Race Retro 2017 featured 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. Hall of Fame inductee Tom Kristensen thrilled the crowds as he climbed back into his Bentley overalls and the Speed 8 in which he won the Le Mans 24-hour race in 2013, before taking to the Motor Sport Live Stage to be interviewed and taking questions from a packed audience.
It was a huge weekend for Silverstone Auctions with its best Race Retro sale ever as 76 per cent of the lots were hammered away to the tune of £5.7million, over £1 million more than 2016. Notable Competition Car sales included the 1989 Aston Martin AMR1 Group C race car that went to a new home for £530,000, and the 1961 Emeryson F1 Climax FPF that saw the hammer down at £174,380.
Out on the Live Rally Stage, under the watchful eye of the team from Rallying with Group B, around 80 Group A, B and C cars provided spectators with thrill after thrill especially when former World Rally Champion Ari Vatanen got back behind the wheel of the Rothmans Ford Escort and Subaru Legacy he drove in period.
The Live Rally Stage celebrated rallying’s past with a stunning selection of cars brought together by Rallying with Group B. There was also an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a passenger ride with one of the experienced drivers.
Join us on Saturday 25th February for the Retro Classic Tour
It’s Back! Following the success for the first Retro Classic Tour in 2016 we are delighted to announce that the Tour will once again run on Saturday 25th February 2017
The extensive Trader Village and Autojumble will offer everything you need for the coming season – be it as a driver, mechanic, crew or an ardent enthusiast. A treasure trove for those tackling restoration projects, the popular Autojumble will feature over 100 stands offering all sorts of parts, spares, tools and oddments.
The full floorplan will be available to view from Monday 20th February 2017.
Race series and clubs will be located on Speed Street in Hall 2
Throughout the UK, hundreds of classic and vintage motoring clubs run motorsport series that attract a wide variety of vehicles, from pre-war vintage and veteran to 1950s and 60s saloons and retro classics from the 1970s and 80s. From multi-marque regional clubs to the motorsport departments of national motoring clubs; racing clubs and rally registers to hill climbers and auto testers.