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Dates Announced for 2013 Silverstone Classic

Ferrari 512 at Silverstone ClassicThe Silverstone Classic 2013 will be staged at the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit from Friday July 26 to Sunday July 28 in Northampshire, England. Next year’s motor racing festival will include racing grids featuring the full spectrum of classic motorsport, a line-up of classic car displays and parades, an array of family entertainment plus live music in the evenings.

“With so much thrilling entertainment both on and off the track, the Silverstone Classic is much more than just the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival – it’s the definitive festival for all car enthusiasts,” said Nick Wigley, Event Director. “We will be announcing our full entertainment program in the coming months, but we can confirm that all the fans’ favorite race grids will be back and we’ll be celebrating more significant milestones in motoring history with some mouth-watering car club displays and parades. We introduced lots of interactive driving experiences in 2012 and we will be expanding that area in 2013. We have some great bands in the pipeline, too.”

Although more details will be confirmed shortly, the collection of races will include Group C prototypes, six decades of F1 cars plus a line-up of 50-plus car grids for GTs, sports cars, single-seaters and touring cars.

(See 2012 Silverstone Classic – Report and Photo Gallery)

Following celebrations for the E-type Jaguar’s golden anniversary in 2011 and then 25 years of the Ferrari F40 in 2012, the 2013 Silverstone Classic is gearing up to honor more automotive landmarks. Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its iconic 911 model with a planned parade of 911 cars on track. Aston Martin will be there to celebrate the centenary of its marque and Lamborghini will celebrate its 50th anniversary as well.

Sticking to the event’s ‘access all areas’ policy, tickets will include free entrance to all racing paddocks, trackside grandstands and all live music concerts. Adult tickets start from just £30 (plus fees) with savings for festival-goers spending an action-packed weekend at Silverstone and special packages for car clubs. For 2013, the event will be advance ticket only with no tickets available on the gate.

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[Source : Silverstone Classic; photo: Tim Scott]