Silverstone classic

Silverstone classic

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havoc

24,674 posts

184 months

Tuesday 30th July 2019
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jimbo bott said:
Also - many pre 60s sports cars had packed up and gone home after lunchtime on sunday. Didn't see any lightweight e types, c types or d types. Good job there is still growing events like bicester heritage, donnington historic, chateau impney to name a few.
Sunday afternoons - been like that for a few years, since they started doing mornings out of Nat'l Paddock / afternoons out of Int'l.

Lightweight E-Types - I saw at least 3 or 4 racing.
D-Types - saw 1 in the paddock, but missed the race so couldn't tell you if any others
C-Types - saw one on the edge of the Jag club area (didn't go and look up there see if there was much else as they've nothing post XJR15 that interests me and like most clubs it's now 90% modern cars).


Other events - agreed. Bicester is great, Impney looks like it's developing well, not been to Donington - how does it compare?

Pericoloso

41,495 posts

112 months

Tuesday 30th July 2019
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I wasn't counting but I saw plenty ,relatively speaking ,of C and D types ,some on the JDC area near Copse corner

and a fair few in the racing areas for the pre 1963 Sports race.





Bonus XJ220 in that pic





It's possible that some didn't fancy driving in the pouring rain of Saturday with zero protection.

BenLowden

1,933 posts

126 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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jimbo bott said:
On a lighter note - who owns the red 850r Volvo? Any chance of seeing the video your passenger was recording on the parade lap?
Thanks again for the jump start Jim thumbup



Username for the 850R owner is '850R' (funny that) if you want to drop Rich a PM.

Pericoloso

41,495 posts

112 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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Anyone know if there's coverage of this on TV ?

I did a basic search but can't find anything.

ITV4 maybe ?

tonymor

Original Poster:

1,125 posts

121 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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Been wondering myself but haven't seen anything.

Pericoloso

41,495 posts

112 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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There was cameras at all strategic points ,so the footage must be being used somewhere.

Surely they weren't there just for the big screens on the day ?

jeremyc

17,941 posts

233 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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Pericoloso said:
There was cameras at all strategic points ,so the footage must be being used somewhere.

Surely they weren't there just for the big screens on the day ?
Louise Goodman was there so I assume a TV programme was being made (Tiff Needell as well).

I'm not sure she's so much of a fan just to turn up to watch the racing. wink

Pericoloso

41,495 posts

112 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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jeremyc said:
Pericoloso said:
There was cameras at all strategic points ,so the footage must be being used somewhere.

Surely they weren't there just for the big screens on the day ?
Louise Goodman was there so I assume a TV programme was being made (Tiff Needell as well).

I'm not sure she's so much of a fan just to turn up to watch the racing. wink
Thanks ,that must confirm it .

I have checked all of this week of ITV4 ,must be too much footage to sort through to get it ready for this week.

I'll kick myself if I miss it...frown

havoc

24,674 posts

184 months

Wednesday 31st July 2019
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Pericoloso said:
Anyone know if there's coverage of this on TV ?

I did a basic search but can't find anything.

ITV4 maybe ?
I'm sure I saw something saying 18th August. Pretty sure ITV-__

j4r4lly

137 posts

84 months

Thursday 1st August 2019
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I was there on Sunday taking part in the Capri 50th anniversary celebrations.

First time I've been to the show and I really enjoyed it. Plenty of racing to see and lots of interesting cars. Nosing around the pits looking at the cars close up was great too.

I did think that some car clubs were over represented and there were also too many moderns, but I suppose it's better than having big empty areas and of course the weather must have affected the turnout.

Truckosaurus

7,282 posts

233 months

Thursday 1st August 2019
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Even with large Porsche Parking zones there's still plenty of spare space to use up, there was pretty much nothing on the outer perimeter road or around the Wing paddock.

I'm not sure that the presence of 'moderns' was too much of an issue either, for every Jag X-type estate there were plenty of E-types to look at and I'm sure a large number of spectators are interested in seeing modern supercars. The Lotus and Aston clubs would certainly look very sparse if a cut-off of 1999, for example, was chosen.

BenLowden

1,933 posts

126 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Thursday 1st August 2019
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Pericoloso said:
Anyone know if there's coverage of this on TV ?

I did a basic search but can't find anything.

ITV4 maybe ?
Yep ITV4 on 18th August after the BTCC I think.

850R

104 posts

80 months

Thursday 1st August 2019
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What a weekend even though the weather did its best to ruin it!!

loved the parade lap, a brisk pace in places, not complaining at all!!

More than happy to share videos etc, only taken on iPhone but better than nothing i guess!!

Thanks again for the invite, still on cloud 9!!

Digga

28,932 posts

232 months

Thursday 1st August 2019
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850R said:
More than happy to share videos etc, only taken on iPhone but better than nothing i guess!!
Get them online!

I think the diversity of cars on the PH zone (both the display and parking) was fantastic.

The 850 is a case in point - great car and, I think iconic. My mate who is not into cars in the least - cycles to work, is into his mountain biking and only has a car because sometimes he has to use one - has a boggo 850. It's beautifully built and, in his words "the last car I ever buy". hehe Occasionally, when he's panicking about the cost of work needed, I remind him of that phrase and also that no one will ever build cars like those again.

Jagmanv12

1,506 posts

113 months

Tuesday 6th August 2019
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A great event as usual.
Being able to access virtually everywhere - pits, paddock, etc (unlike Goodwood Revival).

Only criticism is the traffic marshals need briefing properly. One marshal says one thing, then 2 minutes later his colleague 10 feet away says something different.

BenLowden

1,933 posts

126 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Wednesday 14th August 2019
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The highlights of the Silverstone Classic will be on the telly this Sunday evening, scheduled straight after live coverage of the BTCC at 6:15 on ITV4.

If you can't tune-in, you can either watch on catch-up or repeats are currently scheduled to be shown on Monday 2 September at 19:00 or Sunday 8 Sept at 18:00. Set yourselves a reminder!

jimbo bott

6 posts

8 months

Monday 13th January
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BenLowden said:
Thanks again for the jump start Jim thumbup



Username for the 850R owner is '850R' (funny that) if you want to drop Rich a PM.


Blimey. Only just seen this ben. You're very welcome and thanks for the 850r owners details.

Is there another pistonheads gathering at Silverstone this year? Would love to attend with pistonheads again.


jimbo bott

6 posts

8 months

Monday 13th January
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Digga said:
et them online!

I think the diversity of cars on the PH zone (both the display and parking) was fantastic.

The 850 is a case in point - great car and, I think iconic. My mate who is not into cars in the least - cycles to work, is into his mountain biking and only has a car because sometimes he has to use one - has a boggo 850. It's beautifully built and, in his words "the last car I ever buy". hehe Occasionally, when he's panicking about the cost of work needed, I remind him of that phrase and also that no one will ever build cars like those again.
Hello. Dont suppose you have got any footage of me in my jag on the parade lap have you? We were close to each other for some of the lap.

BenLowden

1,933 posts

126 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Tuesday 14th January
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jimbo bott said:


Blimey. Only just seen this ben. You're very welcome and thanks for the 850r owners details.

Is there another pistonheads gathering at Silverstone this year? Would love to attend with pistonheads again.
There certainly is! Details here: https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-shows/join-ph-...

And then add yourself to the Wiki page here once you've got your tickets: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...