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JET Village Green

During the event, the JET Village Green is the perfect place to get a bite to eat, something to drink, or just sit down and relax. There's also a big screen showing all the racing too, so you don't need to miss any of the track action.

Each year, there is plenty going on for all the family to enjoy, and in 2017 the JET Village Green featured:

  • The JET Big Wheel offering panoramic views of the circuit
  • Traditional funfair rides
  • 9 hole Crazy Golf course
  • Spitfire display with engine fireups on the hour
  • WIFI

......all provided for free, courtesy of JET.

For a small fee, face painting is also provided.

Details of what will be offered at the JET Village Green, in 2018 are yet to be confirmed but, in the meantime, activities hosted at the 2017 event should provide a sense of what to expect.

In 2017, JET offered the chance to test your driving skills in state-of-the-art racing simulators. You could choose between a racing car cockpit or settle down into an easy access seat and pit yourself against the twists and turns of the Silverstone circuit. Spectators could follow the commentary as you raced around the virtual racetrack, and they could watch the whole race on the screen – it was a thrilling experience.

For the younger family members, JET once again provided a quiet activity corner for parents to ‘take five’ with their toddler and NEW for 2017, younger children had their own mini racing simulators, complete with all the thrills of a virtual racetrack. It was all free, courtesy of JET.

We were also delighted that our museum partners once again joined us on the JET Village Green.

The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu told the story of motoring in Britain from the 1890s to the present day. Its collection of more than 250 vehicles is world-famous and ranges from the earliest motor carriages to legendary Land Speed Record breakers.

The British Motor Museum displayed two of its unique car collection - the 1965 Monte Carlo Rally-winning Mini Cooper S, in honour of the late 'Flying Finn' Timo Mäkinen, and the 1970 March-Ford 701 Formula One car, which was driven by Jackie Stewart. The British Motor Museum is home to the largest collection of historic British cars in the world – with over 400 cars to discover!

We were delighted that Brooklands Museum brought Lorne Jacobs’ re-creation of the 1927 Napier-Campbell Blue Bird (which was a world land speed record-breaker at Pendine Sands) plus John Dennis’ 1907 Berliet-Curtiss Special was fired-up from time to time on the museum stand. A replica Sports White aeroplane, built by Julian Aubert using original plans and construction techniques with a 1939 Douglas engine was carrying out engine-running demonstrations during the day, subject to weather and serviceability. The museums £8.1M Brooklands Aircraft Factory and Race Track Revival Project is due to open in October this year.

There was also a massive range of places to get something to eat and drink, and at the JET Village Green there was plenty to choose from, including the Classic’s very own pop-up pub, The Scarf & Goggles.

Watch this space for details of what's in store in 2018. Make sure that you’re kept fully up-to-date with developments as they unfold by registering for our newsletters.

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  • Silverstone Auctions
  • JET
  • AF
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  • Prostate Cancer UK

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  • Silverstone Real Ales

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