The Silverstone Classic returns this weekend with a series of packed racing grids featuring historic cars from around the world.

Running from Friday July 20th to Sunday July 22nd, the event is set to break records with a schedule of 24 prestigious races featuring more than 1,000 entries.

In addition, more than 7,000 classic cars will be on display at Silverstone over the weekend.

With a record crowd expected at the home of the British Grand Prix, event director Nick Wigley said the Silverstone Classic "gets bigger and better every year with more and more attractions to entertain those of all generations".

He added: "Once again the event has attracted a stunning entry with many of the race grids heavily oversubscribed. This year's car club displays are going to be very special too."

A special parade of Ferrari F40s on Sunday is set to be one of the highlights of the weekend.

Some 70 examples of the Italian manufacturer's much-admired supercar will take to the track to celebrate the model's 25th anniversary.

Furthermore, this year's Silverstone Classic is due to host the first ever 'Z-Fest' from BMW.

To mark the 60th birthday of the BMW Car Club GB, hundreds of BMW Z1, Z3, Z4 and Z8 models will be on display at the circuit and participate in a parade lap.

"This really is going to be something special and undoubtedly is this summer's big event for Zed enthusiasts both in the UK and on the continent," said general manager Steve Miller.

Full weekend tickets are available for £95 until 17:00 BST on July 19th and will priced at £125 on the day.

Entrance on Friday only is priced at £35 in advance and £50 on the day, while advance tickets for Saturday and Sunday are available for £45. People purchasing a ticket on the gate for these days can expect to pay £60.

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Posted by Michael Yates

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