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Can Am celebrations set for Silverstone Classic

Published 21 December 2015

Silverstone Classic will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Can-Am Championship with a pair of special commemoration races in 2016.

The races will be the culmination of a three-round Can-Am 50 Interserie Challenge being organised by Masters Historic Racing, with the additional races taking place at Brands Hatch and Donington Park.

To ensure massive grids, the must-see Can-Am 50 Interserie Challenge will include classes for 1960s and 1970s cars along with a category for the later, smaller-engined sports-prototypes that ran in the Masters Interserie Revival series a few seasons ago.

Launched in 1966, the legendary North American-based Can-Am Championship spawned some of the world’s most outrageous sports racers, often boasting more than 1000 horsepower. Moreover, with very few technical restrictions, these Can-Am powerhouses were among the first race cars to sport wings, ground-effect aerodynamics and aerospace materials.

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McLaren, Chaparral, Lola, BRM, March, Shadow and Porsche were among the notable constructors to take part in the championship, drivers including Jackie Stewart, John Surtees, Bruce McLaren, Peter Revson, George Follmer, Jacky Ickx, Jackie Oliver, Denny Hulme, Mark Donohue and Alan Jones.

The inclusion of these incredible sports cars will be a major attraction at the 2016 Silverstone Classic. Fans wanting to see these machines can take advantage of early bird tickets now on sale for the Classic, offering significant savings of up to 17 per cent. There is also a new family ticket available for 2016 – this includes camping for two adults and two children across the whole weekend and gives a discount of more than 20 per cent on advance tickets if bought individually.

Full details of all tickets (which must be purchased in advance) can be found on the event website at www.silverstoneclassic.com

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