News items from the 2007 show
Stoneleigh Park welcomed almost 25,000 visitors to Race Retro, the International Historic Motorsport Show, on 23-25 March – 20% up on last year's attendance.
Opening the Show this year will be:
Friday 23rd: Jim Redman, Phil Read and Frank Perris.
Saturday 24th: Michele Mouton.
Sunday 25th: Richard Attwood and Vic Elford.
Michele Mouton, the most successful and well-known female rally driver of all time, will be opening the show and driving her famous 1985 Pikes Peak Hillclimb winning 500bhp Audi S1 Sport Quattro on the Rally demonstration stage.
Opening the Show on Sunday 25th March are Richard Attwood and Vic Elford, two legends of motor racing who were actually team-mates at Le Mans in 1969, sharing a Porsche 917 in the car's first 24-hour race.
The TT Centenary motorcycle racing feature stand offers a unique opportunity for enthusiasts to view at close hand, the cream of the Japanese lightweight GP machines from the mid nineteen-sixties era.
Largest lineup of Group B cars ever assembled will be on display and in action on the Live Rally Demonstration Stage.
The bikes are old, the riders are not getting any younger, but the skills are still there. Taste a sample of motorcycle trials from before the age of 'pogo sticks'.
Sample the recreated Ace Cafe at the show in Hall 3. Eat the food, listen to the music, buy the regalia.
Racing history is littered with glorious and often tantalizing failures, ideas that would have worked, should have worked, but thanks to the fickle nature of the 'God of Speed' were doomed to just miss the mark.