jaguar to rev up the action at silverstone
Attracting more visitors and more amazing cars – that’s the aim of this year’s Classic
Even more great cars are promised to feature at this year’s Silverstone Classic on 28-30 July – and there’s plenty of room for more visitors.
‘ We’ve attracted more than 100,000 people to the Classic over the last two years,’ says event director, Nick Wrigley, ‘ but there’s plenty of space to hold a lot more!’
And while the event continues to push its family appeal with a broad range of attractions over three days, it is the incredible array of classic cars taking part that continues to set the weekend apart.
The 2017 Classic looks set to feature the biggest ever turnout of car clubs – more have already signed up than last year. More than 10,000 privately-owned cars will be displayed, with anniversary parades to include the Fiat 500, Lotus 7, TVR and Triumph TR5.
In addition, the UK’s biggest-ever display and parade of Jaguar XJ220s will celebrate the mid-engined, twoseater supercar’s 25th anniversary. Jaguar produced just 271 XJ220s from 1992-1994 in conjunction with Tom Walkinshaw Racing.
‘ We are inviting all XJ220 owners from round the world to join us for what will be a really special celebration of an often overlooked
supercar,’ says Don Law of XJ220 specialist, Don Law Racing. ‘The largest public gathering of XJ220s in the UK to date is 20 – our aim for this summer’s classic is to at least double that number.’
Jaguar will have an enhanced presence at the Classic in 2017 as one of the event’s official partners and has added a new round of its Jaguar Classic Challenge to its calendar.
‘The Silverstone Classic race will be an exciting addition to the Jaguar Classic Challenge, forming round three of the series,’ says Jaguar Land Rover Classic Director Tim Hannig. ‘ We’ll have a 40-minute race on the Sunday for all pre-1966 Jaguars, with classes catering for XKs, C-type, D-type, XKSS, MkI, Mk2 and S-type saloons, and all-conquering E-types.’
Advanced ticket sales for the 2017 Silverstone Classic have exceeded last year’s figures, with three-day tickets increasingly popular. Early Bird tickets were still available as
CCW went to press, but this offer expires on 31 March.
‘There’s plenty of room for lots more visitors’ event director, nick Wrigley
There will be plenty of Jaguar action at this year’s Silverstone Classic, with the Jaguar Classic Challenge added to list of races – plus a celebration of the XJ220. Colourful line-up of Fiat 500s at the Silverstone Classic preview day.