Considered the biggest classic motor racing festival in the world, the event offers over 10,000 classic cars to marvel at. This incredible amount of cars is spread amongst the vast infield display areas, as well as over 1,000 competitive race entries spanning 80 years of motor racing. As an international event, it attracts over 100,000 visitors over the weekend, literally meaning that there is something for everyone.
Several milestones are celebrated in 2018, including the 70th anniversary of the XK120 Jaguar, 70 years of since Silverstone first GP and 50 years of the Morgan Plus 8. Every type of professional motor racing is catered for, from iconic touring race cars to Formula junior single seaters.
An impressive shopping village, catering for gift seeking enthusiasts as well as a huge number of food stalls, cafes and refreshment stands with well known music acts rounding off Friday and Saturday nights.
Iconic saloon racing cars from the ’70s were well recieved by the crowds.
On the spur fettling and repairs during qualifying on the Friday.
With some of the cars approching 50 years old, the immaculate finishing of the cars doesn’t mean that owners are scared of racing them.
Plenty of tomorrows classic cars to admire in the hundreds of club stands to marvel at.
Plenty of historic racers to enjoy too, the event covers 8 decades of motorsports, with this Bugatti being one of the the earlier examples.
The paddocks allow a fascinating insight into the dedication and passion privateers often pour into their cars.
Formidible line up of BTCC cars coming in after a practice.
Racing on Saturday goes deep into the evening, allowing some use of the warm soft light.
Past Formula 1 cars line up in a display prior to being raced.
Owners were also allowed to parade the Silverstone circuit, ticking off one item on the wish list.