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Silverstone is gearing up to host two major events over this weekend (03-04 November): the Silverstone MotorSport UK show and the Walter Hayes Trophy. Rounding off the action packed weekend, on the Sunday Silverstone’s Firework and Bonfire evening will be lighting the skies over the Home of British Motor Racing.

Silverstone MotorSport UK, taking place in the Silverstone Wing will showcase all categories of national motorsport. More than 100 exhibitors from the national motorsport field will be displaying their services and products, including car manufacturers, national racing series, racing clubs, suppliers and industry associations. Over 4,000 visitors are expected over the two days, making the show the largest exhibition to date in The Wing.

Highlights of the 2012 Silverstone MotorSport UK event will include:

  • The Kit Car Pavilion - A showcase of some of the UK’s top kit car and specialist car manufacturers, in association with Kit Car Magazine and Total Kit Car magazine
  • Go Motorsport: Motorsport UK Kart Challenge - visitors will have the opportunity to race for the title of the Go Motorsport - Motorsport UK champion 
  • Autograph sessions - with some of the biggest names in British motorsport, including drivers from the worlds of the British Touring Car, British Rally, Formula 2 and Formula 3 Championships 
  • The inaugural Spirit of Motorsport Awards - a £10,000 prize fund, shared amongst rising talents in motorsport

The show will also make use of Stowe Circuit, Silverstone’s infield track with its own facilities, as part of The Silverstone LIVE Experience, while The Track Driver Hot Laps Experience will provide visitors with some hands-on time with vehicles and teams.

On-track the Walter Hayes Trophy, the largest race meeting for Formula Ford cars in the world, will be taking place on Silverstone’s National Circuit. Living up to its billing as a crowd favourite, the knock-out format regularly attracts over 150 drivers, from talented newcomers to experienced veterans, generating close racing and nail-biting tension.

Marking the end of a busy weekend, Silverstone will be hosting a free fireworks and bonfire night on the Sunday for all members of the family to enjoy.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, said, “It’s an exciting weekend coming up at Silverstone. Silverstone MotorSport UK is ideal for anyone with an interest in motorsport, as the range of exhibitors covers all elements of the sport. It is also a great opportunity for visitors to see the iconic Silverstone Wing. The Walter Hayes Trophy, a regular crowd pleaser, marks a great end to the racing season and our firework and bonfire night is the perfect way to end the weekend.”

Advance tickets for Silverstone MotorSport UK start from just £7.50. For further information, or to book tickets, visit or

Advance tickets for the Walter Hayes Trophy start from £10. Tickets will also be available on the gate. For further information, or to book tickets, visit or call 0844 3728 260.

Entry for the Bonfire night is free of charge. Visit Silverstone’s website for further details.

The Club regrets to report on the death of Neville Hay, who was elected as a BRDC Member in 1993
The Club regrets to report on the death of Alan Minshaw, who was elected as a BRDC Member in 1984
The Club regrets to report on the death of Ray Thackwell who was elected as a BRDC Member in 1957
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