10 Reasons To Go To Silverstone Classic
I might be wrong, but it seems to me that Silverstone Classic is the only event in the world in which tinnitus is inflicted by both the roaring whine of Formula 1 engines and live music.
I jest. The event is unique and a lot of fun, but it's no more or less likely to induce tinnitus than, say, T4 at the Beach.
But as to which event would provide the most laughs is down, I suppose, to age.
If you are the sort who'd enjoy classic motor racing over the music of One Direction and Olly Murs, then Silverstone Classic's definitely the event for you.
And if you're “of this persuasion”, then it might interest you to know that there's currently an “Early Bird” special on tickets for the 2012 event.
Those booking before the end of March benefit from significant discounts of as much as 27% compared to tickets purchased on the gate.
Members of the AA – the event's partner – receive an additional 10% saving to boot!
But perhaps you need persuading further?
Luckily, the event organisers have very kindly put together a list of ten reasons why this year's Silverstone Classic is unmissable:
1. The finest classic historic racing cars covering a 70 year era featuring more than 100 Grand Prix cars plus massive 50-car grids of Le Mans, GT, Group C, mighty F5000, Formula 2, Sports and Touring cars providing the very best of nostalgic action in 24 flat out races. There’s even a celebrity race in Morgans with world famous TV chef Heston Blumenthal and famous friends.
2. In excess of 7,000 classic cars on display over the weekend with huge anniversary celebrations for AC Cobra, Ferrari F40, MGB, Lotus Elan, Triumph Spitfire plus the UK’s first BMW Z-Fest.
3. New AA World where everyone from toddlers to seniors can have a driving experience – free learner car taster lessons (age and height restrictions apply), circuit rides, skid pan, pit stop challenge and lots more.
4. Live music concerts with headline sets from Mike & The Mechanics and Adam Ant plus full supporting bill.
5. Off-track action with a vintage fun fair, go-karts, Punch and Judy (celebrating 350 years) plus giant TV screens showing all the action. There is even a pampering centre on the Village Green.
6. Aerial displays with wing walkers, the Parachute Regiment The Red Devils, hot air balloons and more to be announced.
7. Retail village with nearly 200 exhibitors presenting a wide range of autojumble, automobilia, art, jewellery, books, videos and gifts for everyone.
8. Access all areas – tickets include free entrance to all live music and AA World, free grandstand seating, pits/paddock access…
9. Rally car and off-road 4x4 experiences.
10. Festival accommodation alternatives on-site: modern campsite, glamping and the unique Snoozebox hotel for additional comfort over the weekend.
If you're sold, know that this year's event takes place 20-22 July, with the Early Bird ticket offer running until March 31.