Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The lights are on, 1 light, 2 lights............

It’s nearly time to forget about Bonsai and pots, dust off the leaky tent, dig out the wellies (it is British Summertime after all!) and make our way to the Silverstone Classic 3 day weekend. The Haddon Clan has been twice before and had a total blast (from the past) as the Classic event is “Flat Out Fun for all the Family”. The weekend is the World’s biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival, with around 800 fabulous and exotic race cars competing – yeah I mean RACING plus 1,000’s of Classic cars to droll over. The fantastic thing about this event is the ‘Access All Areas’ policy which means you can get up close (and sometimes sit in if you’re young and cute – counts me out) sit in the cars hot off of the track. The total openness of the weekend allows you to meet great drivers like Stirling Moss and top motorsport celebrities like my mate Muddy Talker!!

There is also FREE musical entertainment, aerobatic displays (including The Parachute Regiment Freefall Team – The Red Devils), a Period Fun Fair, Go-Karting, Shopping……..… I can feel my wallet screaming already!! Friday night should be a real blast with music from Legend (the Bob Marley experience), Queen On Fire and The Rolling Stoned, with legendary 70s acts Suzi Quatro, 10cc and Wishbone Ash on Saturday night. Now, where are m’flares!!

What I am really looking forward to though, apart from seeing the new Silverstone Wing and GP layout, is getting away with the family for a few stress free days (hopefully). This will be the start of the kids Summer Holidays and here’s hoping for good weather, well behaved children and loads and loads of FUN!!

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