Another year, another chance to admire the imagery of Peter Aylward and the annual Silverstone Classic. As the event continues to evolve, so does Peter’s eye for capturing the machines that make it possible. From German engineering to American Iron, a bit of everything, from everywhere, attends the yearly event that celebrates historic race cars from decades passed.
We’re back with our second half of Peter Aylward’s Silverstone Classic race photos, completing a truly inspirational set of images that is sure to encapsulate the essence of the event itself. If the first half of the series wasn’t motivation enough, after 80 incredible images, we’ll struggle to not get credentialed ourselves for next year’s race. Don’t miss the first half of the photos, found here, and be sure to follow Peter Aylward on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Our friend, the incredibly talented Peter Aylward, attended the 2016 Silverstone Classic on StanceWorks’ behalf. As a motorsports photographer, there are few better places to be than trackside, and with such an exciting field of cars, it might be said that there are few better races, period.
I could hear it from a mile off; a raspy but throaty howl bounced between the buildings towards me as I waited for Antoine and his 135i to arrive. The sun was beginning to dip behind the treetops that surrounded the back lot I had chosen to shoot in, and most of the surrounding buildings and foliage were glowing a rather-desirable bright, burning orange. Antoine’s coupe grew louder, and moments later, he pulled into the lot, ready for the shoot.
From the 24th to the 26th of July, the Silverstone Circuit played host to one of the year’s best events in vintage motorsports. It’s known as the “the world’s biggest classic motor racing festival,” and for good reason: the Silverstone Classic was one of the world’s first events to cater specifically to racing cars of decades passed. With 25 years under its belt, it has grown to earn and keep its title against an emerging field of events around the globe.