Porsches Prevalent at Silverstone Classic
It’s going to be yet another festival of historic cars from Porsche at this year’s Silverstone Classic (29th – 31st July), with a tantalising selection of road and track heroes there for the crowds to feast their eyes on. After its stunning display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed back in June, the Le Mans winning 919 Hybrid will be back in action and – as featured in the July issue of GT Porsche – the celebration of 40 years of transaxle models will continue.
Porsche is one of Silverstone Classic’s official partners, meaning it gets pride of place right at the heart of the event – brilliant news for any fans planning on attending. Sixteen newly restored transaxle models will be competing to win the 2016 Porsche Classic Restoration Competition including the 1980 924 Carrera GTP Le 002 Mans Car. In addition to the transaxle racing, the Porsche Club of Great Britain will be putting on a track parade including numerous 924s, 944s, 928s and 968s – celebrating the 400,000 such cars sold between 1976 and 1995. A final car worth mentioning from the transaxle era is the 924 GTR that we featured on this site previously. It will be going under the hammer on July 28th – the day before Silverstone Classic begins – with its new owner likely to have stumped up in excess of £500,000 for it.
As ever there is plenty of on-track action over the weekend of the 29th – 31st. A host of different entry classes with see other classic racing cars from Stuttgart in action, including the 90s Endurance Legends race which will feature Porsche 964 and 993 RSRs, 911 GT1s and more. Monsters from the 1980s Group C Racing Series will be in action into the evening on both Friday and Saturday and expect more than a few Porsches in the FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars races which will see the best of classic Le Mans and Group 4 cars from between 1962 and 1974.
For any Porsche fan or petrolhead in general, Silverstone Classic is always a great event with a huge amount to see and do. You can find out more and buy tickets on the event’s website – www.silverstoneclassic.com.