THE CLASSIC GIFT FOR ALL DADS ON FATHER’S DAY

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Stuck for ideas for a car mad Dad this Father’s Day? Then look no further than tickets to the Silverstone Classic (28-30 July) – as the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the action-packed, three-day extravaganza is heaven for any petrolhead. Continue reading

VASSOS IS READY TO GET RACY

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BBC Sport reporter Vassos Alexander is the latest high-profile personality from the world of media, showbiz and sport to be gearing up for a thrilling track debut in the star-studded Celebrity Challenge Trophy Race at this summer’s Silverstone Classic (28-30 July). Continue reading

EVEN GREATER JET PROPULSION FOR THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC

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Fuel brand JET is increasing its enthusiastic association with the Silverstone Classic, the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival. Continue reading

Green light for motorsport engineering scheme

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Plans to extend an industrial site in Nottingham to offer the next generation of motorsport engineers hands-on experience in the sector have been approved.

The National Design Academy (NDA), which has delivered distance higher education courses for almost three decades, uses the unit at 33 Waterside Way in Colwick for its National Motorsport Academy.

Students taking part in Motorsport Engineering Degrees, which are run in partnership with Staffordshire University’s Automotive Engineering Centre, use the facility for work experience.

Other businesses based in the unit include Central Lotus, Paintseal Direct, Treadmark Tyres, DR Bodyshop, B.spoke furniture and Competitive Carbon Composites.

The NDA lodged plans with Nottingham City Council in February 2017 to expand the facility, proposing a wraparound glazed extension.

The additional floorspace will total 13,150 sq ft and will be used for light industrial work, specialist motorsport sales and exhibition space.

Council planners approved the application subject to a number of conditions.

A statement filed with the proposals said the extension will provide ‘economic and social benefits’ by creating jobs and providing students with further experience in the industry.

As part of the project, the Central Lotus sales operation will also be relocated to a prominent space and the facility will be home to the Lotus GTE Le Mans race car when not racing.

SILVERSTONE CLASSIC ROARS INTO LONDON

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The world’s biggest classic motor racing festival is coming to London, with confirmation that the Silverstone Classic (28-30 July) will be on pole position at next month’s inaugural Historic Motorsport International, staged at ExCeL from 23-26 February. Continue reading

SILVERSTONE SHOWCASES CLASSIC MOTOR RACING FESTIVAL AT HMI

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Grand Prix cars, Le Mans racers, classic saloons and a real ale pub are just some of the elements that make the Silverstone Classic so popular. Continue reading

JUST PERFECT – THE WORLD’S TOP CLASSIC CARS LINE UP IN LONDON

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‘Perfect 10’ means different things to different people. For some it will conjure up images of Bo Derek running along the beach in the Dudley Moore film ‘10’. Continue reading