2011 Race Retro to Offer Rallying Feast

This year’s Race Retro, an explosive motorsport event held in the UK, promises to offer a high level of entertainment featuring a juicy selection of rally cars from the 1970s to the present day.

The event, which will be held at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry from 25-27 February, will offer rear wheel, front wheel and four wheel-drive action on the Live Rally Stage, with Lancia being the celebrated marque.

The live action will see rally star Miki Biasion manhandle the Lancia Delta Integrale he used in the 1990s, as well as Tony Graham, behind the wheel of an authentic recreation of a 1970s Lancia Fulvia HF works rally car.

The list of four-wheeled rally creations also includes a Vauxhall Cevette HS, which will probably be handled by its original 1078 driver Jimmy McRae, an ex works FIA Group A Mercedes 190 Cosworth, with Jumping' Jeff Williamson behind the wheel, the Firenza V8, a recreation of the 1972 South African GM Dealer Team car used by Jan Hettema.

The event will also be heated up by heroes of the mid-80’s rallying, including three Metro 6R4s, two Ford RS200s, a pair of Opel Manta 400s, an Audi Quattro Sport and a Peugeot 205 T16.

Let’s not forget the Ford Ford Escort Mk2, a highly-rare Nissan 240RS and a Triumph TR7 V8, a 70’s Fiat 131 Abarth and an 80s Fiat Strada Abarth. Big car rallying will be represented by a 1986 Rover Vitesse, a rear-wheel drive V8 family car turned into a racer.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy Historic Kart Demonstrations, including an appearance by racing legend Johnny Herbert.
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