Jaguars, Ferraris, Aston Martins, and, the humble A35 make up grid of more than 1000 entries
Amammoth grid exceeding 1000 entries spanning eight decades highlighted yet another year of spectacular historic motor racing at Britain’s most famous circuit.
New for this year was the muchanticipated celebrity race, which saw Johnny Searle and Ant Anstead have big offs on the Saturday. Sunday’s owner race witnessed a terrific threeway slipstreaming scrap for the top spot between Mike Jordan, Jonathan Lewis and Ben Colburn, with the advantage going to Jordan in the end.
Elsewhere, the under 2.0-litre touring cars were easily as thrilling as any action at Goodwood.
Away from the track more than 100 car clubs, featuring more than 10,000 classic cars were on fine display around the GP circuit. Dynamic driving demonstrations, live music, and air displays all took a back seat in comparison. At a time when Formula 1’s presence at Silverstone is in doubt, it’s good to know that the classic sector continues to go from strength to strength, year on year.
Highlights of this year’s Silverstone Classic can be caught on ITV4 at 8pm on Thursday, 10 August, presented by Tiff Needell.
Austin A30/35s are as popular as ever, providing real racing thrills and spills.