On the opening day of Race Retro 2016, it has been announced that the show has been acquired by Clarion Events Ltd from Live Promotions Events Ltd. Clarion will take ownership of the three-day event following the conclusion of this year's edition.
Clarion adds Race Retro to it’s motoring portfolio, which already includes the UK’s biggest indoor classic car event The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show, and the newly launched National Car Club Awards.
Daniel Nwaokolo, Event director for Clarion Events, said: “Race Retro is a fantastic event and with many of the clubs that support our existing classic motoring events participating in historic motorsport, the acquisition is a natural progression as Clarion continues to support and develop with the classic movement.
“Race Retro comes to us as a well established, well supported show thanks to Live Promotions many years of hard work, and we look forward to building on the excellent foundations in place to further grow and develop the show using the vast experience of the Clarion team.”
Live Promotions purchased Race Retro from founder Ian Williamson in 2009, six years after the inaugural event.
Colin Ward, Managing Director of Live Promotions Events Ltd, said: “Given our own expanding event portfolio, it is the right time to pass the baton of Race Retro to Clarion Events and we wish them every success for the future.”
Race Retro 2017 will take place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, on Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February. Further announcements will be made later in the year. For more information, visit www.raceretro.com.