Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Notices, Comments, Reviews etc.

Moderators: scimjim, Roger Pennington, philhoward, Lukeyboy46, erikscimitardemon

User avatar
Old and Slow
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1580
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:37 pm
Location: East Berks

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by Old and Slow » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:21 pm

I see the date of the F1 British GP has now been fixed, and early-bird tickets are now on sale for next years' Classic.
Are we having the Club Stand again, and if so, please put our names down to attend with the Sabre Six.
Lets hope the weather is a bit kinder to us though! :o
P & J


Philip Needham
Ashley-bodied TR3; '54 Ford Consul; '55 AC 2-Litre Saloon;'65 850 Mini; '70 Ford Zodiac MkIV; XR3i
'81 911SC Targa, '64 Sabre Six

User avatar
MrGoldtop1960
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat May 31, 2008 3:18 pm
Location: Hedge End, Hants

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by MrGoldtop1960 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:18 pm

Evening Philip,
The answer is.....YES! The club will be having a stand at the 2020 Silverstone Classic as I was talking with Mike Simpson at the Committee meeting on Saturday and we briefly discussed the subject. Keep em peeled for more details! :D
Cheers
Kev O


Kev Osborne
Solent Noggin NogSec.
Member No.2104

Owner of SE5a "Colonel Mustard"
Previous - "Sid" the SS1 1800ti

ScimmyMike
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5097
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:12 pm
Location: NW England

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by ScimmyMike » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:30 pm

Yes, we are in the process of registering our interest as usual, then await the date to be firmed up, emails will be whizzing off to previous participants as usual with info in Slice and posted here and Face Ache as per the norm, as Kev says, Keep em peeled


SE4c rebuilding. SE5a similar it seems!
SAAB C900 2 door, Alfa Romeo GTV twinny
Scimitar SE4 SE4c SE5 SE6b Austin A35

High Peak Noggin Secretary & general dogsbody

www.high peak noggin

If things are going well with the rebuild you've missed a part out

User avatar
Old and Slow
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1580
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:37 pm
Location: East Berks

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by Old and Slow » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:29 pm

Great News, then.
We'll keep a lookout for emails and Forum news, as we don't participate in soshal meedja; 8)
P & J


Philip Needham
Ashley-bodied TR3; '54 Ford Consul; '55 AC 2-Litre Saloon;'65 850 Mini; '70 Ford Zodiac MkIV; XR3i
'81 911SC Targa, '64 Sabre Six

Alex B
Posts: 80
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by Alex B » Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:49 pm

Is there a minimum standard for the cars on the stand? 😆

Alex B



User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 20319
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:45 pm

Alex B wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Is there a minimum standard for the cars on the stand? 😆
I don't think there's an explicit standard as such, more an overall aim to show the cars, the Club, and the marque in a good light? To get an idea, have a look at this page of the 2019 event thread here for photos of the cars that were there this year. :)


....Roger

RSSOC member (since 1982)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Image

"Condition can be bought at any time; Originality, once lost, is gone forever" - Doug Nye

Alex B
Posts: 80
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by Alex B » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:09 am

Roger Pennington wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:45 pm
Alex B wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Is there a minimum standard for the cars on the stand? 😆
I don't think there's an explicit standard as such, more an overall aim to show the cars, the Club, and the marque in a good light? To get an idea, have a look at this page of the 2019 event thread here for photos of the cars that were there this year. :)
I absolutely agree and dad has said exactly the same having recently come back into Scimitars, he ran the Bristol classic car show stand for the RSSOC for many years and would always only display very good examples. I'm not sure my toadskin coupe would fit the bill!

Alex B



User avatar
Old and Slow
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1580
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:37 pm
Location: East Berks

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by Old and Slow » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:18 pm

Hi Alex,
If you've looked at last year's pictures you'll see our blue Sabre Six and I have to say that it qualifies as a well-used" example, nowhere near as clean as some (actually all) of the others on the Stand. Looks OK from a distance though!


Philip Needham
Ashley-bodied TR3; '54 Ford Consul; '55 AC 2-Litre Saloon;'65 850 Mini; '70 Ford Zodiac MkIV; XR3i
'81 911SC Targa, '64 Sabre Six

User avatar
MrGoldtop1960
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sat May 31, 2008 3:18 pm
Location: Hedge End, Hants

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by MrGoldtop1960 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:23 pm

Old and Slow wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Hi Alex,
If you've looked at last year's pictures you'll see our blue Sabre Six and I have to say that it qualifies as a well-used" example, nowhere near as clean as some (actually all) of the others on the Stand. Looks OK from a distance though!
Ah yeah but.... there ain’t too many race prepped Sabre 6’s out there, so the intrigue factor is very high! It always pulls a lot of people on to the stand as 99% of the punters don’t know what it is! :D


Kev Osborne
Solent Noggin NogSec.
Member No.2104

Owner of SE5a "Colonel Mustard"
Previous - "Sid" the SS1 1800ti

maestroman
RSSOC Member
Posts: 456
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:02 pm
Location: Tregynon , Powys

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by maestroman » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:15 am

Hi all,

I have just received an email from silverstone about early bird tickets for the classic next year , with quite a nice discount

The email states : Each package includes TWO adult general admission tickets to the Classic and one infield vehicle display pass, providing you with the opportunity to display your car and mix with like-minded enthusiasts at the heart of the event,

The web link is https://www.silverstoneclassic.com/club ... 1575884016

But its asking for a CODE to get the discount, I can see the RSSOC is registered, but is does anyone know the code I can use to get the discount?

Thanks
Stephen


Cheers
Stephen

http://s843.photobucket.com/albums/zz351/maestroman1/

User avatar
Roger Pennington
RSSOC Member
Posts: 20319
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:43 pm

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:33 pm

Interesting question. Firstly, Club discount codes are published in Slice and on the "Special Deals" page on here (accessed from the homepage, and only available to logged-in RSSOC members - which would include you, of course :) ). Nothing has appeared there as yet, as far as I can see (though I've only had time for a very quick skim through Slice).

Secondly, as far as I can see that link takes you to the "Car Club Display Package" page, which AFAIK is the same package used by the Club to book our group booking. So I presume your "infield display parking" would be added onto the number of spaces on the Club allocation for the display? I've tagged Kev and Mike as they are the people involved with previous year's/next year's bookings, so would be better equipped to give a detailed reply. It would be good to see you and your car in 2020! :D

MrGoldtop1960,

ScimmyMike,


....Roger

RSSOC member (since 1982)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Image

"Condition can be bought at any time; Originality, once lost, is gone forever" - Doug Nye

maestroman
RSSOC Member
Posts: 456
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 5:02 pm
Location: Tregynon , Powys

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by maestroman » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:25 pm

Hi Roger,

Yes your right, that was the club display. There is 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION PACKAGE, which is offering the chance to display your car on an infield :

https://www.silverstoneclassic.com/30th ... 1575884016

TO get the deal you have to attend in your classic car and commit to displaying it. My friend has had this offer emailed to him from the Z club, hence the slight confusion on my behalf.

I haven`t been to the classic for a few years, but it would be good to go in the Scimitar and there is a saving when booking in advance of £42, could be a winner .


Cheers
Stephen

http://s843.photobucket.com/albums/zz351/maestroman1/

User avatar
Old and Slow
RSSOC Member
Posts: 1580
Joined: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:37 pm
Location: East Berks

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by Old and Slow » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:17 pm

Is the Club planning on making the bulk booking as in previous years? Will you want money up front to assist with your cash flow?
Is there anything needing doing at the moment?
Merry Christmas.


Philip Needham
Ashley-bodied TR3; '54 Ford Consul; '55 AC 2-Litre Saloon;'65 850 Mini; '70 Ford Zodiac MkIV; XR3i
'81 911SC Targa, '64 Sabre Six

ScimmyMike
RSSOC Member
Posts: 5097
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:12 pm
Location: NW England

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by ScimmyMike » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:21 pm

Okay everybody, you should have read about the event in Slice 291 page 12 as well as in the home page on here, you do read the home page from time to time I trust, you should do, all sorts of stuff on there on this new style Scimweb, anyway, we are making the club booking shortly, certainly before the Restoration show on 27-29th March as we are using the classic car club package that gives best value we feel, if you would like to join us please let me know as soon as possible please but no later than 15th March, on site camping is avaible at £52 per person no matter how many nights you stay, campsite is open Thursday through to Sunday closing on the Monday so time to relax and chill after what we trust will be the usual great weekend of classic and historic racing along with live music etc, see Silverstone Classic website for further details.
Cheers, Mike
events@rssoc.co.uk


SE4c rebuilding. SE5a similar it seems!
SAAB C900 2 door, Alfa Romeo GTV twinny
Scimitar SE4 SE4c SE5 SE6b Austin A35

High Peak Noggin Secretary & general dogsbody

www.high peak noggin

If things are going well with the rebuild you've missed a part out

User avatar
scimjim
RSSOC Member
Posts: 40486
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:08 pm
Location: Gloucester

Silverstone Classic 31-Jul - 2-Aug 2020

Post by scimjim » Tue May 26, 2020 12:39 pm

We promised you an update before the end of May… and it is with a heavy heart that we bring you news that the 2020 Silverstone Classic will not be going ahead.

Following the latest Government advice, we have reached the inevitable conclusion that we will need to cancel this year’s event. Given the current circumstances and the outlook on timescales, a postponed event - which was our original back-up plan - in a way that enables us to run the Classic in the manner that you know and love isn’t a feasible option. Our priority at all times is the safety and wellbeing of those attending our events as well as our own team and we know that you’ll understand why this step has been necessary. Our heartfelt thanks must go to all of you for your patience throughout this period of uncertainty.

As an independent events company passionate about what we do, we are proud to have developed the Silverstone Classic into an internationally renowned historic motorsport festival enjoyed across generations of car enthusiasts, families, racing drivers, and petrolheads. In times of difficulty, communities tend to come together and we’re incredibly grateful for your continued support. It means a lot. All of you are what makes the event the success that it is and we hope to celebrate our 30th anniversary with you next year instead.

2020 tickets

Anyone who has a ticket will have the option to roll their tickets over to the 2021 event or request a full refund. There are a number of measures we need to put in place first, but we will be back in touch with all ticket buyers in June with details of the next steps. In light of the current situation, we have a reduced team who are dealing with a high number of enquiries, so please do bear with us.

We’ll be in touch soon. In the meantime, and above all else, stay safe and healthy.

With our best wishes,

The Silverstone Classic Team


Jim King

SECURE DRY STORAGE FOR YOUR SCIMITAR

Current: SE5 (8Ball), 1400 1600 1800 Zetec ST170 powered SS1 (G97), 2.5TD SE5a (diesel 5a), 6 x random other SS1s.
Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre, TI SS1 (snotty), 1600 SS1 (C686CCR).
Chief mechanic for: 1400 K series SS1 (Megan3), 1400 CVH EFi SS1 (Grawpy), 1300 SS1 (Number One) & Sarah's coupe.
CURE THE FAULT - NOT THE SYMPTOMS

Post Reply

Return to “Car Shows”