Higgins in Aston for Race Retro

THE Three-time British Rally Champion Mark Higgins will be one of the star attractions at Race Retro on March 13-15 when he drives the Aston Martin V8 GT rally car built by David Appleby Engineering.

Sharing the 420bhp V8 Aston will be Rauno Aaltonen, who will also drive his ex-works Monte Carlo Rally Mini Cooper S. While Higgins has not driven the Aston before, he has marque experience, having been a stunt driver in the Bond film Quantum of Solace.

The annual historic motor sport show is a launch pad for the season, both on and off track. Many major event and championship organisers will be present among around 400 exhibitors. The event will feature 50 years of the Mini and 50 years since Aston Martin’s Le Mans win, and will also celebrate the life of Pat Moss. The ex-Dennis Welch 1956 Lotus XI will be a star lot in an H&H auction.

The show opens at 9.30am, and tickets are £20 on Friday and £15 on Saturday/Sunday if booked in advance: www.historicmotorsportshow.com