Race Retro - The International Historic Motorsport Show
Race Retro, the International Historic Motorsport Show, promises a better-than-ever spread of live action to entertain the expected 20, 000 visitors at the 2007 event. To be held at Stoneleigh Park from 23-25 March, the live action will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The pre-1965 classic motorcycle trial is also indoors, complete with a challenging array of rocks, logs and water. Visitors to the 2006 show were impressed by the sight of these classic motorcycles, many with sidecar outfits, tackling a very demanding course.
Group B rally cars in high-speed displays on the rally special stage in Stoneleigh Park, featuring cars and stars from this most exciting of all rallying eras. See Lancia 037 and Delta S4, Porsche 911 and Audi quattro, Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 and Opel Manta 400, plus many, many more top rally cars from Fiat and Ford, Triumph and Renault, slipping and sliding in the hands of the experts. Star drivers are likely to include Pentti Airikkala, Stig Blomqvist, Russell Brookes and Bjorn Waldegard.
Historic karts - which proved so popular at last year's show -- are back, but with double the number of entries. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of kart racing in the UK, some 40 karts from the 1960s will be put through their paces on the outdoor rally stage, driven by such heroes as former World Champion Reg Gange, 1978 British Champion Bob Phair, and multiple British, European and World Champion Martin Hines. Look out, too, for Barrie Williams, Dick Tarrant and Tony Keele.
Championship-level autotests, organised by the British Trials & Rally Drivers Association (BTRDA), will be held indoors for the first time. The drivers, including both current and former champions of the sport, will display their car control skills on two, parallel courses, in a variety of classic and classic-based cars. For those who have never seen autotests at this level, the displays offer a breathtaking demonstration of extreme precision driving.
This year will be no easier on the riders! Access to the live action on the Saturday and Sunday of Race Retro is free to all ticket-holders, along with 450 exhibition stands covering 70 years of historic motorsport on both two wheels and four -- on road, off road and on track.
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