The UK is without any doubt a country that belongs in the top list of countries with a huge history on motorsports. One of the best known race tracks in the UK is Silverstone. Silverstone is the race track where legends like Stirling Moss, Derek Bell throwed their cars through the curves at an incredible speed. And exactly that legendary race circuit was hosting the Silverstone Classic 2016.
The worlds largest classic car festival
For the 2nd consecutive year, the Silverstone Classic event attracted over 100.000 visitors. All of them were part of the familial atmosphere and the sheer fun that classic race festivals can bring. The number of visitors alone didn’t give the Silverstone Classic the title of the world largest classic car festival. The blockbuster featured more than 1,000 of the most valuable and revered competition cars from yesteryear.
The CanAm and FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars were just 2 of the 20 astonishing races on the Silverstone Classic program. While not enjoying the races, the large crowds could walk on the classic car parkings. Lots of fun and excitement there too, with an approximate 10.000 classic cars packed at the different parkings.
Exactly as in the previous editions lots of Porsches on the track. Jurgen Barth, ex Porsche factory pilot and Le Mans 24H winner was busy both with racing and with putting his signatures in books, on pictures and other memorabilia.
Words just can’t describe what it is like to witness a classic car race as the Silverstone Classic. So you better make sure you’ll be at the next edition. The provisional date for next summer’s Silverstone Classic is 21-23 July 2017, so you better book a hotel right now.
Silverstone Classic 2016
Pictures by Wilfried Geerts