This year's Race Retro powered by Motor Sport, Europe’s #1 historic motorsport show, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ground-effects era in the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live, the centre piece of the show. The showstopper of the display will no doubt be the Lotus 79 which took Mario Andretti to the world championships and was the first car to take on this ground breaking technology back in 1978.
Joining the Lotus will be other iconic cars of the ground-effects era including the Williams FW07 which saw Alan Jones win the championship in 1980, the Ralt 3 Martin Brundle raced against the late great Ayrton Senna in British F3 and the ex-Siegfried Stohr Chevron B48 F2, freshly restored by Steve Worrad Racing.
The Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live display will surround the Motor Sport Live Stage playing host to motorsport legends, many of which will be linked to one of the iconic cars on display throughout the four halls. 250 specialist exhibitors will fill the halls including Race Series, Car Clubs, Autojumble and those with the parts you just can’t find anywhere else.
Outside, the Live Rally Stage with see around 80 Group B and C rally cars across the Saturday and Sunday putting on a fantastic display of what Rally Cars can really do. For those wanting to get a piece of the action, Rallying with Group B will be selling passenger rides throughout the weekend.
Race Retro is heralded as Europe’s #1 historic motorsport show and for good reason. The halls will be jam packed with iconic racing cars from all eras and disciplines of motorsport.
The Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live in hall 3, is a must see with some of the most well-known cars from motorsports’ past and present. In the display you can expect to see;
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.