Race Retro

Race Retro kicks of what promoses to be a spectacular year of motorsports with their usual unique display of active Group B and club sport rally cars. This year offers a new track layout, since the original layout is now subject to redevelopment. With over 50 years of motorsports both inside and outside the venue, the changes will not effect the shows success.

In addition to the live action, the usual halls packed with suppliers, traders, sponsors, auctions and autojumbles and a celebrity live stage show provides an opportunity to learn, absorb and grab a momento of the weekend.

This restored Datsun 510 is a tribute to the versions that put Datsun on the Rally world map. It has been sourced via Sweden and is finished with some period rally car touches, although it’s unlikely to see the gravel.

The Ford Escort RS1700T was a proposal to enter the car into the world of rallying, unlike the car it was based on, it was converted to RWD but the dominance of the Audi Quattro’s 4×4 layout meant Ford shelved the project.

Silverstone Classic had their usual building containing an always fascinating range of vehicles.

The unusually warm conditions meant that it was dust rather than mud being sprayed across the circuit.

Despite the lack of slippery conditions, there were still thrills and the odd spill.

The cow shed offered some calm moments in the sun rays.

A non-rally interloper parked near the track.

This Hillman Avenger was a surprise inclusion, originally registered in Finland it was driven by Jeff Williamson over the weekend.