The Silverstone Classic 2013 was held 26-28 July at the historic 3.6 mile Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in Northamptonshire, England. The 23rd annual vintage car races featured a field of more than 1100 classic race cars covering the full spectrum of motor sport including Formula 1, Le Mans and Touring Car racing.
Aston Martin was the featured marque for 2013, with a parade of 361 of the iconic British cars toured the track in date order to honor the marque’s 100th anniversary.
Additionally, Italian marque Lamborghini celebrated its own half-century with a parade of machines that was thought to be the largest of its kind in the UK.
The Duke of Kent presented the prize ceremony for the FIA Masters Historic Formula One race, while three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart enjoyed the race that included a class named after the great Scotsman. With F1 cars ranging from 1970-1984 in the sensational field, several of the machines entered were those that Sir Jackie raced against during his career. Sir Jackie commented, “It’s wonderful – Silverstone has done a great job. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many beautiful cars all in one place. I’m here purely to enjoy myself – it’s a great collection of people and a great collection of cars – a real bonanza weekend.”
A number of motor sport personalities attended a BRDC Silverstone Classic dinner honouring the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s first world championship. As well as speeches from several of the legendary racer’s ex-team-mates, the Jim Clark Trust displayed a large collection of trophies, seen out Scotland for the first time since Clark’s death in 1968.
The racing attracted a growing number of top drivers from past and present generations. Former F1 driver and Le Mans winner Jackie Oliver proved he’s lost none of his competitive spirit winning the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars in the yellow Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta he shared with Gary Pearson. Andy Priaulx – a three time FIA World Touring Car Champion – was among the pace-setters in the action-packed Sir John Whitmore Trophy for Under 2-Litre Touring Cars in his 1965 BMW 1800 Ti. Meanwhile Rob Huff, the reigning World Touring Car Champion, drifted his little Mini to a stirring class victory among a mighty field of V8 American muscle cars in the Trans-Atlantic Touring Car Trophy race.
Historic racing brothers Gary and John Pearson were prolific first sharing a Jaguar E-type to win the Piper Heidseck International Trophy for GT Cars on Saturday evening and then a Jaguar D-type to win the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy on Sunday morning. Gary Pearson also starred in the FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars finishing second in the Porsche 917 he shared with owner Carlos Monteverde.
“It has just been phenomenal,” reported event director, Nick Wigley. “Whichever way you look, the Silverstone Classic has gone fantastically well. It’s incredible to see how this event has developed over the last few years and, while the weekend was a huge success, we are already working flat out to ensure the 2014 Classic even bigger and better.”
Senior Photographer Tim Scott documented the 2013 Silverstone Classic, offering up a wonderful selection of images that capture the “World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival”. We split up Tim’s 444 pictures into two galleries. The first gallery starting below features our favorite images, all displayed in the full-width view of Sports Car Digest, while the second gallery and race results can be found on the last page of the article and gives a comprehensive view of all the photographs. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
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Silverstone Classic 2013 – Final Race Results
Peter Gethin Trophy for Formula 5000 and Formula 2 Cars
1. Michael LYONS – Lola T400
2. Lee DWYER – March 782
3. Mark DWYER – March 742
4. Jamie BRASHAW – March 782
5. Paul CAMPFIELD – Chevron B24
Jim Clark Trophy for HGPCA Pre-1966 Grand Prix Cars
1. Jason MINSHAW – Brabham BT4
2. Miles GRIFFITHS – Cooper T51
3. Jonathon HUGHES – Cooper T53
4. Peter HORSMAN – Lotus 18/21
5. John HARPER – Brabham BT4
Trans-Atlantic Touring Car Trophy – Combined Race Result
1. Voyazides/Hadfield – Ford Falcon
2. Mann – Ford Mustang
3 . Wills/Panayiotou – Mercury Comet Cyclone
4. Shepherd – Ford Galaxie
5. Hall/Hall – Ford Falcon
FIA Masters Historic Formula One
1. Michael LYONS – RAM Williams FW07
2. Joaquin FOLCH – Brabham BT49C
3. Steve HARTLEY – Arrows A4
4. M ROSSI DI MONTELERA – Brabham BT42
5. C D’ANSEMBOURG – Williams FW07C
Super Touring Car Trophy
1. Frank WRATHALL – Vauxhall Cavalier
2. Stewart WHYTE – Honda Accord
3. Craig DAVIES – Ford RS500
4. Dave JARMAN – Nissan Primera ST
5. Neil SMITH – Alfa Romeo 156 S2000
Froilan Gonzalez Trophy for HGPCA Pre-1961 Grand Prix Cars
1. Julian BRONSON – Scarab Offenhauser
2. Tony WOOD – Maserati 250F TecMec
3. Rod JOLLEY – Lister Jaguar Monzanapolis
4. Tony SMITH – Ferrari 246 Dino
5. Fred HARPER – Kurtis 500
Group C Endurance Race
1. Minassian – JAGUAR XJR14
2. Evans – MERCEDES C11
3. Tandy – NISSAN R90CK
4. Scott- SPICE SE86
5. Watt – SPICE SE89
Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Historic Cars (Pre-1963 GT)
1. Pearson/Oliver – Ferrari 250 GT SWB
2. Friedrichs/Hadfield- Aston Martin DP212
3. Cottingham/Smith – Jaguar E-Type
4. Drayson/Stretton – Aston Martin DB4 GT
5. Naismith – Aston Martin DB4
Peter Arundell Trophy for Historic Formula Junior
1. Sam WILSON – Lotus 20/22
2. Andrew HIBBERD – Lotus 22
3. Jon MILLICEVIC – Cooper T59
4. David METHLEY – Brabham BT6
5. James MURRAY – Lola Mk 5A
Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for Pre-1956 Sports Cars
1. Pearson/Pearson – Jaguar D-type
2. Young/Ward – Jaguar C-type
3. Smith/Young – Cooper Jaguar T33
4. Wakeman/Blakeney-Edwards – Cooper T38
5. Monteverde/Pearson – Jaguar D-type
Balvenie Trophy for Historic Formula Ford
1. Callum MACLEOD – Merlyn Mk20
2. Callum GRANT – Merlyn MK20a
3. Sam MITCHELL – Merlyn Mk20
4. Benn SIMMS – Alexis Mk 14
5. Michael MALLOCK – Mallock Mk9
Piper Heidsieck International Trophy for Pre-1966 GT Cars
1. Pearson/Pearson – Jaguar E-Type
2. Voyazides/Hadfield – AC Cobra
3. Morris – Lotus Elan
4. Caron – Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
5. Bryant – AC Cobra
FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars
1. Voyazides/Hadfield – Lola T70 Mk3b
2. Tandy – Lola T70 Mk3b
3. Monteverde/Pearson – Porsche 917
4. Bryant – Lola T70 Mk3
5. Watson/O’Connell – Chevron B19
Sir John Whitmore Trophy for Under 2 Litre Touring Cars
1. Voyazides/Hadfield – Ford Lotus Cortina
2. Meaden/Tromans – Ford Lotus Cortina MK1
3. Jones – Ford Lotus Cortina MK1
4. Oliver/Shaw – BMW 1800 TiSA
5. Priaulx/Solomons – BMW 1800 Ti
Stirling Moss Trophy for Pre-1961 Sports Cars
1. Bryant/Bryant – Lotus 15
2. Smith/Ward – Lister Costin
3. Walker/Wright – Lotus 15
4. Minshaw/Minshaw – Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage
5. Pearson/Monteverde – Lister Jaguar Knobbly
[Source: Silverstone Classic; photos: Tim Scott / Fluid Images]
Based on the quality and range of photos, Tim Scott’s camera work and perception has to be one of the quickest “drivers” at Silverstone.
These images are so super! I feel like I was “there”. Thank you so much. I also nailed the ID on the Aston Martin DB 4 Zagato w/o cheating. Got the Bizzarini, even though I had never seen one kitted out for racing. Great drama. What a talent.
Interesting to see the Scarab Offenhauser driven by Julian Bronson win the Froilan Gonzalez Trophy race. Considering what a heart breaking disaster this car was in 1960, it has to be some consolidation those Scarab team members that are still with us. When I heart breaking, I mean it from the heart, I was at GPs of Monaco, Zandfoort, and Rheims in 1960.
Regarding the Scarab win, I meant to say “it has to be some consolation to those Scarab team members that are still with us.”
Thank you… I love all this… it really takes me back.
…… it takes me back to when I was drivin’ a C-type Jag to high school … and later, racing a formula C Lotus regionally in the west.. and hoping to go to Europe and go for the big one.
Did the C-type overheat much? My only Jag experience was with a ’65 E-type and it overheated in traffic all the time. We finally had to have one of the cams changed because it had a soft lobe. That was supposedly keeping it from idling smoothly. But OH the overheating.
shame, no historic F1 shots, no F5000 or F2 photos………
…. my car didn’t have a fan for the radiator …. Had to keep it movin’ to cool….. lots of traffic situations with the gauge going way up…. Eventually,
I mounted an E-Jag fan that I could switch on.
I can see that gauge right now sitting on 120 deg. C. Too much. Glad it worked out all right for you. Back about 35 years ago I got a short ride in a BRG D-type that belonged to a private collector in Florida. He kept in and several other cars and airplanes in a hangar on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. Lovely car, lovely sound.
you bet !
So many repeat shots and a fixation for Jaguars, what about all the other cars that took part.
when you get out of your pedal car you might appreciate the dedication and talent of the people that provide these great reports,keep it up guys.
I particularly loved the shot of the Jimmy Clark formula one .
…. and the Porsche 904 … thanks again.
Charlie Kolb drove a 904 down at Moroso Motorsports Park back in the day and it was FAST and elegant. We hear that the boffins at Porsche will be returning to Le Mans in ’14: HoooooYah!