Thursday, February 28, 2013


The organisers of the Silverstone Classic (26-28 July) are proud to announce a prestigious new Feature Race that is certain to be among the many highlights at this summer’s staging of the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival.
The glamorous Piper Heidsieck International Trophy for Classic GT Cars in association with Chopard is a special one-hour, two-driver showdown for illustrious pre-1966 GT cars.  Befitting such an evocative spectacle, the race is being staged at dusk on Saturday evening and the winners will be awarded with an impressive silver trophy, an elegant Chopard wristwatch plus a dozen bottles of Piper Heidsieck champagne.
Harking back to the early Sixties, a full grid is predicted featuring an exceptional line-up of historically significant and authentic competition cars – these include a mouth-watering array of racing classics such as AC Cobras, Alfa Romeo TZs, Aston Martin DB4s, Ferrari 250LMs and Jaguar E-types.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Piper Heidsieck and Chopard to create what’s going to be a fantastic race between a world class field of such spectacular GT racing cars from the Sixties,” enthused Nick Wigley, event director, who is expecting the exciting new race to attract a capacity 58-car grid.
“We believe, in fact, the grid will be substantially oversubscribed to the extent that we are setting up a special selection committee,” continued Wigley. “All potential entrants are being asked to provide compelling photographs, information and provenance about their cars which will then be evaluated by the selection committee before a final entry list is confirmed in early June.” 
The prominent Piper Heidsieck International Trophy for Classic GT Cars will add further spice to a massive 24-race programme – starring more than 1000 entries – showcasing the full spectrum of glorious motor sport history.
Full details of the non-stop on-track action can be found on the official website as well as ticket information. All tickets must be purchased in advance and those booking before the end of March can take full advantage of special ‘Early Bird’ prices with adult entry starting from just £30 (plus fees). Enhancing the three-day festival’s ‘access all areas’ policy as well as its family-friendly appeal, all tickets give free access to all racing paddocks, trackside grandstands and live classic rock music concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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