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– Subaru Group A rally car driven by Vatanen and Burns up for auction
– Part of World Rally Championship history and estimated at between £120,000 to £140,000
– Intense bidding expected at the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Competition Car Sale on 23rd February

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• Timo Salonen reunited with title-winning Peugeot 205 T16
• Stig Blomqvist back behind the wheel of Ford RS200
• Two winningest drivers from rallying’s Golden Age
• Catch five of rallying’s greatest names renewing old rivalries

The five legendary ‘Rally Gods’ starring at next month’s IGNITION, Festival of Motoring in Glasgow (4-6 August) not only will be reunited with their iconic rally cars from yesteryear but also will reigniting old rivalries in a spectacular shoot-out in some of today’s greatest sports cars. Read More »

– Five former World Champions to wow crowds at IGNITION festival
– Chance to see some of motor sport’s most intrepid heroes
– Iconic rally cars from the sport’s glory days in action
– Racing against-the-clock gymkhana-style in modern sportscars

Five of the greatest names from the sport of rallying will be starring at IGNITION, Festival of Motoring – a celebration of all things car and bike themed – staged on the streets of Glasgow in and around the SEC from 4-6 August. Read More »

Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, opened its doors for 2017 with a fresh new look, exciting new features, and more cars than ever before to celebrate its 15th anniversary at Stoneleigh Park, resulting in a record turnout over the three-day event.rrds-tom-kristensen Read More »

The Prestone MSA British Rally Championship is ready to burst back onto some of the world’s best rallying stages with another action-packed year of competition ahead following its highly successful reincarnation last year. The BRC is well-known for being the premier proving ground for young rallying talent, and further history is set to be made on the seven-round series in 2017.

2016 witnessed a stellar performance by Elfyn Evans in a DMACK-backed Ford Fiesta R5. The Welshman put on a dominant display to clinch the title on the Ulster Rally – 20 years after his father Gwyndaf lifted the same trophy on the same event. Read More »

raceretro17-9The best entry yet for the live rally stage, at Race Retro. There was a wide range of cars, from across the history of rallying. The revised format of sending out the cars in batches rather than the usual free-for-all worked extremely well. Ari Vatanen delighted the crowds with some spirited driving which rubbed off on some of the other drivers. Ryan Champion needed no excuse though and pushed his Impreza sideways at every opportunity. Another great day in Warwickshire with the feel of the old Sunday stages from the RAC Rally. Read More »

Bentley at Goodwood Festival of Speed, 12 July 2013– Bentley Speed 8, believed to be valued at £10million and raced by Tom Kristensen to secure the win in the 2003 24hrs of Le Mans at Race Retro
– Motor Sport hall of Fame Live display features £25million of motoring heritage
– John Surtees’ TS7 and TS14 amongst the DFV 50th anniversary display
– Jim Clark’s Lotus 33 R11 gets first public outing in over 40 years Read More »

Race Retro, the international historic motorsport show, has lined up a ‘clash of the titans’ as Finnish rally legends Ari Vatanen and Markku Alén join the show’s 15th anniversary celebrations by getting back behind the wheel on the bespoke Live Rally Stage. 021 - WRC 1985. Suède. Vatanen. Peugeot 205 Turbo 16. Vainqueur. Podium Read More »

– Legendary ‘Flying Finn’ lands at Cholmondeley Castle RallyFest
– More than 35 revered Group B monsters already confirmed
– ‘You drove every corner like it could be your last’
– Advance adult tickets on sale from just £20, under-16s go free!

Motor sport legend Ari Vatanen is the latest big name to be joining a host of famous stars and cars representing rallying’s epic Group B era during next month’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (27-30 October), Britain’s eagerly-anticipated round of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Read More »

– Ari Vatanen, Elfyn Evans and Max Vatanen launch DMACK British Rally Team
– Vauxhall Motorsport Junior Rally Team announce prize-winners
– Toyota brand to return to the BRC stages
– European Rally Championship driver Neil Simpson to campaign Skoda Fabia R5

As it revs up for its eagerly-anticipated return following a year’s hiatus, the MSA British Rally Championship was the talk of the town at the Autosport International show yesterday (14 January), with a number of exciting announcements. Read More »