Brooklands provided the backdrop for the VSCC's New Year Driving Tests event held on January 31st. John Retter shows us the highlights captured on film.
The return of the rain failed to wipe the smiles off fans’ faces as the 25th anniversary of the Silverstone Classic came to a close with a riot of racing on a distinctly unseasonal summer’s day.
The 25th anniversary Silverstone Classic raced and rocked from dawn ‘til dusk on Saturday (25 July), with legendary Formula One machinery, iconic Group C cars, a plethora of touring car heroes and Status Quo providing flat-out entertainment for a record-breaking crowd.
Justin Maeers attended Thursday evening’s hugely popular Silverstone Auctions sale with the mere intention of enjoying a drink among friends, but he incredibly left the event as the proud new owner of a 1959 Cooper Monaco. Not content with only the impulse purchase, Maeers went on to race the car during the weekend’s 25th Silverstone Classic.
Held on the Thursday evening after driver testing at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the sales room was packed with drivers and historic racing enthusiasts, while telephone and online bidders watched the live stream. A bidding frenzy ensued for a number of cars, recording a total sales sum of £1million.
A range of iconic road and racing cars is set to be auctioned in the biggest-ever Silverstone Classic sale by auction partners, Silverstone Auctions, from 23-26 July this weekend.
Held during the Silverstone Classic motor racing festival on 25-26 July - an event expected to attract 90,000 enthusiasts - Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Silverstone Wing is set to be its biggest of the year. Headlined by the first 964 RS ever produced and gifted by Porsche, not sold through dealer network, the N/GT Lightweight Specification car was allegedly given to Ulrich Richter, an Eighties Porsche-only racing driver.