Silverstone 'Spring Start' Race Meeting

20 Apr 2013 - 21 Apr 2013

Silverstone Circuit, Northants, NN12 8TN

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The VSCC is  pleased to announce that we are now accepting entries for the ‘Spring Start’ race meeting to be held at Silverstone over the weekend of  20 -21 April 2013.

The traditional season opener for Vintage and Historic racing in the UK, ‘Spring Start’ takes on a new format and writes a new chapter in the history books with a second day added to the meeting that will be the first live televised race meeting in the history of the VSCC (to be broadcast on Motors TV). Alongside the established VSCC Racing ‘Sets’, that cater for a large span of Pre-war machinery quality Invited Grids from the world of Historic Motorsport will also support the event offering a competitor’s the opportunity to exercise a wide variety of vehicles at the meeting. 

The programme for the weekend is as follows (not in order):

Saturday 20 April 2013
High Speed Regularity Trial
for Pre-war Sports-Cars
30 Mins
The Silverstone Trophy
for Special Pre-war Sports-Cars (VSCC Set 4)
8 Laps
Rothschild Trophy and Patrick Lindsay Memorial Trophy
for Pre-'61 Racing Cars (VSCC Set 2)
12 laps
Fix and Nichol Trophy
for Standard & Modified Pre-war Sports-Cars (VSCC Set 3)
8 Laps
Commander Yorke Race
for F3 (500) Racing Cars
25 mins
GP Itala and Lanchester Trophies
for Vintage Racing Cars (VSCC Set 1)
10 laps
George Abecassis  Centenary Trophy Race
by invitation
40 Mins
Short Scratch Race
for Pre-war All-comers (VSCC Set 5)
5 Laps
Pre-1966 Grand Prix Cars
12 Laps
Short Handicap Race
for Pre-war All-comers (VSCC Set 6)
5 Laps
Short Scratch Race
for Pre-war All-comers (VSCC Set 5)
5 Laps
Sunday 21 April 2013
Standard and Modified Pre-war Sports-Cars
(VSCC Set 3)
10 mins
Pre-1961 Grand Prix Cars
(VSCC Set 2)
15 mins
Front-engined Formula Junior Race 20 mins
Handicap Race for Special Pre-war Sports-Cars
(VSCC Set 4)
10 mins
Aston Martin Centenary Race
for Pre-war Aston Martins
10 mins
1950s Sports-Racing Cars Race
(optional 2 drivers)
40 mins
VSCC Standard and Modified Pre-war Racing Cars 10 mins
Pre-1966 Grand Prix Cars
20 mins
HRDC Allstars Race
for Grand Touring Greats
30 mins
Pre-war All-comers Scratch Race 10 mins
Commander Yorke Race
for F3 (500) Racing Cars
20 mins
For  Media, Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities contact Gillian Carr, PR Manager
01608 644777 Ext 3
To book a Trade Stand contact Gill Batkin, Office Administrator
01608 644777 Ext 5
For competitor enquiries please contact the VSCC Competitions Department,
Richard Winchester, Gemma Price or James Taylor
01608 644777 Ext 4
Tickets are now on sale. Prices for each day are as follows:

GENERAL PUBLIC book at or call 0844 3750740
£12 in advance
£15 on the day

VSCC MEMBERS book from the VSCC Online Shop (click HERE) or call 01608 644999
£10 in advance
£15 on the day

Children under 16 go free. Advance ticket sales close 16 April.
Entry Fee: £varies depending on race entered – see Supplementary Regulations

Opening date for entries: Now 
Closing date for entries: 2 April
Post Code: NN12 8TN

Follow signs off the A43 south of Towcester
Click here for a link to the local Tourist Information Centre

Northampton Tourist Information,
Northampton Museum & Art Gallery,
Guildhall Road,

Tel: 01604 838800/01604 838801
Fax: 01604 604180
Please volunteer to the Competitions Department