With more than 1,000 of the world’s finest historic competition cars racing on the famous Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, no fewer than 10,000 iconic cars from yesteryear on display in the infield paddocks and in excess of 100,000 visitors lapping up the magical nostalgic atmosphere, the annual Silverstone Classic is firmly established as the ultimate celebration of classic cars.
In 2016, for the first time, the hugely popular three-day festival is offering an exciting new opportunity for an organisation to share in the success as the glittering event’s official charity partner.
“Silverstone Classic provides a fantastic platform for a charity looking to build its profile and carry out some creative fundraising activities at a world-class event,” said Nick Wigley, CEO of organiser Goose Live Events. “We’re excited to be introducing this new opportunity for a charity partner to align with Silverstone Classic; it’s a chance for us to give something back.”
This year’s summer festival takes place over the weekend of 29-31 July and applications are invited from charitable organisations – notably those with a relevance to the event – that wish to be considered as the Silverstone Classic’s official event charity. Interested parties should contact [email protected] for further information and application details. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 22nd February.
The Silverstone Classic – which in 2015 celebrated its 25th anniversary – is firmly established as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival. The epic event attracts more than 1,100 race entries and drew a record crowd of more than 100,000 in 2015. The spectacular classic car celebration – winner of the prestigious ‘Motorsport Event of the Year Award’ as judged by the International Historic Motoring Awards in 2013 – is staged at the famous Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, birthplace of the FIA Formula One World Championship and home to the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.
The three-day festival features the very best of historic racing covering more than eight decades of motor sport, as well as live music from iconic rock bands (topped by Status Quo in 2015) and a wealth of family entertainment. This includes a free funfair, retail outlets, a host of interactive activities, a two-day classic car auction, air displays plus huge showcases of classic cars often celebrating important milestones in automotive history. In 2015, a record number of 120 car clubs displayed more than 10,000 classic cars.
The Silverstone Classic is promoted and organised by Goose Live Events Ltd. Goose manage international events for companies such as AstraZeneca, Bacardi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Unilever.