As we prepare to begin our 6th Retro Rallycross season we do so after a year of celebration that was exciting and enjoyable for those who took part, as well as those who supported us along the way.
When I set out in 2011 to create a series dedicated to the classics that would take us back to in time, I was unsure how well the concept would be received or how many cars could be found ready and willing to be returned to the track. I was under no illusions, this was not going to be an easy journey. Fortunately there were those out there who shared my passion.
In 2017 as we basked in the memories of the last 50 years, we were delighted to welcome new cars and drivers joining our grids and, with the promise of even more being added during this year, to include those that were household names ‘back in the day’ I believe that 2018 is set to be our best yet.
Retro Rallycross is of course the UK’s premier Historic rallycross series that was created for genuine rallycross cars and replica’s that competed in rallycross up to 31st December 1991 for those wishing to compete at events of the highest level.
Our teams are professionally managed and promoted during the season, far removed from the days where drivers turned up with their cars on a trailer to compete and pop them back on again to return home. We operate and enjoy an exceptional social side where team camaraderie is key and at its best; drivers, sponsors and guests are given access to our special dedicated area where hospitality is provided to include refreshments and Lunch in a relaxed atmosphere for all racing enthusiasts to enjoy.
We have lots in store for you during 2018, which will be a year of change as we add Silverstone to the MSA BritishRX Championship, Silverstone will fill a gap that was much needed, hopefully bringing rallycross to a brand new audience.
Silverstone will host round 1 of the British Rallycross Championship on 17 March and is where our season begins. The rest of our calendar can be found here.
All of your favourite Retro boys and girls are set to return, they are looking forward to welcoming new faces joining them along the way and getting stuck into their 2018 campaign competing for the overall title and our prestigious trophy collection of the John Button Memorial Trophy, the Martin Schanche award, the Martin Schanche Shield and new for 2018 the Kenneth Hansen Cup.
The Retro Rallycross Champion can of course come from any of our classes, last year; in the under 1600cc class Lance Foster, a dedicated and enthusiastic member of Retro Rallycross, certainly had his work cut out to take his first Championship title and become the holder of the John Button Memorial Trophy.
You can be sure of lots of exciting action from our diverse mix of historic cars all competing together, this unique collection cannot be found elsewhere in British rallycross; classic MIni’s in the mix with BDA engined Ford escort, VW Beetles and much more which include mighty Group B monsters.
We will return to the world stage again for 2018. our first appearance at a FIA World RX event will be the Sped Machine World RX of Great Britain at Silverstone 25-27 May, where 19+ cars are already signed up to present a fabulous mix of Group B cars representing the rally and rallycross era’s. Each set to entertain in separate ‘on track’ sessions. Our second Group B World RX event will be held at the World RX of France at Loheac 1-3 September.
Those coming along to any of our events will find a warm welcome at Retro Rallycrosss; our Paddock Hospitality area is a welcoming, friendly place; we always enjoy meeting and chatting to our visitors as well as showing off our amazing model display of iconic cars that are lovingly prepared and presented by Steve Nottage. We are very proud of our display and look forward to sharing that with you during the season.
We will include additional special features and events along the way, with lots more being planned to include static display and appearances at shows throughout the year. Keep an eye out on our news pages for more information.
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