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Top 10: Things to see at the Silverstone Classic 2017

This month’s Silverstone Classic (28-30 July) promises to be best outing yet for the three-day motor racing festival. The 22-race programme staged on the famous 3.7-mile Northamptonshire Grand Prix circuit has attracted more than 1000 entries.

Record numbers of car clubs are also out in force. More than 10,000 classics will be on show and there will also be special shows and track parades. The three-day blockbuster includes live music concerts from headline acts, dramatic live demos, interactive driving experiences, rides on the JET Big Wheel, crazy golf, air displays, a shopping village, an adrenaline zone, traditional funfair rides, static displays, street car shootouts, Spitfire engine fire-ups, racing simulators and more.

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Celebrity Race

There will be a star-studded grid for the inaugural Celebrity Challenge Trophy Race on Saturday evening at this year’s Silverstone Classic. The line-up features five gold medal-winning athletes: cyclist Jason Kenny, skeleton racer Amy Williams (pictured) and rowers Jonny Searle, Greg Searle and Mark Hunter.

Other big names include Howard Donald from Take That and Brian Johnson, who fronted rock legends AC/DC for more than 35 years. All the drivers will be racing flat-out in Austin A30 and A35 saloons from the late 1950s to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

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