Adding to the incredible show, much of the 760-acre Silverstone estate laying between the pair of paddocks is brimming with dazzling displays of privately-owned classic cars. A record number of car clubs have registered for 2019, with Saturday’s glittering display areas totally sold-out.
Flaunting a wealth of wonderfully evocative automotive history, the Classic offers both casual visitors and serious enthusiasts an unrivalled spectacle of motoring through the ages – a true assault on the senses!
With so much eye-catching machinery on show both on and off the famous Grand Prix circuit, it is almost impossible to select just ten standout star cars that really shouldn’t be missed. Nevertheless, here are the exceptional heart-stoppers that everyone attending will want to see.
Indeed Saturday’s packed programme concludes late in the evening with an evocative ‘Twilight Tribute to Le Mans’. Three spectacular sportscar races set at dusk will cover almost a century of round-the-clock racing and feature 150 great cars ranging from the Bentleys of 1920s right up to the superfast sports prototypes such as the Speed 8, Lola Aston Martin and a pair of striking Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs – another Le Mans winner. It’s not to be missed!
“We must thank Shaun massively for bringing the Speed 8 to Silverstone – it’s an incredible car and will be the icing on Bentley’s centenary birthday cake as we celebrate the company’s milestone 100th anniversary at the Classic,” said Nick Wigley, CEO of the Silverstone Classic. “Our special Saturday evening Twilight Tribute to Le Mans is now complete: it will kick off with a wonderful array of vintage Bentleys competing in the Pre-War Sportscar race and conclude at dusk with the Speed 8 racing into the sunset. Just perfect!”
This summer’s unrivalled roster of retro races also includes special anniversary celebrations for Capris, Minis and Abarths plus evocative showdowns for classic era Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 single-seaters, all together on the same Classic race-card for the very first time.