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Title: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Colin on October 19, 2017, 07:35:52 PM
This is the time of year when I start to get details of events for the coming year. Fastest to get things  announced, and ticket sales underway is one of my favourite events of the year, the Silverstone Classic.

With provisional dates of 20 - 22 July 2018 (these will be confirmed once the FIA have ratified the Formula 1 timetable, in early December), this may seem like a long way in the future, but there are two good reasons to act now: new for 2018, there is a Super Early Bird ticket offer, which pegs tickets to the 2017 prices; and as some of you have said that you like the idea of this event, but you think it is a bit pricey, well, this is the time to get your requests in for a nice Christmas present! 

For 2018, the 28th year of the event, which is the largest Historic Racing event in the world, we are promised something even more special than ever before. Special highlights for 2018 include an incredible array of iconic Formula 1 cars marking 70 years since Silverstoneís first British Grand Prix held in 1948 and there will also be a special spotlight on more than 60 years of epic Le Mans history with three spectacular showdowns run back-to-back. As in previous years, there will be a a program packed full of grids from all genres and eras of motor-sport, from historic Formula 1, Group C and Le Mans sports prototypes, Formula Junior, Touring Cars and, lots more besides. There are usually around 25 races over the three day event, including a popular Dusk race of the thunderous Group C legends. As well as seeing all the action on track, you get unrestricted access to the pits, so you can see the cars close up as they are being prepared and afterwards. As well as all the racing action, there's live music on Friday and Saturday evening and your ticket includes access to the concerts on the Friday and Saturday evenings, both of which provide a great live music experience that all the family can enjoy. As if that were not enough, the Car Club displays could entertain you all day, with over 10,000 cars from more than 125 different car clubs on show, and there will be a number of processions around the track during the weekend. Who can forget the sight of over 1000 Porsche 911s in 2013, or the biggest collection of Ferrari F40s, assembled to celebrate the model's 25 year anniversary back in 2012 and over 40 Jaguar XJ220s in 2017? I am delighted to announce that one again, Abarth Owners Club will be there, having been registered as one of the participating Car Clubs.

You can come along for as many of the three days (20 - 22nd July 2018) as you want, and provided you book your tickets using the Abarth Owners Club booking code, take advantage of the special Car Club package, which will give you discounted tickets (a 2 for 1 deal applies), and an in-field pass which will allow you to park in the Abarth Owners Club reserved parking area, which will be in a central location (making it easy for you to return to your car during the day).

To take advantage of the Car Club package, you need to go to the event website, on www.silverstoneclassic.com/buycarclubtickets to gain access to the Car Club Display Packages  and use our unique booking code, which is 18028CCD. Please note that you will get the best prices if you take advantage of the Super Early Bird deal and book before 31st December 2017. After that, the Early Bird prices will be on offer from 1st January 2018 to 31st March.  Car Club bookings close on 31st May 2018, after which time you will only be able to buy ordinary admission tickets. Note that this event does not sell tickets on the day, so all tickets have to be bought in advance. An innovation for 2018 is that rather than physical tickets being mailed out, you will be able to download and print tickets yourself as soon as you have bought them (hurrah!).

In 2017, we had more cars attending than we've managed for the past 5 years, and we even had a Dutch member make the trip to the UK specially to attend (bravo, Ton!) but compared to the presence we have at other events, we are still somewhat under-represented here. Back in 2011, we amassed over 50 Abarths on site. It would be great to get back to that sort of presence - we've got enough members now to make this an easy target!  Truly, this is one of the very best events of the year, and you are missing out on something very special by not attending. The more cars we have attending, the more prominent a display area we will get, so let's see if we can get back to that big presence.

Although I will be receiving regular updates from the organisers as to who has booked, it would be helpful if you could append a message to this thread to say that you are coming.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: grammie on November 07, 2017, 11:05:39 PM
I'm putting us in as early birds!! It would be great to see as many cars as we had in 2011, although that was on hard standing in the middle of the circuit. I don't know how 50 cars would have been slotted in to the little space we had this year. Can only reiterate what Colin says, this is a brilliant meet :)
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Susiemiffy on December 18, 2017, 07:54:13 PM
New to the club, picking up the wheels on Wednesday, rather a tad excited. Have booked for Silverstone, really look forward to meeting other members there
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: CBAbarth on January 05, 2018, 07:08:50 AM
Booked👍
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Hotkiwi on January 16, 2018, 11:13:49 PM
Booked and already looking forward to it. :)
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: STAX on February 26, 2018, 04:35:42 PM
Booked for Silverstone, all three days looking forward to it
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Colin on March 01, 2018, 03:10:40 PM
We have 15 people who have actually booked up so far...... plenty of space for a lot more.

Reminder that the ticket prices increase after 31st March.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: MrDan595c on March 28, 2018, 03:03:48 PM
will be booking for 31st, hoping to do a saturday this year  :)
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: MrDan595c on March 29, 2018, 05:54:53 PM
Hi I am booked for the saturday now :)
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Colin on April 10, 2018, 05:37:42 PM
Just had an email from Silverstone, advising me that they've approved my request that we get to join one of the lunchtime parades.

Our day is the Saturday (the busiest of the three days) and I've provisionally got 30 places - and we've not got 30 cars yet booked. So here's a bit more incentive to commit to this event.... it's not often you get to drive around Silverstone (even at parade speed) in front of a large crowd!
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: MrDan595c on April 13, 2018, 12:08:17 PM
Hi Colin

since I have my ticket and replied, am I then one of the 30 for the parade lap!? OOOH that is brilliant!  8)
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Neil R on April 24, 2018, 09:54:29 PM
Tickets booked for the Saturday .
Neil.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: MrDan595c on April 25, 2018, 10:12:47 AM
Tickets booked for the Saturday .
Neil.

woohoo!  8) ;D
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: djw766 on May 08, 2018, 09:32:44 PM
Yay!!  All booked for Sat & Sun.  Lets hope it's not as dusty as Donington... ;)
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: James King on May 16, 2018, 09:23:30 PM
I've just picked up my APE SS, and am in contact with Silverstone to get myself an infield display pass. (I bought tickets in December...) So fingers crossed, I'll be joining!
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: exporsche on May 22, 2018, 05:28:59 PM
Booked back in November for the Saturday does that mean likely be in the parade lap.  AWESOME 
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: James King on May 23, 2018, 09:24:28 AM
Got a confirmation email yesterday from the organisers, they're sending me the infield pass etc closer to the event once printed, and no extra charge or anything!
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Colin on May 23, 2018, 12:26:44 PM
Booked back in November for the Saturday does that mean likely be in the parade lap.  AWESOME 
Yes, I should have places for everyone who wants to do it.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Neil R on May 23, 2018, 09:37:25 PM
Definitely up for a parade lap .
Neil.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: MrDan595c on May 25, 2018, 04:58:28 PM
Definitely up for a parade lap .
Neil.

Excellent Neil, looking forward to seeing you, and you get to meet the 3 Bees!
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: P043404 on June 13, 2018, 01:24:29 PM
Hi. I have just managed to book a club package for the Silverstone Classic (only for the Friday I'm afraid) and am really looking forward to meeting everyone on the day. I have only had my car (Vincenzo) for 4 weeks but he is living up to his reputation. For info he is a Circuit Grey 595 (145bhp) with 17" wheels and a few graphics.  If possible and it is happening I would love to take part in the parade lap if not no sweat. BTW Silverstone have extended their deadline for club packages to the end of June if anyone still wants to go.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: James King on June 13, 2018, 02:05:06 PM
Hi. I have just managed to book a club package for the Silverstone Classic (only for the Friday I'm afraid) and am really looking forward to meeting everyone on the day. I have only had my car (Vincenzo) for 4 weeks but he is living up to his reputation. For info he is a Circuit Grey 595 (145bhp) with 17" wheels and a few graphics.  If possible and it is happening I would love to take part in the parade lap if not no sweat. BTW Silverstone have extended their deadline for club packages to the end of June if anyone still wants to go.
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That's good of them then! Glad someone else has managed to jump on, I'm really hoping there's good numbers coming, when I went for 2015 I never actually noticed the Abarth presence so hopefully now I can be a part of a sizeable group!
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Colin on June 15, 2018, 12:12:22 PM
Hi. I have just managed to book a club package for the Silverstone Classic (only for the Friday I'm afraid) and am really looking forward to meeting everyone on the day. I have only had my car (Vincenzo) for 4 weeks but he is living up to his reputation. For info he is a Circuit Grey 595 (145bhp) with 17" wheels and a few graphics.  If possible and it is happening I would love to take part in the parade lap if not no sweat. BTW Silverstone have extended their deadline for club packages to the end of June if anyone still wants to go.
Good that you are joining us......... sadly, for you, the Parade Lap is only on the Saturday, so you will not be able to participate if you are only there on the Friday.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: P043404 on June 16, 2018, 05:03:49 PM
Oh well it was worth a punt. Still looking forward to seeing everyone there. Does anyone know if any club merchandise will be available on the day. There are a couple of items I like the look of but delivery seems an issue.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Colin on June 29, 2018, 09:33:54 AM
I have now had the site plan for this event. We are in a very different place to last year...... on hard standing in the area backing onto the old pits complex.

I will shortly receive a form which will need to be signed by everyone participating on the Parade Lap on the Saturday. They are hoping we can get this done before the day (hmm...... but let's try!), and I will be sent a supply of wristbands which you will receive in exchange for your autograph. More details on this when I get them.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Neil R on June 29, 2018, 11:12:04 AM
Hi Colin, If you get the form through in time , could you bring it to Abarth day at Rockingham  for the signatures ?
Neil.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: James King on July 02, 2018, 10:27:07 AM
If anyone could make a quick post in here when they receive their tickets that would be grand, mine is being sent to my parent's place, so I'll need to go there before, and I'd rather not have to drive past Silverstone and back again on the Friday!
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: JAMMO123 on July 03, 2018, 12:41:50 PM
am i right in guessing tickets are no longer available for this? would love to come to this on the saturday and then off on hoilday the day after.  :D
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: P043404 on July 03, 2018, 12:55:31 PM
Don't know about the Saturday but Silverstone had extended the deadline for club entries until the end of June for the Friday and Sunday soooooo it might be worthwhile talking to them if either of those days are any good.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Ginganinja on July 05, 2018, 10:19:21 AM
Hi looking forward to coming camping tickets all booked tent tested see you all there  :) all three days booked
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Colin on July 06, 2018, 01:08:14 PM
I've now got the forms through. I will have them with me at Sharnbrook this weekend (8th). If you are not going to be there, then please PM me with an email address to which I can send them.

Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Neil R on July 06, 2018, 08:31:28 PM
See you Sunday Colin.
Neil.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: James King on July 09, 2018, 09:22:24 AM
Oh balls, never grabbed you Sunday to fill in the forms Colin, I'll PM you.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Hotkiwi on July 12, 2018, 02:39:46 PM
got my tickets today.Can we fill in the parade lap forms friday morning????
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Colin on July 13, 2018, 08:37:37 AM
Yes, you can fill in the forms any time before we go out on track.

I will be there Friday - though probably won't be by my car for much of the day (you can always leave one tucked under the wiper blade - I am RX65URG, a Cordolo Red 595 Competizione).
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Neil R on July 14, 2018, 07:16:35 AM
Car club pass has arrived.
Neil.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: P043404 on July 14, 2018, 08:54:25 AM
Likewise. Got home yesterday to find it waiting. Also had a trial with a waterless wash to see what it's like after bringing the car down from North Yorkshire. Worked well.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: exporsche on July 15, 2018, 09:31:08 AM
My car pass also arrived. Looking like a early start for me cant risk arriving late. Wishing had arranged more than one day now.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Ginganinja on July 17, 2018, 08:33:10 AM
Car pass also arrived Friday traveling down Thursday morning will bring forms with me all signed🚗⛺️
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Ginganinja on July 19, 2018, 04:56:20 PM
Tent up at Silverstone Classic see you all there over next three days
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Ginganinja on July 19, 2018, 05:55:16 PM
Currently sitting outside pub at Silverstone woodlands campsite enjoying glass of cider 8)
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: CBAbarth on July 20, 2018, 05:36:42 PM
What is a realistic time to arrive for infield parking tomorrow?
I have been hearing horror stories regarding queuing/traffic.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: endo on July 20, 2018, 08:57:57 PM
Thought iíd say Hi,
I had a chat with a few folk today on the stand :) Great bunch of folk.

Was meant to have my car on the  GTRDC round the corner, but that didnt go to plan after the o2 sensors failed.
So came in the 595 :D

If you spot a campovolo/circuit grey bicolore comp in the campsite thatís me :D
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: P043404 on July 21, 2018, 08:14:15 AM
Morning All. Just to say great to see you yesterday at Silverstone with some good looking cars. Unfortunately didn't get to see everyone as we were wandering round quite a bit but will definitely do more events (time and distance permitting). Have a good day if you are there over the weekend.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: jenniferlouise on July 21, 2018, 03:09:15 PM
Currently sitting outside pub at Silverstone woodlands campsite enjoying glass of cider 8)
love it!! 😎 how many tent pegs bent trying to hammer them into the concrete-like ground? Have a great weekend. And wear sunscreen!

Sunday update: Iím now feeling foolish and apologetic, I understand that Silverstone took a bit of a downpour Friday night... hope it didnít spoil the event.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Ginganinja on July 22, 2018, 10:08:20 PM
Hi what a weekend lovely to meet everyone and what a day Saturday getting to be passenger in lap round Silverstone. Rain did dampen play on Friday didnít get chance to see noasis but cider in hand braved the night hope to see all next year 🚘
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: sjgwilliam on August 03, 2018, 03:46:58 PM
Great to see so many Abarths at Silverstone a couple of weeks ago, gave me the final push to go out and rebuy an a500. had one a few years back but had to sell and missed it ever since. happy to back in the pocket rocket
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: djw766 on August 03, 2018, 06:18:23 PM
Just finding time to take a look through photos of the Silverstone weekend so will post a few up over the next couple of days for anyone interested.  In the meantime, and I hope this works  :o, but here's a video of the parade lap from club stand to return.  If that's too much then the lap starts at around the 08:00 mark.  First time posting/editing a video so apologies if it's long/crap!!  Think a great lap was had by all and it seemed we were showing the way! Shame we only got the 1........

As for the weekend itself - awesome in every respect  :) 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lJiraocm5g
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Neil R on August 03, 2018, 09:31:45 PM
 Have to say for a first video it couldn`t get much better. Great job.
Neil.
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: Ginganinja on August 03, 2018, 10:39:06 PM
Great video remembering all the fun it was meeting everyone and a great weekend looking forward to next year see you all there
Title: Re: Abarths at Silverstone Classic - 20 - 22 July 2018
Post by: djw766 on August 19, 2018, 08:12:37 PM
Slightly after the event but finally had a chance to go through some of the images from the Silverstone weekend.  All the images are race action taken from the stands mainly 'The Village', Luffield and Becketts/Maggots.  Apologies for the similarity of the images but hope you like non the less.   :)

It's probably easier to share them via link than upload individually.

https://adobe.ly/2MA0EEH