• Celebrate in style for the event's 25th anniversary
  • Visit the stage and listen to live music from Status Quo and Paul Young
  • Races taking place over the weekend, auctions and exciting demonstrations of driving skills

Established as the world's biggest classic motor racing festival, the annual event is back, and it's not too late to get involved. Taking place on 24 - 26 July at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, this year's racing event is set to rival the rest.

Starting out as just a series of track activities, the Silverstone Classic has expanded from the realm of solely racing to become an event packed with motorcar history, live music, celebrations and parades, auctions, and exciting demonstrations.

If you're on the hunt for an exciting day out, here's what you can expect from this year's event:

Motor racing

Races will take place over the whole weekend, with Friday seeing a whole day of qualifying from every grid, and Saturday and Sunday hosting around ten races respectively.

Visitors can expect to see racing action from historic Formula One, sports cars, ‘Le Mans’ sports prototype, GT and touring car grids.

Live music

As well as races and demonstrations, the Silverstone Classic is hosting live music concerts and performances.

This year on the main stage for Friday and Saturday evenings are Status Quo, Paul Young, and the Fleetwood Mac tribute band Fleetwood Bac.

Not just this, but the Mike Brewer Car Clinic will also be taking place throughout the whole of Sunday.

So if you want to take a break from the racing action and rock out to some live music, make sure you don't miss out.

Auctions

Visitors of Silverstone don't just head to the event to watch races and listen to music, though; many are avid classic car lovers looking to find and drive away with their dream car.

Last year's auction secured more than £5 million of sales, achieving a world record sales rate of 85 per cent. Vehicles on sale included a 1979 Ferrari 308 GTS, a 1996 Jaguar XJ220 and a 1950 Healey Silverstone.

This year's viewing of the lots will take place all day on Friday 24th July and the mornings of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th. Visitors who wish to place a bid can do so either in person at the sale, by phone, by leaving a commission bid, or online.

Parades

Throughout the weekend you get to see the many parades taking place. Classic and vintage cars will take to the track.

The cars range from high-end Japanese sports models like the Honda NSX to the elegant Bentley S1. There’s a treat in store for every type of car lover possible.

You’ll even get to see the Ginetta Owners Club celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the G32 convertible and the G33 V8!

Shopping village

Outside of the track, you can escape the hustle and bustle and visit Silverstone's Shopping Village and check out the many different stands.

More than 150 exhibitors will be on hand to showcase a wide range of motoring memorabilia, toys and models, car parts, vintage clothing, art and photography, and much more.