FAQs

Tickets

Please email [email protected] with your request and a member of the team will be able to help. Our usual response time is within two days.

We’re sorry, Silverstone is unable to offer refunds or exchanges for tickets unless the event is cancelled due to any circumstance for which Silverstone Circuits LTD is covered by its relevant insurance cover.

Currently you cannot redeem a Silverstone Gift Voucher against this event. 

It includes 2 x adult general admission tickets and 1 x vehicle display pass.

Yes! Tickets to The Classic in 2022 (26-28 August) are now on sale. If buying tickets on our launch day (25 November), you will automatically be entered into our Golden Ticket prize draw (terms and conditions apply).

If you are a member of a car club and wish to buy a Car Club Display Package, you will need to contact your club for details of your exclusive booking code.

General admission tickets and RetroRun packages are available here whereas Car Club Display packages (if you have a booking code) are available here.

Your general admission tickets will be available to download from your online account in early 2022. We will notify you as soon as your tickets can be accessed. Please note that once your tickets have been downloaded, changes cannot be made to your booking. 

If you’re looking to buy a car club package for the weekend of The Classic, we recommend doing so at the earliest opportunity in order to guarantee your display place at the best possible price. Prices will increase throughout the build-up to the event as capacity limits are reached within each price point so the earlier you book, the better. Car club display packages will only be on sale until the end of May, but they are subject to availability as some packages may sell out prior to this. 

  • We have a free entry policy for children that are 15 and under on the day of the event. 
  • Although free, all children will need a ticket for entry into the venue. Please select the number of child tickets you require at the time of purchasing.
  • A maximum of four children is permitted per each adult ticket.

The vehicle display pass is posted approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

You will download an E-Ticket from your Silverstone account which you may download to print or display on your phone to gain entry into the circuit.

If you have bought a Car Club Display Package and/ or a RetroRun Package, your vehicle display pass will be posted to you approximately two weeks before the event. Moved house? Any postal address changes must be made to your account by the 31 May.

Yes, you will need your club's code in order to access the car club display packages and your club can provide you with this. If you’re not a member of a club and are interested in bringing along your classic car or car of special interest to display at the event, please contact us to discuss possible options in further detail: telephone  +44 (0) 1483 524 424 or email us.

If your booking includes a Car Club Display package or a RetroRun package, your vehicle display pass will be posted approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. If you've moved house since buying your package, please make any postal address changes to your account by the 31 May.

Unfortunately not, please contact your car club co-ordinator and they will give it to you.

Yes they do.

  • We have a free entry policy for children that are 15 and under on the day of the event. 
  • Although free, all children will need a ticket for entry into the venue. Please select the number of child tickets you require at the time of purchasing.
  • One adult can accompany a maximum of four children.

If you already have your tickets and need to add child ticket(s) to your order, please email: [email protected] with your booking reference number, the number of children you wish to add, and their age(s).

Unfortunately not - you need a Friday event ticket to watch the music on Friday and a Saturday ticket to watch the music on Saturday.

No, the passenger can arrive separately and can walk in with the ‘passenger’ ticket.

Please note that we’ve got a new and improved booking system so you’ll need to set-up a new account when you book your tickets.

If, once you have purchased your tickets, you are experiencing issues when trying to access your account or when viewing your booking details, please don't worry. We are here to help and we will get it sorted for you. Please email: [email protected] with the following details:

  • Your booking reference
  • Specific details on the nature of the problem you are experiencing
  • Please also reference the fact that your enquiry relates to The Classic

Details on Silverstone's personal assistance ticket scheme and how to apply are available here.

No. The club codes are issued for display packages only. If you will not be bringing your car to display at the event, you’re unable to take advantage of the package.

As tickets for The Classic increase in price the closer we get to the event, the best prices are secured by buying early. We also recommend signing up to our newsletters and following our social media channels for sales updates. 

General admission tickets are available in advance until midnight the Thursday before The Classic event (25 August) whereas Car Club Display Packages are on sale (subject to availability) until 31 May.

We recommend buying your tickets at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the best possible price. Prices will increase throughout the build-up to the event as capacity limits are reached within each price point so the earlier you book, the better. 

This is at the discretion of the Silverstone customer services team and subject to availability. Please contact the Silverstone customer services team directly by email.

Event Need to Know

Yes, you can follow the race commentary on Radio Silverstone at 87.7FM. Our merchandise shops stock small, portable radios for you to tune into all of the on track action. 

Grandstands are free to access with all admission tickets for The Classic, but not all grandstands at Silverstone will be open. Details of which grandstands are open and disabled grandstand access will be confirmed closer to the event.

There are no pit walks for this event. For your safety, the pit lane is a restricted area and is only accessible to drivers and their teammates in possession of the correct accreditation. 

Yes, to ensure safety at the circuit for all our visitors throughout the event, the following items are prohibited at the venue:

  • Bags over 20 litre capacity

  • Glass bottles and glass containers

  • BBQs

  • Restricted and illegal substances

  • Offensive weapons

  • Items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable

  • Drones or remote-controlled aircraft

  • Step ladders or any similar item which may obstruct another attendees' view

  • Lasers

  • Fireworks / pyrotechnics

  • Any items which might be subject to ambush marketing

  • Smoke canisters  

  • Tents and shelters  

  • Four-wheeled carry carts (doesn’t include those used to carry children, but must be empty at the gate

  • Powered scooters (excluding disability scooters) / hover boards  

  • Electric cycles  

  • Sun parasols

  • Excessive alcohol, although you will be permitted to bring a reasonable amount into the Venue for personal consumption.

     

  • No animals (excluding Assistance Dogs) will be admitted to the circuit or any car parks. All registered assistance dogs are welcome. However, before your arrival please email us on [email protected] so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

In 2022, The Classic will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend: 26 – 28 August.

Yes, the Paddocks are open to the public throughout the event. All visitors to The Classic should take extra care and keep a good watch in all directions as there will be race cars and support vehicles moving throughout the paddock. Please stay behind the viewing barriers at the assembly area.

For your safety, access to the pit garages and pit lane is restricted to working teams and competitors but all doors to the pit garages remain open providing plenty of opportunity to see the cars and talk to the drivers and race preparers. 

Gates will open on each day of the event at 07:30

Getting Around the Event

Yes, ask the staff at the gate who will scan you out as you leave the circuit. Re-entry to the site will only be permitted once your ticket is re-scanned to grant re-admission. Please review the timetable to check the last re-entry times each day.

Yes, you can bring your bike into the circuit, though not into the grandstands, paddocks, or the concert area. 

There will be bike racks that you can chain your bike to outside of the paddocks and concert area. 

For safety reasons, do not lock bikes to the grandstands as they will be removed.

Please be aware that all roadways are in use during the event so be alert at all times. Bicycles should not be ridden through the paddocks. Bikes left anywhere in the venue are solely at the owners' risk.

Spectators are not permitted to bring in any form of motorised transport, including e-scooters.

We want you to get the very best value from the tickets you buy for The Classic which is why we include so much in the ticket price!

Your tickets not only include entry to the event, but also:

  • Full access to the racing paddocks giving the chance for you to get close to the cars and talk to the drivers and race preparers
  • Access to the open grandstands for great viewing of the track action
  • Big screens around the Circuit to ensure you don't miss a thing
  • The live music concerts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings
  • The majority of the funfair rides

Yes there are - details of their locations will be confirmed closer to the event

Yes, a map of the circuit layout for The Classic is available on the What's On page.

A downloadable map will also be available nearer the event. 

 

At Silverstone we have a wide range of facilities and services available to you. Please visit our Accessibility section. If you have further questions, please email us on [email protected] and we will be happy to help you with your query.

Camping & Accommodation

Yes, you will need to buy an event ticket and add camping as an option within the booking process.

Various bars will be open over the weekend with TV’s showing the different sporting events.

Silverstone Golf Club have a great team of stewards and staff on-site who do their best to keep the site secure. With the large number of campers on site, Silverstone Golf Club recommends that you keep your valuables safe at all times – either lock them away in your car, or keep them with you.

All the pitches will be marked out prior to your arrival. The pitches are not pre-allocated.

Pitch Sizes

  • Standard Tent Pitch - 7m (D) x 8m (W)
  • Large Tent Pitch - 8m (D) x 8m (W)
  • Large Live-in Vehicle Pitch - 8m x 8m,
  • Extra Large Live-in Vehicle Pitch - 10m (D) x 8m (W)

Please note: when looking at the relevant pitch size you require, bear in mind with a caravan that you need to take into account the tow bar, which cannot overhang your pitch. With some motorhomes, they have racking on the back, which again, cannot overhang the pitch.

If you are planning to bring an extra car, please ensure that you have chosen the correct pitch size.

There's so much to choose from! Silverstone Golf Club have a permanent restaurant onsite offering breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Closer to the event, you'll receive details on how to book any breakfast or evening meal tickets.

And, there are other food vendors operating over the weekend, offering a huge range of  choices. Tickets do not need to be purchased for these.

It's really close! The circuit is just a 5-minute walk to Gate 15 from the campsite.

Please select the relevant camping product when booking your tickets - if selecting an option which includes one (or two) cars, then no additional parking pass will be required. 

Make the most of your weekend and arrive any day from Thursday 25 August and stay until Monday 29 August. The price is the same if you stay 1 night or the full 4 nights. Times of arrival will be confirmed closer to the event.

The Clubhouse is open for the duration of your stay so you will have full access to the permanent toilets, showers and changing room facilities within the Clubhouse. There are also temporary and permanent toilets on the campsite as well as temporary showers.

Pitches are allocated on arrival rather than being pre-allocated. If you have booked as part of a group, you must all have the same pitch type and size and you MUST arrive together if you wish to camp together.

Sadly not! Silverstone Golf Club operate a strict no pet policy with the exception of guide dogs.

Yes you can! Silverstone Golf Club is an official campsite partner with a high standard of facilities and services. They offer pitches for tents, motorhomes, campervans or caravans. Complete with breakfast and dinner options throughout the weekend the site is ideal for families or groups. 

Do you have Family/Quiet and Lively areas?
We have two main areas,

  • Electrical Hook Up &
  • Standard (Non Electrical Hook up)

With the number of campers we have on site and due to the nature of the event, we do not currently offer a Family / Quiet & Lively.

Yes, though you will not be permitted to bring your own alcohol into the Clubhouse, marquees, garden or seating areas.

For your safety and security at the campsite the following are strictly prohibited:

  • Monkeybikes, Minimoto, Pit Bikes, Scooters, Segways & Quads 
  • Generators, BBQ Gas cylinders exceeding 15kg
  • Sound systems capable of creating excessive noise
  • Campfires, firewood & fire starters 
  • Fireworks
  • Restricted & illegal substances
  • Offensive weapons
  • Paddling pools, swimming pools & hot tubs
  • Pet animals with the exception of assistance dogs
  • Items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable for the safe environment of the Campsite by Campsite Staff

Please note: random vehicle searches may be carried out on arrival at the entrance gates.

The Clubhouse is wheelchair accessible, with toilet facilities for wheelchair users. And, where possible, Silverstone Golf Club may be able to pitch you close to the amenities and the Clubhouse, although this is not always guaranteed.

Getting to the Circuit

No. To ensure you gain access to your club stand, we request that you arrive before 09:00 and do not leave before 17:30 otherwise you may be required to park in the public car park.

Silverstone is well supported by many rail stations close by. The closest station is Wolverton – approximately 10 miles (16km) away from the circuit. Wolverton Station offers direct train services to London.

In the area and all under 13 miles (20km) away are Banbury, Milton Keynes and Northampton rail stations. Which have services from Euston and Birmingham New Street. 

Our Getting Here section can help you to plan your journey to the circuit. As the circuit and routes gets busy, please ensure that you leave plenty of time for your journey. 

Train 
The nearest mainline train stations are Milton Keynes, Northampton and Banbury. Please check connecting bus services to Silverstone, or alternatively a taxi is approximately 30 minutes from all stations. 

Parking

We do not allow overnight parking in our car parks. Our car parks will be closed overnight.

Car parks open up to half an hour before circuit gate opening times. Please note that this is subject to change.

Yes, Silverstone has a number of accessible parking spaces for Blue Badge holders. 

Please visit our Accessibilty section on the website.

Yes, parking at Silverstone Circuit is free for this event. Our public parking is clearly signposted and our stewards will be on site to direct you. 

Parking your motorbike is free and you will not need a permit for this event. However, if you regularly attend the circuit please check per event as this is subject to change.

Our Facilities

Yes, we have plenty to choose from around the circuit – from burgers, fish & chips, jacket potatoes and pies to paninis, baguettes and vegetarian food and many more. There are also a number of licensed bars serving beer and other refreshments.

We also have the Pit Stop café serving hot food, sandwiches, drinks and snacks. 

Please note 

  • You are allowed to bring reasonable amounts of alcohol for personal consumption into the venue, though excessive amounts will be refused at the gate.
  • No glass bottles or containers are allowed to be bought into the circuit at any time. You will be asked to leave them at the gates.

Yes, our merchandise shops sell a limited selection of sun creams. All other essential items can be purchased in the nearby Silverstone village before you arrive at the circuit.

Yes, Silverstone shops sell a variety of merchandise during the weekend and are clearly marked on the Entertainment Guide (pick up at the site when you arrive or available by download closer to the time of the event). Alternatively, you can buy merchandise in advance online to avoid disappointment. Shop now.

There are multiple cash machines located around the circuit and are clearly marked on our Entertainment Guide that you can collect upon arrival. Charges for cash withdrawals may apply.

Yes, we will have giant viewing screens placed around the circuit so you won't miss a moment of the action. Screen locations are to be confirmed. Pick up an Entertainment Guide when you arrive.

Security at the Circuit

Yes, to ensure safety at the circuit for all our visitors throughout the event, the following items are prohibited at the venue:

  • Bags over 20 litre capacity

  • Glass bottles and glass containers

  • BBQs

  • Restricted and illegal substances

  • Offensive weapons

  • Items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable

  • Drones or remote-controlled aircraft

  • Step ladders or any similar item which may obstruct another attendees' view

  • Lasers

  • Fireworks / pyrotechnics

  • Any items which might be subject to ambush marketing

  • Smoke canisters  

  • Tents and shelters  

  • Four-wheeled carry carts (doesn’t include those used to carry children, but must be empty at the gate

  • Powered scooters (excluding disability scooters) / hover boards  

  • Electric cycles  

  • Sun parasols

  • Excessive alcohol, although you will be permitted to bring a reasonable amount into the Venue for personal consumption.

     

  • No animals (excluding Assistance Dogs) will be admitted to the circuit or any car parks. All registered assistance dogs are welcome. However, before your arrival please email us on [email protected] so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

Yes, 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.

Only Registered Assistance Dogs with prior arrangement are admitted into the venue and car parks. To register please email  [email protected] in advance of the event.

Yes, Silverstone Circuits Ltd and the police have a zero tolerance policy to illegal substances. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country – and the dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Silverstone Circuits Ltd. Police officers and security guards will be on site throughout the event and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated.

Please note that 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. If you do get caught you will be escorted off the site, and refused re-admission.

Yes, as we have enhanced security measures in place, you may be searched upon entering the venue. You are limited to one rucksack per person with a maximum capacity of 20 litres.  

To help us ensure a smooth entry process, please

  •  Arrive early and leave plenty of time for searches
  • Do not leave your bag unattended at any time
  • Read our list of prohibited items 

For security reasons, we are unable to offer a luggage storage facility on site.

Entry CRITERIA

No, but we do expect all display cars to be a minimum of 20 years old or of special interest.

There are two pricing tiers of display packages:
1) For classic cars that are tax exempt at the time of the event (pre-1982)
2) For cars that are not tax exempt at the time of the event (1982 +)
Your club will be able to share the relevant code with you so that you can complete your booking relative to the age of your car.

Yes, your car must be representative of the club the booking code has been used for.

Infield vehicle display passes

No – it has to be purchased as part of the car club package.

Yes, your car can be left on display overnight inside the event, but it must have a valid vehicle display pass for the following day. No cars must be left inside the event overnight on the Sunday.

No. Given the large public spectator levels at The Classic, there is to be no car club display vehicle movement between 09:00 and 17:30 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The vehicle display pass is posted approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

If a club member needs to change their vehicle details AFTER purchasing a car club display package AND the vehicle model still represents the club, the club member will need to:

o    Booking reference number:
o    Car club code:
o    Old Vehicle
    Registration:
o    New Vehicle
    Make:
    Model:
    Year:
    Registration:
    Colour:

If the vehicle model does NOT represent the club, the club member will be required to park in the public parking outside the circuit.

Parades

Passengers under 18 must have the signed approval of their parent or guardian to participate in a track parade. Passengers in Touring Cars, or Cabriolet/Sports Cars with the hood erected or hardtop fitted, must be 12 years or over and be at least 135cm in height. Passengers in Cabriolet/Sports Cars without the hood erected or hardtop fitted must be aged 16 years or over and be at least 135cm in height. No child under 12 years is allowed to be a passenger. This is subject to change at the discretion of Motorsport UK.

Parades will be allocated in spring as they are dependent on the car clubs that register, the number of members that attend with their cars, the days the cars are attending and the significance of the anniversary. The car club co-ordinator will be contacted by The Classic team directly to advise if the club will be allocated a parade. Please contact your car club co-ordinator directly should you wish to find out more about the parade status.