The organisers of Race Retro, the annual historic motor sport present, have confirmed that the 2021 occasion won’t happen on its scheduled February date resulting from COVID-19.
The annual present was deliberate for February 19-21 however organiser Clarion Occasions is now taking a look at choices for working the occasion at a later date, when the COVID restrictions on indoor occasions could have been relaxed.
The three-day present relies at Stoneleigh Park close to Coventry and often attracts greater than 20,000 guests throughout three days.
It’s a conventional kick-off occasion for the historic motor sport 12 months and has run in a late February date for greater than a decade.
A remark from the organisers stated: “Authorities pointers imply that Race Retro can not go forward in February 2021. Discussions are underway for another date.”
Nevertheless, any plans to maneuver the occasion till later within the 12 months could not discover favour with exhibitors.
Many race and rally organisers and promoters use Race Retro to launch their annual programmes to potential opponents and a present that’s held as soon as the busy season is absolutely up and working could not have the identical attraction.
In addition to shows and stands from throughout the large spectrum of historic motor sport contained in the exhibition halls, the occasion usually options two days of rally motion on an illustration particular stage throughout the grounds of the venue.
In 2020, a file area of greater than 100 rally vehicles, masking 60 years of the game, had been put via their paces over the course of the occasion.
No additional particulars of the deliberate occasion have been launched, though Race Retro usually celebrates any landmark anniversaries with shows of vehicles and related visitors.
The 2020 version, which ran a few weeks earlier than the primary lockdown was applied, included a celebration of 70 years or System 1 and the rally vehicles of the late Russell Brookes.
It’s thought that plans for 2021 could embody a show to mark 60 years of the Jaguar E-type in racing in addition to the now conventional public sale of competitors vehicles by Silverstone Auctions.
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