This summer’s Silverstone Classic will honor the 50th anniversary of the Historic Sports Car Club with a very special parade of 50 cars from the club’s portfolio of racing championships and series. Formed in 1966, the HSCC continues to play a major role in British motor sport, and the 50-car parade will include cars representing all five decades, so that fans can expect to see everything from a Lotus Elan to a Formula 5000 Lola.
“It seemed appropriate to mark 50 years of the HSCC with 50 cars in a parade at the world’s biggest classic and historic racing festival,” said HSCC Chief Executive Officer Grahame White. “We are very grateful to the Silverstone Classic team for allowing us the opportunity to showcase the fabulous range of categories that the club organizes.”
The Classic will also mark 50 years of the iconic Lamborghini Miura, 70 years of Allard and 80 years since the introduction of the evergreen Morgan 4/4 — a car that is still being crafted in Malvern today, making it the longest single model production run in automotive history. Also notable are the Lotus Esprit, which turns 40 this year, the Jaguar XK8 which celebrates its 20th birthday, plus the Triumph GT6 and Vitesse 2 Litre, both of which are also 50.
All tickets for the 2016 Silverstone Classic must be purchased in advance. Adult admission starts at just £42 and sticks to the Classic’s widely praised “access all areas” policy by providing admission to both National and Wing race paddocks, trackside grandstands, the vintage funfair, air displays and the live music concerts.
Full details of all tickets — as well as hospitality packages, special family offers and weekend festival camping — can be found on the event’s official website: www.silverstoneclassic.com.