Anniversaries

We love to celebrate a milestone

Each year the Silverstone Classic celebrates landmark anniversaries for marques, models, championship wins, constructors, and historic motorsport moments - there's nothing more we enjoy than a birthday celebration!

In recent years, we've staged record-breaking processions featuring evocative E-type Jaguars, fabulous Ferrari F40s, evergreen Porsche 911s, muscular Ford Mustangs, sensational Jaguar XJ220 supercars and never-before-seen numbers of stunning McLarens – as well as a whole host of other glittering parades. 
 
Even by these sky-high standards, though, 2019 was a very, very special year at the Classic. The line-up is detailed as follows...

50th Anniversary of Sir Jackie Stewart's first world championship win

Bentley's Centenary

Mini's 60th Anniversary

Capri's 50th Anniversary

Click the various days below to view all of the anniversary track parades that took place at the Classic this year:

Friday Lunchtime, celebrating...

60th anniversary of the Mini, with the RAF Mini Club, Mini Cooper Register, Ipswich and Suffolk Mini Owners Club, Tamworth Mini Maniacs, members of the Gay Classic Car Club bringing MInis, & owners of eligible Minis taking part in the celebration package

60th anniversary of the De Tomaso marque with the De Tomaso Owners Club

30th anniversary of the Middlebridge Scimitar with the Middlebridge Enthusiasts Scimitar Set

25th anniversary of the Fiat Coupe with the Fiat Coupe Club UK (FCCUK)

25th anniversary of the WRX STI - icon of the rallying world - with the Lancashire and District Subaru Owners Club

20th anniversary of the Honda S2000 with the UK S2000 Owners Club

10th anniversary of the Nissan Figaro Owners Club

Saturday Lunchtime, celebrating...

110th anniversary of the Morgan Sports Car with Morgan Sports Car Club

100th anniversary of Bentley with Bentley Drivers Club

80th anniversary of the 750 Motor Club, plus the 70th Anniversary of 750 Formula - the oldest continually running race series in the world

70th anniversary of the AC Owners Club and 120 years since the founding company - Weller Bros - was formed

60th anniversary of the Austin Healey 3000 with eligible cars from the Austin Healey Club and Healey Drivers Club

60th anniversary of the Jaguar Mk2 with eligible cars from Jaguar Enthusiasts Club

60th anniversary of Marcos with the Marcos Owners Club

60th anniversary of the Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club 

30th anniversary of the Alpine A310/A610/GTA with eligible cars from the Clio V6 Owners Club

30th anniversary of the R32 GTR and the 50th GTR anniversary with eligible cars from GTROC and the GTR Drivers Club

30th anniversary of the launch of the Land Rover Discovery with eligible cars from Project Jay Preservation Group

25th anniversary of the Cavalier and Chevette Club

21st anniversary of the Ultima GTR with eligible cars from Ultima Owners

20th anniversary pf the DB7 Vantage with eligible cars from Aston Martin Owners Club

20th anniversary of the Westfield FW400 with eligible cars from the Westfield Sports Car Club

First French club at the Silverstone Classic: Vintage Racing Ouest Motorsport

Saturday Evening, celebrating...

85th anniversary of the Vintage Sports-Car Club

70th anniversary of Abarth being founded with Abarth Owners Club

50th anniversary of the TR6 with eligible cars from the TR Register and Triumph Sports Six Club (also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Triumph Herald)

40th anniversary of the Stag Owners Club

30th anniversary of the MX5 with the MX-5 Owners Club (also celebrating its 25th anniversary) and MX5Driver

30th anniversary of the Sporting Bears Motor Club

50th anniversary of the Datsun 240Z being announced with the Classic Z Register

Sunday Church Break

RetroRun Parade

Sunday Lunchtime, celebrating...

100th anniversary of Citroen with Citroen SM Owners UK

60th anniversary of the Maserati Tipo 101, 3500GT & Tipo 103, 5000GT with eligible cars from Maserati Club

50th anniversary of the Ford Capri with Surrey Capri Club, Kent Capri and Ford Club, Capri Club International (Mansfield Notts branch), & owners of Capris taking part in the celebration package

50th anniversary of the Dodge Charger with eligible cars from the Mopar Muscle Association UK

40th anniversary of the Classic Corvette Club UK

40th anniversary of Mustang Owners Club of Great Britain

20th anniversary of PistonHeads with a parade of icon cars as selected by PH

10th anniversary of Queen Square Car Club

1st anniversary of the Corvette Appreciation & Preservation Society

You can also read about past celebrations below:

Jaguar E-Type

Back in 2011, we enjoyed a record-breaking year celebrating 50 years of the Jaguar E-Type with a Guinness World Record to boot.

Ferrari F40

In 2012, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Ferrari F40 with an epic track parade with 60 cars taking part!

Watch the parade here.

Aston Martin

In 2013, Aston Martin celebrated its centenary with us.

Aston Martins from across the ages took to the track for a celebratory parade in honour of this epic milestone.

James Hunt

In 2016 we celebrated the headline-grabbing career of the charismatic James Hunt, 40 years on from his FIA Formula One World Championship win in 1976

Watch more here.

Can-Am

In 2016 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the spectacular Can-Am series by hosting the final two races of the Can-Am 50 Interserie Challenge.

See highlights footage of the racing  here.

McLaren

In 2017 we worked with the McLaren Owners Group to put on another record-breaking display winning a Guinness World Record for the largest parade of McLaren cars. This was organised to mark what would have been company founder, Bruce McLaren’s, 80th birthday.

Williams

In 2017 we celebrated 25 years since Nigel Mansell's championship win with Williams; itself celebrating its 40th anniversary. The iconic Williams FW14B returned to the track for high speed demos.

These celebrations were featured on our highlights film in 2017 which you can watch here.

BTCC

At the 2018 event we celebrated 60 glorious years of the British Touring Car Championship with a special display and parade of championship cars through the years.

The ITV4 highlights programme which aired after the event showcases these celebrations. You can watch the full programme here.

Rocking & Racing

Live music line-up on Friday and Saturday evenings included  with all tickets

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