Race Retro changes hands

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

Race Retro, the his­toric mo­tor­sport show, is un­der new man­age­ment – with the takeover be­ing an­nounced on the open­ing day of this year’s event.

The three-day show has been ac­quired by Clar­ion Events from Live Pro­mo­tion Events, which bought Race Retro from founder Ian Wil­liamson in 2009, six years af­ter it was first held.

Clar­ion is adding Race Retro to a port­fo­lio that in­cludes The Lan­caster In­sur­ance Clas­sic Mo­tor Show, next week­end’s Prac­ti­cal Clas­sics Restora­tion and Clas­sic Car Show, and the re­cently launched Na­tional Car Club Awards.

‘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,’ says Clar­ion events di­rec­tor Daniel Nwaokolo. ‘Race Retro comes to us as a well es­tab­lished, well sup­ported show thanks to Live Pro­mo­tions, 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.’

Colin Ward, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Live Pro­mo­tions Events, adds: ‘It’s the right time to pass the ba­ton.’ Race Retro 2016 re­port, page 10. www.raceretro.com

Photo: Chris Wynne

Clar­ion Events is look­ing to build on Race Retro’s sport­ing tra­di­tion.

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