Celebrities line up for Silverstone Classic race

The classic motorsport festival, held annually at Silverstone has announced an Austin A35 event to be raced by teams of celebrities, captained by eminent racing drivers such as Andrew Jordan,  Gordon Sheddon and Robb Gravett. Celebrities so far announced are Stan Boardman, Theo Paphitis, Travis drummer Neil Primrose, Dennis Taylor and Wayne Gardner.

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Austen A35 Photo ©Andy Fitzpatrick

The Austin A35’s are the academy cars of the Historic Racing Drivers Club. The event will include qualifying for drivers on the Friday, a parade, qualifying session and race by the celebrities on Saturday and finally on the Sunday a race for the car owners.

A35’s were introduced in 1956 and were a successful saloon  racing car throughout the 1950’s. The A35 is still popular today at historic racing events such as Goodwood Revival and the Silverstone Classic.

 

Allison Remzi                                               Header photo ©Andy Fitzpatrick