Blog21 April 2010

The Andrews Heat For Hire Legend Lives On


Andrews Heat for Hire Opel Manta

Visitors to Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry a few weeks ago will have spotted an icon of historic rallying – the Andrews Heat for Hire Opel Manta driven by Russell Brookes.

Race Retro is Europe’s premier show for historic racing and historic rallying. It was three full days of classic motorsport action and historic racing with appearances from motoring legends. Visited by over 24,000 eager enthusiasts, the event had something for everyone with classic cars and bikes, restoration companies as well as hundreds of trade stands selling parts and memorabilia.

British motorsport legend and two time British rallying champion Russell Brookes took the classic Opel Manta round the test track with great finesse. Car lovers stood back in wonderment as the unforgettable Andrews Heat for Hire liveried Opel Manta shot past. Whilst Brookes demonstrated great skill, we still think the car stole the show!