Silverstone Classic /// 22 / 23 / 24 July 2011
The world's biggest and best classic motor racing festival celebrates its 21st anniversary with a feast of Rocking and Racing, and Planet Rock listeners can get an exclusive 10% discount on tickets.
Taking place on the weekend of 22-24 July, Silverstone Classic will see performances from WISHBONE ASH and SUZI QUATRO on Saturday 23 July, while a host of the country's best tribute acts take to the stage on Friday 22 July - including the brilliant Queen On Fire and Rollin' Stoned.
Friday 22 July
|Saturday 23 July
|Sunday 24 July
Tenors Un Limited
ON THE TRACK
This year's Silverstone Classic will take maximum advantage of Silverstone's latest Grand Prix circuit configuration - a move that will allow the event organiser to field even bigger grids in 2011.
Over 800 iconic race cars covering 50 years with F1 Grand Prix cars (front and rear engined), Group C Le Mans (8 litre monsters, Silk Cut Jags, etc), Sports Cars (Ferraris, Maseratis, D-Type Jags, Cobras, etc) & Touring Cars (Big V8 Mustangs, Lotus Cortinas, Mini Coopers, etc) all worth over £300 million and all racing flat out.
Some of the things you'll see over the weekend:
|Group C sports-prototypes from 1983 to 1991.
The magnificent Le Mans prototype cars of the 1980s, including cars from Porsche, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Nissan, Mercedes, Lancia and Spice.
|Grand Prix Masters for Grand Prix cars from 1968 to 1982.
The DFV-engined generation of Formula 1 cars from manufacturers like Lotus, Tyrrell, McLaren, Brabham and March.
|Historic Grand Prix Car Association pre '61 Grand Prix cars.
Cars ranging from Pre-War monsters through to Cooper, Lotus and Maserati representing a golden era of Formula 1.
|Historic Grand Prix Car Association pre '66 Grand Prix cars.
The cars of the era when F1 engines went to the rear of the car; Cooper, Lotus and Brabham are among the key manufacturers.
|World Sportscar Masters for sport-prototypes and GT cars up to 1974.
The mighty V8-powered Lolas and Ford GT40s ranged against nimble 2-litre cars from Chevron and Lola.
|Gentleman Drivers Series for pre '66 GT and pre '63 sports cars.
A magnificent line-up of classic GT cars from Aston Martin, Jaguar, AC, TVR and many more.
|Italian Historic Car Cup for pre '74 Italian sports, sports-prototype and GT cars.
An over dose of glorious machinery from Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo.
|Jaguar E-type Challenge.
Brand new for 2011 to celebrate 50 years of the E-type; a one-make race series for the classic British sports cars of the early 1960s.
|Formula Junior for single-seaters from 1959 to 1963.
For six years, Formula Junior was the proving ground for aspiring Grand Prix drivers, competing in both front and rear-engined racing cars.
|U2TC up to 2-litre pre '66 touring cars.
The U2TC series for up to 2-litre touring cars is packed with Lotus Cortinas, Alfa Romeos, BMWs and Mini Coopers.
|Big–engined Touring Cars for over 2-litre pre '66 touring cars.
A record grid of American V8 racers, with the Ford Mustang and Falcon to the fore, along with a smattering of Jaguars and a Mercedes or two.
|Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars.
This race, for pre '63 GT cars, celebrates Britain's oldest motor race, and includes priceless classics from Ferrari, Aston Martin, Jaguar and many others.
|Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre '56 sports cars.
The evocative sports cars of the early 1950s will include early Aston Martins, Maseratis and Jaguars along with a host of smaller-engined cars.
|Sir Stirling Moss Trophy for pre '61 sports and sports-racing cars
The sports-racing cars of the 1950s were some of the most beautiful cars ever built for racing; Lotus, Lister, Maserati and Cooper are all represented.
The E-Type races, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration, will feature 58 of Britain's fastest examples of the model, while there are already over 700 examples confirmed for the track parade & Guinness World Record attempt
7,000 plus classic cars on display from over 120 car clubs showing the best examples of every marque from Aston Martin to Zodiac (Ford) via Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Jaguar, Lotus, Cobra and many more.
The celebrity challenge race again in aid of the Bobby Fund for Cancer Research UK will use Morgan roadster race prepared cars and will feature famous celebrities such as Heston Blumenthal, Charley Boorman, Brendan Cole, 'Comedy' Dave, Neil Primrose, Rick Parfitt Jnr, Jo Wood, Neil Fox, Luther Blissett, Paul O'Duffy, Jonny Saunders and more.
OFF THE TRACK
Away from Silverstone's legendary track there's a massive amount of other things for you to do.
Go-Karting, Lawn Mower Grand Prix with around 40 fast machines competiting, Rallying, Hot Rod Shoots Outs, Army Assault Course and for the ladies (and certain gents) a Pampering area
Jamie Oliver's Fabulous Feasts are providing delicious, memorable and fun food on the Village Green area
Air displays with Spitfire & Mustang, the Parachute Regiment Red Devils and The Blades plus shopping at over 100 outlets.
A free fun fair for all the family.
We've teamed up with Silverstone Classic to offer you an exclusive 10% off adult ticket prices.
There's a range of tickets on offer: one day, two day or stay the whole 3 day weekend.
All you need to do is use the following promotional code when you land on the ticket page and your discount will be applied to the ticket price.
Promotional Code: SC11PR2
Click Here For Tickets: www.silverstoneclassic.com/tickets