MAY 01st 2014

Silverstone Classic set to make history. Again.

… promises biggest ever parade of F1 cars.

This should be quite a spectacle because the folks at Silverstone have good form for this sort of caper. Back in 2011 they organised a parade of 767 E-Type Jaguars to mark the legendary sports car’s 50th birthday (a world record gathering), followed by 60 Ferrari F40s the following year, and then more than 1200 Porsche 911s last year for the golden anniversary of the enigma from Stuttgart.

Sir Stirling Moss will lead the cavalcade which organisers hope will set another world record at what is recognised as one of the world’s foremost historic racing festivals.

Taking part between the 25th and 27th July the Silverstone Classic sits nicely in between the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Goodwood Revival, and features a mouth-watering array of historic racing classes including three bumper grids of historic F1 cars (FIA Masters and Historic Grand Prix Cars Association Pre-’66 and Pre-’61), Pre-’66 GTs, Group C Endurance cars, Super Tourers, Historic Formula Junior, and a host of other historic racing categories to keep your thirst sated until mid-September’s Revival.

More than a hundred Formula 1 cars are due to make an appearance in the parade, but the organisers are still keen for more. So, on the off-chance that you have a Formula 1 car knocking around, would like to be involved in the parade, and can make it to Silverstone for the 25th-27th July, email sarah.knowles-mackenzie@goose.co.uk.

 

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