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SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 30th Anniversary Edition - Now 2021
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The 30th edition of the classic. Much bigger than its original incarnation but also much more diverse.

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Old 25 Oct 2019, 10:54 (Ref:3936679)   #2
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Great , plus side itís a month after LMC
Negative close to Oldtimers
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Old 25 Oct 2019, 14:48 (Ref:3936719)   #3
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Tickets are now available:

https://silverstoneclassic.seeticket...rcuit/1453674?

They're at a "super early bird" price at the moment. So that's the "taking the ****" price at the moment - they'll go up to "how ****ing much?" at some point.
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Old 29 Oct 2019, 18:36 (Ref:3937525)   #4
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Indeed. Again for the very first time, I've booked as a spectator. We have a pair of 30th anniversary tickets for the MGB. So will be parked in the middle of everything.
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Tempted. But coming so close after LM and the LMC (which I'm hoping to get to next year), I may have used up all my goodwill at home by then!
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Just seen on HRDC's Instagram that there will be a Alfa Romeo 110th Anniversary race.
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Just seen on HRDC's Instagram that there will be a Alfa Romeo 110th Anniversary race.

Yeah, Julius Thurgood's Classic Alfa Challenge is running a 20 minute qualy on Friday, with 20 minute races on Saturday and Sunday.......all for what he says is the bargain price of £845 - or more than twice what we pay for 30 minutes qualy and a 40 minute race with CSCC . I know this is the GP circuit, but even so..........
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It's the Silverstone Classic. Profits have to be made - the bigger the better. There are lots of layers in this set up and all need a good return.
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You do have a choice it seems, you could just not pay the entry and do something else, it does seem rather ludicrous, but then, I don't race and have zero desire to, so maybe a clubbie at Cadwell is not much cheaper!
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For your money you do get several (6?) weekend tickets and free camping unlike, for example, Le Mans who will charge you a further £150 for filthy toilets and dust everywhere. And a free day's testing (of sorts). I've always treated it as a long weekend with family, watch the bands, get drenched at the Delta BBQ etc. Always enjoyed it.
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It's the Silverstone Classic. Profits have to be made - the bigger the better. There are lots of layers in this set up and all need a good return.
Well of course. You don't grow the best classic meeting on the planet by making losses. If it didn't make handsome profits, there would be no reason to invest in the future. Without profits Silverstone would be the windblown airfield I remember from the seventies. The Classic would be a bunch of mates running downbeat old bangers round in circles, instead of featuring the best racing cars ever seen.

Does Lord March run The Revival as a charity? Le Mans Classic? Monaco? Amelia Island concours? Of course not.

We have such an aversion to profit in this country, totally ignoring the fact that profit provides jobs for thousands round the circuit never mind the wider community.

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Hear hear - I don't like Silverstone much as a circuit, and to be frank , even in 50 years of attendance it has only ever really 'worked ' with powerful , noisy and very fast cars . But that cavil apart , the Classic is a must see event for me - and why wouldn't it be , as it is the biggest classic race meeting of the year ?



Access all areas is wonderful , and such a contrast to the self important guff which infects modern motorsport , and my three days are very full ones.



Someone always moans about the cost - but as a car club member I get two tickets for about 100 quid , which means less than 20 quid per day... and I get to park a stone's throw from Brooklands . When a BTCC meeting costs you at least £30 for watching spec cars in every support race and as near as dammit in the feature race ... and don't get me started on the crowd and its bloody gazebos ....


My favourite meetings are Goodwood MM and HSCC Cadwell, but the Classic is also a joy .
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Well of course. You don't grow the best classic meeting on the planet by making losses. If it didn't make handsome profits, there would be no reason to invest in the future. Without profits Silverstone would be the windblown airfield I remember from the seventies.

As far as I know the owners of Silverstone are not the promoters of the Silverstone Classic. I think I am right in thinking that the promoter then sells on race slots to other organisations (and possibly on again) and each time these 'layers' make a fat profit without actually adding to the spectacle.


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Does Lord March run The Revival as a charity? Le Mans Classic? Monaco? Amelia Island concours? Of course not.

Unfortunately Max you've fallen in to the trap of taking an extreme point of view to make your point. Why should objection to greatly increasing the price of an article (the Classic/Revival) have to be seen as wanting charity. Is there no such thing as a middle road?


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We have such an aversion to profit in this country, totally ignoring the fact that profit provides jobs for thousands round the circuit never mind the wider community.

Maybe some lefties don't like profits, but I think that's the minority and certainly not many in motor racing circles. I am a capitalist by nature and training and I understand the economics of profits paying for research, development, employment etc. and the taxes levied on these profits goes towards all the services we demand such as health, roads, libraries, government, etc. Some may see the Classic as profiteering rather than profit making.

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OK, I tend to think that where there is no other game in town, we either pay or do something else. I've seen the entry fees for Masters and they appear to be the same as last year so no increase on that front. I wont be racing but I have taken advantage of the 30th anniversary weekend pass and will be parking our MGB in the central enclosure.

I always enjoy the event and hope I will do so again this year.

Coppice, what car club and what car will you be driving?
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