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). Famous for being hard to beat in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) in the 80s, the model also competed in national rallying, demonstrating its speed and handling.
The Coupe is a faithful replica of the touring car Chris Hodgetts driven to glory in the 80s, competing in the up-to-1,600cc class. In the ’86 season, Hodgetts was beaten only once en route to his first title and thanks to more power, uprated suspension and stronger brakes, took the ’87 Championship, one race before the end of the season.
Reis Motorsport Insurance’s Mark Taylor, comments: “We have a close association with the BTCC, thanks to our on-going support of Tom Ingram in the Championship, so having a title winning replica on our stand is a real highlight. Chris Hodgetts showed true determination, skill and passion when he won the two titles, qualities we pride ourselves on.”