Record line up for Mini spec­tac­u­lar

Gloucestershire Echo - - MOTORING NEWS -

A WORLD record grid of his­toric Minis will cel­e­brate the iconic car’s 60th birth­day at this sum­mer’s Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic event be­ing staged at the Northamp­ton­shire rac­ing cir­cuit.

Never be­fore – and maybe never again – will so many Minis be seen rac­ing all to­gether on track.

Fit­tingly, 60 en­tries have al­ready been re­ceived for a pair of races for the Mini Cel­e­bra­tion Tro­phy Pre­sented by Adrian Flux, mark­ing the Bri­tish leg­end’s sparkling Di­a­mond Ju­bilee at the Clas­sic which will take place from July 26 to 28.

With a max­i­mum of 58 starters per­mit­ted on Sil­ver­stone’s full Grand Prix cir­cuit, late­com­ers are now be­ing placed on a grow­ing re­serve list.

To en­sure all fes­ti­val­go­ers will be able to share in the Mini’s mag­i­cal mile­stone, the ac­tion is spread across all three days.

En­tries have come from through­out Europe – and as far afield as the US – and the event will kick off with an an­niver­sary track pa­rade at lunchtime on the Friday.

Sil­ver­stone will host a Mini event.

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