Silverstone Classic 2010 - The Worlds Biggest Classic Car Event!
After the fine showing of 220 cars in 2009 the MX-5 Owners Club has again been invited to attend The Silverstone Classic’s 2010 event, which runs from 23rd to the 25th July, thus firmly establishing our marquee as a “modern classic”.
Last year’s event was attended by a record 65,500 people, making it Silverstone’s second largest event after the Grand Prix. Many enthusiasts consider it better than a GP, since visitors are free to walk around the pits, inspect the cars and chat with their owners. We were even allowed to wander around the pit lane stand on the pit wall to watch the races – just like in the good old days of Grand Prix!
The first key ingredient of this event is a feast of world class nostalgic motor racing, across all decades from the 1920s to the 1990s, featuring over 700 classic racing cars, including such great names as Ferrari, Maserati, ERA and Auto Union; Bentley, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Porsche; Cooper, Tyrell, March, and Lotus, all competing in 21 races over the 3 days, including a Le Mans style dusk race. The Silverstone Classic is not totally historic, as it includes more contemporary races, such as Group C, Saloons, Super Touring Cars and late Formula One cars being raced and seen in their appropriate surroundings.
The second key ingredient is the great assembly of classic cars from the extensive list of over 80 Owners’ Clubs across the UK and overseas; over 4000 cars were on display across the event period in 2009.
Things to look forward to at this years event.
Friday & Saturday Evening Rock Concert.
Race Commentary by Murray Walker
Live TV broadcast on Motors TV.
Motorcycle Stunt Display Team
Parade Lap Of the Circuit
To ensure that you can drive your car right inside the circuit and park on the MX-5 Owners Club stand, it is advisable to book early. Bookings can be made direct to the organisers at Silverstone.
For those of you wishing to camp over the weekend there is a dedicated MX5OC site at the Whittlebury Park campsite. Located behind the racing circuit with there own access, it is only a 10 minute walk to the action. Just mention you are a MX-5 Owners Club member when making you booking. Contact the camping department on 01327 850000.
For events tickets contact the Silverstone Classic booking office on 08712 310849. Remember to use booking code SC10MX5 when placing your order.
Advanced Special Club Member Prices - Prices Are Per Car (Cost includes two adult tickets and one car pass)
Available to 31st March Available to 30th June Purchased At The Gate
Friday Pass £20.00 £25.00 £40
Saturday Pass £30.00 £35.00 £50
Sunday Pass £30.00 £35.00 £50
3 Day Pass £70.00 £80.00 £120
Free and exclusive Club Display Area for MX-5 Owners
All public car parks, grandstand seating and central paddock transfers are Free
Children under 5 admitted for free, aged 6-16 for £5.
All tickets are required to be ordered by the closing date of 30th June.
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