The Silverstone Classic looks set to break more records in 2014. A plethora of races from iconic eras, plus a number of special parades make the Classic the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival.
Fans of Formula One will be spoilt rotten as a cavalcade led by motor sport legend Sir Stirling Moss OBE is being organised to celebrate 50 grands prix at Silverstone. Three massive grids will feature more than 100 iconic F1 cars from past generations.
Moss, 84, is one of Britain’s best-loved motor sport personalities. He is widely regarded as ‘the greatest driver never to win the World Championship’ though he enjoyed many F1 victories for Cooper, Lotus, Maserati, Mercedes and Vanwall.
“The Silverstone Classic really is a great event and it will be an absolute honor to lead this parade of Grand Prix cars,” said Sir Stirling. “Silverstone is a wonderful place with a rich history; in my day it really was a fast and challenging circuit with some extremely demanding corners. During my career I believe I raced 108 cars so I had a pretty good innings and seeing some of those that’ll be involved in the Silverstone Classic brings back a lot of great memories for me. I’m really looking forward to being a part of it all in July.”
This year’s other highlights include:
90s GT Legends
Evocative GT cars from the 1990s will be making their first appearance at the Silverstone Classic with an all-new grid planned for this year’s event. More than 40 blockbuster machines are expected from an era that included the McLaren F1, Lister Storm, Porsche 911 GT1, Chrysler Vipers and many more. These stupendous cars will be in action both on all three days, giving fans plenty of opportunity to see them at flat out speeds.
Celebrating a champion on two wheels and four
After last year’s inaugural BRDC Silverstone Classic Dinner honouring the remarkable achievements of double world champion Jim Clark, this year’s special Friday evening celebration will pay tribute to another racing legend: John Surtees. It was 50 years ago in 1964 that Surtees became the first man to win world championships on both two and four wheels.
From dawn until dusk
The Silverstone Classic will be the only place in the UK to watch the legendary Group C Le Mans racers this year as the flame-spitting sportscars make their annual pilgrimage to Northamptonshire.
Super Touring on tour
The Super Touring Car Championship reawakens memories of a golden era of saloon car racing, when a multitude of major manufacturers and leading drivers from all over the world clamored to compete in the British Touring Car Championship.
Mustang at 50
This will feature a record number of competition-prepared Mustangs with cars coming from all over the globe to join the celebrations, whilst a number of star-studded movie Mustangs from the likes of ‘Bullitt’ and ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ will also be on show.
Maserati scores a century
The emotive Italian supercar marque celebrates its centenary this year at the Silverstone Classic with a stunning on-track cavalcade of road and race models.