The London Classic Car Show has announced that it whill be honouring the Group B era of rallying with a special display at the 2016 show which gets underway on 18 February.
The display will include Lancia’s rear-drive 037 and Delta S4, Ford RS200, Williams F1 engineered Metro 6R4, Peugeot 205 T16 and Audi quattro.
Rally legend Ari Vatanen will be presenting the collection which includes the Peugeot 205 T16, a car close to his heart, “I was intrigued by this new car they were making,” he recalls. “And I was not disappointed. It was incredible. Remember, at the time, Peugeot was not really so well known in world of rallying. They had success in the long-distance African events, but nothing like a 205. When I sat at the start of the stage in a T16, I could always feel the side of my mouth making a smile.”
Vatanen himself will attend the Premium Preview Evening on Thursday 18 February, “I have such good memories of Britain,” admits the Scandinavian star. “I lived there at the start of my career and I always enjoy going back – it’s fantastic to meet such enthusiastic fans and it will be a nice opportunity to look back at some of our sport’s greatest cars.”
Tickets for the London Classic Car Show are on sale now and start at £23 (including booking fee) for single adult entry on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and rise to £65 for entry to Thursday’s Premium Preview Evening. This includes fast track entry, the best views of The Grand Avenue at the Turning Circle Viewing Platform, access to the exclusive Premium Lounge, a Show Handbook and even a glass of Joseph Perrier Champagne.