All those travelling by car to next month’s Silverstone Classic (26th-28th July) will enjoy complimentary breakdown assistance from the RAC while on site at the home of British motorsport.
As the official breakdown rescue provider at the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival, the RAC will have three dedicated, fully-equipped patrol vehicles in place throughout the three-day event – from 30 minutes before the gates open at 7:30am on Friday morning until everyone has safely departed the venue on Sunday evening.
Each orange patrol van is equipped with more than 500 parts and tools which enable RAC technicians to fix four out of five of the 2m-plus vehicles they attend every year. However, we though running a picture of an RAC van was plumbing the outer depths of dull, so we hope you enjoy the image of Rob Collard's RAC-backed MG ZS from the 2006 BTCC.
Despite this impressive fix-rate there are some issues that simply cannot be resolved in situ. For them, the breakthrough All-Wheels-Up recovery system allows RAC patrols to recover stricken vehicles – including those that normally need to be recovered separately – such as 4x4s, automatics and hybrids and even classics – using their roadside rescue vans without the need to summon further help from a flat-bed lorry.
This ‘complete peace of mind’ assistance will be offered to all Silverstone Classic ticket holders whether parking in the circuit’s public car parks or among the 10,000+ car club members adding to the infield show in the dedicated display areas.
As the UK’s most experienced breakdown assistance company with a rich heritage stretching right back to 1897, the RAC has a long history of making drivers’ lives better, whatever the vintage of their car.
“Whether it’s a fifties classic or a state-of-the-art electric vehicle, our RAC patrols have unrivalled expertise of finding solutions to problems – that’s why we are perfectly placed to provide this support to the Silverstone Classic,” enthused James Knight, RAC Chief Operations Director.
He continued: “We have been tending the needs of motorists right from the very early days and still proudly support the pre-1905 cars taking part in the annual Bonhams Veteran Car Run from London to Brighton. Automotive technology, of course, has changed enormously since the dawn of motoring, but the RAC’s legendary roadside assistance has been a constant factor throughout the years and continues to be so today.”
There will also be an opportunity for those at the Classic requiring 24/7 roadside support beyond Silverstone’s gates, to sign up for RAC membership at the RAC sales trailer which will be located in the event’s busy Shopping Village.
“We have a record number of car clubs attending the Classic this year with Saturday’s infield parking displays now completely sold-out. Hopefully, none of them – nor those in the public car parks – will need outside assistance from the RAC but they will certainly get some comfort knowing expert help is at hand should the need arise,” added Nick Wigley, Silverstone Classic CEO.