Race Retro 2017 will feature 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.
The auction house returns with not one but two sales following its record breaking success in 2016, where it achieved total sales of £4.7million. The first sale is dedicated to competition cars, featuring some unmissable lots for historic motorsport drivers, taking place on Friday 24th February. This will be followed by a two-day Classic Car, Motorcycle and Automobilia sale on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February.
Viewing of all the lots on offer is available all day on Friday, with the Competition Car Sale beginning at 3pm. Viewing is also available from 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday, with automobilia and lifestyle items auctioned at 10.30am, followed by motorcars at 1.30pm on both sale days.
To gain access to the sales and auction halls visitors must purchase a catalogue from Silverstone Auctions, which are available on the door, priced at £20 which admits two people.
If you would like to sell your car, motorcycle or automobilia item at the sale please contact Silverstone Auctions on +44 (0)1926 691141 or email email@example.com.
The live action takes place on Saturday and Sunday
- 10:15am – 10:30am - Historic Karting
- 10:30am – 1:00pm - Rallying with Group B
- 2:00pm - 2:15pm - Historic Karting
- 2:30pm – 4:00pm - Rallying with Group B
Our ever-popular Live Rally Stage celebrates rallying’s past with a stunning selection of cars brought together by Rallying with Group B. Expect to see the cars deemed ‘too fast to race’ as the breathtaking Group B and C cars, piloted by some of the greatest names in rallying, take to our bespoke Live Rally Stage on Saturday and Sunday. There is also the opportunity for visitors to enjoy a passenger ride with one of our experienced drivers.
Expect a stunning choice of cars taking part on the Live Rally stage: As well as Ford Escorts and Sierras, a Mini Cooper recreates the scenes of ’60s rallying, a Chrysler Avenger and Fiat 131 Abarth representing the following decade, while going into the 1980s, a Lotus Sunbeam, Audi Quattros and a fire-breathing Metro 6R4, along with its Peugeot 205 T16 should electrify the crowds.
And for those who think a Ferrari 308 wouldn’t make a rally car, think again – there’s one on the lining up on the Live Rally Stage. With informed and enthusiastic commentary from Tony Mason, the Rallying with Group B attraction is one that shouldn’t be missed, whatever the weather.
Passenger rides cannot be booked in advance and are available on a first come first served basis.
Approx two laps of the rally stage
Cost is £30.00
Book at the Rallying with Group B stand in Hall 1
Join us on Saturday 25th February for the Retro Classic Tour
It’s Back! Following the success for the first Retro Classic Tour in 2016 we are delighted to announce that the Tour will once again run on Saturday 25th February 2017
Scrutineering will take place on the Apron outside the main entrance to the show and cars will be parked ‘on display’ for the public to view prior to the start of the Tour. The route will be approximately 120/140 miles, on an all asphalt route, taking in the great scenic driving roads towards Oxford and surrounding area. The first car is due to leave around 10am and return after 3pm.
Space is limited with just 60 places so don’t delay in submitting your entry
The Entry Fee is £175. Book by 16th January to benefit from the Early Bird Rate of £160! (Subject to space)
- Start and finish from the main entrance to the Race Retro Show
- Crews waved off by the visiting show crowds
- Open to Historic & Classic cars, modern cars welcome too
Entry fee includes:
- Entry to the Retro Classic Tour for one car and a crew of two – additional crew are welcome, a supplement applies.
- Entry to the Race Retro show before and after the Tour on Saturday
- Two tickets for the Race Retro show for Sunday 26th
- Light lunch on the Tour route
- Souvenir Road & Map books
- Souvenir Rally plate
- Personalised name badges
- Access to the HERO VIP area on the HERO stand at the Race Retro show on the Saturday & Sunday
The extensive trader village and Autojumble will offer everything you need for the coming season – be it as a driver, mechanic, crew or an ardent enthusiast. A treasure trove for those tackling restoration projects, the popular AutoJumble will feature over 100 stands offering all sorts of parts, spares, tools and oddments.
Throughout the UK, hundreds of classic and vintage motoring clubs run motorsport series that attract a wide variety of vehicles, from pre-war vintage and veteran to 1950s and 60s saloons and retro classics from the 1970s and 80s. From multi-marque regional clubs to the motorsport departments of national motoring clubs; racing clubs and rally registers to hill climbers and auto testers.
Previous club attendees include the Vintage Sports Car Club, Historic Rally Car Register, Classic & Sports Car Club, Racing MGs, and British Historic Kart Club. For 2017, the organisers have created more club space than ever before to showcase the many facets of historic motorsport.