Wednesday | 22 Oct 2014

Historic cars return to the Spanish stages

A selection of historic rally cars representing three decades of the World Championship will take to the stages of RallyRACC - Rally de España (23-26 October)

Twenty-two cars will be in action, ranging from the iconic, Ferrari-engined Lancia Stratos (above) to less potent machinery like an ex Carlos Sainz 1982 Seat Panda.

Six cars are from the 1980s Group B era, including an ex Jean Ragnotti Renault 5 Turbo, an ex Bruno Saby Peugeot 205 T16 and a Ford RS200 driven by Sainz.
[Click for the full historic entry list.]

The cars will be displayed first on Thursday from 1230hrs (local) in the Montjuïc area of Barcelona, before they are driven on a demonstration lap of the rally’s opening street stage there from 1700hrs.

Reinhard Klein's 1986 Metro 6R4 is one of the stars of the historic display

The cars will be on static display in Salou during Friday’s gravel-based competition, but will take to the stages again on Saturday and Sunday when the event returns to asphalt.

They will drive the Escaladei, Colldejou and Salou tests on Saturday, and the La Mussara and Riudecanyes stages on Sunday before crossing the finish podium in Salou at 1200hrs. [Click here to see the full timetable]

Organisers are also staging an event to commemorate this year’s 50th anniversary of the Rally Catalunya. An exhibition showing the evolution of the rally from its first edition in 1957 will be on display from Friday in the headquarters building in Salou.

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