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Silverstone Historic Festival featuring International Trophy

20 May 2017 - 21 May 2017 20 May 2017 09:00 21 May 2017 18:00 Europe/London Silverstone Historic Festival featuring International Trophy The HSCC hosts the International Trophy, a great event for the nostalgia buff and race enthusiast. Silverstone Circuit

26Days 9Hours


2 days of historic racing with qualifying and racing taking place on both days. The event is for fans of post war racing cars, featuring cars from the 50s, 60s,70s and 80s, with single seaters, saloons, sports racing, GT and road sports car classes. From the humble Mini, to the rumbling V8 Formula 5000 machines of the 1970s there is something to satisfy everyone’s passion for iconic cars.

The HSCC International Trophy has been running at Silverstone since 2008.

In addition to this there will be a range of off track entertainment for all the family appropriate to the historic era.


Ticket Prices

We recommend booking your tickets in advance to benefit from the cheapest prices.


On The Day

Adult Child* Adult Child*
Saturday £15 Free £20 Free
Sunday £15 Free £20 Free
Weekend £25 Free £35 Free

*Children aged 15 & under

What’s included

  • Free roving grandstand seating
  • Free access to the paddock
  • Free parking
  • Live commentary
  • Children 15 & under can attend for free

Please visit the HSCC website for more information.

Main Race Details

The main race run in two parts one race on each day. Primarily for Formula 5000 cars, but with period classes for Formula 2, Atlantic, Formula One, and other Pre’80 single seater race cars.

The feature race is to be a recreation of the Daily Express International Trophy which began at Silverstone in the 1950’s as a non Championship Formula One Race. During the 1970’s Formula 5000 cars were included, creating a challenge between the two top flight formulae. Formula 1 being considered the European Formula, with Formula 5000 using predominantly Chevrolet 5 litre engines were the American challengers.

The International Trophy has produced some great battles in previous years, here are a few that stand in memory:

1968 International Trophy
Winner: Denny Hulme – WATCH

1970 International Trophy
Winner: Chris Amon – WATCH

1975 International Trophy
Winner: Niki Lauda – WATCH

1978 Daily Express International Trophy
Winner: Keke Rosberg – WATCH PART 1

Support Race Details

Endurance support races for Sports Racing and GT cars, as well as short Sprint races for Historic Touring Cars, Historic Formula Junior, Classic and Historic Formula 3, and Road Sports Cars.

Previous Winners

Silverstone Daily Express International Trophy Winners between 1949 – 1984:

Alberto Ascari – Ferrari 125
Nino Farina – Alfa Romeo 158
Reg Parnell – Thinwall Ferrari
Lance Macklin HWM
Mike Hawthorn – Ferrari 500
Jose Froilan Gonzalez – Ferrari 625
Peter Collins – Maserati
Stirling Moss – Vanwall
Jean Behra – BRM P25
Peter Collins – Ferrari Dino 246
Jack Brabham – Cooper T51
Innes Ireland – Lotus 18
Stirling Moss – Cooper T53P
Graham Hill – BRM P57
Jim Clark – Lotus 25
Jack Brabham – Brabham BT7
Jackie Stewart – BRM P261
Jack Brabham – Brabham BT19
Mike Parkes – Ferrari 312
Denis Hulme – Mclaren M7
Jack Brabham – Brabham BT26A
Chris Amon – March 701
Graham Hill – Brabham BT34
Emerson Fittipaldi – Lotus 72
Jackie Stewart – Tyrrell 006
James Hunt – Hesketh 308
Niki Lauda – Ferrari 312T
James Hunt – Mclaren M23
Rene Arnoux – Martini Mk22
Keke Rosberg – Theodore TR1
Eddie Cheever – Osella FA2
Eliseo Salazar – Williams FW07
Mike Thackewell – Ralt RH6
Stefan Bellof – Maurer MM2
Beppe Gabbiani – March 832
Mike Thackwell – Ralt RH6


2017 Season

Date Location
8 April Donington Park
20-21 May Silverstone 
17-18 June Cadwell Park
1-2 July Brands Hatch
5-6 August Croft
26-28 August Oulton Park
23 September Snetterton
21-22 October Silverstone


Internal camping pitches will be available at this event from 16:00 on Friday 19 May until 19:00 on Sunday 21 May. Pitches are 7m x 9m.

You can add camping to your order after selecting your tickets.

Internal Camping* £45 per pitch

*only available when purchasing weekend tickets
** electric hook ups are not available at this event.

Car Club Offer

Are you part of a car club and want the opportunity to display your car in front of like minded fans? If so, we have great opportunity for you to get noticed at Silverstone over the Silverstone Historic Festival feat International Trophy weekend!

Our exclusive ticket offer* allows you to be involved in a very unique event, as well as purchasing weekend tickets at a discounted rate of £15. Your ticket also includes the following:

  • Opportunity to put up a 3m x 3m marquee for a club base in your area
  • Free car parking within internal display area
  • 2 day roving grandstand seating
  • Access to an open paddock

What to do next?

Download this application formcomplete the necessary fields and return it to us by Tuesday 2 May.
*minimum numbers apply


  • Saturday 21 May
    Time Session Category
    09:00 – 09:20 Qualifying Historic Road Sports
    09:30 – 09:50 Qualifying Historic Formula Junior
    10:00 – 10:20 Qualifying Historic Formula Ford
    10:30 – 11:00 Qualifying GTSCC
    11:10 – 11:30 Qualifying Derek Bell Trophy
    11:40 – 12:10 Qualifying Pre 80 Endurance
    12:20 – 12:40 Qualifying 70’s Road Sports
    12:40 – 13:20 Lunch break
    13:20 – 13:40 Qualifying Classic Formula 3/URS
    13:50 – 14:10 Qualifying Classic Racing Cars/ Historic Formula 3
    14:25 – 14:45 Race Historic Road Sports
    15:00 – 15:20 Race Histric Formula Junior (Race 1)
    15:35 – 15:55 Race Historic Formula Ford
    16:10 – 16:30 Race Derek Bell Trophy (Race 1)
    16:40 – 17:00 Race 70’s Road Sports
    17:10 – 17:30 Race Classic Formula 3/URS
    17:40 – 18:00 Race Classic Racing Cars/Historic Formula 3

    *timetable is provisional and subject to change

  • Sunday 22 May
    Time Session Category
    09:00 – 09:20 Qualifying Historic Touring Cars
    09:30 – 10:00 Qualifyng Guards Trophy
    10:10 – 10:30 Race Historic Formula Junior (Race 2)
    11:10 – 12:40 Race GTSCC
    12:40 – 13:20 Lunch break
    13:20 – 13:40 Race Derek Bell Trophy (Race 2)
    13:55 – 14:15 Race Classic Formula 3/URS (Race 2)
    14:30 – 14:50 Race Historic Formula 3 (Race 2)
    15:05 – 15:45 Race Guards Trophy
    16:00 17:00 Race Pre 80s Endurance
    17:15 – 17:35 Race Historic Touring Cars

    *timetable is provisional and subject to change




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We are busy working on the entertainment offering over the event weekend, but here is what you can look forward to in between track action.

*Please note the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight that has been previously advertised is no longer taking place at this event.

Perfect Vintage

Step back in time to the 1940’s…

Brian and Cherie are a vocal duo who have performed all over the U.K. and are highly regarded in the vintage scene. Their fun performances, great sense of humour and love for all things 1940s shines through along with a great rapport with the audience.

You can expect to hear all the classic songs from the wartime era and also from the 1930’s guaranteed to take you on a wonderful nostalgic trip. Brian and Cherie will also be offering Jive lessons.

Rock Choir

Rock Choir was started in Farnham, Surrey in 2005 by musician and singer, Caroline Redman Lusher. Rock Choir pioneered the contemporary choir movement in the UK and was the first choir to offer the general public the chance to sing pop, rock and chart songs with no entry audition and or any previous singing experience.

Rock Choir will be performing in the Pit Stop Cafe on Saturday evening between 19:00-21:00.


A modern, stylish and totally relaxing mobile massage trailer will be at Silverstone over the weekend offering the following treatments: Seated massage; Reflexology & Indian head massages.

These treatments will be available from £12:

£12 for 15 minutes
£24 for 30 minutes
£45 for 60 minutes

Historic Funfair

As an additional attraction for this event in 2017, spectators can enjoy a historic themed funfair experience, including period rides, games and attractions that will appeal to the whole family, PLUS instant prizes and rewards for lucky visitors throughout the day.

Rides and games will be chargeable on the day.

What Else is on?

  • Historic car displays
  • Army display


  • Where can i find out more about disabled accessibility?

    Please call 0844 3728 232 for further information or view the Accessibility section of our website here.

  • Can I get into the paddock area?

    There is open access to the paddock area throughout the weekend.

  • Are there any pitwalks?

    There are no scheduled pit walks for this event.

  • Where does my ticket permit access/what are the ticket options?

    Your ticket permits access to the venue, open grandstand and paddock area.

  • Are there any cash machines on site?

    There is a cash machine located in the Pit Stop Cafe – please note that this machine charges for cash withdrawals.

  • Which credit/debit cards do you accept?

    We accept most major credit and debit cards with the exception of American Express and Diners Club cards.

  • Can you purchase Silverstone merchandise at the event?

    Yes, Silverstone shops sell a variety of merchandise! The Paddock Shop will be open during the weekend. Alternatively buy online in advance to avoid disappointment!

  • Can you purchase suncream/ batteries/ plasters/ films/ camera and medicines etc onsite?

    Yes Silverstone merchandise shops sell these essential items. Please download the event map to find their locations (closer to the event).

  • Paddock Cafe/Media Cafe opening times


  • Can I use my pushbike around the circuit?

    Bikes can sometimes be used at the circuit though they are not advised at the larger events as the circuit is too busy


    Yes this is possible – please ensure that the staff at the gate stamp your hand as you leave the circuit. Re entry to the site will only be permitted if the person has their hand stamped and is in possession of a valid ticket for the event. Please review the timetable to check last re-entry times each day.

  • Can I take photos?

    Photographic equipment, mobile telephones and other private communication devices are permitted within the venue provided that they are for personal and private non commercial purposes.

  • When will my tickets be dispatched?

    Ticket despatch starts four to six weeks prior to the Event but tickets may be sent out up to a week before the Event.

  • I have not recieved my tickets by post

    Ticket despatch starts four to six weeks before the event, but tickets may be sent out anytime up until one week prior to the event. You will receive your tickets in advance either via First Class Royal Mail post or APC courier delivery. If you have not received your tickets please contact 0844 3750 740.

  • My ticket confirmation has my old delivery address on it, what should i do?

    Please forward the confirmation email to us on detailing your new address and a daytime contact number. We will then arrange for tickets to be despatched to your new address.

  • Ticket collection location and opening hours

    There is no ticket collection for this event.

  • Do children need a ticket?

    Yes, children aged 15 and under will need a ticket for entry to the venue. Please ensure that you select the number of child tickets you require at the time of purchasing. One adult can accompany a maximum of four children. If you have any questions please call the Contact Centre on 0844 3750 740.

  • Can I purchase a ticket at the gate?

    Yes you can – we highly recommend buying in advance to avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the best ticket prices.

  • Where can I park/travel options?

    To ensure your visit to Silverstone runs as smoothly as possible please ensure you leave plenty of time for your journey and to make the most of your day. Parking onsite is free (with the exception of the British Grand Prix and MotoGP), please follow signs for public parking and take directions from our parking stewards. The nearest mainline train stations are Milton Keynes and Northampton. please check connecting bus services in order to ensure you arrive at Silverstone at a convenient time. Alternatively taxi journeys are approximately 30 minutes from these stations to Silverstone.

  • Where is the nearest train station?

    Silverstone is situated between three stations; Northampton, Milton Keynes and Banbury. They are all approximately 30 minutes from Silverstone.

  • Where can blue badge holders park?

    There are a number of disabled parking areas available, please call 0844 3728 232 for more information

  • What time do gates open?

    8am each day.

  • What time do car parks open?

    Car parks open up to half an hour before Circuit Gate Opening Times. Please note that this is subject to change.

  • How much does it cost to park?

    Parking is free for this event

  • Do I need a parking permit for my motorcycle?

    Parking for motorcycles is free and a permit is not required to park

  • Can I camp at Silverstone?

    Internal camping pitches will be available at this event for £45 per pitch . Pitches are 7m x 9m.

    You can add camping to your order after selecting your tickets.

  • Food & Drink

    We have a wide range of vendors to suite all tastes, serving a variety of traditional hot snacks including burgers, fish and chips, jacket potatoes, pies, paninis and of course vegetarian food. There are also a number of licensed bars serving beer and other refreshments. Please kindly note that glass bottles are not permitted within the circuit at any time and you will be asked to leave any at the gates should you try to bring them in.


    Silverstone Circuits Ltd and the police have a zero tolerance policy to illegal substances. The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Silverstone Circuits Ltd. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. Police officers and security guards will be onsite and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated. You may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/ or offensive activities onsite may be searched. Offenders will be escorted off the site, and refused re-admission.


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