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 race’ as the breathtaking Group A, B and C cars,
piloted by some of the greatest names in rallying, take to our bespoke Live Rally Stage on Saturday and Sunday. Highlights for 2017 include the appearance of two rally icons on the Live Rally Stage as Ari Vatanen and Markku Alén get back behind the wheel as well as being reunited with cars they drove in period – including the Subaru Legacy which was lucky enough to have both behind the wheel. Vatanen will also drive one of the most iconic cars of his career – the Rothmans Ford Escort – whilst also putting a BMW M3 through its paces over the weekend. Thanks to BGMsports for its support with the vehicles.
There is also the opportunity for visitors to enjoy a passenger ride with one of our experienced drivers. Visit the Rallying with Group B stand in Hall 1 to sign on for a passenger ride.

Bringing together around 80 Group A, B and C cars, Rallying with Group B oversees all the rally action at Race Retro with a fantastic line-up of cars and drivers. Highlights include the largest presence of genuine works cars along with ex-works drivers and current rally drivers from the championship series.

Before the cars get out on the Rally Stage, the ‘pocket rockets’ of the British Historic Kart Club will be in action With around 40 karts taking part in the sessions, ranging from 1960 examples through to 1982.


TIMINGS: The live action takes place on Saturday and Sunday - Make sure you arrive early to get the best spot (please follow signage on-site to live rally stage)

  • 10.15am–10.30am: Historic Karting
  • 10.30am–1.00pm: Rallying with Group B
  • 2.00pm–2.15pm: Historic Karting
  • 2.30pm–4.00pm: Rallying with Group B