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More than 100 classic car clubs set for Silverstone Classic

Published 06 February 2017

More than 100 classic car clubs have signed up for this summer’s Silverstone Classic. It means that the number of cars on show at this year’s event, which takes place at the Northamptonshire circuit on 29-31 July, should surpass the 10,000 mark.

In recent years, clubs have taken the chance to mark a high-profile milestone at the event. Record-breaking tributes include Aston Martin’s 100th birthday, 50-year celebrations for three of the world’s greatest sportscars – the Ford Mustang, Jaguar E-type and Porsche 911 – as well as 25 years of the Ferrari F40.

Notable automotive anniversaries being honoured this July are the 60th birthday of Colin Chapman’s iconic Lotus 7 and 50 years since the Ferrari Owners’ Club was founded in 1967.

The 100th club registering for this year’s event is the GAZ 21 Club, which is coming all the way from Russia to mark the birth of what was – at the time – the biggest and most luxurious car officially sold to customers in the USSR. 

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Nick Wigley, CEO of Silverstone Classic organiser Goose Live Events, says, ‘It’s no surprise that more and more car clubs are now making the Classic their main national event, as the sheer scale of their wonderful displays is itself one of the festival’s major attractions.

‘That more than 100 signed up before the end of January is great news for all those coming to Silverstone in July.’

Silverstone Classic early bird tickets are available until the end of March. Adult admission starts from £35 and the cost of the three-day weekend ticket has been frozen at £99 (if purchased before the end of March). Full ticket details are available at silverstoneclassic.com.

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