Latest news

Covering all aspects of historic motorsport, Race Retro brings you the latest show news – from the stunning cars on display and the breath taking live action, to the latest vehicles added to the auction line-up and the famous faces joining us over the weekend. We’ll also keep you updated on what our exhibitors, clubs and partners have planned for what is the warm-up lap for an amazing season ahead. 

 

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Race Retro celebrates 50th anniversary of London-Sydney marathon

Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, will celebrate one of the most famous events from the rallying era to mark the 50th anniversary of the first London-Sydney Marathon with...

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Celebrity classics take centre stage at Race Retro Classic Car Sale

70 cars spanning almost eight decades, including a host of celebrity classics, will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Classic Car Sale on Saturday...

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Silverstone Auctions’ best ever collection of competition cars at Race Retro

The 2018 Race Retro Competition Car Sale on Friday 23rd February will see the finest selection of competition cars ever assembled by Silverstone Auctions being offered for sale....

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The McRaes rev up for Race Retro!

The live action stage takes place at Stoneleigh Show Ground in Coventry on the 24th and 25th of February 2018.

BGMsport are absolutely delighted to share the news...

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Bruce Willis and Jay Kay owned Dodge Charger for sale

A 1969 Dodge Charger previously owned by film legend Bruce Willis and Jamiroquai front-man Jay Kay is going under the hammer at the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Classic Car...

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Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, to pay tribute to racing legend Dan Gurney

Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport will pay tribute to the late great Dan Gurney at this year’s show, held at Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park from Friday 23 to Sunday...

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Connaught celebrates 70 years at Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport

The celebrations start right in the entrance hall at Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, as visitors will be welcomed to Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park by a 1948 Connaught, the...

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Record-breaking BTCC Championship winning Cosworth for auction

The 1990 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winning 1990 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 driven by Robb Gravett, Mike Smith and Stig Blomqvist is being publicly offered for sale for...

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Epic one day classic car sale for Race Retro

Having closed the catalogues for its opening sales of the year at Race Retro, Silverstone Auctions has confirmed it will be offering 30 fantastic competition cars and a wide...

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Legendary F1 Designers debut at race retro, powered by Motor Sport

In another Race Retro first, legendary Formula One designers John Barnard and Frank Dernie will appear on the Motor Sport Live Stage at Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park on Saturday 24th...

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Rare Aston Martin once owned by Sir Elton John CBE for auction

A rare Aston Martin formerly owned by one of the biggest music stars on the planet is being offered for sale at the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Classic Car...

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Double delight from Jamiroquai front man at Race Retro

Silverstone Auctions has consigned a pair of highly collectible motorcycles from global pop star Jay Kay of Jamiroquai to its sale at Race Retro on Saturday 24th February at...

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Mark Blundell’s Capri ‘Brooklands’ for auction at Race Retro

A ‘time-warp’ 1987 Ford Capri 280 'Brooklands' previously owned by former British racing driver and television broadcaster, Mark Blundell, has been consigned by Silverstone Auctions to its Race Retro...

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Steve Parrish gets back in the saddle at Race Retro

Motorcycle racer and TV pundit Steve Parrish makes a welcome return to Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport. Steve, appearing at Stoneleigh Park on Saturday 24th February will be...

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The Race is On!

The 2018 Motor Sport Hall of Fame sees the introduction of a new category - Racing car - celebrating the most impressive racing machines from across the history of motor sport. To...

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Rally car driven by the legendary Colin McRae goes under hammer

A 1999 Ford Focus WRC, driven by the legendary Colin McRae in four rounds of the World Rally Championship, is being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its...

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Evocative and rare 1965 Ferrari for sale at Race Retro

A stunning 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series 1, just one of 44 UK right-hand drive examples built, is for sale at the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Classic Car...

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Rare and restored Connew F1 Car to feature at Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport

Few racing cars are restored forty years later by the very people that built it in the first place, but that’s exactly what’s happened to the little-known Connew F1...

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Triple British Touring Car Champion Matt Neal makes Race Retro debut

Triple British Touring Car Champion Matt Neal will make his debut at Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on Saturday 24 February.

Matt,...

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Rowan returns to Silverstone Auctions with ‘double act’

A 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E and a 1989 Lancia Thema owned by comedian and actor Rowan Atkinson are being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Classic...

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Rare ex-works Lada Samara to feature in Race Retro's Pride of the Paddock

An ex-works Lada Samara racing car, driven by Roger Turner, is the first car to be announced in the Pride of the Paddock display at Race Retro, powered by...

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Arrows and Ensign join racing legends in ground-effects celebration

The celebration of the 40th anniversary of Formula 1’s ground-effects era at this year’s Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, has added two more racing heroes to it’s not-to-be-missed...

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Vatanen and Burns driven Subaru rally car for auction

A formidable 1993 Subaru Legacy RS Group A rally car driven by Ari Vatanen and Richard Burns is one the first consignments for the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Competition...

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Rally legend Miki Biasion back behind the wheel at Race Retro to mark WRC anniversary

Rally legend Miki Biasion will be back behind the wheel at Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, when it comes to Stoneleigh Park from 23-25 February, to mark 30...

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Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, to celebrate the career of Prodrive’s David Richards

Race Retro 2018, powered by Motor Sport, will celebrate the career of Prodrive’s David Richards, the inaugural winner of the ‘Motor Sport Industry Champion Award’ and recent Motor Sport...

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Racing legend and Hall of Fame inductee Brian Redman to make Race Retro debut

Racing legend Brian Redman, the most recent racing driver to be inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame, will make his debut at Europe’s number one...

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HERO Events Le Jog – The toughest classic rally in Europe

The 23rd Le Jog (Land’s End to John O’Groats) regularity event took place between the 8th and 12th of December 2017. Fifty-three vehicles made the start at Land’s End...

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The ultimate Ground-Effects Car, the Lotus 79, joins the Hall of Fame Live! at Race Retro

The Lotus 79, regarded as the ultimate ground-effects car is the latest showstopper to join the 40th anniversary celebration of Formula 1’s Ground-Effects era in the Motor Sport Hall...

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Silverstone Auctions revs up for Race Retro 2018

Specialist auction house, Silverstone Auctions, is inviting quality consignments for its first sales of the New Year, taking place at Race Retro on 23rd to 25th February 2018 at Stoneleigh Park...

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Motor Sport Hall of Fame 2018 - Nominee list revealed

The list of nominees for induction next year has been revealed, and voting is now open.

Voting for the Motor Sport Hall of Fame 2018 is now...

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Ralt 3 added to race retro’s hall of fame ground-effects celebration

The Ralt RT3 Formula 3 car, driven in period by Martin Brundle against the late great Ayrton Senna, is the latest car to be added to mark the 40th...

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Race retro 2018 celebrates the 40th anniversary of formula 1’s ground-effects era

Race Retro, the international historic motor sport show, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Formula 1’s ground-effects era in the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live at Stoneleigh Park,...

The Warren – Completed at Race Retro

After a busy three days at Race Retro 2017, the iconic 1973 Championship winning 750 Formula car ‘The Warren’ was brought back to life in its original form, after significant...

Race Retro enters a new era with record turnout for 15th anniversary super show

Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, opened its doors for 2017 with a fresh new look, exciting new features, and more cars than ever before to celebrate its 15th...

Ferraris top the podium at Race Retro Sales

Joined by hundreds of historic motorsport and classic car enthusiasts over three days at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, Silverstone Auctions achieved a sales rate of 76 per cent and total...

Reis Motorsport Insurance to showcase Championship winning Toyota Coupe replica at Race Retro

This weekend at Race Retro, 24th - 26th February, Reis Motorsport Insurance is thrilled to be exhibiting a Toyota Corolla GT Coupe Replica on its stand (Hall 3, No 440)....

Record breaking raging bull at Race Retro Sale

Silverstone Auctions will offer a rare 1983 Lamborghini Countach LP500S with an impressive 12 British Outright Speed records at its Race Retro Classic Car Sale this month. The rare, right-hand...

The Warren – Reincarnated at Race Retro

  • Significant 750 Formula car to be rebuilt live at Race Retro 2017
  • Build celebrates the re-launch of 750 Trophy as ‘Historic 750 Formula’
  • Thriving series remains the most cost-effective route
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Live Rally Stage - Get ready!

Our ever-popular Live Rally Stage celebrates rallying’s past with a stunning selection of cars brought together by Rallying with Group B. Expect to see the cars deemed ‘too fast to...

Two of Ferrari’s finest seek new homes

Two examples of Ferrari’s finest will be going under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro Classic Car Sale. 
Both appearing at the auction from the same private collection,...

Vintage Racecar celebrates 15 years of Race Retro

Vintage Racecar will be celebrating with Race Retro as the 15th Anniversary edition of the event gets underway at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February.  The...

Historic race car icons for auction at Race Retro

Silverstone Auctions returns to Race Retro, one of Europe’s premier historic motorsport shows, to host a dedicated Competition Car Sale on Friday 24th February, in addition to its Classic Car...

£10 Million Le Mans Bentley Speed 8 to be reunited with Tom Kristensen at Race Retro

The Bentley Speed 8, raced by Tom Kristensen to secure the win in the 2003 24hrs of Le Mans, will be reunited with the legendary racer at Race Retro, the...

Entries invited into the Race Retro Sales

Following an incredible year of record breaking results, Silverstone Auctions is now inviting consignments for Race Retro 2017. Silverstone Auctions will be holding two sales over three days, including a...

World Speed Record Ferrari for sale with Silverstone Auctions

Returning once again to host three days of auctions at this year’s Race Retro, Silverstone Auctions has announced the consignment of a highly collectible 2000 Ferrari 550 Maranello ‘World Speed...

Race Retro launches Pride of the Paddock competition

Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, has launched a brand new competition for private owners of racing and rally cars. Held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from 24 – 26...

Jim Clark's Lotus 33 R11 makes first public appearance in over 40 years at Race Retro 2017

In the annals of motor racing, few machines are as iconic as the Lotus-Climax Type 33, chassis number R11, the car driven by Jim Clark to first place in the...

"Fast" Freddie Spencer makes Race Retro debut

Motorcycle racing champion ‘Fast’ Freddie Spencer will make his debut at Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from 24-26 February. Acting Show Director Lee...

Flying finns Ari Vatanen and Markuu Alén drive on the live rally stage as Race Retro lines up clash of the titans

Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, has lined up a ‘clash of the titans’ as Finnish rally legends Ari Vatanen and Markku Alén join the show’s 15th anniversary celebrations...

Aston Martin Group C racecar for auction at Race Retro

A historically significant 1989 Aston Martin AMR1 Group C racecar and important piece of British Motorsport history will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at Race Retro on 24th...

Racing legend Tom Kristensen to appear at Race Retro's 15th anniversary 'Super Show'

Racing legend Tom Kristensen will make his debut at Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, on Saturday 25th February, as part of the three-day event’s 15th anniversary ‘Super Show’...

Race Retro looks to the future of historic motorsport with 'Teenage Kicks' display

Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, will look to the future of Historic Motorsport with a brand new feature celebrating young hot-shoes who are competing in Historic race series...

Race Retro expands live action with rallying group B

Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, is expanding its live action for 2017 as the pre-season opener continues to develop its bespoke Rally Stage with the sporting organisation Rallying...

Engine designer Mike Costin curates 50 year Cosworth Anniversary display at Race Retro

Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, will bring together an incredible collection of Cosworth DFV powered race cars, to celebrate 50 years since one of the world’s most iconic...

Race Retro to be powered by Motor Sport Magazine

Race Retro will be ‘powered by’ Motor Sport Magazine when the historic motorsport show returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, in 2017. Held from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February, the...

Tickets on sale for Race Retro

Tickets now on sale for Race Retro 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Race Retro 2017, the next outing of the historic motorsport show at Warwickshire's Stoneleigh Park. Held from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February 2017, Race Retro...

Record breaking results at Race Retro

Record breaking results at Race Retro sales

In front of hundreds of historic motorsport fans, Silverstone Auctions achieved strong results in three days of auctions at Race Retro 2016 with total sales of £4.7million, more than £1.3million...

Race Retro acquired by Clarion Events Ltd.

Clarion Events Ltd is excited to announce that it has taken ownership of Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, with planning already underway for the next event, which is...