130 historic cars already gearing up for 25th anniversary of Silverstone Classic car festival

Silverstone classic car weekend and auction 2014
Silverstone classic car weekend and auction 2014

The annual Silverstone Classic will be celebrating its 25th year with a “jubilee extravaganza” this summer.

Ticket sales have already reached a record-breaking high in anticipation of the July event, which has promised visitors 130 historic cars and passenger rides around the famous Grand Prix circuit.

Among the exhibited vehicles will be pre-war sports cars, such as Bentleys and Bugattis from the 1920s, to the iconic Group C prototypes, Super Tourers and 90s GT Legends from the 1980s-90s.

During the silver jubilee of what organisers claim is “the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival”, individual brands will also be marking their own significant milestones with special track parades.

The NSX Club GB will be celebrating 25 years of Honda’s mid-engined supercar, alongside showcases of Triumph TR3s, TR4As and TR7s, MGAs, Bentley S1s and the Sinclair C5.

Last year’s three-day festical attracted 95,000 visitors - it’s biggest number to date - and organisers expect an even higher attendance this year.