Classic Endurance Racing: Autosport 1000 KM of Silverstone
This weekend will also play host to very different type of motorsport racing - the Autosport 1000 KM of Silverstone is being held over three days in the U.K. Today's video blog will serve as a taster for what you can expect from a Classic Endurance Racin
Yesterday I previewed this weekend's SCORE Terrible's Primm 300 race taking place in Las Vegas. Well, this current weekend is also the time of another annual motorsport event, although it is quite different from the off road race taking place in Sin City. In fact, this race doesn't take place anywhere close to Vegas - you're gonna have to jump across the pond to the United Kingdom, for that is the locale of this year's final race for Classic Endurance Racing - the Autosport 1000 KM of Silverstone.
Classic Endurance Racing (CER) was founded in 2004 as an attempt to revive classic sports car endurance racing within Europe. Each season consists of four rounds of racing at different locations and each race lasts for sixty minutes. CER is proud of its emphasis on classic sports cars from the 60s and 70s, and you'll definitely run across some vintage Peugeots, Ferraris, Porsches, and Aston Martins at these events, restored and ready for the race track.
While this weekend's event takes place at the famous Silverstone Circuit track in the U.K., the best video I found as a prelude to covering this event is a well-produced video from a 2007 Classic Endurance Racing event in Nürburgring, Germany which has become a regular yearly stop in a CER season. While there isn't a whole lot of actual racing going on in this clip, we do however get an up close look at these mighty fine automobiles both inside and out. And yeah, I know the narration and interviews are all in German, but so what? With all this automotive eye candy, I'm not paying attention to the commentary anyway.