September 2021 events: Classic at Silverstone rolls back the years

The British Grand Prix has been and gone – now it’s time for the old-timers to take to the track at Silverstone’s Classic weekend

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Jakob Ebrey

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The Classic at Silverstone, July 30 – August 1

Racing from morning until evening, a funfair and then live music to take you into the night, there isn’t much that The Classic at Silverstone doesn’t offer to keep fans of all ages engaged throughout.

This year, 130 car clubs are set to join the festivities over the three days with on-track action celebrating generations of motor racing.

From the 60th Anniversary E-type Challenge to historic Formula 1 and 2 machinery and the Classic Mini Challenge, there’s plenty to keep an eye on for each day of the event.

Sports cars haven’t been neglected either, with a collection of racers from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s each filling much of the itinerary while pre-war Bugattis and Bentleys ensure there’s an eclectic mix of motoring to enjoy.

For the younger motor sport fan, there’s a vintage funfair complete with dodgems and a carousel while the shopping village offers a bit of retail therapy.

Silverstone Classic RetroRun

To round off the weekend, see the RetroRun cars take a lap of the Silverstone circuit

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There’s plenty of choice too when it comes to your tickets. Want to make the most of your weekend? VIP and hospitality packages are an option. Want to camp out for the weekend? Book a camping spot for all three days. Just looking to attend a specific race? Single-day tickets are still available.

The RetroRun option has already sold out. This is a three-day package for owners of pre-2001 cars of special interest, which includes a trip to Tuthill Porsche. However, spectators will be able to see RetroRunners take a lap of the GP circuit on Sunday.

As far as summer motor sport events go, The Classic at Silverstone is a great option to take in the sights and sounds of motor racing through the years.

British GT — Snetterton 300

August 7-8

Supercars in the Norfolk sunshine will pit McLarens against Aston Martins and Lamborghinis in the British GT-headlined weekend. British Formula 3 racing supports the bill on what is sure to be a great two days of action.

IndyCar — Music City GP

August 6-8

A new event for IndyCar takes the series to Nashville for a street course race that promises thrills and spills. Pato O’Ward is the only repeat winner so far this year but Álex Palou’s consistency has him leading the championship as the season enters its final stretch.

NASCAR – Go bowling at The Glen

August 4-8

Always a popular race on the NASCAR schedule, Watkins Glen will be one of the final four races for drivers to book their names into the playoffs. After adding yet another road course victory to his CV at Road America, Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott is surely favourite to take road win number eight.

MOTOGP – GP of Austria

August 13-15

Part two of MotoGP’s summer return at the Red Bull Ring, the Grand Prix of Austria has been a reliably eventful race in recent seasons. Miguel Oliveira won the Styrian event last year and he could do with another victory to take the title fight to Fabio Quartararo.

Formula E — Berlin E-Prix

August 14-15

Not quite the six-race extravaganza it was last year, Berlin hosts just the two races as part of the 2020/21 Formula E season finale. Antonio Felix da Costa secured two wins there along with the championship last season. Will anyone repeat the feat this year?

More August events

August 13-15 WRC Ypres Rally Belgium, Ypres, West Flanders
August 15 Festival Italia, Brands Hatch
August 20-22 British Superbikes, Cadwell Park