Race Retro

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.  

Book your tickets today and be part of Europe’s #1 historic motorsport event!

Iconic Racing & Classic Cars

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;

Motor Sport Live Stage with racing legends

The Motor Sport Live Stage is a hub of activity across the whole weekend. Brian Redman and Miki Biasion are just 2 of the names that will be gracing the stage and give us an insight into what its like and what it takes to be a world class motorsport legend. 

Our timetable is currently being filled out to make sure we’ve got you the best we can offer to make your day enjoyable and informative. Keep checking back as we will be announcing the timetable in the next few weeks. 

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

Following it’s successful debut last year, the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live is returning with a number of displays celebrating some fantastic milestones in motorsports history.

Firstly we will be celebrating 40 years of ground-effects era with a display of iconic cars spanning back to 1980 with the first car ever to adopt the ground-breaking technology; the Lotus 79 that Mario Andretti to the world championships. Completing the display will be;

  • The Williams FW07 which took Alan Jones to victory in the 1980 championship
  • The Ralt 3 raced by Martin Brundle against the late great Ayrton Senna in British F3
  • The ex-Siegfried Stohr Chevron B48 F2

Next on the list of the celebrations is the 30 year career of Prodrive’s David Richards, the inaugural winner of the ‘Motor Sport Industry Champion Award’ and recent Motor Sport Hall of Fame inductee. On display will be four cars spanning more than 30 years of David and Prodrive’s success;

  • The first model ever designed and built by Prodrive, a (Rotherhams) 1984 Porsche 911 SC RS
  • The 1996 Subaru Impreza the legendary Colin McCrae drove to victory in the 1996 Rallye Catalunya
  • Jenson Button’s 2004 BAR 060 that took him to third place in the driver’s championship
  • 2016 Aston Martin Vantage GTE from the Aston Martin Racing Team with a 4.5-litre, V8 power-plant producing an impressive 500bhp.

Other displays will celebrate Jaguar’s racing history at Le Mans, Porsche’s motorsport heritage and contender in the new for 2018, Motor Sport Hall of Fame Race Car category.