With more than 10,000 classic cars on display, the Silverstone Classic on July 28-30 is quite simply the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival – but there’s so much more to it than that. Alongside spectacular historic race action including FIA Masters Historic Formula One and the Super Touring Trophy, this motoring festival also features headline live music, air displays and a vintage fun fair.
At this year’s event, the anniversaries of several motor sport icons will be celebrated. Alongside annual classics such as Group C and Pre-’66 Grand Prix action, this year’s Classic will showcase 40 years of Williams and the 50th anniversary of Formula Ford. Plus with free paddock and grandstand access, and demonstrations including World GP Bike Legends, you’d be hard pushed to find greater access to the cars and stars anywhere else. www.silverstoneclassic.com
Oldtimer Grand Prix
Nürburgring, August 11-13
Showcasing seven decades of motor sport history, the Nürburgring’s Oldtimer Grand Prix is one of the world’s original, largest and most popular historic racing events. Marking the Oldtimer GP’s 45th anniversary, more than 60,000 fans are expected to attend this year’s event that will feature action on both the Nordschleife and Grand Prix circuit. With FIA Masters Historic Formula One, Historic Sports Cars and classic DTM, there is racing from almost every decade. www.nuerburgring.de
Goodwood, August 6
What better way to start a Sunday morning? Following a full-English breakfast featuring Goodwood’s finest produce in the Jackie Stewart Pavilion, Classic Car Sunday gets into full swing with a diverse static display of pre-1978 machinery. Celebrating the heyday of motoring, all types, shapes and speeds of car are invited to attend this all-welcoming event that, for those who sign up in advance, is free to enter. www.goodwood.com