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HSCC to celebrate golden anniversary at Silverstone Classic

Published 09 May 2016

A 50-car parade will be held to mark 50 years of the Historic Sports Car Club at this year’s Silverstone Classic in July. The line-up will include single-seaters, GTs, sports cars and touring cars on track at the Northamptonshire circuit on 29-31 July.

Formed in 1966, the HSCC caters for fans of historic motorsport. The Silverstone parade will include a fine selection of cars, from a Formula 5000 Lola to a Lotus Elan to make sure visitors the widest possible spread of historic racing cars on track together.

Grahame White, of the HSCC, said, ‘It seemed appropriate to mark 50 years of the HSCC with 50 cars in a parade at the world’s biggest classic and historic racing festival.

As well as providing several of the competing grid, the HSCC is the organising club for the entire racing side of the event.

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The HSCC track cavalcade will be one of many at this summer’s Silverstone Classic, with many car clubs making the Silverstone Classic the base for their marque and model celebrations.

Enthusiasts will also mark 50 years of the iconic Lamborghini Miura, 70 years of Allard and 80 years since the introduction of the Morgan 4/4 – a car that is still being made in Malvern today, making it the longest single-model production run in automotive history.

Other home-grown classics enjoying their weekend in the spotlight include the Lotus Esprit, which turns 40 this year, the Jaguar XK8 which celebrates its 20th birthday, plus the Triumph GT6 and Vitesse 2 Litre, which are both 50.

Tickets for the Silverstone Classic must be purchased in advance. Adult admission starts at £42 and includes an ‘access all areas’ policy, providing admission to race paddocks, trackside grandstands, the vintage funfair, air displays and the live music concerts which this year include chart-toppers The Boomtown Rats, Reef and The Stranglers. For more information, visit www.silverstoneclassic.com.

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