The Classic – Silverstone
The Classic – Silverstone is now confirmed for the weekend of 30 July-01 August – and the eagerly-awaited 2021 festival promises to be very special even by its own record-breaking standards.
Already firmly established as the world’s biggest retro racing celebration with unrivalled grids, parades, displays and family entertainment, next year’s event will be back even bigger and better as celebrations get underway for the event’s 30th anniversary.
The 2021 dates for The Classic had already been announced but remained ‘provisional’ until Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, formally ratified its 2021 calendar following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council yesterday (Wednesday 16 December).
With Silverstone’s blue riband British Grand Prix now rubber-stamped for Sunday 18 July, The Classic takes its traditional place in the calendar a fortnight after Formula One headlines at the home of British motorsport.
What’s more, though tickets have been on sale since the start of October, cautious festival-goers who were waiting for a verified date can still take advantage of launch prices. Great news too for anyone still looking for inspiration for that perfect Christmas gift.
“Next summer’s event will be two years of celebrations rolled into one unmissable festival”, enthused Nick Wigley, CEO of The Classic promoter Goose Live Events. “After all the disappointments of 2020, festival-goers deserve something very, very special next summer – and the Classic will be back firing on all its cylinders in 2021.”
Over three spectacular days, the packed on- and off-track programme will feature not only the ‘Greatest Hits’ racecard that had been planned to celebrate The Classic’s own 30thbirthday in 2020 but also a raft of new 2021 anniversaries, topped by an unmissable race to mark 60 years of Britain’s favourite sportscar: the idolised E-type Jaguar. Other firm-favourites that have been confirmed to date include the Masters Historic Formula One, Royal Automobile Club Woodcote & Stirling Moss Trophy, Historic Touring Car Challenge, Formula Junior, HSCC Thundersports, Yokohama Trophy for Masters Historic Sportscars and the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Pre ’63 GT Cars.
Further fuelling the deferred 30th birthday party, all the chart-topping bands due to perform last July are confirmed to take to the stage in 2021 with The Brand New Heavies headlining on Friday evening and Aswad and Scouting For Girls performing much-loved hits on Saturday evening.
Many of the glittering car club anniversary displays and track parades anticipated for 2020 are also being re-arranged for next July and will be further enhanced with all those evocative marque and model milestones being honoured in 2021.
Car Club Display packages are also available to car club members as well as a special 30th Anniversary Celebration Package for owners of pre-1990 cars. Show-goers can book with confidence, too, as full refunds or ticket rollovers to the following year are guaranteed should UK government guidelines prevent spectator access at this summer’s event.
With The Classic’s date now set in stone, further details of both the on- and off-track family entertainment will be revealed in the coming months.
LDC Display Package
The Lotus Drivers Club will be returning to The Classic in 2021 and the necessary discount code to enable LDC members to secure the car club display package is now available. The package includes two general admission event tickets and one infield vehicle display pass for your Lotus, providing fantastic value.
The packed weekend of The Classic provides spectacular historic motor racing on the world-famous circuit, free access to the paddocks and grandstands, displays from over 100 car clubs featuring more than 10,000 classic cars over the weekend, plus interactive driving activities and dynamic demonstrations. There’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy too, with live music from headline acts, air displays, a vintage fun fair, and a shopping village… all included in the ticket price.
Over 1,000 classic cars take part in more than 20 races on the famous circuit – the best historic Grand Prix, Le Mans prototypes, Sports, GT and Touring Cars from across 80 years of racing. It’s an event for the whole family and provides the ultimate annual celebration of classic cars. Join us for the whole weekend – one day just won’t be enough!
Members who wish to display their Lotus in the infield display area must use the LDC discount code 2020CCD008 when booking online or by phone. Please enter this code in the promotional code box just prior to the ‘PAY NOW’ button.
If you need to change your vehicle details after purchasing a car club display package and the vehicle model still represents the club, please complete the online vehicle change form at www.silverstoneclassic.com/vehicleregchange
Elise 25th Anniversary Parade Lap
Lotus Elise 25th Anniversary – Elise owners who take advantage of our LDC Display Package (details above) can enjoy the opportunity to take part in a unique anniversary parade lap of the Silverstone Circuit on the Sunday, celebrating this milestone anniversary of the iconic Elise. It is mandatory for all drivers and their passengers of track parades at The Classic 2021 to have signed on before progressing to a track parade assembly area. To assist in facilitating this procedure, a sign-on sheet has been included with these instructions. These should be completed prior to the event and brought along on the day of the track parade.