Remember, remember the 5th of November – that’s when next summer’s Silverstone Classic will be launched with a special display at the Regent Street Motor Show, and when Early Bird tickets go on sale.

With the capital city’s flagship shopping destination closed to through traffic during the day, the prestigious stretch of road between Piccadilly and Oxford Circuses is reserved for a unique automotive showcase. Last year, the free-to-view event attracted a record 450,000 visitors and even more are expected next month, making it the perfect platform to launch the latest edition of the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival.

By popular demand, the 2017 Silverstone Classic (21-23 July) will once again feature three days of unrivalled entertainment with the biggest entry, the most racing and the best paddock access at any such event, not to mention the massive range of off-track activity.

Adding quality to quantity, all of Europe’s leading historic categories will be on the packed programme, including an incredible Formula 1 grid with iconic Grand Prix cars from the seventies and early eighties, some of which will be displayed on Regent Street. Already confirmed for the show on Regent Street at the beginning of November is an iconic black and gold JPS Lotus which will line-up alongside a number of other much-loved racing classics including a flame-spitting Ford Sierra Cosworth.

Other series’ for the Silverstone Classic next July will include crowd-favourites such as the Group C prototypes and a host of touring, sports and GT cars. Add in more than 10,000 privately owned classic cars displayed by motor clubs, many choosing the Classic to mark major milestones in their chosen marque’s or model’s history, plus air displays, live music concerts from classic rock bands and a host of other family entertainment and it’s easy to see why more than 100,000 visitors of all ages now flock to the world’s premier classic and historic motor racing festival.

As last year, prices for Early Bird adult tickets start from £35 and the cost of the three-day weekend ticket remains at £99. Details of all 2017 ticket prices, as well as hospitality and camping options, will be available on the website early next month.

All those booking on Saturday 5 November will be entered into a special draw giving a chance to win a ‘Golden Ticket’ with benefits ranging from a hot lap around the full Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit on the Classic’s Preview Day, to a ride in a course car during the event or even an upgrade to VIP hospitality.

Full details of the 2017 Silverstone Classic – including exciting new races, special car club celebrations and live music performers – will be announced in the coming weeks. All the latest news will be available on the event website and via its social media platforms.