Silverstone Classic 2020 update

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Silverstone Classic 2020 update

Some members will have already received an update from the Silverstone Team advising that a final decision on the 2020 event will be made by the end of May.

The current update as of 13th May is as follows:

 

We are paying close attention to the developments with regard to the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap and, in consultation with their Recovery Strategy, we are currently evaluating a number of options for this year’s event. These include:
 

Holding the event on its currently scheduled dates with Government approved changes to how we run elements of the Classic to ensure a safe, socially distanced festival. In this scenario, we would extend the Early Bird offer and the option to book Car Club Display packages for a further period.
Postponing the Silverstone Classic from its current scheduled dates with changes to how we run elements of the event to ensure a safe, socially distanced festival. In this scenario, we would extend the Early Bird offer and the option to book Car Club Display packages for a further period.
Cancelling this year’s Silverstone Classic. In this scenario, one of the options would be to carry tickets for this year’s event over to the 2021 event.

 
We will make a decision on this year’s Silverstone Classic by the end of May and will be back in touch then with further information. Please bear with us over the next few weeks.
 
Our priority at all times is the safety and wellbeing of those attending our events as well as our own team and our thanks go to all of you for your continued patience amid this period of great uncertainty.

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I recently enquired about the classic with the organisers after F1 released the news of the two rounds at Silverstone scheduled for 26th July & 2nd August subject to HMG approval.

The the reply appeared to be nervous in nature & they will be updating NLT than end of May.

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Silverstone now saying that 2020 Classic is scrubbed...

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We promised you an update before the end of May… and it is with a heavy heart that we bring you news that the 2020 Silverstone Classic will not be going ahead.
 
Following the latest Government advice, we have reached the inevitable conclusion that we will need to cancel this year’s event. Given the current circumstances and the outlook on timescales, a postponed event - which was our original back-up plan - in a way that enables us to run the Classic in the manner that you know and love isn’t a feasible option. Our priority at all times is the safety and wellbeing of those attending our events as well as our own team and we know that you’ll understand why this step has been necessary. Our heartfelt thanks must go to all of you for your patience throughout this period of uncertainty.
 
As an independent events company passionate about what we do, we are proud to have developed the Silverstone Classic into an internationally renowned historic motorsport festival enjoyed across generations of car enthusiasts, families, racing drivers, and petrolheads. In times of difficulty, communities tend to come together and we’re incredibly grateful for your continued support. It means a lot. All of you are what makes the event the success that it is and we look forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary with you next year instead.
 
Your 2020 ticket
 
Rest assured you will have the option to roll your tickets over to the 2021 event or request a full refund. There are a number of measures we need to put in place first, but we will be back in touch with each of you in June with details of the next steps. In light of the current situation, we have a reduced team who are dealing with a high number of enquiries, so please do bear with us.
 
We’ll be in touch soon. In the meantime, and above all else, stay safe and healthy.

With our best wishes,

The Silverstone Classic Team
 

Tony P
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It was, I think, inevitable; I was just wondering how long they'd leave everyone, including the competitors, in limbo.

We just need to unsort the accommodation now...!

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Not that you could have used it. Unless you change your name to Dominic ... 

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Ah, yes Dominic (Short) Cummings - (he of the 'spare' house).

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