Silverstone Classics has compiled a Top 15 Best British Sports Cars and wants you to vote for your favourite. Assuming it’s on the list, that is.
There’s something about ‘Top Lists’ that grabs attention. Top Ten Greatest…, Top 15 Best…, Top 20 Worst… It doesn’t matter what ends the sentence, we’re all drawn in.
Drawn in because we always have an opinion – and it’s never the same as the compilers of the list in question. But it gets people talking and garners some interest, which is no doubt why the organisers of the Silverstone Classic have put together a Top Fifteen British Sports Cars of all time list, and want you to vote for your favourite.
Of course, Silverstone Classic get some free publicity – and no doubt extra bods signing up for their newsletter – but the rest of us get to decide what we think is the best British Sports car of all time – as long as it’s on their Top 15 list.
So what is the Silverstone Classic Top 15?
- Jaguar E-Type
- MG MGA
- Aston Martin DB5
- AC Cobra
- MG MGB
- Lotus Elan
- Jaguar XK 120 / 150
- Austin Healey 3000
- Triumph TR3
- TVR Griffith
- Triumph TR6
- Lotus 7
- Austin Healey ‘Frogeye’ Sprite
- Morgan Plus 8
The order is random and just happens to be the order in which they’re listed on the Silverstone Classic site, so no real bias from us. We’ve owned some of these between us; driven almost all at one time or another. The Griffith is an odd inclusion – and the most recent unless you count the Morgan which soldiered on from the ’60s until 2004 - but the rest are an interesting mix of the best known British Classics.
But why no Bristols or Frazer Nash? No Allards or Alvis. No Ginetta or Caterham. No McLaren – surely the McLaren F1 must be in with a shout – or do Silverstone Classic not count it because it costs too much?
See, there’s always an argument when there’s a list. The Silverstone Calssic is on from 22-24th July 2011 and if you want to vote for your Favourite British Sport Car click here.
Assuming it’s on the list.