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Silverstone Classic 26th - 28th July 2013
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Silverstone Classic 26th - 28th July 2013 Reply with quote

THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC, 26-28 JULY 2013. THE WORLD'S BIGGEST CLASSIC MOTOR RACING FESTIVAL

The Silverstone Classic has been growing every year and today it is the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival with around 1000 cars racing in over 24 different races celebrating a racing heritage from the 1920′s – 2000′s.
From F1 to Formula Junior no where will you see such varied and spectacular racing history on Britain’s favourite motor racing circuit.
A central feature of the event will be your ability to, ‘Access All Areas’ of the grandstands, car paddocks and race assembly areas meaning you can get right up close to the thrill of the cars and chat to the drivers.
Off track there will be in excess of 7,000 classic cars on display from over 100 car clubs. A rare opportunity to admire famous marques such as Aston Martin, Jaguar and Bentley etc. (Not forgetting BMW and Alpina !!)

Celebrating motoring Anniversaries at Silverstone classic this year are:
100 Years of Aston Martin
50 years of Porsche 911
50 years of Lamborghini
60 years of Chevrolet Corvette

It’s not just for racing aficionados. With live rock and classical music acts, entertainment, demonstrations, a Concours d’ Elegance, art galleries and shopping, fairground attractions, steam traction rallies, helicopter pleasure flights and a host of other attractions it’s a weekend of flat out fun for all the family.

Live Music concerts are:
Friday
Floyd Reloaded
Stars from the Committments
Bootled Zeppelin

Saturday
The Hollies
Guns N Roses Experience
The Ultimate Eagles

Sunday Afternoon
Tetra Electra

To make life easier for all, Routemaster buses will be making a return to the event in 2013, conveniently transporting you around all the site attractions.

The BMWCC have now had their attendance registered at this event and once again I will be having an area for Alpinas. Unfortunately Sytners will not be joining us this year.

Quoting our club reference number C13225 will give you infield display parking, 2-4-1 ticket offer, together with special early bird prices if ordered prior to 31st March. Higher club ticket prices will be available from 1st April to the afternoon of 25th July.
Remember , the club ONLY get car spaces for the number of cars prebooked with Silverstone

Bookings can be made online at -- www.silverstoneclassic.com OR by phone to 0871 2310849
Remember to quote the club code early on to ensure you get the correct price offers

Once you have prebooked with Silverstone, can you please drop me a PM or e mail purebmw@btinternet.com to advise what days you are attending and what vehicle you will bring ?
This is only so I can get an idea for the best parking layout for each day

Camping -
The Silverstone Woodlands Campsite provides the best possible camping experience at Silverstone.

The facilities at Silverstone Woodlands are second to none, from purpose built permanent toilets & showers to an on-site shop, as well as food outlets and “The Petrol Head” pub. The campsite entrance is only a 250m walk from Gate 15 of the Silverstone Circuit, but with a complimentary shuttle service of tractors and trailers throughout the campsite and a Silverstone Classic bus stop at Gate 15 on the perimeter road bus route, campers can do as little walking as they wish.

Adult Weekend Camping (per person) £40 + booking fee
Child (6-16) Weekend Camping (per person) £15 + booking fee
Child (5 and under) Weekend Camping (per person) FREE
Booking can be made at the same time as your tickets and the camping is from 7am Thursday 25th July - 12noon on Monday 29th July.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

List so far. Please add yourself to list ONLY once you have purchased your tickets. NOT if you are just thinking about attending.

1. Simon C2 2.7 -- Fri-Sat-Sun
2. Glen B3 3.0 --Fri-Sat-Sun
3. Andrew B3s - Sat
4. Norman B7 -Fri-Sat-Sun
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately my sister-in-law has sprung news on us this month that she is getting married in may

so my money for classics has been re allocated to hotel & travel costs Shocked

not happy that i wont be there this year as its the best event of the year

im going to try to make one of the other events this year even if its only small meet
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

List so far. Please add yourself to list ONLY once you have purchased your tickets. NOT if you are just thinking about attending.
1. Simon C2 2.7 -- Fri-Sat-Sun
2. Glen B3 3.0 --Fri-Sat-Sun
3. Andrew B3s - Sat
4. Norman B7 -Fri-Sat-Sun
5. Brian D3 --Sat
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will be there again on the Saturday and Sunday and would love to meet up with other Alpina owners ... although I will be in my little Elan not the B10!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:47 am    Post subject: silverstone Reply with quote

what is wrong with your Alpina then?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last chance to book up tickets for this event.

As of this Friday 14th June if you haven't booked and payed for you tickets you won't get a display pass. That means you will not be able to park inside with other Alpina owners. You will be in the public car park.

Just thought I would let you all know.

Please don't contact me two weeks before thinking you might just get a spare pass. I won't happen this year unlike others.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have sorted out my tickets for the Friday and Saturday and am pleased to say that I will now be joining the Alpina group for this weekend. What time does everyone get there on the Friday and do you travel to Silverstone together Question
I have booked in to a hotel in Milton Keynes for the Friday and Saturday nights. I have wondered if it was worth staying for the Sunday as I thought that not much happens at the show on the Sunday Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update Brian.

I have 5 Roadster S coming now.

Friday there will be 7 ALPINA's
Saturday we have 14.. Cool
Sunday is 9

Just a bit of an update to those that are coming, some may have seen the email that was sent out today.

We will now be joining BMW UK on their main display area. How good is that. It's thought that we could have approx 300 BMW's on display this year. This number is across the 3 days but still a good number of cars.

Now for anyone that may be thinking why didn't I book tickets, you could be in luck. There is the opportunity to display your ALPINA if your quick.
You will need to PM me ASAP for more details.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and to answer your question Brian you need to be parked up by 10am, no later.

However I will be on site every day for 7am to get all ALPINA's parked up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Simon I will be there before 10. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really wanted to come to this, but this event is always in the first weekend of work's shutdown, and as a result, i have to work!

If it was the second weekend, then i could manage to sneek away for a day as i could delegate and leave the contractors to get on with things, but the first weekend is when it all needs setting up. As they say, "...get the foundations right..."


Fingers crossed next year will be a different weekend to shutdown.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shaziman wrote:
I really wanted to come to this, but this event is always in the first weekend of work's shutdown, and as a result, i have to work!

If it was the second weekend, then i could manage to sneek away for a day as i could delegate and leave the contractors to get on with things, but the first weekend is when it all needs setting up. As they say, "...get the foundations right..."


Fingers crossed next year will be a different weekend to shutdown.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic selection of Alpinas at the show this weekend



With BMW as sponsors there was an amazing selection of BMW and Alpina cars at the show. BMW also provided free drinks to owners and rides on their ferris wheel which gave a great view of Silverstone ..
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy All thanks to Simon we had a great time at Silverstone. Organised very well and much better position and display than last year. Very Happy Well done SPA69. clap
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