The world is indeed returning to normal and as we go to press Autosport International is underway and we have both Race Retro and Retromobile to look forward to, as well as the relative newcomer, the London Classic Car Show, which takes place at the end of February. Amongst all the exhibitions Race Retro, which is located at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry, is the one that stands out as totally motor sport oriented. At this show, you can not only see plenty of race and rally cars, but you can also chat with race and rally organisers, clubs, suppliers and fellow competitors. Here you will see many of the people and personalities that you normally can only rush past in the paddock as you are on your way to a drivers’ briefing or on some other mission. Here is the time and leisure to have a proper catch-up. You can also get your racing medical and then go outside to watch full-on Group B rally demos or historic karting, or listen to the on-stage interviews with interesting motor sport personalities. HERO/ERA are heavily involved with this show and will be offering seminars for budding rallyists, and they are staging a 100-mile Classic Tour during the event. Motorsport UK will be present in case you want to raise a point with them, and Silverstone Auctions will be selling mostly competition cars in the adjoining hall. Improvements to Stoneleigh Park facilities during the COVID break, mean that the old, cold, draughty halls are no longer in use and a new, temporary modern hall has been erected onto the side of Halls 1 and 2. Dates are 24-26 February.
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