Adding to the outdoor entertainment, British Historic Kart Club will be taking to the Live Rally Stage over the weekend of the show to demonstrate its skills a little closer to the ground.
Since its formation in 2005 the British Historic Kart Club has overseen the growth of historic karting from a minor interest area to one of the larger sections of the Karting movement as a whole. The club has further been instrumental in establishing historic karting within Europe and fosters links with other clubs world wide.
The reason for the huge popularity can in part be seen at the Race Retro show, they are simply hugely exciting to watch. Imagine what they are like to drive!
Expect to see the earliest of karts from the late 1950s and early 60s, and plenty more from throughout the years, as they set to race their way around the stage in front of thousands of excited enthusiasts. Keeping up with kart developments, many different makes and models will be on show across the weekend with a cut off date of 1998.
With historic kart racing being hugely popular, we're thrilled to be joined by the likes of Eric Atkinson who makes a welcome return to the show in his 1963 Fastakart, 1976 250cc British champion, Bob Phair and 1985 210cc British Champion, Robert Cooper who are sure to show us how it's done.
Much of the reason for the growth of Historic Karting as a sport is to do with its accessibility, not only is it affordable, it also allows families to be involved and go places! As always there will be a full UK calendar for this year, and membership of the BHKC will often present opportunities to travel abroad. Over the years, the club has received invitations and subsequently attended events including Monaco, several world championship meetings in Europe and the Bahamas speed week. We even have an invitation from the Australian historic kart club to visit them in 2020.
Karting never leaves people and many motorsport people like Ed retain their roots giving us a great deal of unseen support. Indeed, we are thrilled to say that one of these people, former karter and past BTCC champion Chris Hodgetts, has taken over the mantle of patron following the untimely death of our previous patron Barrie Williams last year. Both Chris and Edward Thurston will be at the show assisting the BHKC commentator.
The BHKC stand is in Hall 2 at the show, stand 304.