This year at the Silverstone Classic event the organizers are going to celebrate half a century of grands prix at the old track in style. They have planned the world’s biggest F1 parade with over 100 iconic Formula One, to be led by no other than the legendary Sir Stirling Moss.
The parade will consist of three generations of F1 racer, FIA Masters Historic Formula One plus Historic Grand Prix Cars Association Pre ’66 and Pre ’61 Grand Prix cars. These cars will be racing against each other on the morning of the event, before joining collectible examples which will turn up just for the show.
The absolute highlight of the event, however, will be the presence of Stirling Moss, who at 84 is still capable of handling these old F1 beasts like nobody’s business. Throughout his career, Moss achieved many F1 victories for Cooper, Lotus, Maserati, Mercedes and Vanwall, but he never won a world championship. HE is best known for his jaw-dropping performance in Targa Florio and Mille Miglia races.
Silverstone Classic has developed a taste for record-breaking gatherings. In 2011 they celebrated the 50th anniversary of Jaguar E-Type with a parade of 767 cars, and a year later they marked the 25th anniversary of Ferrari F40 with a world record parade of 60 cars.
“The Silverstone Classic really is a great event and it will be an absolute honour to lead this parade of Grand Prix cars,” said Sir Stirling. “This is the global home of motor racing after all – I recall meeting Her Majesty here and so many other dignitaries and guests over the years, not to mention my memories of the circuit itself and the Grands Prix I contested.