Silverstone Classic 2010 – Results and Photo Gallery

Maserati 250F battles ERA E-Type GP1 of Duncan RickettsThe Silverstone Classic 2010 was held 23-25 July at the famed Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, England, with over 1000 drivers racing more than 800 of the finest competition cars spanning the full spectrum of motor sport history.

Spectacular action from capacity grids marked the two days of racing at the 2010 Silverstone Classic, as more than 20 races were held on the high-speed Historic Grand Prix Silverstone circuit track. We offer a report, results and no less than 465 pictures from Silverstone Classic 2010. (Jump to Photo Gallery).

Winner of the 2010 Silverstone Classic ‘Driver of the Weekend’ was Bill Coombs, in his first year driving in Grand Prix Masters with very few races in such a powerful car as his Tyrrell 009. Bill suffered gearbox problems in Saturday’s race which dropped him to third place at the flag. On Sunday he fought through from fourth place to take the lead and then fended off all the challenges of Saturday’s winner Steve Hartley – the duelling duo running side-by-side through Stowe, Priory and Brooklands corners – to score a victory in his Tyrrell 009.

Silverstone Classic 2010 – Saturday Report and Results

The first day of racing at the 2010 Silverstone Classic saw 12 races held on the high-speed Historic Grand Prix circuit. Despite many of the cars being immensely rare and valuable, the racing was fast and furious as single-seaters, sports, GT and touring cars wowed thousands of fans at the world’s biggest classic racing festival.

Stirling Moss at Silverstone ClassicSaturday’s racing action marked a return to the track for British motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss OBE who, now aged 80, was only denied victory in his class in the RAC Woodcote Trophy for pre-1965 Sports Cars when his OSCA became stuck in gear. The winners of the race outright were Gavin Pickering and Spencer Marsh in their 1955 Jaguar D-Type.

Other notable winners were Andy Wolfe and Rob Hall, who scored a double success. First they took their Lotus Cortina to victory in the Under 2-litre Touring Car race and then also won the Gentleman Drivers Pre ’66 GT and Sports Endurance race in their AC Cobra.

Event director Nick Wigley took time out from his hectic schedule to jump into his Cooper T51 Grand Prix car for the Sir Jack Brabham Trophy for Pre ’66 Grand Prix Cars. Wigley was part of a fabulous five-car lead battle and eventually he finished second to the ex-Innes Ireland Lotus 18 of John Chisholm.

There were also wins for Steve Hartley in the James Hunt Trophy for Grand Prix Masters in his Arrows A4 and local ace Jon Milicevic from Towcester in the Colin Chapman Trophy for Historic Formula Juniors. Dean Forward, meanwhile, came out on top of a hectic battle – in which rival Patrick Watts spun out after they collided – to win the Alan Mann Trophy for Big Engine Touring Cars race in his Ford Mustang, one of 30 mighty American muscle cars from the 1960s that were on the 40-strong grid.

Masters FIA Mini with Oldies but Goldies
1. Andrew Hack – Mini Cooper S
2. Nick Swift – Mini Cooper S
3. Mark Hunt – Mini Cooper S

Colin Chapman Trophy for Historic Formula Juniors
1. Jon Milicevic – Cooper T59
2. Michael Hibberd – Lotus 27
3. Urs Eberhardt – Lotus 27

Jack Sears Trophy for Under 2-litre Touring Cars
1. Andy Wolfe/Rob Hall – Lotus Cortina
2. Leo Voyazides – Lotus Cortina
3. Howard Redhouse/Mike Jordan – Lotus Cortina

Sir Jack Brabham Trophy for Pre ’66 Grand Prix Cars
1. John Chisholm – Lotus 18
2. Nick Wigley – Cooper T51
3. John Clark – Cooper T51

Gentleman Drivers Pre ’66 GT and Sports Endurance Cars
1. Andy Wolfe/Rob Hall – AC Cobra
2. Chris Chiles/Paul Ingram – AC Cobra
3. Neil Cunningham – Jaguar E-type

James Hunt Trophy for Grand Prix Masters (pre ’85)
1. Steve Hartley – Arrows A4
2. Rob Austin – Surtees TS19
3. Bill Coombs -Tyrrell 009

Phil Hill Trophy for HGPCA Pre ’61 Grand Prix Cars
1. Gary Pearson – BRM P25
2. Mark Gillies ERA R3A
3. Tony Smith – Ferrari 246 Dino

Alan Mann Trophy for Big Engine Touring Cars (pre ’66)
1. Dean Forward – Ford Mustang
2. Nick Whale – Ford Falcon
3. Leo Voyazides – Ford Falcon

RAC Woodcote Trophy for pre ’56 Sports Cars
1. Gavin Pickering/Spencer Marsh – Jaguar D-type
2. Will Arif/Alex Buncombe – Jaguar D-type
3. Lukas Huni/Gary Pearson – Maserati A6 GCS

Trofeo Abarth 500 GB
1. Stefan Hodgetts
2. Ben Winrow
3. Charlie Butler-Henderson

Lawrence Bloom Trophy for Masters FIA Mini with Oldies but Goldies
1. Mark Hunt – Mini Cooper S
2. Ben Adams – Turner 1650
3. Daniel Wheeler – Mini Cooper S

Italian Historic Car Cup (held Saturday evening)
1. Grant Tromans/Michael Caine – Abarth Osella PA1
2. Michael O’Shea/Roberto Giordanelli – Cooper T61 Maserati
3. Marc Devis/Anthony Reid – Maserati 250S

Silverstone Classic 2010 – Sunday Report and Results

With Grand Prix cars spanning six decades, sensational sports and GT cars from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s and mighty pre ’66 V8 touring cars, Sunday’s race programme wrapped up a truly memorable weekend of racing on the Silverstone Historic Grand Prix circuit.

Victory in the inaugural Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars went to the beautiful Ferrari 330GTO of Carlo Vogele and Willie Green, as a £70 million grid formed for this prestigious race. Ferrari 330GTO - Silverstone Classic 2010For historic racing ace Green it was a first victory since a serious accident in September 2008. They benefited from a slick pit-stop, which pushed them ahead of the Aston Martin DB4GT of former Tourist Trophy winners Richard Attwood and Stuart Graham.

Local ace Gary Pearson overcame brake problems to complete a double victory in the HGPCA Pre ’61 Grand Prix Car races, but the Roade-based racer had to press hard in his BRM P25 to see off the challenge of Tony Smith in the Ferrari 246 Dino, the last front-engined car to win a Grand Prix back in 1960. “It’s just a fabulous car to drive,” said Pearson.

Steve Tandy came through to score a famous victory in the Denny Hulme Trophy for World Sportscar Masters in his Lola T70Mk3B as a magnificent 42-car field thrilled the crowds. Behind the second-placed Lola of Jon Minshaw and Martin Stretton came the Osella PA1 of Grant Tromans and Michael Caine, which had previously scored a commanding victory in the Italian Historic Car Cup race on Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, Towcester-based Jon Milicevic completed a Formula Junior double in the closest finish of the weekend. Milicevic beat current Formula 3 racer Callum McLeod (Northampton) by just three-hundredths of a second!

Grand Prix Cars of the 1970s competed for the Sir Jackie Stewart Trophy for Grand Prix Masters and in a thrilling contest it was Bill Coombs (Tyrrell 009) who just pipped race one winner Steve Hartley (Arrows A4). “I’m absolutely over the moon to win at this event,” said Coombs, who has now won four of the six Grand Prix car races he has started and was awarded the BRM ‘driver of the weekend’ award.

John Chisholm completed a perfect weekend with another Pre ’66 Grand Prix car victory in his Lotus 18, while Ewen McIntyre won the Sir Stirling Moss Trophy race in his Lotus 15 after the Lister Knobbly of his brother Jamie faltered in the closing stages.

Finally, ending the weekend in superb style was the second ‘Big-Engined Saloon Car’ race, with over 40 monstrous pre ’66 saloon cars sliding around in spectacular fashion. Leo Voyazides won in his Ford Falcon from John Young’s Ford Mustang as the final curtain came down on a magnificent weekend of classic motor sport.

Trofeo Abarth 500 GB
1. Stefan Hodgetts
2. Ben Winrow
3. Charlie Butler-Henderson

Jim Clark Trophy for Historic Formula Juniors
1. Jon Milicevic – Cooper T59
2. Callum McLeod – Caravelle Mk2
3. Michael Hibberd – Lotus 27

Betty Haig Trophy for HSCC Road Sports
1. James Paterson – Morgan Plus 8
2. Paul Anderson – Porsche 928
3. Justin Murphy – Ginetta G4

Denny Hulme Trophy for World Sportscar Masters
1. Steve Tandy – Lola T70 Mk3B
2. Jon Minshaw/Martin Stretton – Lola T70 Mk3B
3. Grant Tromans/Michael Caine – Osella PA1

Giuseppe Farina Trophy for HGPCA Pre ’61 Grand Prix Cars
1. Gary Pearson – BRM P25
2. Philip Walker – Lotus 16
3. Tony Smith – Ferrari 246 Dino

Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars
1. Carlo Vogele/Willie Green – Ferrari 330GTO
2. Stuart Graham/Richard Attwood – Aston Martin DB4
3. Marc Devis/Jarrah Venables – Ferrari 250GT

Sir Jackie Stewart Trophy for Grand Prix Masters (pre ’85)
1. Bill Coombs – Tyrrell 009
2. Steve Hartley – Arrows A4
3. John Wilson – Tyrrell 011

Sir Stirling Moss Trophy for 50s Sports Cars
1. Ewen McIntyre – Lotus 15
2. Alan Minshaw/Jason Minshaw – Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
3. Gary Pearson – Lister Jaguar

John Cooper Trophy for Pre ’66 Grand Prix Cars
1. John Chisholm – Lotus 18
2. Enrico Spaggiari – Cooper T53
3. John Harper – Cooper T51

Alan Mann Trophy for Big-Engined Touring Cars (pre ’66)
1. Leo Voyazides – Ford Falcon
2. John Young – Ford Mustang
3. Westley Harding – Ford Falcon

Tim Scott of Fluid Images presents the following 465 images from Silverstone Classic 2010. To see more photos from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.

Silverstone Classic 2010 – Photo Gallery (click image for large picture)

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  1. I am perplexed as to why I can never find any quality show or video on the major historic/vintage races. These cars are insanely expensive and there has to be a huge crowd that wants to see them in action. I know I do. 30 second phone videos on Youtube do not do the cars or the events justice. Am I missing something?
    Cheers

    1. Scott –

      The long and short of it is money, as it costs a nice chunk of money to produce worthwhile high-quality video. We’ve looked into it several times, but cannot find a way to make it work.

      Plus, the time involved to produce it is also significant, meaning the video of Silverstone wouldn’t be available for weeks.

      That is our take at least. Any videographers care to weigh in?

      SCD