More than 10,000 beautiful classics were on show over the three days (20 – 22 July, 2018) with, as tradition now dictates, many clubs choosing to celebrate key model and marquee milestones with special shows and track parades at what is unquestionably the summer’s standout automotive showcase.
The three-day blockbuster included music concerts from headline acts, supercars, dramatic demos, test drives and driving lessons, 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, a pit stop challenge and even football skills sessions to keep all ages fully entertained. No wonder the ‘one day is not enough’ feedback is frequently heard.
Tickets also offer access to trackside grandstands and both racing paddocks. This hugely popular ‘access-all-areas’ policy not only allows visitors the chance to really savour more racing action than is possible to see anywhere else in the world in one weekend, but also the heaven-sent opportunity to relish all these wonderful racers up close.
With an incredible eight decades of retro machinery on show, both on and off- track, the Silverstone Classic is regarded as the zenith of historic motor racing meetings in the world, regardless of genre.
2018 Silverstone Classic Facts and Figures:
100,000+ Total attendances over the weekend
10,000+ Stunning classic cars on show during the event
1,000+ Race entries spanning eight decades of glorious motor sport history, including:
2012 Lola B12/60 prototype – the most modern car competing at the festival; and
1948 Talbot Lago – the earliest car racing at the 2018 Silverstone Classic
1970 The year Richard Attwood won Le Mans – he’s back racing a Porsche at the Classic
780+ Drivers from 24 different countries
760 Acre Silverstone estate crammed with attractions, displays, shops, car clubs and so much more
650 Volunteer marshals ensuring the track programme runs smoothly and safely
360 Accredited TV, print, radio and online media reporting on the world’s greatest retro racing festival
200+ cars in the 70th Anniversary of the Jaguar XK120 and 50th anniversary of Jaguar XJ parades
150+ Magical saloon and touring cars racing on Tin Top Sunday
149 Classic road and racing cars on offer at the biggest ever Silverstone Auctions sale with a combined value of between £9.4m to £11.4m
128 The record number of car clubs registering for classic car displays in 2018
100+ Grand Prix cars in action dating from 1948 to 2011
70 Year celebrations to honour Silverstone’s first Grand Prix staged in 1948
58 VIP vehicles kindly supplied by members of the Tesla Owners Club
50 cars in the 50th anniversary parade of the Morgan +8
50 Year anniversary parade for the Morgan Plus 8
40 Meters is the height of the JET Big Wheel offering free rides
30+ Hours of non-stop track action at the Silverstone Classic
24 Race cars coming under the Silverstone Auctions’ hammer
21 Races spanning the full spectrum of motor sport history
20 Guinness World Record currently held by performing stunt driver Terry Grant
18 Standout cars appearing in Mike Brewer’s Car Clinics presented this year by Haynes Publishing
13 World Championship titles amassed by World GP Bike Legends Wayne Gardner, Freddie Spencer and Phil Read
3.661 Miles is the length of the unique Historic Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone