Historic Motorsport Proves Popular in the UK

It seems that British nostalgic motorsport enthusiasts are becoming more active, as this year’s Race Retro, held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, registered an on-site audience of 27,000 people - a seven year high.

The crowd was 3,000 attendants larger than the one present at the 2009 edition of the race. This year, the rally stage featured a new course, designed to increase the level of action during the race. This offered an entertaining show for the spectators sitting behind the mile-long fence that surrounded the track. In addition to that, the drivers involved in the event expressed their appreciation for the new course.

The event also included features such as an impressive Alfa Romeo Display and special appearances of motorsport personalities, like F1 driver Bruno Giacomelli, rally drivers Stig Blomqvist & Russel Brookes and the current British Rally Champion Keith Cronin.

H&H held an auction during the event - the highest bid, 167,200 pounds, was offered for a Lagonda LG45 Tourer. The vehicles had taken part in the 1936 Monte Carlo Rally. It featured a cream exterior and a green leather upholstery. The car’s selling price exceeded expectations by far.

Live Promoters, the organizer of the event, is already making plans for the 2011 edition - the show will return to its original timing at the end of February.

As the historic motorsport season continues to add more events each year, the season has crept forward and now starts earlier in the year. We have always positioned the show as the kick-off for the new season and to accommodate the needs of the industry, we have moved the show to the 25th, 26th and 27th February for the 2011 event.” said Robert Limming, Director of Live Promotions.
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