By Mike Knapman
The organisers of the Silverstone Classic set out to make 2011’s Classic the biggest and best ever. “Rocking & Racing” were the two keywords. They succeeded. Over 1100 entrants ensured full 52 car maximum grids for the historic races that went on from dawn to after dusk. 120 Classic car clubs and 7,000 thousand classic cars were on display. A staggering 800 E-Types paraded on Saturday. 80,000 members of the classic car public paid to come in. The weather was not bad either, cloudy with sunny periods or vice-versa. This was “the biggest race meeting ever staged in international motor racing history”.