Race Retro to stage a ‘Revisited’ Virtual Event
Due to the current Covid restrictions, the two-day virtual event will ‘revisit’ some of the highlights of the past 18 years on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st February on the event’s social media channels.
Videos to watch will include the 2010 reuniting of the motor racing legend, Sir Stirling Moss with the Lotus 18 which he raced to victory in the 1960 Monaco Grand Prix. There’s also an interview from 2016 with the late Norman Dewis OBE by journalist Graham Clark.
Lee Masters, Show Director, said: “We’re all sad we can’t meet at Stoneleigh for Reis Race Retro but hopefully this online gathering will allow enthusiasts to share is some fantastic memories of the show, be it the motorsport legends they’ve met, the cars they’ve seen in action, or just the friends they’ve made.”
Other throwbacks include the 2016 meeting of rally drivers Russell Brookes and Chris Ingram when Russell challenged Chris to become the first Brit to win the FIA European Rally Championship in over 50 years. Chris won the title in 2019, 52 years after Vic Elford lifted the trophy.
You will be able to watch clips of an interview with Ari Vatanen from 2016 and Michele Mouton in action on the live rally stage in 2007. There is a tribute to Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams and interview clips from Tom Kristensen’s debut in 2017 and John Fitzpatrick’s appearance in 2019.
Interspersed throughout the day, there will also be updates from the clubs, series organisers, exhibitors and headline sponsor Reis Motorsport Insurance on what they’ve been up to and what their plans are for once lockdown ends.
Richard Morley, Broking Director at Reis Motorsport Insurance, added: “We can’t wait till it’s safe for us to all meet again, but in the meantime this online event will give enthusiasts the chance to relive some great memories from over the years. We’ll ‘see’ you there!”
There will also be a preview of the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro sale which will take place online on Saturday 27 March 2021, starting at 11am.
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