GrouP b stars to roar aGaiN

Eight­ies rally mon­sters set to bring the noise to Glas­gow

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - ig­ni­tion­fes­ti­

Apa­rade of 1980s rally leg­ends and their cars will be in action at the Ig­ni­tion Fes­ti­val later this sum­mer. The show at the SEC in Glas­gow has con­firmed that Group B era driv­ers Markku Alén, Miki Bi­a­sion, Stig Blomqvist, Timo Salo­nen and Ari Vata­nen will all be driv­ing hey­day­era rally cars twice a day across the week­end of 4-6 Au­gust. They will also be avail­able for au­to­graphs and pho­to­graphs through­out the event.

A spokesman for the show says: ‘ We are still con­firm­ing what cars will be in­cluded in the pa­rade, but the five rally driv­ers will lead a dis­play of ten cars and it’s likely they will be in cars like Ford RS200s, Lan­cia Deltas and Peu­geot 205s.’

While they won’t be driven in full­bore anger dur­ing the pa­rade, the show’s or­gan­is­ers say that they will be driven ‘as fast as the own­ers are com­fort­able with.’

Each of the five driv­ers is also sched­uled to drift mod­ern cars in a Street Stage Shoot- Out on a spe­cially con­structed gymkhana cir­cuit over the week­end.

Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor, Cat Stan­ford, adds: ‘Scot­land has an in­cred­i­ble mo­tor sport his­tory and the pres­ence of these rally gods and their idolised Group B cars is go­ing to be one of the stand-out high­lights of this year’s big­ger, faster and louder show.’

Stan­ford is ex­pect­ing crowds of more than 26,000 and stan­dard tick­ets are avail­able for £27.50 in ad­vance or £31 on the day. A grand­stand ticket is avail­able for £40. Late en­try tick­ets will be avail­able af­ter 2pm.

ari Vata­nen – who is at­tend­ing the ig­ni­tion Fes­ti­val – and Peu­geot 205 T16 en route to win­ning the acrop­o­lis rally in 1984.

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