Gear up for Father's Day
If you are in a spin and struggling for traction when it comes to finding the perfect Father’s Day gift for June 16, tickets to this summer’s Silverstone Classic could be the answer.
As the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the action-packed, three-day extravaganza (July 26-28) is heaven for any petrolhead. What’s more, with a host of fun-fuelled off-track entertainment for all ages – plus a special Family Ticket option – the entire household can join in the high-speed thrills and spills, making what is already an unforgettable Father’s Day present all the more special.
Across three full days of non-stop entertainment, there will be a glittering array of attractions and activities, headed by a glorious line-up of unmissable races on the famous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. These feature many of the world’s rarest, most spectacular and valuable racing cars from past golden eras.
Ranging from the evocative Bentleys and Bugattis of the 1920s right up to the most recent generation of superfast prototypes, the stellar race card will deliver some of the most eye-catching grids ever seen in this country covering the glittering history of Formula 1, Le Mans, sports, touring and GT cars.
This year’s feast also includes two races to celebrate the much-loved Mini’s 60th birthday. With full-capacity 58-car grids they will be record-breakers – never have so many racing Minis all lined up together to race on track. Other showdowns will mark Bentley’s centenary as well as 50 years of the Ford Capri.
There will be famous faces, too, with the presence of world champions on both two and four wheels. Bike heroes including ‘Fast’ Freddie Spencer and Wayne Gardner will be revving up once again with the World GP Bike Legends showcase while Sir Jackie Stewart will be reunited with his 1969 British Grand Prix winning Matra-Ford for some evocative demo laps 50 years after winning the first of his three world championship titles.
There will be more than 10,000 classic cars lovingly exhibited on the infield, ranging from Ferraris and Aston Martins to Morgans and MGs.
Maintaining the event’s ‘Rocking and Racing’ tradition, live music from classic rock bands will also be a popular feature for all fathers, with concerts on both Friday and Saturday evenings.
This year there’s a special homage to mark 50 years since the Woodstock Festival with the music of original performers Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Ten Years After and The Who.
A vintage funfair will be on the Village Green and there will be classic car auctions, hot air balloon displays, streetcar shoot-outs, 4×4 passenger experiences, crazy golf, a huge Shopping Village, car clinics with the original Wheeler Dealer, Mike Brewer, and live stunt shows.
Adult general admission starts at £45 and all tickets provide access to both Silverstone racing paddocks, all open trackside grandstands, live music concerts, Drive Live test drives, funfair rides and the vast majority of the family entertainment on offer.
A wide range of child, young adult and family tickets are also available for those wishing to share in the Father’s Day gift, along with camping and hospitality options. And if dad has already purchased 2019 Silverstone Classic tickets, there’s always the opportunity to upgrade him to a VIP hospitality package.
Full details of all 2019 ticket prices are detailed on the silverstoneclassic.com website.