We take a look at why the 25th Silverstone Classic is set to be the best yet.
Dubbed as the largest classic car meeting on earth, the Silverstone Classic returns in 2015 on its 25th anniversary. On track, off track and in the air, the Classic is due to celebrate in style, with the worlds most sought-after cars, iconic racers and entertainment features all set to make the 2015 edition the best yet.
To help you get an idea of what we’re talking about, we’ve compiled a list of five reasons you really should head to the Silverstone Classic on July 24/25/26.
Return of the Super Tourers
The Super Touring Car era represented a golden age of Touring Car racing, and a number of old protagonists are set to wow crowds once again at Silverstone. The likes of James Thompson’s 2000 BTCC Honda Accord, an ex-Anthony Reid Nissan Primera raced in 1997 and the iconic gold & green Peugeot 406 raced by Patrick Watts are just a few of the stars heading back to the circuit this July, both on the track, and under the hammer
Wheel-to-wheel all weekend
With 20 races and six high-speed demonstrations, you’ll be hard-pressed to find as much track action anywhere in the world. The FIA Masters Historic Formula One championship, the Super Touring Trophy and the 90s GT Legends are just a few series to mention, whilst Formula One and Group C demonstrations only add to the excitement on hand.
Old & New
Each year the festival provides a chance for the old and new of the motorsport world to descend together on Silverstone. 2015 is no different, with an 84-year gap between the 1923 Bentley racing in the Kidston Trophy for Pre-War Sports Cars, and the most recent car, a Cosworth V10 Super Aguri raced by Takuma Sato in the 2006 F1 World Championship. The latter will form part of an ear-shattering High-Speed Demo for Legends of Modern Formula One.
2015 is set to see as much cake-cutting as there is tyre-shredding, with a number of birthdays being celebrated. Alongside the events 25th anniversary, a number of track parades will take place to celebrate the likes of the Triumph TR7’s 40th birthday, the Aston Martin DB6’s half century in the sun, and the 105 candles that have gone out since Alfa Romeo was born in 1910.
Battle of Britain
75 years later and taking place on a former airfield, it’s only fitting that festival commemorates the Battle of Britain. To do this the circuit will host two Trophy races for British sports, touring and GT cars, alongside an RAF Battle of Britain Memorial flight in the skies above Silverstone.