I'm Going to The Silverstone Classic and Coudn't be Happier
So since my family can't afford the cost of going to the British Grand Prix last year me and a friend's family went to the Silverstone Classic. If I'm honest I wasn't actually that happy to be going to the Silverstone Classic last year when I was originally told because my mother got mixed up and told me I was going to the Grand Prix so I managed to put in an Oscar worthy performance when I realized it was the Silverstone Classic and telling them I wasn't disappointed in all honesty I think I was only trying to convince myself more than anything.
Coming up to the days before the Classic I was growing gradually more and more excited after some research on what was actually going to be there, the promise of the Ferrari owners club being there definitely helped along with the endurance legends featuring a F40 LM also the BMW owners club to satisfy my BMW "M" car Disposition and a huge amount of DFV engined F1 cars and some amazing old BTCC cars to go with it along with huge arrays of other cars and activities.
Just look at that.
So the day arrived and We set off for Silverstone after our short Ryanair flight from Ireland to the UK there was a trip up the motorway to Silverstone. When we Arrived I was so shocked by the sheer size of the place I hadn't realized just how big the place is. You forget this fact until you have to get from one side of the track to the other and there is obviously no way to cross over it being a live race track so you have to walk all the way to a bridge after maggots and beckets, Trust me after a day of doing this your legs hurt... A lot.
There was a great atmosphere around the track which you would expect from a lot of like minded people all being in one place to celebrate racing.
The first site we were greeted to was a Jaguar D type drifting through the final corner followed by a Maserati birdcage screaming behind it. The noise, the goddamn noise was biblical, deafeningly loud but if I'm going to go deaf that's how I want to do it.
So the racing, the racing was amazing. you tell me an E30 M3 touring car up against a Holden Land Yacht driven By Abbie Eaton of The Grand Tour fame going side by side into maggots and becketts isn't good to watch then you see two race cars from the 60s that are worth more than a small town sliding through a flat out corner. For a racing nut it's pure nirvana.
Less Car, More Boat
But what I have just told you about is 2018 this is 2019 and as the title alludes to I'm going back and I cannot wait as it's back and the event is even better than ever as it has some machines that were so fast, scary and dangerous they were locked up in a forest in Finland with presumably similar chains to the ones they use to keep Space Shuttles on the ground or the ones they use to attempt to keep Jeremy Clarkson's mouth shut, I am of course on about Group B. Even though I am too young to have watched group B for real I have a special place reserved for an Audi Quattro and I'm bringing a spare change of underwear incase there is a Lancia 037.
Just Fucking Look at it
For Silverstone this year I am setting myself some Goals/Challenges for the Event.
1. Meet Tiff Needell. Tiff goes there to do some recording for ITV so if I can I would love to meet him as he is one if my heroes as I alluded to in a past article.
2. Sit inside some form of racing car. I want to be a racing driver and due to my lack of talent/funding my imagination is the closest I can get.
3. Buy Some Jordan Merchandise. I'm Irish and I adore the Jordan team so either a flag or jacket or something would be ideal.
4. Win something on a simulator. Last year I got Top 10, I have since bought a setup so I hope I have improved or else that's a lot of money wasted.
5. Rev some form of Supercar. Last year I saw an Enzo and still have to check my trousers every time I think of that so this year I want to go one better and rev a Supercar.
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