Another great, if a bit windy and cold, day at Silvestone Classic.
The people who maintain, polish and repair the cars get few accolades but they are the ones grafting all weekend. I not saying the drivers just pose – well, not really.
One of the best bits about Silverstone Classic is that all weekend cars are driven by you, sometimes just inches away. Where else could you get run over by your dream racing car?
There was the normal feast for the eyes. You don’t have to be a nerd to be entranced, just someone who appreciates sporting history. And beautiful lines of course.
One of my favourite types of cars is the pre war Roech Talbots. Their period in the limelight makes for fascinating reading. Blight’s book is well worth a read, but perhaps not at the >£110 being asked on Amazon.
For a little bit less, you can see a real one over the weekend at Silverstone Classic.
If you like racing cars of all types, or even if your are particular, Silverstone Classic is a feast. I went on Friday and the crowds were thinnish, the weather was great and the noise was delightful.
I had conversations with a number of owners or members of their team and they were, universally, helpful, chatty, friendly and only too pleased it seemed to tell someone of their favourite car. The kind chap at the Tojeiro Buick was so pleasant that I forgot to take a photograph of it.
Turn up the sound for the full enjoyment of the video.
I was lucky enough to be a guest of WDK Motorsport and my grateful thanks for their hospitality. But you can get right up to the cars of other competitors without problems.
A great day out.
Some of the cars were beautifully presented.
Some brought back memories.
Some just looked great.
There were bits of cars of display that you don’t see normally.
And there was just the general atmosphere of cars and cars.
And if you like Astons . . .