A record crowd of 83,500 people attended this month's Silverstone Classic, where spectators enjoyed 24 races featuring cars spanning 70 years of motorsport.
Event director Nick Wigley hailed the best turnout in the meeting's 22-year history, which was achieved despite the unseasonably bad weather in the preceding days.
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.
The Algarve Classic is set to be a must-attend event for fans of classic vehicles later this year, with a host of top marques exhibiting their most iconic vehicles for visitors to enjoy.
Set to run from October 18th to 21st 2012 at the Algarve International Autodrome in Portugal, this will be the first year it has been put on for classic car lovers and is set to attract enthusiasts from around the world.
Jaguar Land Rover has announced the launch of its new Jaguar Heritage Racing team, which will be taking part in motorsport events across the globe in 2012.
Events including the Mille Miglia, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and each round of the E-type challenge in the UK are set to see the new team in full flow, with Jaguar to highlight its racing heritage and importance to the sport by reviving the team, which has not seen action since 1956.
Set to feature C-type and D-type models, Jaguar Heritage Racing will also be performing at circuits including Goodwood and the German Nurburgring.
Jaguar Land Rover global head of communications Frank Klaas commented: “The Nurburgring Nordschleife presents a unique automotive challenge that Jaguar’s development team continually subject our current and future models to in order to perfect their attributes of quality, durability and dynamic precision.
Silverstone Classic is set to welcome back the Jaguar E-type Challenge in 2012, which will be a fantastic spectacle for visitors.
Running from July 20th to 22nd, the event is marking the 50th anniversary of the iconic E-type. <!–more–>
"With grids of more than 50 competition-prepared E-types, the two Jaguar races were among last summer's highlights – that's why we are so delighted to welcome back the Jaguar E-type Challenge to the Silverstone Classic in July," commented event organiser Nick Wigley.