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Silverstone Classic Car Event

Anniversary of the E-type

Event on 22/07/2011

July 22nd-24th

This year’s Silverstone Classic (22-24 July) will be the world’s premier venue for the Jaguar E-Type’s 50th birthday celebrations. Launched in 1961, the legendary E-Type remains one of the most iconic, elegant and revered sports cars of all time and its half century will be honoured with a host of special races and displays at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.  

Jaguar owners clubs in the UK have chosen the 2011 Silverstone Classic as the number one event worldwide to mark the E-Type’s golden anniversary. They are forecasting the greatest showing of Jaguar E-Types ever assembled with eager owners bringing their cherished cars from right around the world. 

Adding to the festivities, the weekend’s busy on-track schedule includes two races dedicated solely to competition versions of the Jaguar E-Type. With nearly 90 cars already registered with the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) organisers, a record grid of more than 50 race-prepared E-Types is predicted. 

“The response has been remarkable with huge interest from the UK as well as abroad,” reports Grahame White, Chief Executive of the HSCC. “As the Silverstone Classic is held on the full Grand Prix circuit we will be able to start what’s almost certain to be the biggest grid of E-Types of all time – it promises to be a magnificent site and a marvellous celebration.” 

In total, more than a thousand racing and road-going E-Types are expected to join the golden anniversary celebrations at Silverstone and owners are being provided with dedicated infield parking areas and special ticket discounts, plus many other benefits. Notably the Jaguar E-Type Club has set up a unique ‘E50 Birthday Celebration’ weekend package to include a run through some of England’s most beautiful countryside, accommodation and a dinner dance in Shakespeare Country at Stratford-upon-Avon plus three day’s attendance at the 2011 Silverstone Classic. 

“With so many E-Types on and off the track, it’s going to be a fantastic occasion – the world’s biggest and best celebration for one of the truly great sports cars,” says Nick Wigely, Event Director. “What’s more, the Silverstone Classic offers the perfect place and timing for the world to celebrate such an important milestone in automotive history. After all Jaguar designed and produced the E-Types just up the road at Browns Lane in Coventry and the very first UK sales commenced in July 1961. It’s going to be an absolutely amazing occasion – a party no classic car fan will want to miss.”  

The Silverstone Classic (22-24 July, 2011) is firmly established as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival. The spectacular three-day event is staged at the famous Silverstone circuit, birthplace of the FIA Formula One World Championship and home of the 2011 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix. The Silverstone Classic features over 1000 drivers racing more than 800 of the world’s finest competition cars spanning the full spectrum of motor sport history. Adding to the rich on-track entertainment, the Silverstone Classic also features a vast array of off-track attractions with 6000+ classic cars and bikes on display, steam engines, period fun fair, parades and live music concerts featuring classic rock bands guaranteeing a memorable day out for all the family.

The number one event in 2011

Order your tickets now!

 Tickets: Available in advance via the ticket hotline on 0871 231 0849 or from the official event
‘Early Bird’ adult entrance ticket prices available until 31 March 2011
£30 Friday; £40 Saturday; £40 Sunday, two-day weekend ticket £70 or three-day ticket £80.
Children aged between 6 and 16: £5 per day. 5 and under: FREE.
Ticket price includes car parking, grandstand seating, paddock access and live music.

Special offer for E Type owners, 2 people for the price of 1 - book now!

Dont forget Club members need special booking codes, phone the JEC office on 0117 969 8186 for details

All Jaguars can park infield on the special clubs stand


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