Steve and Helen usually stay at a Hotel so we stayed with them. Sue has never been to Silverstone so it made nice break for her.
We arrived on Friday, the weather was showery on the way but it stopped when we arrived. We found the Tvr club section and parked up with about 35 other Tvrs.
We met up with Steve and Helen and went for a walk around the Market Stalls looking at all the car products for sale. The weather suddenly changed and we ended up standing in a marquee out of the Heavy Downpour. When the rained passed we got a bus over to the pit side and found some nice seats in the Stands under cover.
The Racing was good with a few crashes due to the wet circuit. We watched the Murrey Walker Memorial Trophy with F1 cars from the 80s and 90s, being V8’s they sounded a lot louder and better than the modern F1 cars which have been reduced to V6 and muffled.
The Next Race was the Mini Challenge with about 50 early Minis racing around, they sounded like a swarm of Bees. But it is surprising how fast they can go.
We watched a few more races and then decided it was time to get back to the Hotel for some Dinner.
Saturday we decided to leave early to get there for 10.00am. We left at 9.20 and couldn’t believe the amount of traffic on the A43 and we eventually arrived at 11.00am.
Racing didn’t start till 1.15pm so we walked around the Car Clubs looking at all the Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and other Exotic Cars. Mercedes car club had a stunning 1950s Mercedes SL190 Pagoda. Most of the car clubs attend so you had enough cars to look at all weekend. Triumph Stag owners club celebrated 50 years and had over 300 cars attending.
We then went over to the pits where you can get up close and watch them working on the racing cars. F1 would never allow this. Williams had their 1986 F1 Car which was driven by Nigel Mansell and Also their F1 1996 winning car driven by Damon Hill. Damon Drove the car around Silverstone the next day.
Thanks to TVRCC for supplying us with Tea and coffee over the weekend. Hope to see them again next year with better weather.
Alex and Sue