This weekend the world’s leading classic motor racing festival, The Classic, kicks off at Silverstone, UK. Backed by Motul, The Classic has quickly established itself as a petrolhead’s paradise with thousands of cars on display and on the track, as well as live entertainment, stunt demos, famous faces and fantastic food.
Simply a perfect match for this event
Explaining why The Classic partnered with Motul, Giles Brown, the event’s Commercial Director, said: “Motul has a racing pedigree that goes beyond pre-war. It also offers specific classic oils and tops its benefits off with a full car care product range. Motul’s brand values, brand image and love for motorsports are simply a perfect match for our event. And not only our event benefits from Motul’s grassroots. The partnership also benefits the drivers and visitors who are all car lovers. Motul’s technical specialists will be in place during the event to support the racers, including the possibility to have an oil analysis lab in place. The partnership works both ways, there will be over 100 car clubs and communities present, which is the perfect audience for Motul’s classic oil range.”
Let’s have a look at what’s in store for fans this weekend.
Don’t forget to buy your tickets online before you go. They’re on sale until midnight tonight (Thursday 25 August) but if you don’t manage to get yours in time, there will likely be some available when you get there.
From the 1920s to the golden age of Formula One to modern sports cars, fans can enjoy high-octane, wheel-to-wheel action at The Classic this year. Some of the racing highlights include a 1990s Formula One demonstration, pre-1966 grand prix cars, historic Formula Two, touring car legends and a demonstration celebrating 40 years of Group C.
Lewis Hamilton’s F1 cars
In a world exclusive, all seven of Sir Lewis Hamilton’s World Championship-winning Formula One cars will be on display together for the very first time. The one-off showcase features the #22 McLaren-Mercedes MP4-23 in which Hamilton won his maiden crown in 2008 plus the six #44 Mercedes’ in which he won further titles in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Epic stunts and drifts
In the Shift and Drift zone, expert stunt driver Terry Grant will be performing some dare-devil feats from behind the wheel. There will also be a lot of sideways action here from a selection of hero rally cars through the decades, including the iconic Audi Quattro, Ford Ford RS200 and MG Metro 6R4.
The Classic will also give visitors a chance to learn new skills. Car expert Mike Brewer will be hosting car clinics where he will guide people through restorations and classic cars. There are also detailing sessions with Car Gods, teaching you how to give your car that showroom look. And a host of celebrity chefs will be showcasing their incredible culinary talents in live cooking demos. If that makes you hungry, you can check out the foodie festival at the event, offering a wide selection of food and drink including Jeremy Clarkson’s Diddly Squat Farm pop-up shop.
Family entertainment and music
For the very first time, The Classic will host live music across all three evenings. Those helping festival goers dance the nights away include The Cuban Brothers, Björn Again, Sister Sledge, Gabrielle, Dodgy and Rick Astley. Entrance to all the live music performances is included in the ticket price.
Motul oil analysis
Motul is the proud lubricant partner of The Classic at Silverstone and one our key activities over the weekend is to give competitors and car club members the chance to have their cars’ mechanicals checked out through Motul’s Oil Analysis Service. Through this analysis, you can discover contaminants and metal elements present in the lubricant in order to detect premature or accelerated engine or gearbox wear and find out if it’s necessary to replace any parts. It also allows people to analyse the composition of the lubricant in use to highlight any coolant leaks or fuel dilution that may damage the engine and limit its performance. The service will be carried out on-site at The Classic by Motul technicians at Motul’s Mobile Racing Lab. This state-of-the-art mobile laboratory is capable of analysing the lubricants running in engines and gearboxes and is the very same facility that carries out oil analysis throughout the gruelling Dakar Rally.
Check the website: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/the-classic