Five pairs of complimentary tickets for the 2012 Race Retro

This years Race Retro has an amazing line up of rare racing cars and motocycles.  MyCarHeaven is delighted to be able to offer 5 lucky readers the chance to attend the event for free.  It could be you, all  you need to do for your chance to win a pair of tickets is to leave a comment here (Scroll to bottom of this post) as to why you would like to win a pair of complimentary tickets and then subscribe to receive our newsletter Competition closes on 17th February 2012.


This year’s Race Retro is revving up to be the best ever as it brings together rare and stunning historic motorsport marques on two and four wheels when it returns to Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February.


See rare and legendary racing cars such as the Group C Porsche 956 (above), the 001 first prototype chassis that was raced in Rothmans livery by Jackie Ickx and Derek Bell and will be on static display. Or from rallying, the Group B Porsche 911 SCRS 1984 280bhp three litre flat six rally car that will be in action on Saturday and Sunday on the Live Rally Stage as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations.

There is a tribute to 50 years of the MGB with a foyer display of two early ex works racecars. The hardtop roadster was driven in 1963 Sebring 12-hour endurance race by Christabel Carlisle, now Lady Watson, former Mini racer and the darling of British race fans in the early sixties, and Denise McCluggage, an American motoring journalist and lady racing driver. The roadster will be joined by the works MGB GT racer that was also driven at Sebring by Paddy Hopkirk and Andrew Hedges.

A stunning 30 years of Rallying will be marked with a static display as well as an unbelievable line up on the Live Rally Stage. Rallying with Group B will be out in force on Saturday and Sunday, putting on an amazing showcase for visitors on the purpose built course that features challenging twists and turns.

Hall & Hall will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Graham Hill winning the team’s first Formula 1 GP world Championship in 1962 by displaying the championship winning BRM P57 1.5 litre V8 GP car (above).

For those preferring two-wheeled motorsport, the tribute to 30 years of the Honda Racing Corporation will be led with the only known remaining example of the Mike Hailwood RC 173 500/4 cylinder motorbike on which he won every GP he rode it in during the 65/66 seasons. There will be up to ten more Honda RC 163 250/4 cylinder replica GP bikes for static display and in the popular Fire-Up Paddock. Hosted by Road Racing Legends, a charity supporting former TT riders and their families, the Fire Up Paddock is where legendary motorcycles are brought back to life as they get started up so the crowds can hear the roar of the engines.

Visitors can not only see all the action, but can also become part of it with the chance to drive a rally car, thanks to Hero, the Historic Endurance Rallying organisation. For just £20, visitors can ‘arrive and drive’ in one of Hero’s rally prepared classic cars, put it through its paces and get a feel for rally driving on a purpose built course adjacent to the Live Rally Stage. 

For those looking to invest in a piece of motorsport history, visit the Silverstone Auction which specialises in the sale of the finest classic cars, modern supercars, all types of competition cars, modern and historic motorcycles and automobilia. The auction will be open for viewing all day on Friday and Saturday morning. The sale will then start on Saturday lunchtime with the automobilia before moving on to classic and historic motor racing and competition cars and motorcycles. Silverstone Auctions is happy to accept entries into the auction and those interested should contact the team by telephoning 01926 691 141 or emailing Auction catalogues will be available online at

Enjoy the interview stage, hosted by Moto GP presenter Steve Parrish, which will feature special guests and motorsport quizzes or visit the hundreds of traders selling everything needed for the coming motorsport season. For those who like to get grease under their fingernails, explore the autojumble for that elusive part or spare.

Adult tickets for Race Retro, sponsored by Peter James Insurance, start at £20 in advance with children’s tickets at £5 for Friday and Saturday and free on Sunday. Car parking is free and has been moved to a hard surface area nearer to the halls. The show is open from 9.30am each day and closes at 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday. To book tickets and for the latest updates, visit


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18 comments on "Five pairs of complimentary tickets for the 2012 Race Retro"

  • Will Wynn says:

    Mark, Tim and Russell,

    Delighted you had a great time. Regretably I could not make it due to personal commitments. I’ll certainly try to visit next year. Make sure you watch out for more offers and free tickets to the UKs best car events.

  • Russell says:

    I won tickets for Race Retro on Twitter. It was a great day out for my family, my two kids although only 4 and 1 had a great time especially the 4 year old. The rally races were great and certainly took me back to youth, scarily my parents or siblings had owned the road going versions of what seemed all of the cars!

    The show cars where amazing, shame I didn’t have the odd £100k lying around. The bike were great too as was the market bits and bobs.

    Great day all round, so thank you very much.

  • Mark says:

    Once again I would like to thank you for the complimentary tickets to the Race retro show. I have been to this show many years ago and I was suprised how much the show had changed. I seem to remember the show being full of well used racing machinery and autojumble, now it is a much more polished affair. with immaculately rally prepared Escorts among others . I must say the highlight of the show was the rally stage outside with a good mix of cars running including a TR7 (I am a member of the TR register)and of course mini coopers.

    Thanks again
    Mark & Adam

  • Tim Storr says:

    Well we had a great day out at race retro on Sunday thanks to the generosity of Will providing the competition tickets for the event. We arrived soon after opening, on a beautiful sunny morning and were greeted to the sound of tyres squealing and the smell of burning rubber. Following our noses, we soon found the source of our welcome as a Westfield was doing demonstration rides outside the main entrance. After watching for a few minutes and taking in more of the noise and smells we entered the main exhibition halls. The event was larger than I expected but we quickly found our way around and made our way around the cars on display. Personal highlights were the Porsche endurance cars, the E-Types and the Lancia rally cars. We were also intrigued by the large scale painting being done on the floor and wondered what the artists bathroom would look like once he had washed all the paint off his hands and feet!!
    Heading back outside, I surprised my son by asking him if he would like a ride in the Westfield. A few minutes later he clambered out the car with slightly shaky legs and had the biggest grin imaginable which stayed for the rest of the day. Heading over to the rally stage, it was still beautifully sunny and we particularly enjoyed watching the quattros, subarus and 911’s doing their stuff on the rally stage.
    Returning indoors, we still found much more to interest us and eventually we decided to leave for home when our legs were starting to complain from standing and walking all day. All in all we had an excellent day courtesy of Will and the mycarheaven website. We would certainly go again.

  • Will Wynn says:

    Well done to our five winners. I am delighted to inform you that we will be issuing tickets tomorrow to Chris Lunn,
    Mark McCall, Mark Smallward, Tim Storr and Gareth Walker.

    It looks like it will be a great event.

    The Complimentary tickets, courtesy of MyCarHeaven are valid for one person (per ticket) and can be used on any one of the days.

    Please let the readers know what you thought of the event afterwards by posting your thoughts here.

    I look forward to hearing your stories shortly.

    Beat regards


  • Chris Lunn says:

    Thanks for that Will. I’ll certainly be checking it out!

  • Will Wynn says:

    No worries Chris, you may find my other blog useful, for career advice:

    Good Luck.


  • Chris Lunn says:

    Thanks Will. Wasn’t playing for the sympathy vote! Hopefully my impending departure from my current employer will be an opportunity to pursue a different and exciting path.

    Looks like being a great show for everyone who goes not just those who are fortunate to receive complimentary tickets



  • Mark McCall says:

    Hi Will,

    We are at the early stages of the build (lightening and strengthening) at the moment, so some way off track ready. We are building a racer in line with the Miglia spec where possible to keep it Mini, No modern stuff or motor bike engines, the car is a 1978 Clubman model . We are a long way off and in this cold weather you need extra motivation.



  • Will Wynn says:

    Love to see some pictures of your mini racer if you would indulge us.

  • Mark McCall says:

    I am building a classic mini racer with a little help from my son and I would love to show him what classic racing is all about and how entertaining it can be, especially the group B cars thundering around. Hopefully this will give him more inspiration to get more involved and maybe even race.



  • Will Wynn says:


    Massive downer. Sorry to hear about your redundancy. I’ll have my fingers crossed for you. Who knows in a few weeks we may be able to give you a pair of complimentary tickets, which as you say may help a little.

  • Chris Lunn says:

    I’d love to receive a pair of complimentary tickets to Race Retro as the sight and sound of the Group B rallycars in action on the live rally stage would help take my mind off the fact that I got my notice of redundancy today..

  • Mark Smallwood says:

    I’d love to to take my dad along to this to remind him of all the old racing cars he’s forgotten about in his old age 😉

  • Will Wynn says:

    It’s gonna be a good one. A pretty great reason for wanting to win a pair of complimentary tickets, to take your son. I took my boy last year to Donnington Historic and Goodwood Feastival of Speed and he absolutely loved them both. “best day ever” both times, which was amazing to hear. I’ll let you know on tickets soon.

  • Tim Storr says:

    I’d love to receive some tickets for Race Retro 2012 so that I can show my petrolhead son some of these stunning cars that he has never seen except in photos.

  • Will Wynn says:


    As first person to leave a comment and subscribe to our newsletter, we are delighted to offer you a pair of complimentary tickets. These will be posted to you in the coming weeks. First comes, first servde, as the saying goes.

    Keep looking out for more free ticket offers in 2012 ( We hope to have tickets for Donnington Historic, Silverstone Classic and much more.


  • I would greaty appreciate tickets for Race Retro 2012, it would be superb to see the Porsche 956 group C 001, Group B rally cars on the live rally stage. This will be a great start to the 2012 season!!

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