More Formula One cars than ever before will take to the Northamptonshire circuit at the Silverstone Classic on 25-27 July, with the cavalcade set to be led by racing legend Sir Stirling Moss.
The parade has been organised to commemorate the Towcester track's 50th Grand Prix and will involve more than 100 historic Formula One cars taking to the circuit. The majority of the grid will comprise the FIA Masters Historic Formula One and Historic Grand Prix Cars Association Pre-'61 and Pre-'66 entrants, but other Grand Prix cars that will not be competing over the weekend are being encouraged to join in.
Event director Nick Wigley told C&SC: “With three exciting and evocative races on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon starring more than seven decades of the world’s greatest Grand Prix cars, the Silverstone Classic is always a massive attraction for all F1 fans – but this year will be even more special.
"We really wanted to mark Silverstone’s 50th Grand Prix in terrific style and this fabulous parade will do just that – even more so as Sir Stirling Moss will be adding his magic to proceedings. We now want to hear from others with F1 cars who are keen to participate not just in setting a new world record but also in being part of something really special.”
Stirling Moss said: “The Silverstone Classic really is a great event and it will be an absolute honour to lead this parade of Grand Prix cars. This is the global home of motor racing after all – I recall meeting Her Majesty here and so many other dignitaries and guests over the years, not to mention my memories of the circuit itself and the Grands Prix I contested."
Silverstone Classic organisers are no strangers to setting records, having arranged the largest gathering of Jaguar E-types in 2011, a parade of more than 60 Ferrari F40s in 2012, and celebrating 50 years of the Porsche 911 with 1200 cars on track last year.