Waking up Christmas morning is always a very, very special occasion – but perhaps even more so this year as ITV4 is screening highlights of last summer’s award-winning Silverstone Classic.
Confirmation that the dedicated one-hour programme is to be broadcast on free-to-air television at 9:05am on Wednesday 25 December also provides those seeking the perfect last-minute Christmas present with a truly unique opportunity – the chance to gift tickets for next year’s Silverstone Classic while watching all the action from this year’s record breaking extravanza.
“It will really bring Christmas presents to life,” admitted Nick Wigley, Event Director. “Can you imagine the added thrill of waking up on Christmas morning, receiving Silverstone Classic tickets and then fully appreciating what a special treat is in store by switching on the television. The prospect is almost too good to be true!”
Adding to the festive occasion, a bespoke Silverstone Classic gift certificate can be downloaded from silverstoneclassic.com/giftcertificate. What’s more those buying tickets as Christmas presents can also take full advantage of ‘early-bird’ savings on offer to those booking well in advance.
ITV4’s decision to repeat the Silverstone Classic on Christmas morning comes after the ratings success of the original four broadcasts screened immediately after this year’s spectacular event. More than a million viewers have already savoured those fast-moving programmes, which include much of the stunning on-track action as well as focusing on the amazing arrays of classic cars on display.
While taking centre stage, the cars are by no means the only on-screen stars. Among a host of famous racing legends interviewed are three-time F1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart, five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE and veteran commentator Murray Walker OBE.
With the on-line box office open throughout the holiday period, tickets can be even be purchased on Christmas Day for those either taking their present buying right down to the wire or, perhaps, inspired by what they’re waking up to on ITV4 television. Full details can be found on the official www.silverstoneclassic.com website.