About Race Retro

Race Retro celebrates the very best of international historic motorsport, showcasing every discipline including formula and circuit racing, rallying, hill climbs, touring cars, single marque series, motorcycling, sports and GT cars. From historic to vintage and classic to retro vehicles, it's all covered at Race Retro. Cars and motorcycles, drivers, team managers, riders, mechanics, manufacturers and enthusiasts all come together ahead of the forthcoming season. Meet the stars of the golden era of motor sport, some of which still compete today, along with the vehicles that took them to victory; See historic competition cars and motorcycles in action on our bespoke Live Rally Stage; Find everything you need for the coming season, from parts and spares, helmets and clothing, to a new racing or rally cars in our auction - and by the way parking is free for all visitors.

Race Retro Cars

Race Retro 2017 will feature more historic, vintage, classic and retro motorsport vehicles than ever before with hundreds of stunning competition cars and bikes covering all disciplines from Formula One to hill climbing, rallying to GT cars, with fantastic displays by motorsport clubs from around the UK.

  • There will be a collection of Cosworth DFV powered race cars including the Williams FW08 driven by Keke Rosberg to win the 1982 World Drivers’ Championship.
  • Jim Clark's Lotus 33 R11 will make it's first public appearance in over 40 years at Race Retro 2017

Motor Sport Live Stage with racing legends

The Motor Sport Live Stage brings together our motoring celebrities, special guests and the editorial team from Motor Sport magazine for lively chat, discussion, and interactive Q&A sessions. Each day, our host Gemma Scott welcomes a multitude of racing and rally legends before they head over to the autograph signing area opposite.

Definitely not to be missed!

The place to see all your favourite stars from historic motorsport, the Motor Sport Live Stage will host some of the greatest names to have ever crossed the finish line. Each day will see a mix of motoring heroes, industry experts and hear insightful anecdotes of what has been called the golden years of motor sport. Listen to what our guests think of their modern counterparts as well as having the opportunity to ask them your questions. Visitors will also be able to take part in autograph sessions throughout the weekend.

Please note that a British Sign Interpreter will be on the the Live Stage on Saturday 25th February 2017. 

Silverstone Auctions

134 stunning cars for auction at Race Retro 

The catalogue for the sales at Race Retro is now closed.

Silverstone Auctions customers are directed to enter Race Retro through the main Gate 1 only - all guests are required to register for the auction.

After many weeks of selecting the finest competition cars and classic cars on the market, Silverstone Auctions are delighted to announce two very exciting lot lists of 39 historic race cars and 95 classic cars, as well as automobilia and luxury watches. 

Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live

Motor Sport’s Hall of Fame Live will give visitors the chance to meet Hall of Fame inductees from racing and rallying as well as enjoying live interviews with the stars. There will also be stunning displays of the cars and bikes that lead them to victory.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite motorsport legends who have been shortlisted to be inducted at the next Hall of Fame awards gala dinner in June 2017 and beyond.

The Motor Sport Hall of Fame, launched in 2010, inducts four motoring luminaries each year with names such as James Hunt, John McGuinness, Colin McRae, Niki Lauda, and Giacomo Agostini added to the prestigious list in recent times. 

To have your say on who should join the greats in the Motor Sport Hall of Fame use the form below to vote.