Silverstone Classic 25-27th July 2008

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Silverstone Classic 25-27th July 2008

Postby pjgrey » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:16 pm

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After the fine showing of 150 cars last year, the MX-5 Owners Club has again been invited to attend The Silverstone Classic’s 2008 event, which runs from 25th to the 27th July, thus firmly establishing our marque as a “modern classic”.

Last year’s event was attended by a record 41,000 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 Grands 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 21 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, 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 Owners’ Clubs across the UK and overseas; over 4000 cars were on display across the event period in 2007. Further attractions will be added for 2008, including trade stalls, autojumble, automobilia, Concours d’Elegance, automotive book and toy fairs, plus entertainment such as period air displays, a funfair, themed catering, antique fairs and others targeted at all ages and levels of enthusiasm.

Did you know that the first ever Formula One Grand Prix was held at Silverstone in 1948? The 2008 Silverstone Classic will celebrate 60 years of Silverstone, to mark the diamond anniversary of the British Grand Prix.

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.

Contact the Motion Works booking office on 08717 033848. Remember to use booking code SCMX5 when placing your order.

Advanced Special Club Member Prices

07 Prices held to 31st March

Friday £15
Saturday £20
Sunday £20
Weekend £35

Available to 21 July

Friday £20
Saturday £25
Sunday £25
Weekend £45

Purchased At The Gate

Friday £30
Saturday £35
Sunday £35
Weekend £65

Free and exclusive Club Display Area for MX-5 Owners
All public car parks, grandstand seating and central paddock transfers are Free
Tickets are per car, price includes two adult tickets with children under 16 admitted for free.
All tickets are required to be ordered by the closing date of 21st July
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Postby PaulDS » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:32 pm

This sounds great

Pity it's so far away
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Postby pjgrey » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:37 am

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AN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER FESTIVAL OF CLASSIC MOTOR RACING AND MOTORING FOR ENTHUSIASTS AND ALL THE FAMILY.
One of Europe's largest classic motor sport events, the Silverstone Classic, known in the 1990s as the Coys International Historic Festival, brings together a unique gathering of classic road and racing cars, to the home of the British Grand Prix and this year celebrates the Circuit's 60th Anniversary.

THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC IS A FESTIVAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY WITH AS MUCH HAPPENING OFF THE TRACK AS ON IT
A weekend of action packed entertainment for as little as £20 a day and free if you are an accompanied under 16!

8 DECADES OF CLASSIC MOTOR RACING ENTERTAINMENT IN 3 DAYS
Cars from the 1920s to the 1990s racing on the full historic GP circuit. Over 600 race cars expected in the Paddock, Europe's largest gathering of Classic Racing cars, from Formula One to world sports cars, Classic Saloons to Le Mans Prototypes - cars driven by some of the sport's most famous drivers.

ACCESS ALL AREAS
See the cars close up, chat to the drivers, one ticket gets you everywhere, no barriers - grandstands, paddock, circuit centre, displays - all within the price of entry. Over 4,000 classic road cars expected on display representing 60 owners clubs from all over the world including Lotus, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, De Tomaso, Iso, Aston Martin, Jaguar, and many, many more.

HUGE TRADE MALL
Something to interest everyone from automobilia to autojumble, automotive toys to books, paintings to photographs and picnic sets to workshop tools!

ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Period funfair, live jazz at the Scarf & Goggles, period air displays, antique fair, hot air balloons, large food and drink variety and much more.

15 PRACTICE SESSIONS AND 21 RACES...
1920s to 80s Grand Prix F1
1980/90s Group C/GTP Le Mans
1950s/60s Touring Saloons
1960s/70s Racing Sports/Prototypes
1930s to 50s Aston Martins
1950s to 90s Porsche
1940s to 70s Prod Roadsports/GT
1960s Formula Junior
1950s/60s Sports and GT
1950s Front-engined Sports
1920s/30s Pre-war Sports

SPECIAL ADVANCED BOOKING PRICES
Book now to receive an additional discount! All prices are per car. Accompanied children u16 and parking FREE.

Remember to use booking code SCMX5 when placing your order.

Purchased Before 31 March.

Friday £15
Saturday £20
Sunday £20
Weekend £35

Purchased Before 30 June

Friday £20
Saturday £25
Sunday £25
Weekend £45

Purchased On The Day

Friday £30
Saturday £35
Sunday £35

Tickets give access to all areas - trackside, grandstands, circuit infield, paddock, displays etc.

Phone the Motion Works Booking Office on 08717 033848
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Postby Hotch » Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:53 pm

Thinking of going down to this, anyone else?
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Postby PaulDS » Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:58 pm

It is becoming more tempting since I may not be able to attend track night. Will decide before 31/03
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Postby Hotch » Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:47 pm

Definately going, booking tickets and accomodation tomorrow :D
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Postby Hotch » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:23 pm

Getting excited already :roll: how pathetic! Never mind, the new web site is now up and running www.silverstoneclassic.com, browse at your peril, you will want to go
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Postby Hotch » Fri Jul 04, 2008 3:08 pm

:D Tickets arrived today, am I the only rep from the scottish regions going?
ps I could do with one of the small MX5 Scotland stickers, anyone got one?
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Postby Michelle T » Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:46 pm

Went to this years ago and it was amazing.
driving down to silverstone was no problem in the 5 and the roads round about silverstone are made for a 5
go for the camping in lichfield farm its straight across the road with a bridge straight onto the path for the entry gates
this is the farm at last years british grand prix a picture taken from the bridge

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