- 2013 Silverstone Classic powered by the AA dates announced.
- ‘Early bird’ tickets for next summer’s event already on sale.
- Massive grids, live classic rock music, interactive entertainment.
- Special celebrations & parades for car clubs.
Dates have been announced – and tickets are on sale – for the 2013 Silverstone Classic powered by the AA. Firmly established as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, next year’s Silverstone Classic will be staged at the world famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July.
Building on the record-breaking successes of recent events, next summer’s Silverstone Classic will feature unrivalled racing grids featuring the full spectrum of classic motor sport, an exceptional line up of classic car displays and parades, an amazing array of interactive family entertainment plus outstanding live music from renowned classic rock bands in the evenings.
Sticking to the event’s hugely popular and widely acclaimed ‘access all areas’ policy, tickets will include free entrance to all racing paddocks, trackside grandstands and all live music concerts. Prices are similar to in 2012 when a record 83,500 reveled in the remarkable atmosphere. Adult tickets start from just £30 (plus fees) with considerable savings for festival-goers spending an action-packed weekend at Silverstone and special packages for car clubs. Full details are available on the official www.silverstoneclassic.com website. For 2013, the event will be advance ticket only with no tickets available on the gate.
“With so much thrilling entertainment both on and off the track, the Silverstone Classic is much more than just the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival – it’s the definitive festival for all car enthusiasts,” enthuses Nick Wigley, Event Director. “We will be announcing our full entertainment programme in the coming months, but we can confirm that all the fans’ favourite race grids will be back and we’ll be celebrating yet more significant milestones in motoring history with some mouth-watering car club displays and parades. We introduced lots of interactive driving experiences in 2012 and we will be expanding that area in 2013. We have some great bands in the pipeline, too.”
Although more details will be confirmed shortly, the comprehensive collection of races will include Group C prototypes, six decades of F1 cars plus a mouth-watering line-up of 50-plus car grids for GTs, sportscars, single-seater formulae and touring cars.
Following world record celebrations for the E-type Jaguar’s golden anniversary in 2011 and then 25 years of the Ferrari F40 in 2012, the 2013 Silverstone Classic is already gearing up to honour some equally evocative automotive landmarks. Porsche are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their iconic 911 model with a planned parade of 911cars on track. Aston Martin will be there in force to celebrate the centenary of their marque and Lamborghini celebrate their 50th anniversary.
The live music content in recent years has been equally memorable featuring acts such as Mike and the Mechanics, 10cc, Santana, Suzi Quattro and the Yardbirds – next year’s performers will further build on the event’s unique ‘Rocking and Racing’ reputation.
As Wigely concludes: “It all adds up to one vast ‘not to be missed’ festival and, with tickets now on sale, the perfect Christmas present for any car enthusiast.”