Silverstone Classic 2018 in pictures

Published: 24 July 2018

► Takes place every year
► Retro motorsport fans rejoice
► Pictures from this year’s event

The Silverstone Classic took place last weekend, and CAR magazine was there to experience the sights and sounds of the 2018 event. Our verdict? If you’re a fan of motorsport, and you want to see some of motor racing’s most iconic cars, the Silverstone Classic is an event you really need to get down to.

Just like the Goodwood Festival of Speed, this year’s event was a feast for the eyes, with every square metre of the car show filled with unique slices of four-wheeled history.

From old racing Volkswagen Golfs to E24 touring cars, the sheer amount of curious and notable cars on show was incredible.

We were left drooling over the iconic BTCC cars dotted around the event, with the TWR-tuned Volvo 850 estate causing the most commotion.

The sharper end of motorsport was equally well presented, with Formula 1 cars of all eras on show, as well as some Le Mans endurance racers.

But the best bit? Unlike the Festival of Speed, which only sees cars fly up the hill, the Silverstone Classic lets you experience cars in their natural habitat – the race track.

At the same event, Silverstone Auctions also sold off some seriously rare lots. A 1958 Mercedes 300SL Roadster sold for £860,625 after a lengthy bidding war, while a 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS sold for £343,125.

Elsewhere, a 1975 Range Rover used by the British Royal Family sold for a more reasonable £101,250.

Flick through our gallery above to see more sights from the 2018 Silverstone Classic

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast