Silverstone will celebrate the iconic Mini 60th birthday in style.
Classic Mini connoisseurs have the opportunity to talk even more about their beloved little friend, as the Silverstone Classic (26-28 July) pays homage to the diamond jubilee of the legendary pocket rocket.
An exclusive anniversary parade and track event will spearhead the high octane weekend of thrills and spills around the legendary Silverstone track.
If that’s not enough, all those who bring their own classic Mini to the proceedings are open to a unique Mini Celebration Package has been introduced specifically for owners of original pre-2001 models.
This cost-saving offer provides owners with a pair of adult tickets (for Friday or the full three-day weekend), a vehicle pass giving access to the Mini Celebration display area, plus entry into the Mini Celebration parade taking place on the full Grand Prix circuit at lunchtime on Friday.
This one-off package has been introduced to enable Mini owners who may not be members of those car clubs already attending the world’s biggest historic motor racing festival, to share in the extensive 60th birthday revelries.
Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO said:
“This is a big birthday for everybody’s favourite little car and we want to encourage all those lucky enough to own a charismatic original Mini to be part of what promises to be a very special 60th birthday,”
Those wishing to join the party can select the Mini Celebration Package from the ticket options available on the official silverstoneclassic.com website. Numbers are limited so early booking is highly recommended.
As well as honouring the Mini in record-breaking style, this year’s Silverstone Classic is also marking Bentley’s centenary and 50 years of the Ford Capri. The track programme also features evocative retro races for prized Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula 3 single-seaters for the very first time.