RE: Join PH at Silverstone Classic!

RE: Join PH at Silverstone Classic!

Thursday 14th March 2019

Join PH at Silverstone Classic!

There are some huge anniversaries to celebrate at this year's Silverstone Classic - here's how to be there



We're pretty big fans of historic racing at PistonHeads. It might have something to do with the unmistakable rich smell of oil and petrol, the sensational sounds, the sight of almost priceless metal and the up-close access that it offers. It's why we travel around the UK and Europe to attend nostalgic classic racing events; we can't get enough.

This year, we're excited to announce that PistonHeads are going to be at the Silverstone Classic, 26-28 July. The event has grown at a phenomenal rate since its inception in 1990, to become the world's largest classic motor racing festival. It combines incredible historic motor racing with family-friendly entertainment across three days, with 1,000 drivers competing as 100,000 attendees looked on in 2018.


What's happening
Starting with the cars, there's more than Β£600 million worth taking part, from 1920's grids to modern Endurance racing LMP1 sunset grids, with all racing taking part on the legendary Grand Prix circuit. A highlight of many historic events compared to mainstream modern racing is that you get free access to the paddocks and grandstands. To be able to get up close to these cars is simply incredible.

You will find us at the centre of the action in the infamous PistonHeads pub, the Pie & Piston. We'll be taking over the Paddock CafΓ© with a display of 20 iconic PH cars and a member display area for eligible cars. Our 20 car icon display will epitomise PH -but we need your help. If you think you've got a car we'll be interested in, then share it with usΒ on this thread. Our chosen members will receive complimentary tickets and a PH goodie bag. Members with eligible cars have access to exclusive packages; more information on that below.


If the racing isn't already enough, there will be vintage funfair rides, a shopping village, displays from more than 100 car clubs, interactive demonstrations and live music concerts. Across the Friday and Saturday evenings, bands will perform the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Ten Years After and The Who to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock.

Camping is available at the Classic and is a huge part of the family experience with full facilities including food, music and entertainment. It's just a stone's throw from the circuit, so you can enjoy a couple of pints at the Pie & Piston without having to worry about driving to a hotel at the end of the day.

We'll be running a competition next week where you could win one of ten pairs of weekend tickets, so sign up to our promotional emails here to make sure you don't miss out.


PistonHeads display and tickets
If you've got a car you think we'll be interested in for our PH icon display, post on this thread and you'll get complimentary tickets if chosen.

If you've got an eligible car (list available here), you can park in our member display area next to the Pie & Piston. Our special PH packages (for one, two, or all three days of the event) are available from just Β£52 and includes general admission for TWO people and a pass for your car to be part of our member display area. To book, simply visitΒ the event website hereΒ and access the package using our exclusive booking code: CCD001342019. Then add yourselfΒ to our Wiki here.

If you don’t have an eligible car, you can still be part of it with us. General entry tickets are available with adult general admission tickets starting at Β£45. Discounted tickets are available for children, young adults and families. General tickets can be bought here.







Author
Discussion

Jex

Original Poster:

620 posts

78 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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What is it like getting in and out? Are there long queues?

DevonPaul

675 posts

87 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Didn't go last year, but they have been very long if you come from the Banbury side about 9-10 am - often tailing back to Brackley on the A43 and taking 45 min or more. They only had one lane open at the top of the sliproad form the A43 and stopped everyone as soon as one car vaguely approached from the other direction.

If you're coming the other way they seem less, and if you come though the backroads from Stowe house it used to be easier or use the lanes and come in via Silverstone Vilage.

Jex

Original Poster:

620 posts

78 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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DevonPaul said:
Didn't go last year, but they have been very long if you come from the Banbury side about 9-10 am - often tailing back to Brackley on the A43 and taking 45 min or more. They only had one lane open at the top of the sliproad form the A43 and stopped everyone as soon as one car vaguely approached from the other direction.

If you're coming the other way they seem less, and if you come though the backroads from Stowe house it used to be easier or use the lanes and come in via Silverstone Vilage.
Thanks - what about getting out again?

Catnapper

70 posts

59 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Jex said:
DevonPaul said:
Didn't go last year, but they have been very long if you come from the Banbury side about 9-10 am - often tailing back to Brackley on the A43 and taking 45 min or more. They only had one lane open at the top of the sliproad form the A43 and stopped everyone as soon as one car vaguely approached from the other direction.

If you're coming the other way they seem less, and if you come though the backroads from Stowe house it used to be easier or use the lanes and come in via Silverstone Vilage.
Thanks - what about getting out again?
Camp for the weekend, its peanuts. Been the last two years, getting out going north not a problem, going south a bit different redface

Engelberger

509 posts

17 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Nice to see the return of the P&P although it seemed a rather sorry affair last time I saw it (le mans?).

New owners actually seem to be making an effort. Be interesting to see what cars will make the stand. Been going to the classic for a few years now and it seems to improve every year. Just hope it doesn't become too popular.

AMGSee55

211 posts

52 months

Sunday 24th March 2019
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Booked onto the PH club area but the wiki doesn't seem to be working..?

Anyway....Alfa Berlina 2000 - we'll be there on the Saturday

BenLowden

1,976 posts

127 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Tuesday 26th March 2019
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AMGSee55 said:
Booked onto the PH club area but the wiki doesn't seem to be working..?

Anyway....Alfa Berlina 2000 - we'll be there on the Saturday
Hmm that's strange – I've just updated the Wiki now with your details and it worked for me? Look forward to seeing you there!

BenLowden

1,976 posts

127 months

PH Marketing Bloke

PH STAFF

Tuesday 26th March 2019
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Ticket competition – 10 pairs of weekend tickets to give away

Just in case you've missed it, our ticket competition is live and closes tomorrow night, so make sure you get your entry in quickly! If you've already bought your tickets and you win, then your purchase will be refunded.

Competition is live here: https://www.pistonheads.com/news/motorsport/compet...

lezdix

423 posts

106 months

Wednesday 27th March 2019
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Traffic was a lot.better last year.
The year before (2017) it was awful, I think lessons were learnt.

BenLowden

1,976 posts

127 months

PH Marketing Bloke

PH STAFF

Saturday 30th March 2019
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Early bird discount closes tomorrow at midnight

If you want to book your tickets at the best going rate, you'll need to place your orders this weekend with the early bird discounts finishing tomorrow at midnight.

If you've got an eligible pre '79 car, you can park in our member display area next to the Pie & Piston. Our special PH packages (for one, two, or all three days of the event) are available from just £45 and includes general admission for TWO people and a pass for your car to be part of our member display area. To book, simply visit the event website here and access the package using our exclusive booking code: CCD001342019. Then add yourself to our Wiki here.

If you don't have a pre '79 car, you can still be part of it with us. General entry tickets are available with adult general admission tickets starting at £37. Discounted tickets are available for children, young adults and families. General tickets can be bought here. All prices above are early bird rates that expire at midnight on 31st March.

AMGSee55

211 posts

52 months

Tuesday 2nd April 2019
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BenLowden said:
AMGSee55 said:
Booked onto the PH club area but the wiki doesn't seem to be working..?

Anyway....Alfa Berlina 2000 - we'll be there on the Saturday
Hmm that's strange – I've just updated the Wiki now with your details and it worked for me? Look forward to seeing you there!
Thanks Ben, sorry for tardy reply, only just picked up your thread response. If the wiki is an accurate reflection of numbers, I may have quite a bit of space to myself... biggrin

BenLowden

1,976 posts

127 months

PH Marketing Bloke

PH STAFF

Monday 15th April 2019
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Changes to PistonHeads club area

I'm pleased to announce that the organisers have agreed to broaden our club area outside the Pie & Piston; full details available here. Take a look at the eligibility list and join us to park outside the PistonHeads pub!

BenLowden

1,976 posts

127 months

PH Marketing Bloke

PH STAFF

Friday 14th June 2019
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CLUB PACKAGE SALES EXTENDED

Saturday and weekend club packages are now sold out, but we've been able to extend our club package sales for Friday and Sunday.

If you have an eligible car to park in our club area, Friday is £52 for two people and Sunday is £67 for two people including your infield parking pass.

Click here to check our eligibility list, then click here to book using our code CCD001342019.

BenLowden

1,976 posts

127 months

PH Marketing Bloke

Friday 28th June 2019
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LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR CLUB PACKAGE

Saturday and weekend club packages are now sold out, but you can still get one of our club packages for Friday and Sunday. Sales for club packages close this Sunday.

If you have an eligible car to park in our club area, Friday is £52 for two people and Sunday is £67 for two people including your infield parking pass.

Click here to check our eligibility list, then click here to book using our code CCD001342019.

Shinynuts

10 posts

7 months

Saturday 27th July 2019
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Jex said:
What is it like getting in and out? Are there long queues?
Had a great day yesterday with perfect (cool) weather! No queues getting in or out and stands only 25% occupied. If you suffer with traffic over the weekend, try going on Friday next year!

Loved the classic F1 cars and the ALMS cars from circa 2003 (?), especially the DeWalt TVR T440 that I followed at Le Mans all them years ago. Oh and there's a great pint of IPA and pies in the bar just outside the old pits...

BenLowden

1,976 posts

127 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!