Events : AML centenary at Silverstone Classic

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The 2013 Silverstone Classic will host an amazing line-up of unique car displays, parades and events to celebrate the centenary of Aston Martin. The marque will be the event’s official ‘Featured Celebration Marque for 2013’, and highlights during the weekend will include a 100-car parade at lunchtime on Saturday 27 July.

The Silverstone Classic always showcases much of Aston Martin’s rich sporting bloodline. One of the event’s most prestigious races –­ the Royal Automobile Club Historic Tourist Trophy for pre-1963 GT cars – has seen back-to-back victories for Aston Martin DB4 GTs. Racing legends Stuart Graham and Richard Attwood captured the coveted prize in 2011 followed by Nick Naismith and John Young in 2012.

Retaining the event’s ‘access all areas’ policy, tickets include free entrance to all racing paddocks, trackside grandstands and all live music concerts – and this year must be purchased in advance. Prices for ‘Early Bird’ adult tickets (available until end of March) start from just £30 (plus fees) with considerable savings on offer for festival-goers spending the weekend at Silverstone, as well as special packages for car clubs.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating such a momentous milestone in Aston Martin’s illustrious history at next summer’s Silverstone Classic,” said Nick Wigley, Event Director. “Silverstone is the perfect setting for such a special occasion and we are working closely with Aston Martin, the Aston Martin Heritage Trust and the Aston Martin Owners’ Club to ensure this magnificent centenary is marked in fine style.”

Full details are available on the official www.silverstoneclassic.com website.

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