Silverstone Classic 2015 Silver AnniversarySilverstone Classic organisers are to hold a special parade lap for silver car owners to celebrate the event’s 25th anniversary – for classic AND new cars.

The Silver jubilee parade will be held on Sunday 26 July and organisers are hoping several hundred silver cars will take to the British Grand Prix circuit.

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It will cost £25 to take part in the parade lap – and all those taking part will get access to a special ‘Silver Zone’ parking area on the circuit’s infield, plus a special 25th anniversary car sticker.

“Right from the very first event in 1990, the Classic has always set out to commemorate important motoring anniversaries with track parades but this is something a little bit different,” said event director Nick Wigley.

“For once it’s not limited to those lucky enough to own an E-type, 911 or F40 – it’s open to all those millions of motorists who simply have a silver car.

“We want as many people as possible to participate in our 25-year celebrations and this is the perfect way to allow lots more to join the party.”

Organisers hope for a fulsome entry: they point out that 1 in 4 cars registered in the UK is silver, according to DVLA data – that’s 7,250,300 cars.

“More than 440,000 of those alone (are) Mercedes models.”

Silverstone Classic 2015 runs between 24-26 July and organisers are already hopeful of their first 100,000-plus attendance during the event.