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    Silverstone Festival (ne Classic) 2023 - 25th to 27th August 2023 (BH Weekend!)

    Hi all,

    Welcome to the official thread for the 2023 Silverstone Festival (Previously Silverstone Classic)!

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    Intro
    The Silverstone Classic has been rebranded into the Silverstone Festival. You can expect the same on-track entertainment, as well as the off-track static car show, music artists and live entertainment that you’ve come to love. In addition to that, over the past few years there have been a lot more family focused activities, including mini food festivals, live action sports demos, a fairground with free rides, and additional fun activities laid on such as pit stop challenges.

    Whether you've been before or if it's your first time thinking about attending, the Silverstone Festival really is the No. 1 classic and historic car event of the year. Not only do you get over 10,000 cars on display, but there's also racing from dawn until dusk from Friday until Sunday. There's so much to do that it can be overwhelming, but it's got something for everyone.

    Once you've purchased your ticket through the club, pretty much everything inside the circuit is included. This covers open access to lots of grandstands that, at the Formula 1, would cost you over 400 for a weekend ticket. You also have full access to all of the pits and can get as close as you dare to the cars. There's nothing like being in the pits when dozens of historic F1 cars are exiting onto track; truly exhilarating! In past years, there has also been off road experiences, stunt driving demos, drag racing demos and a reverse steering Citroen 2CV challenge, as well as many other types of entertainment off track.

    Once it gets to the evening, you're treated to a great line-up of free music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. This has included acts like Rick Astley, Sister Sledge, Gabrielle, Adam Ant, Status Quo, Suzi Quattro, The Stranglers, Bonnie Tyler and more!

    On top of all of this, you'll get to display your MR2 to the public and will get to chat to likeminded fans of the MR2 throughout the weekend.

    MR2 Mk1 Club Car Display
    In the past, we've had as many as 33 cars on display on our stand, and it's a great way to show off the marque. Whether you're new to the club, or a long-standing member, please come along to show off your pride and joy. It doesn't have to be in concourse condition, and everyone will be interested to see what Mk1 you bring.
    You don’t have to stay anchored to the stand either: we’d encourage you to go and enjoy the wider Silverstone show.

    Tickets
    By booking through the MR2 Mk1 Club, you will get 2 tickets for the price of 1! PLUS you will get a car pass to allow you to display your car in the infield section of Silverstone along with around 10,000 other classic and sports cars.

    The prices for the tickets are below (remember this is buy one ticket, get another for free):

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    The ticket pricing is weighted towards encouraging you to spend the weekend there. I can wholeheartedly recommend either camping at the Woodlands, or grabbing a nearby B&B. It’s a huge show, and certainly if it’s your first time, you’ll thank yourself for giving yourself more than one day there.

    To purchase your ticket, simply send me a Personal Message through the forum with the following information:

    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone and/or Mobile Number(s)
    • Car Registration
    • Car Colour
    • Type of Ticket ie. Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Weekend
    • Payment method (PayPal, Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer)
    • Whether you're camping or not

    Camping
    Most members generally camp at Silverstone Woodlands. This site offers great facilities, and a shuttle tractor service from the camp site to near Club corner. You can purchase your ticket for Silverstone Woodlands directly with them via this link - Click Here.

    The following Monday is a Bank Holiday, so why not make a long weekend of it and extend your camping to include Sunday night? If you camp at Woodlands or the Golf Club, your camping ticket covers you from Thursday night to Monday midday for the same price.

    Racing
    The line-up for the 2023 Silverstone Festival will feature exciting racing action from one of the best spreads of motorsport categories. The racing action will be non-stop all weekend.
    The grids for this year have been confirmed as below:

    • TRANSATLANTIC PRE'66 TOURING CARS
    • MASTERS RACING LEGENDS
    • NEW - HISTORIC FORMULA LIBRE
    • HGPCA PRE'66 GRAND PRIX CARS
    • NEW - BIG CAT CHALLENGE TROPHY
    • PRE '61 SPORTS RACERS
    • INTERNATIONAL TROPHY
    • MASTERS SPORTS CAR LEGENDS
    • HSCC THUNDERSPORTS
    • MASTERS ENDURANCE LEGENDS
    • MASTERS GT TROPHY
    • ROAD SPORTS
    • HISTORIC TOURING CARS
    • FORMULA JUNIOR
    • 75TH ANNIVERSARY TRACK DEMO

    More details here - Click Here

    Music
    I will post up an update once the line-up for 2023 has been announced.

    Car Display
    Around 10,000 cars from all sorts of car clubs makes this one of the world's largest displays of sports and super cars, along with many rarities. The calibre of cars on show is truly stunning!

    Other Features of this Amazing Show!

    • Anniversary parades
    • Aerial displays
    • Auctions (if you're feeling flush!)
    • Live demonstrations
    • Shopping village
    • Free fun fair including crazy golf
    • Food and drink stalls

    More information is available directly from Silverstone
    https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events...stone-festival

    If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask!

    Cheers,
    Tom

    Club Chairman

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    Chatted with Gary and we are going to ticket share so happy for you to count us in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakelad View Post
    Chatted with Gary and we are going to ticket share so happy for you to count us in.

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    Brilliant, cheers Graham!

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    Hey fellows. Long time no speak. Heard we got Graham going and the chairman themselves. I'll put myself down for this year. I just need to see who I can pass a second ticket off too!

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    Gary and I both need tickets so certainly we will take the other half of your ticket if you don't find a buddy!

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