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Silverstone Classic 2016
29/07/2016 @ 8:00 am - 31/07/2016 @ 5:00 pm
Silverstone Classic 2016 sees historic racing return to the world-famous Silverstone circuit for the 26th year from 29th to 31st July
The Silverstone Classic 2015 25th anniversary celebrations boasted record grids, record track parades, record car club displays plus, a record of more than 100,000 visitors.
The event isn’t resting on its laurels though but cementing it’s position as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival and ensure the three-day Silverstone Classic remains a firm favourite among car enthusiasts by providing a car show that’s bigger and better than ever.
Silverstone Classic 2016 – What’s on
The packed historic racing programme will again feature all Europe’s premier retro racing series including the FIA Masters Historic Formula 1 Championship, Super Touring and Pre ’66 GTs. There will also be a Can-Am showdown to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of the legendary North American-based sportscar championship in 1966 (see below).
The three-day festival will once again feature the very best of historic racing covering more than eight decades of motor sport, a two-day classic car auction and live music from iconic rock bands (Status Quo topped the bill in 2015) and a wealth entertainment for all the family including a free fun fair, air displays retail outlets and a host of interactive on-site activities. For classic car fans, in 2015 a record number of 120 car clubs displayed more than 10,000 classic cars.
More exciting grids are yet to be announced, along with key 2016 motoring milestones honoured with special displays and track parades.
Can-Am celebrations at Silverstone Classic 2016
Silverstone Classic will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Can-Am Championship with a pair of very special commemoration races.
Launched in 1966, the legendary North American-based Can-Am Championship spawned some of the world’s most outrageous sports racers, often boasting well over 1,000 horsepower. Moreover, with very few technical restrictions, these amazing, cutting-edge Can-Am powerhouses were among the first race cars to sport wings, ground-effect aerodynamics and aerospace materials.
The Silverstone Classic 2016 Can-Am races will form an amazing culmination of a three-round Can-Am 50 Interserie Challenge being organised by Masters Historic Racing.
Silverstone Auctions Silverstone Classic sale
Silverstone Auctions once again open Silverstone Classic 2016 with the world’s biggest motor racing festival with a special racing car only sale on the evening of Thursday 28th July, before hosting a two-day classic road car sale on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. The sale will include a diverse range of classic cars, modern sports cars, supercars, automobillia and luxury watches.
Already confirmed for the sale, and being sold as a pair, are two legendary Ford Mondeo Super Tourers. Prodrive only built five of these racing cars to contest the 2000 British Touring Car Championship (at a rumoured cost of £1m for each car), in a touring car era regarded by many fans as the golden era of the BTCC.
With Alain Menu, Anthony Reid and Rickard Rydell behind the wheel, the Ford Mondeo Super Tourers went on to dominate the championship completely, finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 2000 BTCC final standings. The two cars go under the hammer in the Silverstone Auctions Competition Car Sale on Thursday 28th July.
Tickets and Admission
The Silverstone Classic 2016 will run from 29th-31st July 2016 at Silverstone race circuit in Northamptonshire.
Tickets must be purchased in advance, including hospitality packages and weekend festival camping. More details can be found on the organiser website.
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