Stars and cars fea­ture at Stoneleigh’s packed show

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Da­mon Hill and his 1996 For­mula 1 ti­tle-win­ning Wil­liams-re­nault FW18 were the ma­jor at­trac­tions at Race Retro last week­end.

A spe­cial dis­play of four Wil­liams Grand Prix cars was staged to mark the 20th an­niver­sary of Hill’s ti­tle sea­son and the team’s most suc­cess­ful cam­paign. Dur­ing 1996, Hill and Jac­ques Villeneuve won 12 of the sea­son’s 16 races for Wil­liams.

Other cars in the his­toric mo­tor­sport show’s fea­ture dis­play were an FW13B from 1990, an FW15C from 1993 and an FW17 from 1995. Hill at­tended the show for the first time on Sun­day.

The show’s other star car was from a to­tally dif­fer­ent era as the vast recre­ation of the 1920s Ley­land-thomas speed record car filled the Chateau Imp­ney Hill Climb stand ( see above).

There will be a new look to Race Retro in 2017 as the event has been ac­quired by Clar­ion Events Ltd. “Race Retro comes to us as a well es­tab­lished and well sup­ported event,” said Clar­ion’s Daniel Nwaokolo.

The 2017 date will be Fe­bru­ary 24-26 at the same venue at Stoneleigh Park near Coven­try.

Ley­land-thomas was a star

Wil­liams FW18 was show-stop­per

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