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10 reasons to visit Race Retro

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Tags: Le Mans, Bentley Speed 8, Tom Kristensen, Race Retro, Motorsport, Classic car show, Stoneleigh

1. Over £100million of Motorsport Heritage

Ever seen £100million on display? The new organisers of Race Retro have done just that with over £100million of motorsport heritage displayed throughout the four halls of Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from 24-26 February, as part of the show’s 15th anniversary ’Super Show’! Expect to see more racing and rally cars on display than ever before.


2. Racing Legends

One of the greatest drivers ever to have raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be reunited with his Bentley Speed 8 that he raced to win the 2003 24hr of Le Mans. The record holder will grace Race Retro on Saturday 25 February. He will be joined by racing heroes including motorcycle champion Fast Freddie Spencer.


3. Rare Racing Cars

See some of the rarest cars in the world on display. Amongst this robust list of rare racing cars is the 1957 Vanwall raced to victory by Sir Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks, Jim Clark's Lotus 33 R11 which hasn't been seen in public for over 40 years, a collection of DFV powered racers curated by designer Mike Costin including the Williams FW08 and the 4-wheel Tyrell.

4. Rally Legends

On the bespoke live rally stage will be 'Flying Finns' Ari Vatanen and Markku Alén, two of the greatest rally drivers from the Group B era. They will be sharing their stories and getting back in action over the weekend. Ari appears Saturday and Sunday while Markku will be with make an appearance Friday afternoon and Saturday.

5. Live Rally Action

Picture historic and modern drivers being put through their paces with around 80 Group B and C rally cars. That’s exactly what will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday with each session being proceeded by a display by the 'pocket rockets' of the British Historic Kart Club.

 6Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live

At the centre of the show will be a brand new feature, the Motor Sport Hall of Fame which offers visitors the chance to celebrate the inductees to date. Visitors can also vote on the 2017 nominees who can join the exciting line-up.

7. Motor Sport Live Stage

As if all that live rally action wasn’t enough, there’s also the Motor Sport Live Stage to look forward to. Hosted by Gemma Scott and the editorial team of Motor Sport magazine, the Live Stage will welcome guests from the motorsport world for interviews, Q&A sessions and lively discussions.

8. Silverstone Auctions’ biggest ever sale

Silverstone is set to for the entire weekend with over 130 vehicles on offer. Friday will be dedicated to a competition car sale before the classic and sports car sale on Saturday and Sunday. So head over to the auction and make your first passion purchase or add a new classic to your collection.

Admission is by catalogue and a full list of entries for both sales can be found here

9. Autographs Sessions

Be sure to bring your pen for the autograph session! Meet your motoring heroes in person and not only get your memorabilia and pictures signed, but also have a chit chat about all things motoring with unlimited access to the guests throughout the show.

10. Industry specialists

You will not be short for answers at Race Retro as over 250 motorsport industry specialists will gather at Stoneleigh Park. With a 15-year history, it’s safe to say Race Retro has become the pre-season event where colleagues meet to do business. Exhibitors include the Classic and Sports Car Club, Historic Sports Car Club, Vintage Sports Car Club, Classic Formula Ford and many more.