Back to the bad old days?
Oh dear, what a disappointment last Saturday was at Silverstone for the Classic meeting. My normal journey time from Warwickshire is under an hour; last Saturday it took nearly three hours, two of which were spent travelling from Brackley.
What has happened to this wonderful circuit? Is it back to the bad old days of traffic congestion? We felt sorry for those E-type owners not only trying to get into the circuit for their parade, but also trying to keep moving to avoid the dreaded boiling problems. We lost count of the number of cars we saw parked up on the side of the road.
The problem appeared to be caused by east and west traffic converging in the village, plus the first public car park thereafter was not open.
For heaven’s sake Silverstone, sort this out, because there are at least three enthusiasts who will not be going next year, especially at £45 per ticket for effectively half a day. John Simmons, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire