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SILVERSTONE CLASSIC 30th Anniversary Edition
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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 29 Apr 2020, 10:04 (Ref:3973538)   #31
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F1 exists for the competition. The crowd is secondary to the result. Appendix K highlights that classic racing is about the cars. At the Classic the whole racing programme is a tremendous backdrop to a great weekend of socialising. It won't be the usual great motorsport Festival without the crowds, so sadly I have to draw a similar conclusion.
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Old 29 Apr 2020, 10:27 (Ref:3973546)   #32
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F1 exists for the competition. The crowd is secondary to the result. Appendix K highlights that classic racing is about the cars. At the Classic the whole racing programme is a tremendous backdrop to a great weekend of socialising. It won't be the usual great motorsport Festival without the crowds, so sadly I have to draw a similar conclusion.
They are still clinging to the current date according to Autosport, eventually you have to make the call and the problem they have is that it is an event that has to be at Silverstone, it's not a series that can try and re-jig the calendar around whatever the UK circuits can fit in.

You would have to move it a month to see if you could run some sort of public event by then, but Silverstone has the Moto GP last weekend in August and BTCC in September and I believe and they need to offer MG Live and World GT/British GT and BSB postponed slots.

The could try for what was the previous WEC slot 4-6 September.
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Old 30 Apr 2020, 09:04 (Ref:3973755)   #33
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I think the bigger issue for the Silverstone Classic, is what makes it so special...

...its a festival at the end of the day with unrivalled fan access, concerts, fun fair, car shows and racing cars that you don't often see etc...

...lets be honest (and no disrespect meant), can you really see fans having the same level of garage access, concerts, the fun fair being able to be used and the same number of special cars being shipped over and racing?

...it will basically be 'just another' HSCC/ Masters meeting..again no disrespect meant, because theres nothing wrong with that at £20 a ticket, but at £150 a ticket, fans expect more than just the racing....im not sure you can make an event like the Silverstone Classic, financially viable without all the other stuff that goes on at the event.
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Old 30 Apr 2020, 09:21 (Ref:3973760)   #34
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There are bigger things happening in the world than concerning yourself with the merits of having a festival. The bits and pieces will probably not be allowed so what is the point in running an event that is going to
lose a boat load of money .
It won’t happen but I would put money on the first meaningful event Goodwood Revival.
The French have given a date of 1/9 before anything happens and Belgium is in an awful situation so why run 6 hrs
If you can run 6 hrs it’s possible to run a GP same weekend?
Lots up in the air!
Anyway no Pre War at Silverstone so not to worry!
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Old 30 Apr 2020, 11:32 (Ref:3973773)   #35
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huh its almost like I missed the part where the world is up the sh!tter at the moment. ;-p


Of course there are bigger things in the world to worry about right now, but while its just a festival to me and you its also peoples work and livelihoods at stake..and that's not just confined to motorsport.

Im lucky to be in work at the moment, and live in the countryside so the effects have been relatively minimal so far, but I feel for those who have lost jobs and loved ones over this.

The sooner we can safely get people back to work....and motorsport back on its wheels the better.
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Old 30 Apr 2020, 11:49 (Ref:3973777)   #36
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I think historic motorsport is at the bottom of the motorsport pyramid and it’s a lot of fairly old blokes playing with old bags of bolts.
All other motorsport will be considered much more important than Historics and will be first in any queue.
As many of us old farts are over sixty will probably still be in lockdown!
Your back at work bit will probably be next year as far as Historics are concerned .
That’s reality. Get the money producers back to work
Many preparation people rely on road cars rather than race prep.
People will have a smaller disposable income so that will have an effect
It is probable that gatherings of over 500 people will not be allowed until Autumn at the earliest
That puts kybosh on most things
Get ready to be disappointed!
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oh don't get me wrong I think youre absolutely correct....as awful as it sounds.

tbh id take any form of motorsport right now...definitely need the series that make money back first like F1, WEC, GT3, BTCC etc...which can be shown live on TV but behind closed doors if required

...then theres the matter of medical cover/ marshals etc etc.

….In that respect you might find track days back first, especially when they are good earners for circuits and need less infrastructure.

… I actually think other forms of motorsport like hillclimb/ sprints and short oval racing may come back sooner than others because of the lack of infrastructure required and less risk (single car) of hillclimbs/ sprints
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Of course. If anyone can find me a decent Aero Singer they could make some money now!
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What's an Aero Singer John ? based on the 9 or LeMans ? THey did an Hillman Aero?
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Stuart Pringle from Silverstone Circuit saying it is not a given that they will be able to meet the strict government guidance on public gatherings for the British GP, even without any spectators, so how the SC intends to run a week later with 40,000 crowd is anyone's guess. I can't see you will be able to have that sort of gathering at all this year.
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Virtual historic racing may well be the future. Arthurs got a new driving sim game, I gave him an old motalita wheel, we were doing laps of the old Full Spa circuit the other evening. most impressive.
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Now you know what Burnenville, Masta and Stavelot mean. Yes it was really impressive bearing in mind that sometimes only one part was wet the other being dry. Closer from now, do you remember the left curve after bus stop and before F1 pits? Tricky in the wet with some ponnies under the pedal… Sorry, not Silverstone!

Are you talking about some thing like this, John? https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-193...-mans-1957-210
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Now you know what Burnenville, Masta and Stavelot mean. Yes it was really impressive bearing in mind that sometimes only one part was wet the other being dry. Closer from now, do you remember the left curve after bus stop and before F1 pits? Tricky in the wet with some ponnies under the pedal… Sorry, not Silverstone!

Are you talking about some thing like this, John? https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-193...-mans-1957-210
I remember it and yes fun before they eased the exit kerb. Essentially you planted your foot whilst facing the armco on the outside of the track.
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The Singer is a 1936 1.5 Aero Saloon
There is one in Caister Car Collection in not so good condition !
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I remember it and yes fun before they eased the exit kerb. Essentially you planted your foot whilst facing the armco on the outside of the track.
Breath taking place! The new chicane is safer but more conventional, lets say less romantic…

Several Singers on car and classic, some in the Nederlands, but not what you're looking for I'm afraid John.

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