Race Retro 2015
Posted on Tuesday 6th January 2015
With the Race Retro event just around the corner, we are lining up the cars that we will be taking. We can confirm that the line up will be as follows:
Vauxhall Chevette HSR Rally Car, this is an original factory-built car and when purchased was still in period condition, the car has now been fully restored by BGMsport. The car was originally built for Jimmy McRae who drove the car on various British Championship events. The car was also driven by Ian’s father Bill Gwynne who drove the car in the 1981 Motoring News rally championship. This is the first outing for the car since it’s restoration and hopefully we can now arrange for Jimmy McRae and Bill Gwynne, both former drivers of the car “back in the day” to be reunited at the event in February.
We will also be taking the SKODA OCTAVIA WRC EVO 3 last out at Goodwood 2014.
Ford RS200, refurbish in 2010 by BGMsport, In period Stig Blomqvist drove the car on the Acropolis and RAC rallies of 1986. He ran in the top four on both occasions but twice failed to make the finish due to mechanical failures.
Henri Toivonen’s 1980 RAC winning Talbot Sunbeam Lotus. All four cars will be at the event courtesy of the owner Steve Rimmer.
Also joining us will be Duncan Waite in his BGMsport built 3 door replica of Didier Auriol Sierra, along with Alistair Goliah who will be driving his lovely MK1 Lotus Ford Cortina (Ex Jimmy McRae car)
Ian is also hoping to have the Nissan Kit car ready for the event and will also be bringing along his Ex Jimmy McRae Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, in which he won 1989 Autoglass Tour of Britain. Ian last drove the car at Race Retro 2013 when it was re-united with Jimmy it was also driven at the event by Ben and David Llewellin.