Formula Vintage - Round 1 - Silverstone

22 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017

Towcester NN12 8TN

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The wonderful ‘Spring Start’ Race Meeting returns to a two day format In 2017, providing competitors and spectators with a wonderful mix of race for Vintage and Historic cars. Invited grids add additional interest with HGPCA, HRDC, Morgans, F3 500s and FisCar joining us. The Mike Stripe Team Relay race will also make a special appearance on the Sunday of this event.

Click on the 'Spectators' tab above for ticket information and more details of the off-track entertainment.
 
You will find a Provisional Timetable for the weekend below (please note all timings are approximate and subject to change on the day):
 
Saturday 22 April
0900hrs Official Practice Sessions commence
1200hrs Lunch Break
1240hrs Racing Commences:
1240hrs Race 1 – Silverstone Trophy Race for Special Pre-war Sports-Cars (VSCC Set 4)
1305hrs Race 2 – HGPCA Race for Pre-1966 Grand Prix Cars (1)
1335hrs Race 3 – Fox & Nicholl Trophy Race for Standard & Modified Pre-war Sports-Cars (VSCC Set 3)
1400hrs Race 4 – GP Itala Trophy Race for Vintage Racing Cars (VSCC Set 1)
featuring the Stanley Mann Cup for Pre-1931 Vintage Bentley
1425hrs Race 5 – FISCAR Tom Cole Trophy Race
1505hrs Race 6 – All-Comers Short Handicap Race for Pre-war Cars (VSCC Set 6)
1527hrs Race 7 – Patrick Lindsay & Amschel Rothschild Trophies Race for Pre-1961 Racing Cars (VSCC Set 2)
1552hrs Race 8 – VSCC 1950s Sports/Racing Cars Race
1622hrs Race 9 – F3 (500) Racing Cars Race (500 Owners Association)
1647hrs Race 10 – All-Comers Short Scratch Race for Pre-war Cars (VSCC Set 5)
1800hrs Racing Ends
 
Sunday 23 April
0900hrs Official Practice Sessions commence
1005hrs Racing Commences:
1005hrs Race 11 – High Speed Trial for Pre-war Sports-Cars
1125hrs Race 12 – AR Motorsport Morgan Challenge Series (1)
1155hrs Race 13 – All-Comers Short Scratch Race for Pre-war Cars (VSCC Set 5)
1217hrs Race 14 – HGPCA Race for Pre-1966 Grand Prix Cars (2)
1240hrs Lunch Break
1330hrs Racing Continues:
1330hrs Race 15 – All-Comers Short Handicap Race for Pre-war Cars (VSCC Set 6)
1352hrs Race 16 – HRDC ‘Coombs Heritage Challenge’ for Pre-1966 Jaguar Touring Cars
1432hrs Race 17 – AR Motorsport Morgan Challenge Series (2)
1502hrs Race 18 – Mike Stripe Team Relay Race for Pre-war Sports-Cars
1800hrs Racing Ends
Aside from the exciting action on track, ‘Formula Vintage’ 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, a mouth-watering display of cars from our Principal Associates Bonhams, an AutoSolo in the Outer Paddock area during Saturday morning, onsite catering facilities, Car Club displays, a busy Trade Village and much more ‘Vintage’ entertainment for the whole family (see below for more details).


ADVANCE SPECTATOR TICKETS SALES NOW CLOSED

Tickets will be available on the day at the following prices:

 
On the Day
Saturday £20
Sunday £20
Weekend £35
 
Children under 16 go free.

 
CAMPING
Onsite Spectator Camping is also available to purchase now on the event page of the Silverstone website or over the phone (see above).
 
Camping facilities are located inside the circuit and have 24 hour security just a short walk over the bridge from the Paddock, whilst the Pit Stop Café will be open later into the evening with free entertainment (see below), dedicated toilet and shower facilities and a mix of hardstanding and grass pitches. Camping is purchased per pitch at £45.00 and pitches are 7m x 9m. Please note that there is no electric hook up available on the campsite.


GRANDSTANDS (to be confirmed)
It is intended that the BRDC Grandstand will be open to watch the action throughout the weekend whilst Club Members can also receive discount access to the Silverstone Racing Club Grandstand and facilities on the outside of the Luffield Complex.
 

VSCC MEMBERS’ LOUNGE & FREE PROGRAMME
Club Members will be able to enjoy exclusive access to a Members’ Lounge located in the Brooklands Suites overlooking the track, with a cash tea/coffee and snack facility with (upon production of your 2017 VSCC Membership Card).
 
Club Members can also claim a free Programme upon production of their 2017 VSCC Membership Card at the Club Display in the Paddock (£5 value).

 
PARKING & PRE-WAR CONCOURS
Parking onsite is free for all. Those attending in their Pre-war cars will be directed to the dedicated Pre-war Car Park close to the Paddock, with every car entered into a free ‘Concours’ competition.


FOOD VILLAGE & FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
The circuit’s Pit Stop Café and bar will be open throughout the weekend (also later Saturday evening), offering the usual fare of hot/cold food & drinks, whilst the Silverstone Hub will also be open selling official merchandise.
 
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.
 
The circuit have also arranged a host of other family entertainment throughout the weekend, including:

Music
Saturday – Perfect Vintage
A highly regard vocal duo in the Vintage scene with a love for all things 1940s.
 
Sunday – Candy Girls
A talented trio of performers with a wealth of West End and International touring experience with a love for Vintage and harmonies.
 
Helisa Massage Trailer
A modern, stylish and totally relaxing mobile massage trailer offering Reflexology, seated and Indian head massge.
 
Vintage Funfair
A Vintage themed funfair experience, including period rides, games and attractions that will appeal to the whole family.
 
Silverstone Experience
For those who want to test their own driving skills, Silverstone Circuit will also have a range of modern supercars including Aston Martin V8s and Ferrari V8 F430 Coupes to drive on the International Circuit (advance booking required via Silverstone website).
 
Mini Train
All board Ben Burford’s Smiley Train service – mini train rides available for children and adults free of charge!
 
Visit www.silverstone.co.uk/events/vscc-formula-vintage for more details about these attractions and be sure to keep checking for any new additions!
 
 
FOLLOW THE ACTION WITH OUR LIVE TIMING
We are delighted to announce that VSCC will again provide Live Results for our 2017 Formula Vintage season. Competitors, Spectators, friends and family are invited to visit the below website, where live results for each Practice and Race will be published live by our time keepers. This website is accessible from PCs, Tablets and Mobiles.

http://www.theresultslive.co.uk/vintage-sports-car-club

This wonderful new service is kindly sponsored by Tom Hardman Ltd, who we would like to thank for his support.
Entries are now closed. Please contact the Competition Department for late entry availability.

Eligibility documents,Race License Required.


We are delighted to announce that VSCC will continue to provide Live Results for this event in 2017. Competitors, Spectators, friends and family are invited to visit the below website , where live results for each Practice and Race will be published live by our time keepers. This website is accessible from PCs, Tablets and Mobiles.

http://www.theresultslive.co.uk/vintage-sports-car-club

Downloads
Competitors Instructions
Paddock Managament Policy
Race Code of Conduct
Paddock Plan
Follow signs off the A43 south of Towcester
Northampton Tourist Information, Northampton Museum & Art Gallery, Guildhall Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1DP, tel 01604 838800/01604 838801 http://www.explorenorthamptonshire.co.uk