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A new venue and our first trip to the Rally Show since 2008, (due to clashes with other events). Cornbury Park provided a superb venue and an interesting stage at just over a mile. The only thing really missing would be a watersplash but otherwise it was an excellent choice of venue. Dani Sordo in the Mini WRC was spectacular and Ott Tänak peddled the equally impressive Fiesta WRC too. With several competitive events during the weekend and demo runs, there was plenty to entertain, but probably the highlight was the top 10 shoot out. Simon Mauger took the honours after 4 elimination rounds and a final head to head. What a great format and surely a potential format to bring new fans into the sport! Read More »


Dani Sordo will drive the MINI John Cooper Works WRC on its British debut this weekend at the Cornbury Park Rally Show, fresh from securing a superb sixth place finish at Rally Italy and where the MINI WRC Team made its first ever appearance. Read More »

MINI WRC Team driver Dani Sordo has joined the line-up for The Rally Show at Cornbury Park this weekend. Just one week after its debut at Rally Italy, the Spaniard will demonstrate the brand new MINI John Cooper Works WRC, which was designed and built by Prodrive in Banbury. The eyes of the motorsport world will be on Cornbury Park’s 1.1-mile special Sstage as the MINI WRC makes its first appearance in the UK.

The Rally Show – a firm fixture on the motorsport calendar – is being held for the first time in Oxfordshire. Visitors will see an array of classic and modern rally cars on show, including the new M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC, currently flying high in the World Rally Championship. It will be driven by World Rally star Henning Solberg (on Saturday 14 May) and newcomer Ott Tanak (on Sunday 15 May). S2000 driver Tanak impressed at Rally Italy last week, finishing seventh in a field of 18 World Rally Cars. Read More »

Following the news that the brand new MINI John Cooper S WRC will make it’s UK debut at The Rally Show, we are delighted to confirm that MINI legend Paddy Hopkirk will also be at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, Saturday 14th May.  Hopkirk famously won the Monte Carlo Rally in a MINI Cooper S in 1964.

Malcolm Neill, The Rally Show Managing Director said:  “It is great news, and only fitting, that Paddy will be at The Rally Show to witness MINI make its rallying comeback.” Read More »

The Rally Show is thrilled to confirm that the new MINI John Cooper Works World Rally Car, launched this week at the MINI plant in Cowley, Oxford, will demonstrate to the public for the first time in the UK, during The Rally Show at Cornbury Park on 14/15 May 2011.

Malcolm Neill, The Rally Show Managing Director, said: “The new MINI WRC is one of the biggest news stories in rallying for years, and we are delighted to be able to offer the first chance to see it. The fact that MINIs are built in Oxford and that the rally car has been designed and built by Prodrive in Banbury, close to the Cornbury Park Estate, makes it all the more exciting.” Read More »

The Rally Show is delighted to confirm that M-Sport’s World Championship-leading Ford Fiesta RS will make its first UK appearance of 2011 at Cornbury Park 14 & 15 May.

Malcolm Wilson OBE, M-Sport Managing Director said: “The Ford Fiesta RS WRC is M-Sport’s new car, designed in collaboration with Ford of Europe. It has had a dream start to 2011, with a podium clean sweep at the FIA World Rally Championship in Sweden, followed by a double podium at Rally Mexico. We can’t wait to bring it to The Rally Show at Cornbury Park, where visitors and rally fans will get a chance to see the car close up.” Read More »

With the New Year well under way and the doors of Autosport International closed for another year, entries are starting to come in thick and fast for the Rally Show at Cornbury, which will run on the weekend of May 14/15. Cornbury Park was featured on BBC “Top Gear” on Sunday 30 Jan.

Apart from the venue itself and its 100 percent asphalt stage, new for 2011 among the rally events held over the weekend is the Ford Escort Challenge. This is open to Mk1 and Mk2 Escorts, whose drivers will compete to win the CG Neill ‘Austin Dobson’ Perpetual Trophy. Read More »

After four successful years of running The Rally Show at Chatsworth in Derbyshire, it has been mutually agreed that variations available from the estate roads to provide a suitable rally stage have been – for the time being, at least – exhausted. Thus the Rally Show at Chatsworth will not happen later this year. Instead, the Rally Show will run just once this year, at a new venue in Cornbury Park on 14/15 May. Read More »

Former sports car, rally and Formula 1 driver Vic Elford is the first star name to commit to appearing at the first Rally Show to be held at Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, on 14/15 May 2011.

Now USA-domiciled, ‘Quick Vic’, as he was nicknamed, has a very impressive motorsport CV, the envy of many a current star. Having started out as a co-driver, a move across to the driving seat in 1961 saw the beginning of a legendary career which was to last for over 20 years. His first works drives were for Triumph, then Ford, with whom he distinguished himself on the Alpine Rally by winning the Touring category in 1964. But he moved to Porsche at the end of 1966. Read More »

Rally Show Ltd. are delighted to announce that on 14 & 15 May 2011, they are bringing The Rally Show to a new venue, Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire. Read More »