Celebrities to race at Silverstone Classic for Charity

Posted on July 18, 2011 by

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Celebrities hope to cruise past the £25,000 raised for the Bobby Moore Fund  last year by racing 130mph Morgan Roadsters at this weekend’s Silverstone Classic event.

The race, dubbed the ‘Celebrity Challenge’, will include Heston Blumenthal, ex-England footballer Luther Blissett, Sky Sports presenter Vicky Gomersall and many more as they race it out for the Bobby Moore Fund which supports Cancer Research UK.

Vicky Gomersall said: “Basically, I just want the women to win. It won’t be easy, though, and it could be a bit scary. In fact, I think this is probably the scariest thing I have ever done. I’ve jumped out of a plane before, but this is going to be right up there.”

“There’s a new champion in town!”

Stephanie Moore MBE, Bobby’s widow and founder of the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK said: “I’m really looking forward to the Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge which I’m sure will be a fantastic occasion. The celebrity drivers have been doing a marvellous job with their fundraising so far. I’m extremely grateful for all their efforts and wish everybody the best of luck for the race.”

The Celebrity Challenge is not the only entertainment on offer at the 21st Silverstone Classic; featuring in excess of 1,000 drivers, racing more than 800 of the world’s finest competition cars, the event has also been chosen to host the official 50th birthday party for the Jaguar E-type. Around 1,000 E-types are due to attend and set a Guinness world record for the largest number of E-types in a parade.

Adding to the rich on-track entertainment, Silverstone Classic also features a vast array of off-track attractions with festival catering by Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feast, a period fun fair, air displays, parades, and 7,000+ classic cars and bikes on display.

Live music concerts featuring rock legends Suzi Quatro, 10cc and Wishbone Ash are included in the ticket price guaranteeing a memorable day – or weekend – out for all the family.

All the drivers can be sponsored via the Bobby Moore Fund website . Advance ticket sales end on Wednesday so buy your tickets now to make the most of the discount.

Stay with the TheTechnoBlog.org for coverage of Silverstone Classic taking place from Friday to Sunday this week.

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