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* Reis Race Retro returns to Stoneleigh Park from 24-26 February 2023
* New show layout creates immersive experience for visitors
* Better hall configuration improves flow to outdoor areas
* Improved spectator areas for Reis Live Rally Stage action
* Tickets now on sale via advanced online booking. Read More »

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The headline Supercar category in the Motorsport UK British Rallycross Championship 5 Nations Trophy will join the UK’s round of FIA World Rallycross Championship on July 22-23 next year for a points-scoring round.

The pinnacle of the sport last raced at the Kent venue in 2017, but having switched to a brand-new era of all-electric cars at the top level, will now return to the circuit that hosted the first-ever rallycross event on February 4 1967, joining renowned venues such as Holjes in Sweden, Hell in Norway and Cape Town in South Africa on the 10-round calendar, as announced by the FIA World Motor Sport Council today [December 7]. Read More »

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce the appointment of Katrina-May Kwan and Nick Pontefract to the Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors.

Nick Pontefract joined Sport England in 2018 as Chief Strategy Officer where he has led the development and delivery of their new strategy to tackle inequalities in grassroots sports participation. He is a former Senior Civil Servant at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, where he worked from 2005, including leading the bid for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. He was also a Board member of Yorkshire 2019 Ltd, the organising committee for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships. Read More »

The FIA World Rallycross Championship will make a sensational return to the oldest rallycross venue in the world – Lydden Hill – on July 22-23 next year.

The pinnacle of the sport last raced at the Kent venue in 2017, but having switched to a brand-new era of all-electric cars at the top level, will now return to the circuit that hosted the first-ever rallycross event on February 4 1967, joining renowned venues such as Holjes in Sweden, Hell in Norway and Cape Town in South Africa on the 10-round calendar, as announced by the FIA World Motor Sport Council today [December 7]. Read More »

The entries for the Live Rally Stage are now OPEN for Europe’s No.1 Historic Motorsport Show Race Retro which returns in 2023 after a 3 year break due to the global pandemic with its headline title sponsor, Reis Motorsport Insurance.

“Rallying with Group B are delighted to announce that we have again signed a new deal with Race Retro and look forward to continuing our successful working relationship into the future with the existing partners of the show. We look forward to returning with long awaited enthusiasm and continuing to develop the live action features of the show.” Says Tim Foster, RWGB Director. Read More »

Drag racing is one of the more unique forms of UK competition to run under the Motorsport UK banner and it is also one of the most extreme. In this excerpt from November’s Revolution cover story spoke to Top Fuel driver Susanne Callin and Santa Pod Raceway owner Keith Bartlett to learn how it feels to be behind the wheel.

Susanne Callin is one of Europe’s top dragster competitors. She drives in the Top Fuel category, which is the drag racing equivalent of Formula One, and for many who follow the sport she is a superstar. She is also the wife of the UK’s ‘Godfather’ of the sport, Keith Bartlett, the owner and operator of Santa Pod Raceway, which attracts crowds upwards of 30,000 to its Top Fuel events. Read More »

* Letchworth Motor Auctions’ next Classic, Retro and Performance Sale will take place on Saturday 19th November 2022.
* Around 60 classics will go under the hammer in the one day sale.
* Potential buyers are welcome to attend both the preview and sale day.

British and Japanese classics are amongst the varied vehicles on offer for Letchworth Motor Auctions’ next sale for Classic, Retro and Performance cars on Saturday 19th November. Read More »

* 69,324 enthusiasts attended over the three show days.
* 300 clubs created amazing displays with the show theme Part of the Family.
* Highlights included appearances by Richard Hammond, Wheeler Dealers’ Mike Brewer, and 12 time World Trial Bike Champion Dougie Lampkin.
* Awards presented on Sunday to owners with exceptional cars in both visitor voted and judged competitions.
* Next year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, held 10-12 Nov 22 Read More »

* Letchworth Motor Auctions’ next Classic, Retro and Performance Sale will take place on Saturday 19th November 2022.
* Around 75 classics will go under the hammer in the one day sale.
* Cars can be consigned up until 16th November 2022.
* Potential buyers are welcome to attend both the preview and sale day.

Modern classics lead the way in the varied vehicles on offer for Letchworth Motor Auctions’ next sale for Classic, Retro and Performance cars on Saturday 19th November.

A trio of ‘fast Fords’ including a pair of Ford Escort XR3i Cabriolets and one owner from new 1990 Ford Sierra XR4i are bound to attract plenty of interest.

The 1989 XR3i is a project in need of recommissioning, confirmed by the £3,000 -£4,000 estimate. The 1990 model is a special edition ‘two-tone’ variant with 142,575 miles on the clock that has had plenty of work undertaken from 2009 onwards including new engine, cambelt, clutch and alternator. A low estimate of £3,500 – £4,500 makes it an ideal car for someone who wants to get their hands on a ‘hot hatch’ at a bargain price. Read More »

* Jonny Smith’s The Late Brake Show is curating a display of exciting Restomods for this year’s season finale at Birmingham’s NEC.
* The eclectic display will feature six to eight vehicles that are a mix of internal combustion engine and electric powered.
* The Restomods will also be featured on the discovery+ Live Stage each day.
* The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery+, is held from 11-13 November 2022 at Birmingham’s NEC.
* Tickets now on sale via advanced online booking.

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