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.

Race Retro 2012 Pays Tribute to Porsche

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.

Porsche is Race Retro's chosen car marque for 2012. From the 1948 birth of the iconic 356, the first sports car to bear the Porsche name, to the current-model 911 GT2 RS, a sublime and pulse-quickening creation, Porsche has relentlessly pushed the performance envelope. Committed to technical excellence and continual improvement, Porsche has long-immersed itself in motorsport, and the lessons learnt and advantages gained are passed directly to its road cars. This high-octane philosophy permeates the marque and always has done.

Porsche's competition heritage and success, covering sixty plus years, will be well represented at Race Retro, with a wide variety of race and rally displays in Hall 1. Plus, there'll be guest appearances by Porsche race and rally stars, including a number of legendary Porsche works drivers. There'll be plenty of sideways action too, on the rally stage, on both Saturday and Sunday, where a jaw-dropping selection of rallying icons, including a Porsche 911 RSR, will be showing their mettle.


Hall 2 will be home to Race Retro's much-anticipated 'The Porsche 956 at Thirty' celebrations, where there'll be an impressive array of these rare and breath-taking racing cars. It's hard to appreciate that this astonishing Group C racer first competed back in 1982. A wonderfully-timeless and evocative design, it so purposefully and powerfully symbolizes Porsche's triumphant involvement with motorsport. The 956, and its successor the 962, secured numerous championship, team, manufacturers', drivers', and race successes throughout the 1980's and 1990's. Competitive until the end of their exceptionally long race careers, careers which included seven Le Mans 24-hour and six Daytona 24-hour victories, the 956 and 962 were the kings of endurance racing.