Tickets for the 2012 Silverstone Classic (20-22 July) have gone on sale today (Thursday 1 December) with discounted ‘Early Bird’ tickets available in good time for Christmas.
Firmly established as the World’s biggest classic motor racing festival, next summer’s three-day Silverstone Classic will build further upon the huge success of this summer’s record-breaking event which attracted a massive crowd of more than 80,000.
The on-track entertainment will showcase the full spectrum of historic motor sport with huge grids featuring an amazing array of Grand Prix, GT, Le Mans, single-seaters, sports and touring cars spanning more than seven decades of epic circuit racing history.
The unrivalled race programme will be enhanced by an even greater variety of family entertainment than ever before. More than 120 car clubs will be displaying in excess of 7000 classic road cars many marking significant milestones in their marque’s respective ancestry.
Adding to the high octane, three-day festival atmosphere, the very best of classic rock and pop bands will perform live on both Friday and Saturday evenings. A host of other live music attractions will appear over the weekend, too, as the ever-evolving event expands its ‘Rocking and Racing’ reputation.
With more and more Silverstone Classic visitors staying on site at Silverstone to savour the massive on- and off-track entertainment package – and also take full advantage of discounted three-day and weekend tickets – an even more comprehensive choice of ‘glamping’ and camping options are now available for 2012.
“Our special multi-day tickets and hugely popular ‘access all areas’ policy offers exceptional value for money,” said Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic Event Director. “Tickets not only provide free access to car parking, grandstand seats, air displays, fun fair and both Silverstone paddocks allowing festival goers to rub shoulders with drivers and see the amazing collection of classic competition cars up close, but they also include admission to all the live music concerts in the evenings. Taking that into account it’s no surprise that so many more of those coming to the Silverstone Classic are adopting a Glastonbury-style approach and staying for the full three-day rocking and racing experience.”
To cater for the Silverstone Classic’s spiralling appeal and popularity, a wide range of new and improved logistics and infrastructure have also been implemented in advance of next summer’s festival. These include better access to the venue as well as a significant increase in the number of buses transporting show-goers around the various attractions and between the two race paddocks.