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The Silverstone Classic, can it really get any better? 

Well, every year it seems to, and 2018 is shaping up to be a real cracker with fantastic racing, landmark anniversaries and great live music.  Plus unrestricted access to both the open grandstands and paddock.


So, what is new for this year?  The Masters Endurance Legends is a brand new addition and features cars that were eligible to enter the major endurance racing events from 1995-2012 and will take place on the Saturday evening as dusk falls and headlights blaze!

The Historic Touring Car Challenge will be making a return featuring saloon cars from 1966-1990 that raced in both the British and European Championships, while pre- 1966 cars will race in the Transatlantic Trophy.  Both these races for Tin Top fans will take place on Sunday.

Returning after a seven-year break will be the 1970’s Road Sports grid for road legal production sports cars built during that decade.

Other races now established as firm favourites will include: Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 Sports Cars, Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 Sports Cars, RAC Tourist Trophy for Historic pre63 GT cars, International Trophy for pre-66 Classic GT Cars, Historic Formula Junior, Adrian Flux Trophy for pre-66 Grand Prix Cars, FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars 6274, and the JET Super Touring Car Trophy for cars 1970-2006.


As ever car clubs will form a major part of this wonderful weekend with well over 100 clubs expected.  This year marks 70 years since Silverstone’s first Grand Prix in 1948, the 70th anniversary of both the Aston Martin DB1 and Jaguar XK120, the 60th anniversary of the Aston Martin DB4 and 50 years since the launch of the Ferrari Daytona and Piper P2.


The Retro Run starts at nearby Stow House on the Saturday morning and continues with a planned route through the Cotswolds before finishing at Silverstone later that day.  On the Sunday entrants can drive round the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in convoy.  Entry details can be found on the Silverstone Classic website.


The famous North London Ace Cafe will be taking over the Pit Stop Cafe in the Heritage Paddock to celebrate their 80th birthday.  Classic bike owners can take advantage of a special Ace Cafe Motorcycle Display package which includes two general admission tickets and in-field parking in the dedicated display area.  

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High-speed track runs by world motorcycle champions Wayne Gardner, Phil Read, Christian Sarron and Freddie Spencer will take place on both Saturday and Sunday.


On Friday and Saturday evenings it has become traditional for the Classic to host some top rock bands.  This year will see tribute bands Noasis and U2-2 on Friday evening, as well as Grammy award winning Soul 11 Soul.  On Saturday evening UB40 will be taking centre stage.


In addition to roving access between the open grandstands and access to both the Wing Building International and Heritage paddocks, there are so many other attractions for all the family.  A vintage fun fair, shopping malls, food and drink of all types, air displays, classic car auctions for both racing and road machines and all those fantastic car club stands.

Please note, entrance is  by advance ticket only from:  

  Silverstone Classic 2018

 Silverstone Classic 2018