There’s always something fun about seeing celebs race cars. So next years’s Silverstone Classic (21-23rd July, if you have your diary handy) promises to be a right giggle. Why? Because around 50 celebs from all kinds of backgrounds will be taking to the track. Though they’ll be getting some help, first.

People like Heston Blumenthal, Theo Paphitis, Dennis Taylor and more will all be taking to the legendary track in race-prepared Austin A35s. Though only after team captains have given them some much-needed tutelage. And who are these captains? How about touring car legends like Gordon Shedden, Andrew Jordan and Robb Gravett?

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Heston Blumenthal. Look at his chefy little face!

“We have included celebrity races in the past at the Silverstone Classic. But never before on this epic scale. It’s going to be an exciting and popular addition to what’s already an amazing weekend of entertainment for all the family,” enthused Nick Wigley, CEO of event organiser Goose Live Events. “This must be the biggest opportunity ever for so many celebs from lots of different fields to compete against each other on a racetrack. We put the word out a couple of weeks ago and the response already has been fantastic – everyone seems to be scrambling for their 2017 diaries!”

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The little Austins still pack a racy punch!

The Silverstone Classic event is never one to be missed. And it looks like the 2017 outing definitley follows that line. If you can get there, we suggest you do. The event is great, but this tace event should serve to turn the fun up even more.

Early Bird tickets for the 2017 Silverstone Classic have just gone on sale with – as last summer – prices for adult tickets starting from £35 and the cost of the three-day weekend ticket remaining at £99. Be there, or be square, as they say!

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