Along with celebrating its 30th anniversary Silverstone Classic (31st July – 2nd August) will be hosting tributes to some iconic car with notable anniversaries, including the Ford Serria Cosworth RS, Nonda NSX, Triumph Stag, and the Lotus Carlton.
This summer’s race card features all the evocative historic Formula 1, GT, saloon and sportscar crowd-pleasing highlights that over the past three decades have firmly established the pacesetting Classic as one of the world’s premier car-themed attractions.
Moreover, the two hugely-popular Formula One grids – Historic Grand Prix Car Association and FIA Masters Historic Formula One – take on special significance as it is exactly 70 years since Silverstone hosted the very first points-scoring World Championship Grand Prix back in 1950.
Away from the racing roster, many of the huge number of car clubs which every year add to the show with massive displays of much-cherished cars from yesteryear will also be honouring significant marque and model landmarks at the end of July.
“The Classic is world famous for celebrating both motoring and motor sport milestones and, now with the event itself celebrating its own big birthday in July, this summer’s festival is already gearing up to be something really, really special,” enthused Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO. “Cars such as the Sierra RS Cosworth, Triumph Stag, Honda NSX and Lotus Carlton are true automotive icons – it’s very much their turn in the spotlight this summer. I, for one, can’t wait!”