You can now watch this weekend's Classic at Silverstone online.

This year's Silverstone Classic goes global with live streaming online

Wednesday 27 July 2021

For the first time in its long and glorious history, this weekend’s 30th anniversary Classic (30 July – 1 August) will be available to audiences right around the world via live streamed coverage.  

Global viewers will be able to follow all three days of the prestigious event ­– both on- and off-track – by simply tuning into The Classic’s dedicated YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/silverstoneclassicTV either to watch all the action as it happens or to catch up on what they have missed after the dust has settled at Silverstone.  

The new provision of a live stream follows the appointment of one of the world’s leading broadcast media agencies specialising in the development and production of live, premium global sports. Aurora Media Worldwide has an unrivalled reputation in motorsports coverage, working with leading rights holders and brands including Formula E, Extreme E, Goodwood, McLaren and Jaguar.  

Maximising their proven state-of-the-art, cutting-edge and hyper modern proficiencies, AMW will be capturing the excitement and heritage of The Classic for television and on-event audiences as well as digital followers.  

In another first for The Classic, AMW will be post-producing not one but two highlight programmes that will air on ITV4 hosted by Tiff Needell and Nicki Shields. These will be screened on back-to-back evenings at 8pm on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 August with repeats on Sunday 15 August and Sunday 29 August.  

“We’re enjoying record ticket sales but some of our fans are still unable to travel to Silverstone, notably from overseas, so the introduction of live streaming is sure to be a very welcome and popular development,” enthused Nick Wigley, CEO of The Classic promoter Goose Live Events.

“There’s nothing to rival actually being at The Classic of course but, with all 21 retro races streamed live interspersed with all the magical car club parades and some of the off-track highlights, the new YouTube coverage will be the next best thing.”        

For those wanting to experience The Classic in person, all tickets must be purchased in advance of the three-day festival and are on sale until midnight tomorrow (Thursday 29 July). The price of adult general admission starts at £47 and a three-day weekend ticket is on offer at just £125. Free admission is offered to accompanied children aged 10 and under, while day tickets for those aged between 11 and 15 are priced from just £6.


Genesis, a new name in luxury motoring makes it Silverstone debut at The Classic.

The Classic welcomes Genesis Motors, the latest luxury brand car from South Korea 

Friday 16 July 2021

• New premium luxury brand continues European launch activity at Silverstone     

• Visitors in pole position to see the new G70 and G80 saloons, and the GV70 and GV80 SUV models 

• First event test drives in the G80 and GV80 

• Tickets on sale with COVID booking guarantee

A significant new chapter of automotive history will be written at The Classic later this month with the exciting arrival of new luxury brand Genesis to European audiences.  

Marking this major milestone, Genesis will be showcasing its stylish G70 and G80 saloon and GV70 and GV80 SUV models to the motoring enthusiasts attending the world’s biggest celebration of classic motor sport for the very first time.   

Visitors to The Classic (30 July – 1 August) will not only be able to view the Genesis cars on display in the centre of the prestigious International Paddock but will also have the unique opportunity to take exclusive test drives.   

Genesis has been offering its highly-desirable range of luxury cars to customers in South Korea, North America, the Middle East, Russia, China and Australia – and now, Europe. Orders for the G80 and GV80 – specially tuned for European roads – will open to UK motorists this summer. The G70 saloon and GV70 SUV following soon after. Genesis has also announced the arrival of an electrified G80 towards the end of 2021, with two further electric models to follow.  

The vehicles have undergone rigorous testing on some of Europe’s most challenging roads, including the legendary Nürburgring circuit, and visitors to The Classic will be able to evaluate the results of this intensive technical programme for themselves on the local roads around Silverstone.   

“With its unrivalled retro racing grids and massive car club displays, The Classic celebrates history like no other event on Earth, so we are delighted to be partnering with Genesis Motors and making yet more history,” said Nick Wigley, CEO of The Classic’s promoter Goose Live Events. “I have no doubt the arrival of Genesis in Europe will become a hugely significant event on the motoring timeline and all those coming to Silverstone will now be part of this momentous occasion.”

“The Classic allows us to present Genesis to those passionate about cars past, present and future,” said Andrew Pilkington, managing director at Genesis Motor UK.  “Most excitingly, The Classic will be the very first event in the UK where we will offer test drives, marking a significant milestone for us at Genesis Motor UK.”  

As well as celebrating the arrival of Genesis, The Classic will also be acclaiming a host of other milestones in motoring history, including its very own 30th birthday postponed from last summer. Highlights include special races, displays and track parades to mark 60 years of the E-type Jaguar and Mini Cooper, 50 years of the Triumph Stag and 40 years of DMC DeLorean.   

All those wanting to join the celebrations must purchase their tickets in advance. The price of adult general admission starts at £47 and a three-day weekend ticket is on offer at just £125. Free admission is offered to accompanied children aged 10 and under, while day tickets for those aged between 11 and 15 are priced from just £6.  

Providing great value, subject to guidelines, all tickets for The Classic include admission to both racing paddocks, open trackside grandstand seating, live music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings, the Shift and Drift Zone as well as much of the fabulous family entertainment on offer including funfair rides and driving experiences.  

Ticket-buyers can also book with confidence with tickets carrying a COVID booking guarantee which means that if a change in Government guidelines prevents spectators from attending, all ticket-buyers will have the option to either transfer their ticket to the following year or receive a full refund.


Damon Hill relive history as he drives dad Graham's Jaguar E-Type (No: ECD 400) at Silverstone.

Hill Family History as Damon drives his dad's debut winning E-Type from 1961

Monday 21 June 2021

Next month’s celebrations at The Classic (30 July – 1 August)  to mark the milestone 60thanniversary of the extraordinary E-type Jaguar have moved into overdrive with Damon Hill slipping behind the wood-rimmed steering wheel of ECD 400, the most famous of all racing E-types.  

The legendary indigo blue roadster ­– in which Damon’s father Graham Hill made history when scoring a debut victory 60 years ago – will be on display on all three days of The Classic and will also lead out a special E-type Diamond Jubilee track parade on Saturday evening at the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival.  

Back in April 1961, just one month after the sensational British sportscar was unveiled to rave reviews at the Geneva International Motor Show, the E-type was raced for the very first time at Oulton Park in Cheshire.   

A pair of convertible road cars were prepared by the competition-loving Coventry factory for F1 stars Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori.    Hill was aboard ECD 400 entered by team owner Tommy Sopwith who famously favoured 400 number plates. Fellow grand prix driver Salvadori was behind the wheel of the rival John Coombs’ entry, adorned with its own evocative BUY 1 registration plate.  

It was Hill, though, who had the honour of making motor racing history. The future double Formula One World Champion powered ECD 400 to a landmark debut victory finishing ahead of the Aston Martin DB4 of Innes Ireland with early race leader Salvadori settling for third after issues with the brakes on his Jaguar.  

While that maiden success came at Oulton Park, a few weeks later Graham also raced ECD 400 in the Empire Trophy at Silverstone – this time, however, victory went to Stirling Moss in Rob Walker’s illustrious Ferrari 250 GT SWB.    

Now, 60 years later, ECD 400 was back at Silverstone for Damon to salute his father’s 1961 heroics – the 1996 World Champion cherishing the legendary dark blue Jaguar for the very first time. The full story will be in the August issue of Motor Sport magazine available in the shops from Wednesday 23 June. 

“It was a fantastic opportunity for me to drive the E-type of all E-types,” enthused an enchanted Damon.

“In the Hill family we cherish the fact that dad was the first guy to win a race in an E-type and I feel very, very privileged to be given the chance to take such a famous car for a spin.   

“The experience captured everything that epitomised British motor sport of that era. ECD 400 is a hugely iconic Jaguar. It’s a beautiful looking car and sounds absolutely gorgeous – so for me to step back in time and drive the very same car in which my father won that first race 60 years ago was a wonderful bit of Hill history.”   

Celebrations at The Classic to mark the E-type’s 60 years milestone will not only include the distinguished presence of ECD 400 but also two 60th anniversary E-type Challenge showdowns on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, plus a dazzling ‘Catwalk’ display for all visitors to treasure.  

Organised by the ever-enthusiastic Jaguar E-type Club, this comprehensive ‘Catwalk’ showcase will feature both fixed head coupe and convertible body styles, ranging from the early Series 1 trailblazers (powered, as ECD 400, by the Le Mans winning 3.8-litre, straight-six engine) right up to the final Series 3 V12-engined evolution, itself marking an historic 50thbirthday in 2021.    

All tickets for The Classic must be purchased in advance with adult general admission currently starting at £47 and the price of a three-day weekend ticket just £125.   

Encouraging families to share in the entertainment, free admission is offered to accompanied children aged 10 and under, while day tickets for those aged between 11 and 15 are priced from just £6.  

Ticket-buyers can also book with confidence with tickets carrying a COVID booking guarantee which means that if a change in Government guidelines prevents spectators attending, all ticket-buyers will have the option to either transfer their ticket to the following year or receive a full refund.