Silverstone Social Classic Car Meet
Plenty of room for club’s future growth at airfield
For a club that was only recently formed, the Silverstone Social Classic Car Meet has quickly established itself with a flexible approach to encourage a mixture of cars at its regular meets.
Set up by former racing driver Scott Temple last year, the non-profit club was formed for car enthusiasts living in the Silverstone, Northamptonshire area. Initial meets were held at a local pub, and the club took part in a parade lap on the full Silverstone GP circuit in May during the Historic Sports Car Club International Trophy Race Meeting.
For its June date, the club met for the first time at Turweston Aerodrome, a short drive from the A43, that has plenty of room for expansion as the hard-standing area has capacity for up to 1000 vehicles. A couple of hundred or so cars turned out, with the range encompassing everything from an Austin 7 to turn-of-the-century ‘interesting cars’, stock and modified.
A big attraction at Turweston Aerodrome is the Flight Deck Café from where visitors can watch aircraft taking off and landing.
Scott was inspired to set up the club when he was turned away from events by those who did not consider his 1988 Toyota MR2 MkIB to be a classic.
‘We try to encourage cars 20 years old and over but anything more modern than this needs to be rare and/ or interesting,’ says Scott.
The mix obviously works and the social side of this gathering bodes well for the club’s future – the next meet at Turweston Aerodrome is on Sunday, 9 July.
a selection of the cars at the inaugural Turweston aerodrome meet showing the wide range of marques and eras represented.
Barbara and Grant walder from Northampton with their Pearl Green 1993 Volkswagen corrado Vr6. it’s Barbara’s daily drive.
club organiser scott Temple with the car that started it all off – his 1988 Toyota Mr2 MkiB. ‘That’s my era of classic,’ he says.
local racer Barrie ‘whizzo’ williams called in with his recently restored 1973 lancia 1600 Fulva HF and his dog solo.
really hoping it doesn’t rain – Hamish stuart and sally from raunds with their Old english white 1949 MG Tc.