Reis Race Retro Brings Historic Motorsport and Rally Action to Stoneleigh Park
After a three year absence, Reis Race Retro returns to Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park, from 24-26 February, to celebrate the best of the historic motorsport scene.
From club level circuit racing and hill climbing to World Rally Championship and Formula 1, Reis Race Retro brings together drivers, motorsport teams and enthusiasts in preparation for the new season.
Show Director Lee Masters said: “We are so excited to bring Reis Race Retro back to Stoneleigh Park and to bring our historic motorsport community together once again. This show is more than an exhibition, it’s a chance for teams and drivers to network and enthusiasts to catch up with old friends. We can’t wait to see the halls buzzing with excitement for the coming season.”
A highlight of the weekend is the live action which takes place in the grounds of Stoneleigh Park on Saturday and Sunday. Over 130 Group B, C and D cars will demonstrate why they were deemed too fast to race on a bespoke Rally Stage.
Organised by Rallying with Group B, there will also be a chance for visitors to experience a ‘hot lap’ with a passenger ride around a second rally stage as well as wandering around the Parc Ferme so they can see the cars up close.
For those who prefer to get behind the wheel, HERO-ERA is offering its ‘Arrive and Drive’ experience where you can take an iconic car for a four-mile spin around Stoneleigh Park. You can also take part in a Driver/Navigator training session for those who would like to take part in one of HERO-ERA’s events, which are held all over the world.
Inside the halls, enthusiasts can enjoy interviews with drivers from all eras including British Touring Car legend Jason Plato. Championship rally drivers Louise Aitken-Walker and David Llewellin will also appear along with Dai’s son Tom who leads the next generation of drivers.
They will be joined by the drivers, designers and team members of BRM - British Racing Motors, who will not only talk about racing in the period but also the new ‘Reawakening Project’ that is bringing Britain’s original F1 team to a new audience.
Next to the Reis Live Stage is where visitors can vote for their favourite vehicle from the Reis Pride of the Paddock competition. Just eight cars from road racing and rallying have been selected for the grand final with the visitors deciding the overall winner, which will be announced on Sunday afternoon.
Another highlight of the show is Silverstone Auctions’ two-day sale. There will be a dedicated sale of Competition Cars on Friday starting at 2pm, with Automobilia at 10am and Collectors’ Cars from 2pm on Saturday.
With hundreds of specialist traders offering racing gear, parts, tools, and services as well as motorsport art, books and memorabilia, Reis Race Retro is the perfect day out for enthusiasts of all levels – from the driving seat to the armchair!