Competition Winner Esta Drives the Radical SR3 around Silverstone

22. December 2011

 

When I first got the email telling me I was the lucky winner of a Ferrari 458 Passenger ride, I'll be honest, I thought it was a joke. The chances of winning a competition like that are particularly slim, and not always being the luckiest person in the world, I didn't think I stood a chance, but hey you fill in that competition form anyway!  I would be in for the passenger ride of my life, in the Ferrari 458...you know, the one which goes from 0-60 in 3 seconds? If you didn't know that, you obviously didn't read Fred Famous' article on my winning the competition, I think he only mentioned that fact 3 times...! (see this article here)

Anyway, the Ferrari 458 wasn't going to be available until the new year which ordinarily would have been a little disappointing but Performance Direct gave me the option of going along in December for a driving experience in a Radical SR3 around Silverstone.  I'm not a girl who likes to wait and the opportunity to actually DRIVE around Silverstone, and in something that's even faster than a Ferrari 458, was just too good to pass up. More...



Winning a Passenger Ride in a Ferrari 458 Italia

16. November 2011

Winner of the Performance Direct Ferrari 458 Italia Driving Experience at Silverstone, Esta from Birmingham, came along to visit us at the Classic Motor Show / Top Gear Live at the Birmingham NEC to collect her certificate.  She was the lucky winner of the competition amongst the many thousands of entrants and will get driven by a professional driver around the world famous Silverstone circuit, home of the British Grand Prix. More...



Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, Ferrari 365 GTB/4 and a Maserati Bora Coupe found in a shed after 30 years

16. September 2011

Three Italian classic sports cars left to rot - image from Mecum.comI have recently been clearing out my house, in particularly the storage areas where I've gradually dumped more and more stuff I didn't want in the house.  It is amazing what you put out in your shed and then forget about.  For example I found a large box of Lego I had forgotten all about which I brought straight out for my little boy to play with, or to put it more accurately, for me to play with and my little boy to watch.  However, I think that if I had left in my shed a Ferrari Dino 246 GTS from 1974 (the year of my birth) with a mere 2,910 miles on the clock, a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona with 9,752 miles and a 1977 Maserati Bora Coupe with under 1,000 miles, that I would remember.  Wouldn't you?  I mean I'm as prone to losing things as anyone but how many people find themselves scratching their heads and thinking, "Now, where did I leave my three classic supercars?" 

The trio of vintage sports cars were recently found in a shed  near Dallas where they had sat for 30 years doing nothing more than sleeping and becoming furred with dust. More...



The Silverstone Classic 22nd - 24th July 2011 Discount Tickets

20. April 2011

The Silverstone Classic
22nd – 24th July, 2011

The world’s biggest classic motor racing festival celebrates its 21st anniversary this summer with its largest ever package of entertainment utilising both the new Silverstone Wing building as well as the National pits.

Track action: 800 historic race cars worth over £300 million – F1, Group C, GT, Sports and Touring cars racing flat out on the new F1 Grand Circuit.

Live music: 10cc, Suzi Quatro, Wishbone Ash on Saturday night plus Rolling Stones, Queen and Bob Marley tribute bands on Friday night with a full classical Amadeus orchestra on Sunday afternoon.

In-field action: 6,000 classic cars on display including around 1,000 E-Types celebrating their 50thanniversary, a Funfair, Punch and Judy show, steam traction rally, go-karting, shopping at 100 outlets for books, art, antiques, auto memorabilia, fashion, Autojumble plus demonstrations and parades all linked by classic  Routemaster buses.

Air displays: The Parachute Regiment Freefall Team - The Red Devils, a Spitfire & Mustang display to stir the emotions, the precision Blades aerobatic display team plus Hot Air Balloons ascents.

Great value, flat out fun for all the family.

Buy Advance tickets and save up to 15% off on-the-gate prices.

Just call 0871 231 0849 or go to www.Silverstoneclassic .com