Silverstone Classic – PistonHeads display – we need you!

Silverstone Classic – PistonHeads display – we need you!

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BenLowden

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1,930 posts

126 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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We're very excited to announce that we're a partner to the Silverstone Classic (26-28 July) this year.

We'll be taking over the Paddock Cafe to bring the PistonHeads pub, the Pie & Piston, back to life at the heart of the event. As part of our 300 car display area for eligible cars, we've got space for a rather special 'PistonHeads icon' display.

We need 20 cars to park outside the Pie & Piston that epitomise PistonHeads. Ideally we'd like you to attend for all three days (you can drive in and out each day but under restricted times) and these applications will be prioritised, but we'll also consider those who might only be able to attend for one or two. Our chosen cars will receive two free tickets for the duration that they're on display plus a PH goodie bag.

So what are we looking for? Ideally we want a set of cars that encapsulate PistonHeads, be it a classic or modern. We're thinking along the lines of (in no particular order):

- TVRs
- Porsche 911 GT3
- Lancia Delta Integrale
- Peugeot 205 GTI
- Ferraris
- Renaultsport Megane R26R/Trophy R
- Volvo 850R
- Audi R8
- BMW M3
- Mercedes-AMG C63
- Mazda MX-5 Mk1
- Lotuses
- Aston Martin Vantage
- Noble M12
- Caterham Seven
- Alpine
- Subaru Impreza
- Mitsubishi Evo
- Land Rover Defender
- Nissan Skyline/GT-R
- McLarens
- Ford Escort
- Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
- Lamborghinis
- Plus anything else you think we've missed that would be relevant

How to apply

If you're free 26-28 July and have something you think we'd be interested in, please post a photo below with some basic details and the days that you're free to attend. Those with a Readers' Car thread may be favoured, so post a link to your thread if you have one too.

Please submit applications by the 22nd April and we'll notify everyone of the selection on here shortly after.

Du1point8

21,116 posts

141 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Not to state the obvious, but how is the coverage on the PH insurance?

If a car is damaged in some way shape or form whilst under the control of PH, is PH picking up the bill?

jeremyc

17,941 posts

233 months

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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I have a choice for you that meet your requirements for PHness. biggrin

'71 Lotus Elan Sprint



'99 Caterham Superlight R



Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 (manual, natch)



Land Rover Defender 90 XS Station Wagon



I can be there all days 26-28 July, though I can only drive one up at a time.

Saying that, I could bring the Defender with either the Elan or Caterham on a trailer.... hehe

BenLowden

Original Poster:

1,930 posts

126 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Wednesday 13th March 2019
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Du1point8 said:
Not to state the obvious, but how is the coverage on the PH insurance?

If a car is damaged in some way shape or form whilst under the control of PH, is PH picking up the bill?
Good question – the 20 cars in our icon display will be covered under our PLI thumbup

DrC

661 posts

200 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Mustang? Arriving mid Friday afternoon, plan on leaving Sunday afternoon (after 5).



Edited by DrC on Thursday 14th March 20:07

lezdix

422 posts

105 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Ginetta: Now the longest/oldest continuously British Owned and Made British Sports car.


I'll be there all weekend. She's a 1995 (No'98 of the 98 made) G33 RV8 (4ltr) running on a modified TVR tune, high lift road cam approx 260hp on an 800kg car with no traction control, no ABS (not even a servo!) and no launch control. Just a light (beautiful) British car, a V8 and a driver, what more does one need?

Camping so the car will be on site all day every day.


Edited by lezdix on Monday 25th March 23:19

red_duke

738 posts

130 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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I can attend both days if this GT-R is of interest …





Edited by red_duke on Friday 15th March 15:13

dantournay

316 posts

157 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Can do Friday and Saturday if you want a zetec powered Morris Minor

delboyvette

39 posts

120 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Can bring 1965 corvette stingray on Friday and Saturday

adamfraser

542 posts

152 months

Saturday 16th March 2019
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Apologies, going to have to pull my entry. Confirmed today that i’ll be away from home so it’s a no go from me.

Good luck with the search! smile

Edited by adamfraser on Thursday 21st March 18:42

BenLowden

Original Poster:

1,930 posts

126 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Monday 18th March 2019
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All fantastic cars here thank you – keep them rolling in!

Parptoot

90 posts

110 months

Monday 18th March 2019
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How about a 1971 Mini Clubman in a very 70s purple. Not perfect or a show car but so much fun smile

85Carrera

2,114 posts

186 months

Monday 18th March 2019
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dantournay said:


Can do Friday and Saturday if you want a zetec powered Morris Minor
Is there a thread on this?

alexgould12

9 posts

111 months

Wednesday 20th March 2019
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I can look to bring my Jaguar S Type R down if you are interested.

850R

104 posts

80 months

Saturday 23rd March 2019
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Just noticed the thread, happy to. Happy to bring along our volvo 855R

Currently on show at the NEC for the classic

If this is any good let us know

Cheers

850R

104 posts

80 months

Saturday 23rd March 2019
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TVR Tommy

588 posts

174 months

Monday 25th March 2019
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I can offer my TVR T350t for display, for the three days. I'm local to Silverstone



Or there's my Defender TD5 G4




Edited by TVR Tommy on Monday 25th March 12:24

T3LLIOTT

294 posts

114 months

Monday 25th March 2019
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Mitsubishi Evo 6. 2018 import with 60,000 miles, so good condition. Mild level of tune with Evo X BBS wheels for an OEM+ look. smile

Edit to add: I'm happy to do all 3 days as well.



Edited by T3LLIOTT on Friday 29th March 11:19

MRichards99

233 posts

77 months

Monday 25th March 2019
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I'd be happy to display my 1997 Mazda MX5 Mk1 on the Sunday:



Thread about it: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&... - that reminds me to update it over the next couple of days!

terry237

75 posts

69 months

Thursday 28th March 2019
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My car is not on the list but may be of interest, being an iconic and relatively unique 90's sports car from the land of the rising sun. I can attend all days but I am equally happy to attend only one or two to share the days with others if chosen.



The car is relatively standard bar the "usual" mods: coilovers, exhaust, ecu/boost controller and the slightly rare Mazdaspeed alloys. I have not started a readers' car thread as I have not done an awful lot to it since importing it last year, other than servicing, changing the wheels and visiting many petrol stations biggrin