Anyone Camping? alternative site question

Hi Everyone,

Just back from hols and looking into if I can get to Britcar. Probably camping - are many mx5ers planning to stay under canvas?  There is the 1st-Ticket option as shared by Jon, also just found this - Has anyone used/got expereince/planning to use? Dont want to be too far from the action, I’m unsure how much closer the 1st-Ticket site is?

Cheers, hoping to se you there, Ian

 Hi Ian,

 My camping tickets arrived before the Britcar tickets. The enlcosed map that came in the Britcar envelope shows the campsite very close to the track (it appears to be closer than the public parking)

I am travelling in the MX5 and my son in law is coming in his car with the camping gear. The plan is to leave the Mx at the infield display and the other car at the campsite.

First time for me at a motorsport event.




I haven’t stayed at Whittlebury Park but I have stayed here for the Moto GP weekend last year.

The site is basically a field with fresh water and no electric but campers have full use of the Clubhouse facilities, toilets etc are open all night. We were in a caravan but found the site and Clubhouse clean and would go back anytime, in fact might even be there for Britcar but haven’t made my mind up whether I’m going yet.



I really hope you and Jack can make it.

1st_tickets camping is directly behind the old pits straight stands (if you Google any image of the circuit it’s the stands with’Silverstone’ written across the seats).

The joy with using 1st_tickets is you can walk from the OC stand/infield/pits under the track at Stowe corner and you’re in the campsite so you can leave the car on the stand without having to worry about having a beer or two.

I tweeted yesterday: Carfest last weekend, MX5OC National @ Prescott this weekend, BRITCAR 24hr after, then MaX5 @ Mallory…what a September!

Hi Jon, yep working on arrangements at the moment…

I’ve looked at the 1st-tickets offer and given that I would be leaving the car on the stand as might some others, a 40sqm pitch looks quite spacious.  Given that the cost is £55 plus £7.50 per person, it crossed my mind that club members intending to not take car on pitch may benefit by coming together to purchase a pitch, my thinking being that 40sqm would easily accomodate 4 people in two small tents without cars at a cost of £42.50 per couple ranther than £70.00.

Depending on work I may only be camping sat night with a early get up on Saturday morning as such the £70.00 for camping feels a little steep.  If anyone appreciating my logic wants to organise a pitch with me (promise we’re not noisy), please just shout.


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