At the core of the Silverstone Classic event, there are 21 races, spread over a 3 day period, for a wide variety of sporting cars, ranging from Formula 1 machines from the 1980s, the Group C cars of even more recent pedigree, though saloon cars from the 1960s, one make events for Aston-Martin and Porsche and all the way back to racing cars from the 1920s. Most of the races are for 20 minutes, but a few are for a full 90 minutes, with the added interest of a driver change during the proceedings. Drivers vary, too, from very accomplished former professionals, through to pure amateurs. We came across Rowan Atkinson, fully kitted out and ready to race, yesterday, and doubtless there were other celebrities taking part, too. There were a few thrills and spills, though nothing too serious beyond some bent metal and a fresh trail of oil on the circuit. However, the Silverstone Classic is more than just a wallow in nostalgia – and make no mistake, it certainly hits the mark in that regard – as there are huge display areas given over to a wide variety of owners clubs, who delight in bringing out all sorts of rarities for the race-goers to enjoy. Last year, I concluded that there was too much to see in one day, and so I planned to make a whole weekend of the event, and I am glad I did, as even then, I sure there are things I missed. As well as seeing different cars out on the track, the cars on display were quite different, with many cars attending only on one day.