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Race Retro has put together an amazing line up of rare racing and rally cars for you to drool over this year including, for our 30th anniversary celebrations of Porsche, two unbelievable 956’s guaranteed to leave you open mouthed.

On static display will be the Group C Porsche 956, the 001 first prototype chassis that was raced in Rothmans livery by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell. But cars weren’t made to be static and that’s why we’ve got not one but two Group B Porsche 911 SCRS 1984 280bhp three litre flat six rally cars in action on Saturday and Sunday on the Live Rally Stage.

All hail the Honda

To celebrate the Honda Racing Corporation, we have the only known remaining example of the late Mike Hailwood RC 173 500/4 cylinder motorbike on which he won every GP he rode it in during the 65/66 seasons and a replica of the Honda RC 166 250/6 cylinder GP bike he rode in the 250 and 350 world championships.

They will be joined by a host of other noteworthy Hondas that will also feature in the popular Fire-Up Paddock, hosted by the charity Road Racing Legends, where legendary motorcycles are brought back to life as they get started up so the crowds can hear the roar of the engines. Also from Honda will be Neil Tuxworth, one of the best known race team managers and a former president of the TT Riders Association.

Marvel at the MGB

Another anniversary that we couldn’t just ignore is 50 years of the MGB. To pay tribute, we have a foyer display of two early ex works race cars. The 1963 hardtop roadster was driven in 1963 Sebring 12-hour endurance race by Christabel Carlisle, now Lady Watson, former Mini racer and the darling of British race fans in the early sixties, and Denise McCluggage, an American motoring journalist and lady racing driver. The roadster will be joined by the works MGB GT racer that was also driven at Sebring by a Race Retro regular Paddy Hopkirk and his co-driver Andrew Hedges.

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