Silverstone Classic buzz hotting up

Silverstone Classic buzz hotting up

Record numbers of classic car fans are snapping up early bird discounts for the Silverstone Classic.

Last summer's event was the biggest ever, with over 90,000 people flocking to the historic track to savour 23 races starring 1,113 vehicles - representing 80 years of motorsport history.

But this year could see even more people firing up thejourney planner and heading to Silverstone, as advance ticket purchases for the world's biggest classic motor racing festival are already hitting record heights.

Anyone who books before the end of this month gets 15% off adult tickets giving them the chance to roam the whole site, with the cheapest now available for £33.

More and more car fans are also using the multi-day ticket offer and choice of places to stay on the site including hotels, camping and 'glamping' in bell tents.

This year's huge three-day event has seen more car clubs than ever before sign up for display space, meaning the record of 9,000 classic cars set last time could be smashed this July 25-27.

The family fun will also include snazzy events marking 100 years of Maserati and the Ford Mustang's golden anniversary, meaning this year's Silverstone Classic is set to live up to the 2013 event - which was crowned motorsport event of the year at the International Historic Motoring Awards.

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