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Monday 04 April 2016

Silverstone ‘Spring Start’ Entries Closing Soon

There is now only a week remaining to submit your entries for the Club’s celebrated Silverstone ‘Spring Start’ Race Meeting taking place on Saturday 23 April. The long-established season opener for Vintage and Historic Racing in the UK always boasts a full entry brimming with quality so be sure to join us at the home of British motorsport.
We continue with a one-day format for 2016, which will include our traditional VSCC ‘sets’ in the form of our illustrious GP Itala Trophy Races, catering for our core Competitors of Vintage, PVT and Historic Racing and Sports-Cars, so you will have the usual wide choice of races to take part in.
 
The GP Itala Trophies feature a number of the Club’s most prominent silverware, including the collection’s namesake GP Itala Trophy Race for Vintage Racing Cars (Set 1). As part of the race, we are also proud to introduce the Stanley Mann Cup, in honour of the highly-regarded Vintage Bentley specialist and long-time Club Member, with a special class open to any Pre-1931 Bentley car accepted by the VSCC, Bentley Drivers’ Club or Benjafield’s Racing Club – the latter co-founded by Stanley in 1990 in tradition of the celebrated ‘Bentley Boys’ of the 1920s.
 
The Amschel Rothschild and Patrick Lindsay Memorial Trophies Race (Set 2) will again bring together the pinnacle of Racing Cars of the immediate Pre- and Post-war eras. Our Fox & Nicholl Trophy Race (Set 3) is sure to be a highlight with a guaranteed full grid of genuine Pre-war Sports-Cars whilst the Silverstone Trophy Race accommodates the more modified road-going machines of the Special Pre-war Sports-Cars (Set 4).
 
As ever, Pre-war fans will also enjoy full grids competing in the ever-popular All-Comers Pre-war Short Scratch (Set 5) and Handicap (Set 6) formats.
 
The VSCC 2016 Race Season will also see a host of Invited grids as part of each of our race days, with a number of celebrated Clubs and Series scheduled to take part; this year’s ‘Spring Start’ is no exception as we welcome the prestigious HGPCA Pre-1966 Grand Prix Cars, the AR Motorsport Morgan Challenge, and the FISCAR Tom Cole Trophy, celebrating the career of the 1950’s  Allard and Ferrari driver, who suffered a fatal accident at Le Mans in 1953 in his Ferrari 340 MM Spyder.
 
We also are delighted to host a very special race Frazer Nash Race, which will see a capacity grid of both Pre- and Post-war road-going cars from the celebrated British marque whilst the day is further complemented by an ever-popular grid of 1950s Sports and Sports Racing cars.
 
Race Entry Fees: from £155 (½ price for those VSCC Members under 30 years on 1 January 2016)
 
Entries Close: Monday 11 April
 
Download Supplementary Regulations and an Entry Form, the latter to print, complete and return to the Office (post/email/fax accepted) or enter online from the Event page (CLICK HERE). Remember you will need to know the Buff Form number of the car you wish to enter and have a current payment card registered with the Club to use the online entry facility
 
If you have any questions about our ‘Spring Start’ event, please contact the Competition Department on 01608 644777 (ext 4) or email gemma.price@vscc.co.uk
 
 
SPECTATOR INFORMATION
 
Practice will get underway at 9.00am with Racing commencing after the Lunch Break at 1.00pm.
 
Aside from the action on track, ‘Spring Start’ will again offer the Spectator all that is great about attending a VSCC Race Meeting, with free access to the paddock, where you can get up-close to the cars and drivers, grandstand access, a mouth-watering display from our Principal Associates Bonhams, onsite catering facilities and a busy Trade Village.
 
With our ‘Spring Start’ coinciding with both the Queen’s 90th Birthday and St George's Day this year, the circuit will be leading the celebrations with a special Afternoon Tea (£7.95 per person) available from the Paddock Diner.
 
The Paddock Diner will be open all day from 7.30-19.30, offering the usual fare of hot/cold food & drinks. Download menus for the day via the links below:
 
CLICK HERE for the Breakfast & Lunch Menu       
CLICK HERE for the Afternoon Tea Menu

 
Further enhancing the nostalgic festival atmosphere of this year’s event, there will also be a dedicated Food Village located on the inside of Copse Corner, featuring Vintage Bar, Fish and Chips, Coffee and Donuts, and Ice Cream.
 
There will also be a Children’s Entertainment area to keep our younger enthusiasts occupied, with a Bouncy Castle and Face-Painting available (small fee applies).
 
Please note that the Paddock Bar will be closed for refurbishment.


Advance Spectator Ticket Prices are as follows:

VSCC MEMBERS
book online via the ‘Tickets’ tab at the event page (CLICK HERE) or call the VSCC Ticket hotline on 01608 644999

£7.50 in advance (+£2 P&P fee per order)
£10 on the day

Special Offer for Club Members in 2016!
One complimentary Event Programme with every advance order (£5 value!) – voucher enclosed with ticket(s)


GENERAL PUBLIC book online at the ‘Spring Start’ Event page on the Silverstone website (CLICK HERE) or call 0844 3750740

£8 in advance (+£3 P&P fee per order)
£10 on the day

Children under 16 go free.

Advance ticket sales close on Tuesday 19 April.
 
 
We look forward to welcoming you at Silverstone!
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