Silverstone Classic: The perfect Fathers Day gift.

Fancy giving your dad an E-type Jaguar this father’s day (Sunday 19 June) – if so, why not give him a thousand!  That’s how many will be on display at next month’s Silverstone Classic (22-24 July).

Did you know that you could win a pair of free tickets, courtesy of MyCarHeaven.com.  Click here for more information.

What’s on at this year’s Silverstone Classic, well the chance to see a Guinness World Record parade of a 1000 E-types or watch Suzi Quatro live on stage are just two great reasons to make a day out at the Silverstone Classic (22-24 July) the perfect present for father’s day (Sunday 19 June).

 

 
No matter what his particular interest, any father will be blown away by a visit to the Silverstone Classic. Proudly carrying the tag of ‘the world’s biggest classic racing festival’, the Silverstone Classic is much more than a glorious celebration of motor racing heritage. It is a complete event dedicated to providing a fabulous day or weekend out for everyone, and it is getting even bigger for 2011. Tickets are available now at www.silverstoneclassic.com or you could enter the MyCarHeaven competition and be in with a chance of winning a pair of free tickets.
 
Across three full days, there will be attractions, entertainment and activities for all the family, headed by a glorious line-up of races featuring many of the rarest, most spectacular and valuable classic racing cars in the world. Ranging from the cars of the 1930s to the cars of the 1990s, the stellar race line-up will deliver some of the biggest grids ever seen in Great Britain.
The total entry should exceed 1200 drivers and 800 cars in 22 races, covering Grand Prix, sports, GT, saloon and single-seater racing cars. History will be made over the weekend as the event will be the first to make use of both the national and international pit complexes at Silverstone. Some grids will be housed in the spectacular ‘Wing’, the brand new Formula 1 pit complex built at Club Corner.

 

 

“The race line-up for the 2011 Silverstone Classic is nothing short of sensational,” said Event Director Nick Wigley. “We have gathered together the finest categories from across Europe and our estimates suggest that the total value of cars competing over the weekend will be in excess of £300 million!”

As has become customary, live music will be a major feature of the weekend, with major concerts on the evenings of both Friday (22 July) and Saturday (23 July) to maintain the event’s Rocking and Racing tradition. Friday will be given over to some of the best tribute bands around, while Saturday’s concert is topped by Suzi Quattro, 10CC and Wishbone Ash. Entry to both concerts will be included within the circuit admission charge, which starts from just £35 when booked in advance at www.silverstoneclassic.com.

But the entertainment doesn’t stop there. Funfairs, shopping malls, an assault course, the Village Green, traction engines, hot-air balloon fly-outs and air displays are all part of the most remarkable show of the year.

One of the new events will be a pair of races for the E-type Challenge, an exciting new series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the E-type Jaguar. Up to 58 E-types in one race will set a new world record and will make an unforgettable sight. This landmark anniversary of one of the most beautiful cars ever built will also be celebrated off-track, with up to 1000 E-types on show in the model’s biggest ever gathering.

The E-type extravaganza will be a central part of the infield displays which are such an integral part of the weekend. More than 7000 classic cars will pack into Silverstone as a host of anniversaries are marked, with a record number of over 120 Car Clubs on show.

“The Silverstone Classic is the biggest and best classic racing festival in the World as well as Europe’s most entertaining car-themed event,” said event director Nick Wigley. “There is something to suit every dad in the country. A day out at the Silverstone Classic at the end of July is the perfect father’s day gift!”

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