A few weeks ago I went along to the Silverstone Classic 2017 Media Day. This was a great opportunity to see some of the cars, bikes and star drivers that will be at Silverstone Classic this summer (28-30 July).
Amongst the marques being celebrated this year are the fastest ever production Jaguar, the XJ220. In conjunction with XJ220 specialist Don Law Racing, the event organisers are going to attempt the largest gathering off these fantastic 210+mph Jags ever. The record so far is 20!
XJ220s aren’t the only hair-raising 200mph+ monsters on track at this year’s event. Former world champions Wayne Gardner and Freddie Spencer will be returning to Silverstone where they have both previously won, on their 500cc two-stroke GP bikes.
Below: Freddie Spencer on his Yamaha YZR 500
Along with the star cast above and a weekend full of historic racing, there will 100’s of clubs attending and over 10,000 classic cars on display. If you haven’t been before, it is unreal seeing lines of your favourite cars, from the super rear to the everyday favs.
Some of the faces you may recognise….
I can’t wait for this year’s Silverstone Classic, tickets are selling fast. It’s real family event too with live music, rides and activities. Access to the paddocks is a real bonus and its free.
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A few more photos:
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