A Day at the races – well 3 days really – Silverstone Classic

It’s that time of year again when the thousands of classic race goers descend on the fantastic venue in the heart of Northamptonshire for a weekend of total indulgence in all things petrol!!

We (the club) were there for 3 days, providing tea’s coffees, bacon butties if you were there early enough (is before 10 really early!!) for most of the weekend a nice shade from the sun – although Saturday afternoon a welcome shelter from the impromptu storm and drenching!!

A good few stags turned out to enjoy the days racing and loads of other things to do that make this event a real “come whatever your age” few days. From the classic racing to the ferris wheel to survey the whole of Silverstone and beyond there was something for everyone and every age.

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Once you were on the ferris wheel you could then see the sheer size of the event and all the clubs and cars, including the SOC which was truly amazing. As you wandered the event you could not help but add some classic cars to your every increasing wish list.

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Just around saturday lunchtime we saw a magnificent fly past by two stunning world war 2 fighters to compliment the classic cars on the tarmac, it was the only time during the whole weekend that you weren’t looking at cars. Next door to the Stag Owners Club  was the range rover club, and behind us was the mercedes benz stand and the MG Owners club which unfortunately found their tent on abbey on sunday morning after a few mini tornadoes overnight.

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The classic racing was an absolute joy to behold and seeing old Porsches, GT40’s and corvettes flying round the silverstone circuit

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The only downside of the weekend was the sudden downpour on saturday evening resulting in a mad dash to the Stag Owners Club marquee to avoid the somewhat refreshing but very heavy downpour!


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