1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

2018 Silverstone Classic Preview Day

This years Silverstone Classic Preview (or Media) Day was held at the start of May, some 6 weeks later than the previous year. I’m unsure of the reasoning behind this shift of date, but can’t help but wonder if there was a small glimmer of hope that the weather would be more forgiving in May than you usually find in the UK in March. However, that hope was to be short lived, as even in May the weather can decide to not play ball and with torrential rain at one point making the thought of standing out in it somewhat unpalatable, thoughts of warmer, drier conditions remained just that, thoughts!

However, even the weather cannot dampen the spirits when there is a day of photography ahead, and with the changeable conditions adding to the challenge, opportunities in and around the fantastic International Paddock where plentiful.

The Silverstone Classic Preview Day aims to give those in the media the chance to see some of the cars lined up for this years event, along with some insight into the celebrations that will take place (this year its the turn of the beautiful Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona with its 50th Birthday amongst some other big milestones in motor racing).

If you are thinking of going to the Silverstone Classic this year, then make sure you get your tickets early, as the event will no doubt sell out again, and tickets cannot be bought on the day, you have to get them in advance. Click this link to visit the official website:Silverstone Classic

And now the photos. Enjoy!

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Ford GT40

Ford GT40

1969 Lola Mk3B

1969 Lola Mk3B

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

Gary Culver - 1967 Lola T70 Mk3

Gary Culver – 1967 Lola T70 Mk3

Neil Glover - 1982 Arrows A5

Neil Glover – 1982 Arrows A5

Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

1969 Lola Mk3B

1969 Lola Mk3B

Chevron B8

Chevron B8

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Gary Culver - 1967 Lola T70 Mk3

Gary Culver – 1967 Lola T70 Mk3

Mazda 323 BTCC

Mazda 323 BTCC

BMW Touring Cars

BMW Touring Cars

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Ford GT40

Ford GT40

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type

Peugeot Le Mans

Robert Barrie and Steve Jones - 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

Robert Barrie and Steve Jones – 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type

Gary Culver - 1967 Lola T70 Mk3

Gary Culver – 1967 Lola T70 Mk3

F5000

Lexus

Lexus

Gary Culver - 1967 Lola T70 Mk3

Gary Culver – 1967 Lola T70 Mk3

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

F5000

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

Chevrolet Corvette

Chevrolet Corvette

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

Jaguar E-Type

Jaguar E-Type

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang

Ford GT40

Ford GT40

Robert Barrie and Steve Jones - 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

Robert Barrie and Steve Jones – 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

1960 Ferrari 246 F1 Dino

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Le Mans Prototype

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Robert Barrie and Steve Jones - 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

Robert Barrie and Steve Jones – 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Lotus Cortina

Lotus Cortina