You were there: Silverstone Classic 2010
With some of the world’s most expensive classic cars not only on display but also racing – what more could a Motorsport Retro fan want for a weekend?
True classics that you only see at an occasional auction were out & out raced around Silverstone this weekend, which also saw Sir Stirling Moss’s return to racing.
Our day out on Saturday celebrating 60 years of the Formula 1 World Championship included some great highlights including some amazing racing in the HGPCA Pre ’66 Rear Engine Grand Prix Cars, a mix of F1 cars from 1966-1985, as well as the HGPCA Pre ’61 Front Engine Grand Prix Cars.
To see F1 cars from the 70’s & 80’s I had only seen in photos actually racing on the track was a true delight. When you have a race including such illustrious names as Lotus, Brabham, Tyrrell, Ferrari & McLaren from a unique era of racing was truly amazing. The cars, many with their original sponsored livery such as John Player Special, Marlboro, Denim & Benetton to name a few was spectacular. Having an opportunity to see cars & team livery no longer seen today, racing again is a unique experience. And boy did they race!!
The day also included some great classic races including the Pre-’66 GT Masters, Pre-’56 Sports Cars, Pre-’66 Oldies but Goldies, even some Classic Superbikes & Historic GP Bikes and this was all topped off by the Italian Historic Cup which included my personal favourite, the Ferrari 250 Berlinetta.
All I can say is 12 months is a long wait for the event to come again – if you like classic cars & racing – start planning your trip to the Silverstone Classic for 2011. It should be an event not to be missed!
Samuel Tait and Bart de Kool
Samuel Tait was the proud winner of the Motorsport Retro double pass to the Silverstone Classic 2010