Silverstone Classic prepares for 25th anniversary event

The Silverstone Classic is expecting, for the first time ever, a crowd of more than 100,000 for its 25th anniversary celebrations, which will cover the full spectrum of motor sport history, with over 10,000 classic cars on display.

The Silver Jubilee celebrations kick off on 24 July, with aerial demonstrations alongside brand activations from sponsors and event partners, including official fuel partners Jet and SsangYong at the Silverstone Circuit.

Live music from Status Quo and Paul Young will feature alongside more than 20 car races at this year’s three-day motor racing festival.

According to Goose Live Events, the event’s organiser, the oldest car competing is a 1923 Bentley racing in the Kidston Trophy for pre-war sports cars, and the most recent a howling Super Aguri raced by Takuma Sato in the 2006 F1 World Championship.

Nick Wigley, CEO of Goose Live Events and event director for the Silverstone Classic said: “The Silverstone Classic has become one of our most proud accomplishments and we could not be more thrilled with its growing popularity in recent years.

“This year will be extra special as we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary so there is a lot to look forward too, the Silverstone Classic really does boast a wealth of attractions and activities to keep all ages amused and engaged.”