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News items from the 2012 show



A very popular addition to Race Retro 2011 was the Race Bike Fire-up Paddock. It had been a long-standing ambition of our Show Operations Manager to bring the unique 1957 Moto Guzzi 500cc V8 cylinder GP over from Italy and have it fired up at Race Retro.

The organisers of Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, are delighted to announce that Silverstone Auctions will be its new auction partner for the 2012 show, when it returns to Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, from 24-26 February.

Race Retro, Europe's premier International Historic Motorsport Show, will be celebrating the Honda Racing Corporation's thirty-year involvement with motorcycle sport, when the show returns to Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, from 24-26 February 2012.

Race Retro, Europe's premier International Historic Motorsport Show, will be celebrating the Porsche marque and highlighting thirty years of the Group C Porsche 956/962, when the show returns to Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, from 24-26 February 2012.

A rare 1933 Talbot 110 Alpine Replica, estimated between £130,000 to £160,000, and a 1964 Ford Lotus Cortina FIA race car, estimated between £70,000 to £80,000 are among the first cars to be registered for Silverstone Auctions' next event, the Race Retro and Classic Car Sale.

Race Retro is inviting private owners of Retro and Café Racer motorcycles to compete in a concours competition at this year's show. Supported by Classic Bike and Meguiars, the entrants will be judged by an expert panel with the winners receiving trophies, rosettes, and product packs.

This year's Race Retro is revving up to be the best ever as it brings together rare and stunning historic motorsport marques on two wheels.

Brooklands Museum has for this year's Race Retro teamed up with car artist Neale Thomas. Twelve paintings will be exhibited on the stand to celebrate the glory days of the race track.

A truly unique 1904 'Curved Dash' Oldsmobile, reputedly to have had just two owners, will have motor enthusiasts dashing to Silverstone Auction's forthcoming Race Retro and Classic Car Sale.

A superb 1966 Shelby GT-350, once owned by radio and TV presenter and noted car collector Chris Evans, is set to wow enthusiasts with its own star appeal when it comes to auction.

Race Retro's tribute to the Honda Racing Corporation's thirty-year involvement with motorcycle sport will include a fantastic array of rare and stunning Hondas, with some of the motorcycles being brought back to life in the Fire Up Paddock.

A race helmet used by arguably the world's best ever F1 racing driver, the late Ayrton Senna, is undoubtedly the star automobilia lot at Silverstone Auction's forthcoming Race Retro Sale.

Porsche is Race Retro's chosen marque for 2012 so it's only fitting that Silverstone Auctions has some superb examples from the German car manufacturer up for auction at the event.

Jamiroquai front man and self-confessed petrolhead Jay Kay is bringing his Porsche 914-6 to this year's Race Retro for a reunion with one of its original drivers, rally legend Bjorn Waldegard.

Records tumbled at this weekend's Race Retro and Classic Car Sale as Silverstone Auctions achieved a fantastic sales rate, successfully selling more than 74% of the 77 vehicle lots on offer, along with a host of automobllia items, for a premium inclusive total of £1.75 million, the highest sales total achieved in recent times at Race Retro.