After the fine showing of 230 cars in 2010 the MX-5 Owners Club has again been invited to attend The Silverstone Classic's 2011 event, which runs from 22nd to the 24th July, thus firmly establishing our marque as a "modern classic".
Last year's event was attended by a record 80,000 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 800 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 20 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 120 Owners' Clubs across the UK and overseas; over 6000 cars were on display across the event period in 2010.
The Silverstone Classic will also be the first race event to utilise the new paddock area, giving you the chance to have a first look before the Formula One Grand Prix.
Things to look forward to at this year's event.
- Friday & Saturday Evening Rock Concert.
- 40 piece orchestra on the Sunday afternoon
- Race Commentary by Murray Walker
- Jaguar E-Type's 50th Birthday
- Live TV broadcast on Motors TV.
- Track Day on the Stowe Circuit
- Air Displays
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 club members can take advantage of the dedicated camping area on the outfield between Woodcote and Copse corners, adjacent to the competitor's campsite, for just £10 per person per night. Facilities include use of showers and toilets. Electrical hook up is also available at cost. Spaces can be booked when purchasing event admission tickets.
For events tickets contact the Silverstone Classic booking office on 08712 310849. Remember to use booking code C11027 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 £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
Saturday Pass £40.00 £45.00 £50.00
Sunday Pass £40.00 £45.00 £50.00
2 Day Pass (Fri/Sat) £60.00 £70.00 £80.00
2 Day Pass (Sat/Sun) £70.00 £80.00 £90.00
3 Day Pass £80.00 £95.00 £110.00
Please be aware that there is a P&P and administration charge on all purchases. This has been imposed by the SEE Ticket Company.
All public car parks, grandstand seating and central paddock transfers are Free
All tickets are required to be ordered by the closing date of 30th June.
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