All those wishing to contribute to the Online 30th Anniversary Party have until Friday 17 July to record and relay their ‘Classic Moment’ messages. Full details can be found here on the official website: www.silverstoneclassic.com/anniversaries/your-classic-moment
Contributors are going to be spoilt for choice, too. Having fuelled the now hugely popular genre of race meetings dedicated entirely to evocative historic motor sport, the Classic today features unrivalled grids of much-loved legendary F1, single-seater, sports, GT and touring cars from past golden eras.
It also attracts a wealth of racing royalty. Stars such as Sir Jackie Stewart, Nigel Mansell, Derek Bell, Murray Walker and the late Sir Stirling Moss have attended Classic events in the past, sharing their own memories with delighted visitors. Others like BTCC champions John Cleland, Tim Harvey, Jason Plato, Matt Neal, Gordon Shedden, Rickard Rydell and Colin Turkington have all regularly renewed their old rivalries on track.
Top bands including Status Quo, UB40, Santana, Mike and Mechanics and The Stranglers have also fired up the crowds when performing their chart-topping hits of yesteryear. While the captivating ‘Rocking and Racing’ will certainly be in many memories, others will undoubtedly remember some of the incredible circuit parades organised in conjunction with passionate car clubs as their own highlights. In recent years, the Classic has witnessed world record numbers of Jaguar E-types, Ferrari F40s, McLarens and Jaguar XJ220s as well as spectacular on-track cavalcades of Minis, Porsche 911s, Bentleys, Mazda MX-5s plus a host of other esteemed automotive treasures marking their own marque and model milestones.