This year the Silverstone Classic attracted a record crowd of 94,000 people, 1125 race entries and 23 races, which makes it the biggest historic motor racing festival in the world. GRR was there and it was an incredible spectacle.
However, next year it could get even bigger when the country’s premier (contemporary!) race circuit rolls out the barrel to celebrate 25 years of the Classic. A provisional date has been set of 24th to 26th July for what it certain to be an extraordinary celebration, although how they’re going to top this year’s on-track parade of more Grand Prix cars than had ever been together on a racing circuit we have no idea! But whatever it is, it’ll be another sight to behold.
Event director Nick Wigley says: ‘Next year will be a very significant milestone for the Silverstone Classic and we are already making some very special plans to celebrate this silver anniversary in fitting style. It’s amazing when looking back to the very first Historic Festival as many of the iconic cars and well-known drivers racing then are still competing at the Classic today.’
It will probably be a short while yet before Silverstone announces how it will celebrate the milestone, but as soon as it’s made public (and the dates are confirmed) we’ll let you know!