not just taking part but still competing wheel-to-wheel at flat-out speeds at the home of the British Grand Prix, the Classic is recreating motor sport history with its own special drama and appeal.”