Jaguars ready to roar at Silverstone

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With the busy weekend to come and numbers sure to multiply several-fold, Silverstone was already awash with E-types today as the Northamptonshire circuit's three-day classic festival prepared for a record-breaking weekend on track and in the club displays.

And Jaguar's iconic GT, celebrating its 50th birthday, is very much the centre of attention with masses on the infield in preparation for a tilt at a world record single model parade over the weekend. 

The E-type only race was also shaping up nicely, with the enormous 52-car grid set to be led by the Minshaws after a 2 mins 26.393 secs lap in qualifying.

The E-types, however, are just some of a massive selection of cars on track and on the infield, as well as loads of peripheral activities such as the fairground, the village green and its mass of stands and the classic car auction from Silverstone Auctions, even though the catalogue has the star lot – the ex-James Hunt Hesketh – as sold by private treaty pre-sale.

So far the buses running people from the old paddock to the glitzy new pits has been working well.

Here are a few snapshots from today to give a brief flavour of what you can look forward to over the weekend. 

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