Silverstone Classic 2017 Media Day

The Silverstone Classic is largest Classic Motor Racing Festival in the world. It attracts over 100,000 visitors over the 3 day weekend event.

More than 1,000 of the most valuable and revered competition cars from yesteryear attend the meeting. They compete over 20 races held around the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, often resulting in fierce competitive wheel to wheel action. Some of these cars are worth millions of pounds, yet this doesn’t stop their drivers driving hard for the that covered top step on the podium.

2017 Media Day…

A lot of the drivers bring their cars along to Media Day as a Test Session. A chance to practice & fine tune their set ups for the big event in July. Some celebrity drivers take the opportunity to come along to talk to the Media & for photo calls to promote the races. A much relaxed atmosphere throughout the garages, but don’t be thinking these cars are just out for an afternoon drive around this world famous track!!

A whole range of Historic & Classic cars with decades of motorsport history behind them take to the track through the day. Beautiful old classic cars I had seen the week before at Goodwood Members Meeting. The incredibly fast open wheel racers of the 1960s Brabhams. Right up to the fairly modern cars of BTCC & the awesome Group C Le Mans Prototypes all took their turn to exit the Pit Lane.

The noise & smell of these fantastic machines just get you looking at the calendar to count the weeks until we can enjoy 3 whole days of action!!!