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THE CLASSIC BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS COMING IN 2022

Furthering its credentials as one of the UK’s premier fun-fuelled family festivals – as well as the world’s biggest retro racing celebration – The Classic is moving to an exciting new August Bank Holiday date in 2022 (26-28 August). As ever the record-breaking displays of privately-owned classic cars and unrivalled line-up of retro races from … Continue reading

RECORD BREAKING CLASSIC BIRTHDAY REFUELS PASSIONS

Promised as the ‘biggest and best’ ever staged, the very special 30th anniversary edition of The Classic certainly lived up to its weighty birthday billing on all fronts.  Over three memorable days at Silverstone, The Classic hosted 21 exceptional retro races featuring more than 900 entries enthralling a record six figure audience. These huge numbers not … Continue reading

THE CURTAIN COMES DOWN ON THE 2021 CLASSIC

Racing legend Damon Hill was the big star on the final day of this year’s blockbuster Classic as the world’s biggest retro racing festival roared to a thrilling conclusion.  Marking the 25th anniversary of his World Championship win in 1996, Hill delighted a record attendance when reunited with his title winning Williams-Renault FW18 for some evocative … Continue reading

SUPER SATURDAY AT THE ROCKING AND RACING CLASSIC

Saturdays at The Classic are always very special and this year’s  was one of the best in the festival’s history with 12 fiercely-fought retro races, record numbers of classic cars on display… plus a new outright lap record. It all added up to more than 15 hours of epic entertainment with reggae chart-toppers Aswad and acid … Continue reading

THE CLASSIC IS BACK ON TRACK

The Classic is back! Twenty four months after the curtain came down in 2019, the world’s biggest retro racing has bounced back in record breaking style. Fuelled by two years of pent up demand, the three day festival staged at Silverstone, the home of British motor racing, has attracted both record ticket sales and record … Continue reading

RECORD BREAKING ‘GREATEST HITS’ GRIDS AT THE CLASSIC

This month’s star-studded 30th birthday edition of The Classic (30 July – 1 August) will not only celebrate its anniversary milestone with a ‘Greatest Hits’ schedule of golden age races but also with the largest grids of historic racers ever seen in the UK. As the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival, The Classic has always … Continue reading

MARTIN AND ALEX BRUNDLE TEAM UP TO CONTEST E-TYPE’S 60th ANNIVERSARY RACE AT THE CLASSIC

Martin and Alex Brundle were at Silverstone yesterday (Tuesday) revving up to contest The Classic’s spectacular 60th Anniversary E-Type Challenge race at the end of this month (30 July – 1 August). The famous father and son pairing will share the hot seat in a very special Jaguar E-type Lightweight in a 45-minute showdown on Sunday … Continue reading

JAGUAR XJR-15 RACERS TO ROAR AGAIN AT THE CLASSIC

The 30th anniversary of the Jaguar XJR-15 and the extraordinary Jaguar Intercontinental Challenge will be celebrated at Silverstone later this month with a special track tribute on all three days of The Classic (30 July – 1 August).  Hailed by some as the ultimate one-make race series and dismissed by others as an £8m banger … Continue reading

GREATEST HITS RACES TOP THE BILL AT THE 2021 SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

The packed programme of spectacular races to celebrate The Classic’s 30th birthday has been revealed with three-days (30 July-1 August) of unmissable on-track action at Silverstone, the home of British motorsport. Underlining The Classic’s undisputed position as the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival, this summer’s ‘best-ever’ line-up showcases the full spectrum of glorious motor sport … Continue reading

THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 2021 SERVES UP A DOUBLE HELPING OF AUTOMOTIVE ANNIVERSARIES

The Classic this summer (30 July – 1 August) is eagerly anticipated,  serving up a double dose of automotive anniversaries with all of 2021’s major marque and model milestones added to those rolled over from last year’s postponed staging of the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.  Topping the list of outstanding birthdays carried forward is the … Continue reading

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