The Cosworth DFV engine will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next year, with a special display planned for Race Retro
Race Retro is marking a very special anniversary at its 2017 event. The international historic motorsport show will be showcasing collection of Cosworth DFV powered race cars, to celebrate 50 years since one of the world’s most iconic engines made its debut on the track.
The collection, which includes the Keke Rosberg-driven Williams FW08, has been curated by Mike Costin. Costin, together with Keith Duckworth, combined their names to form the moniker of the industry’s most famous power plant.
Mike Costin will appear at Race Retro and will be interviewed on the Motor Sport Live Stage. He said: ‘I am delighted to be involved in this display to mark the anniversary of the Cosworth DFV story. I look forward to being reunited with some of the star cars of the past.’
Daniel Nwaokolo, the event’s director, said: ’The Cosworth DFV is synonymous with the greatest era of Formula 1 and to have the display curated by designer Mike Costin, one of the greatest engineers of our time, just makes it even more special.’
The event will also feature cars from the Donington Grand Prix Collection, all to be hosted in the dedicated Motor Sport Hall of Fame. Christopher Tate, Managing Director of Donington Park, said: ’We are delighted to be partnering with Motor Sport Magazine to put on this fantastic display at Race Retro to kick off the 40th anniversary celebrations of the re-opening of Donington Park. We’re looking forward to showing some of the most famous cars from our Grand Prix Collection and welcoming a large number of enthusiastic race fans ahead of what is certain to be a special year for Donington Park.
‘And we can announce one special feature – if you can bring and show us your treasured ticket or programme from our historic opening event in 1977 at Donington Park, we will exchange that, in advance, for free admission to one day of this year’s Donington Historic Festival, on April 28/29/30.’
Race Retro’s Cosworth DFV display is the first of many celebratory features to be hosted within the Motor Sport Hall of Fame. Race Retro will also welcome a vast array of motorsport industry traders with more than 85 specialists including Demon Tweeks, Classic World Racing, Millers Oils, and the Vintage Sports Car Club.
Tickets are now on sale for Race Retro, which is held on 24-26 February 2017 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.