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.

Motor Sport Live Stage with racing legends

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. Keep checking back for the full Motor Sport Live Stage line-up & timetable!     

Silverstone Auctions

The auction house returns with not one but two sales following its record breaking success in 2016, where it achieved total sales of £4.7million. The first sale is dedicated to competition cars, featuring some unmissable lots for historic motorsport drivers, taking place on Friday 24th February. This will be followed by a two-day Classic Car, Motorcycle and Automobilia sale on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February.

Viewing of all the lots  on offer is available all day on Friday, with the Competition Car Sale beginning at 3pm. Viewing is also available from 9.30am on Saturday and Sunday, with automobilia and lifestyle items auctioned at 10.30am, followed by motorcars at 1.30pm on both sale days.

To gain access to the sales and auction halls visitors must purchase a catalogue from Silverstone Auctions, which are available on the door, priced at £20 which admits two people.

If you would like to sell your car, motorcycle or automobilia item at the sale please contact Silverstone Auctions on +44 (0)1926 691141 or email enquiries@silverstoneauctions.com

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.