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Legendary racing drivers, World Rally Champions and record crowds gathered at this year’s Race Retro, powered by *Motor Sport*, with 23,100 attendees over the three-days, a ten-per-cent increase on 2017.

Hall of Fame inductee Brian Redman was amongst the many guests at Stoneleigh Park, along with rally driver Miki Biasion, who was celebrating 30 years since his first WRC win. Both shared stories from their careers and signed hundreds of autographs for adoring fans. Read More »

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– Celebrity owned classics and fast Fords among highlight results
– 63 per cent sales rate achieved for Competition Car Sale on Friday 23rd February
– 70 per cent sales rate achieved for Classic Car Sale on Saturday 24th February

Silverstone Auctions has enjoyed another hugely successful Race Retro Sale with celebrity cars showing star appeal and attracting bidders from around the world at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire last Saturday. Read More »

After the show on Saturday we are all about the live action rally stage on the Saturday. It may have been cold but it was dry and sunny which made the action all the more enjoyable. Dave Wright impressed in his ex Carlos Sainz Ford Focus WRC as did Roger Priestnall in his diminutive Proton Satria. The Cambrian Rally winning Proton Iriz R5 of Ollie Mellors was out too, to really reflect rallying through the ages and bringing it bang up to date. With three distinct fields it really does give a flavour of rallying history and is cracking entertainment to boot. Read More »

It would not be February for us without the visit to Race Retro. It remains a firm favourite and the best motorsport show we attend. The presence of Motor Sport enhances the show with some wonderful cars on display in hall 3. The mixture of F1, endurance racing and rally cars is perfect and the various displays dotted around the 4 halls are all very good. Throw in the Silverstone Auctions element to the show and you have a superb show for any motorsport enthusiast. Read More »

Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, will pay tribute to the late great Dan Gurney at this year’s show, held at Warwickshire’s Stoneleigh Park from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February, with the last Formula One car Gurney raced on display – the McLaren M14A. Read More »

– 1990 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 ‘Group A’ winner driven by Robb Gravett, Mike Smith and Stig Blomqvist
– Record-breaking season with nine wins, eight pole positions and eight fastest laps
– In storage for 20 years and now being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions

The 1990 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) winning 1990 Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500 driven by Robb Gravett, Mike Smith and Stig Blomqvist is being publicly offered for sale for the very first time. Read More »

– 1959 Austin A35 HRDC spec race car owned by Theo Paphitis
– Being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at Race Retro Competition Car Sale
– Estimated at between £18,000 to £22,000

A 1959 Austin A35 HRDC spec race car owned by former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis is being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Competition Car Sale on 23rd February. Read More »

Few racing cars are restored forty years later by the very people that built it in the first place, but that’s exactly what’s happened to the little-known Connew F1 car, which will be on display at Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, held 23-25 February at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

The car, featuring in the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Live, was built in a time when F1 was possible for those with big ambitions and small budgets, and not just a pipe dream. Read More »

– 1999 Ford Focus WRC will be offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions
– Chassis #68335 driven on 11 rounds of WRC – four with Colin McRae behind the wheel
– Estimated at between £120,000 to £140,000

A 1999 Ford Focus WRC, driven by the legendary Colin McRae in four rounds of the World Rally Championship, is being offered for sale by Silverstone Auctions at its Race Retro Competition Car Sale on 23rd February. Read More »

Triple British Touring Car Champion Matt Neal will make his debut at Race Retro, powered by Motor Sport, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on Saturday 24 February.

Matt, who is also a record six-time BTCC Independents Champion, will talk about his career as well as signing autographs for enthusiasts at the three-day show.

Starting in Motorcross, Matt moved into cars in 1988, driving in the Ford Fiesta XR2i category. He was the British Group N Champion in 1990 and 1991, before making his BTCC debut with Pyramid Motorsport at Silverstone in a BMW M3. Read More »