Race Retro

Race Retro celebrated it’s 15th anniversary ‘Super Show’ in true style this year with the biggest turnout of visitors the show has ever seen and more vintage, classic and retro motorsport vehicles than ever before. Amongst the impressive line-up was the star of the show, a £10 million Le Mans Bentley Speed 8, raced to victory by show guest, Tom Kristensen who was reunited with his car live at the show. The Bentley was the centre piece of the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live, which also consisted of the 1957 British Grand Prix winning Vanwall, Colin McRae’s Subaru Imprezza and the infamous Formula 1 Surtees TS7 car.

Outside on the Live Rally Stage, under the watchful eye of the team from Rallying with Group B, around 80 Group A, B and C cars provided spectators with thrill after thrill especially when former World Rally Champion Ari Vatanen got back behind the wheel of the Rothmans Ford Escort and Subaru Legacy he drove in period. 

2017 truly was a ‘Super Show’ and 2018 is set to be even more impressive! The Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live will house even more cars this year and the Motor Sport Live Stage will have a jam-packed timetable with motor sport icons and racing celebrities.  The Live Rally Stage will be bigger and better than ever before and the halls will be filled to the brim with specialist exhibitors, clubs, race series’ and the much loved Autojumble.

Book your tickets today and be part of Europe’s pre-season Historic Motor Sport event!

Race Retro Cars

Race Retro 2017 featured more historic, vintage, classic and retro motorsport vehicles than ever before with hundreds of stunning competition cars and bikes covering all disciplines from Formula One to hill climbing, rallying to GT cars, with fantastic displays by motorsport clubs from around the UK. Hall of Fame inductee Tom Kristensen thrilled the crowds as he climbed back into his Bentley overalls and the Speed 8 in which he won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 2013, before taking to the Motor Sport Live Stage to be interviewed and taking questions from a packed audience. 

Motor Sport Live Stage with racing legends

The Motor Sport Live Stage acted as the vocal point of the show, drawing larges crowds each day to the jam-packed timetable. Visitors were kept entertained throughout the weekend with a host of motoring celebrities including Ari Vatanen, 'Fast' Freddie Spencer, Ton Kristensen, Barrie Whizzo Williams, Mike Costin and many more!

2018's stage timetable will not disappoint and promises to deliver some new celebrities to Race Retro. Keep checking back for the announcement of the 2018 timetable!

Silverstone Auctions

It was a huge weekend for Silverstone Auctions with its best Race Retro sale ever as 76 per cent of the lots were hammered away to the tune of £5.7million, over £1 million more than 2016. Notable Competition Car sales included the 1989 Aston Martin AMR1 Group C race car that went to a new home for £530,000, and the 1961 Emeryson F1 Climax FPF that saw the hammer down at £174,380. 

Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live

One of Race Retro 2017's many highlights was the new Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live, featuring around £30million of stunning motoring history from the 1957 British Grand Prix winning Vanwall, raced to victory by Sir Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks, to the latest Bentley GT3 racer that had come straight from pre-season testing. 

Hall of Fame inductee Tom Kristensen thrilled the crowds as he climbed back into his Bentley overalls and the Speed 8 in which he won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 2013, before taking to the Motor Sport Live Stage to be interviewed and taking questions from a packed audience. 

A huge crowd gathered as Jim Clark’s Lotus 33 R11 was unveiled for the first time in public for over 40 years as part of a launch for the Jim Clark Trust’s crowdfunding appeal. Jim’s cousin Doug Niven spoke of the plans to open a new Jim Clark Museum in 2018, asking for support to make the fantastic new development a reality.