Record line up for Mini spectacular
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.