The best of historic motorsport was celebrated at Race Retro 2011, held 25-27 February at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, UK. The 8th annual motorsport show for classic cars and motorcycles honored Coventry’s finest with a major display of competition E-Types, along with other competition Jaguars including an XK120, C-Type, D-Type, MkII saloons and an XJ12C.
In addition to the myriad of excellent Jaguars on hand, highlights of Race Retro 2011 included the ex-Gerry Marshall Vauxhall ‘Baby Bertha’, (See YouTube video on Baby Bertha) the Lola T310 Can-Am, various Porsches, Group C Sauber Mercedes, a barn-find Elva-Porsche and the Monte Carlo Rally Mini Coopers.
Race Retro 2011 also highlighted the rally marque of Lancia, whose history in motorsport’s toughest discipline with its Stratos and Integrale models lives on today in classic rallying.
Race Retro 2011 not only featured classic machines, but the legends that wheeled them around the tracks, including Johnny Herbert, Giacomo Agostini, Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams, Richard Attwood, Tim Parnell and Miki Biasion, among others.
In addition to the cars and motorcycles and the stars that drove them, race series organisers, manufacturers and motorsport suppliers offered everything needed for the coming season. Or if your interest was as a collector, the event had hundreds of traders selling artwork, rare books and signed motorsport memorabilia.
Photographer Tim Scott of Fluid Images documented Race Retro 2011, offering the following images that capture the historic motorsport event. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Race Retro 2011 – Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture)
[Source: Race Retro; photo credit: Tim Scott / Fluid Images]