Billed as the world’s largest vintage racing event, the Silverstone Classic celebrates its 25th anniversary July 24-26 in England with an event that will highlight the return of pre-war sports cars as a racing class with a new and special trophy.
The Kidston Trophy honors adventurer and aviator Glen Kidston. A lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy — once surviving two torpedo strikes in the same day — when not at sea Kidston was setting records on the ground, on two wheels and four, and in the sky. In 1930, Kidston and Woolf Barnato drove a Bentley Speed Six to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Less than a year later, Kidston would die when his de Havilland Puss Moth broke up while flying through a dust storm over the Drakensberg Mountains in southern Africa. Continue reading