Step back in time at show

This is one of Patrick Walker's rally cars from his collection at a previous show at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon. NNL-150526-191047001
This is one of Patrick Walker's rally cars from his collection at a previous show at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon. NNL-150526-191047001

Legendary rally drivers and cars that completed across the world will gather for the Historic Marathon Rally Show on Sunday at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon.

The event is free and celebrates the spirit and endeavours of those men, women and cars that competed in International rallies pre-1982, with emphasis on such events as the 1968 London to Sydney Marathon.

It will also give fans an up-close snapshot of motorsport history with owners of the geniune historic rally cars are also invited to share their stories and memories.

Andrew Newman is a member of the organising committee and lives in Middleton Cheney. He said: “So far we have been promised some 45 iconic surviving cars and more than 70 personalities who shaped the history of the International Rallying will be attending.

“The stories and memories shared will show the tenacity, courage and vision that both factory teams, private competitors and support crews showed at a time when the world was a much larger place and when lands were much less travelled.”

Rally enthusiast Patrick Walker, who lives in Fenny Compton, will be displaying Triumph Rally cars and a ‘Works’ Abingdon-prepared Mini from his collection. There will be a Q&A session and unseen film footage of the period.

Doors open at 10am. Visit www.historicmarathonrallyshow.com