Our boy Luke Gilbertson has been kept busy these past few weeks. As well as trawling the city streets for his next big shot – which, by the way turned out to be this McLaren MP4-12C HS – he recently embarked on the 115-plus-kilometre sojourn from London to Northamptonshire (UK) for the Silverstone Classic, the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival.
The annual event – now in its 22nd running – went down as one of the most successful with a record 83,500 fans crowding in during the three-day event, all hankering for a gawk and a gander at the automotive heritage and beauty on display. It rather reminded Luke of his recent time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (well, we said he’d been busy).
But before hitting trackside, the crankandpiston lens was pointed in the direction of the new Wing pit and paddock area, and it wasn’t too long before the memory card was receiving a battering.
Take for instance this array of Ferrari Dinos, or the 246 GT to the sixties/seventies Maranello fans amongst you. Boasting 195bhp from a 2.4l V6 engine – which, by the by, eventually made its way into the Lancia Stratos – and weighing just over 1000kg, the Dino as well as looking the part would (apparently) hit 235kph. Certainly a fitting tribute to old man Enzo’s son Alfredo who died tragically in 1956, aged just 24.