A RECORD procession featuring evocative E-Type Jaguars has been one of many key motoring milestones celebrated at the
A RECORD procession featuring evocative E-Type Jaguars has been one of many key motoring milestones celebrated at the Silverstone racing circuit over the years, writes Nigel Wigmore.
And these stunning track parades will again be on display this year at the annual Silverstone Classic (July 29-31).
In recent years, the famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit has staged record processions featuring E-Type Jaguars, fabulous Ferrari F40s, evergreen Porsche 911s, muscular Ford Mustangs and historic Formula One cars amongst a whole host of other glittering cavalcades.
The majority of these birthday celebrations are organised by enthusiastic car clubs especially for their members, and many clubs are already revving up for new parties in July.
The BMW Car Club GB is marking the opening of the original Bayerische Motoren Werke manufacturing company a century ago in 1916.
The Lamborghini Club UK is honouring the 50th anniversary of the iconic Miura supercar as well as 100 years since the birth of company founder Feruccio Lamborghini.
And the Morgan Sports Car Club is paying tribute to the 4/4 model, which turns 80 in 2016 and remains the oldest model in the world that’s still in production today.
Along with the exotic Miura, a trio of rather more affordable British sportscars from the Sixties are also turning 50 this year — the Lotus Europa plus a pair of Triumphs: the GT6 and 2-litre Vitesse.
Parades for all three of these golden oldies are among those already confirmed.
The Nissan Figaro Owners Club is also busy organising a big Silverstone Classic party for 25 years of the Japanese retro car and the Viper Club of the UK will be popping the corks on its 20th birthday, while the Westfield Sports Car Club will be out in force for its 30th anniversary.
Full details of all tickets, including car club registration and special ticket offers, can be found on the event website at www.silverstoneclassic.com