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The HRCC’s Historic Torque: January 2015

Autumn Historic Warwick

Historic Torque is the official journal of the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland, and is now available for download for January of 2015.

This edition kicks off with a look forward to the HRCC’s Try, Train, Test and Supersprint weekend, looks to the Autumn Historic Warwick and July’s Historic Queensland, and a whole lot more. Download it from the following link:

HRCC Historic Torque January 2015 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque December 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque November 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque October 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque September 2014 [PDF]

Help: Hardman Formula Two Historic Group R race car stolen from Knoxfield, Victoria

Hardman Formula Two Historic Group R

Any assistance or information regarding the theft of a Hardman Formula Two Historic Group R race car from Knoxfield, Victoria in August of 2014 would be appreciated. Please see below for details, and contact Ian Carrig on iancarrig@bigpond.com.

Hardman Formula Two Historic Group R race car stolen from Knoxfield, Victoria last August.

The car may possibly be stripped for parts, but a lot of the parts are specific to that car.

Fitted with a Golf engine and Hewland Mk9.

Ian advised that the thieves stripped the trailer bare and took the race car, spare Golf engine, spare head and nine spare wheels. They even took all the pit equipment including the lap board.

Along with the Hewland was a spare ratio box with 15 ratios and another box with Hewland set up jigs.

They unbolted the spare engine, the grinder, vice, electric winch, air hose reel along with two aluminum ramps and quick lift jacks.

The thieves also broke into the storage locker and stole the long heavy duty lead, work lights, stands and other bits and pieces.

Ian asks if HSRCA members could be on the lookout for the above mentioned parts, and of course the car. Thank you!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.29

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.29

Image: Peter Schell

Start your 2015 in style with Ed Holly’s first M & O Newsletter for the year, now available to download from the club website.

This edition wraps up 2014’s historic motorsport news with a mammoth report from Travis Engen about their 2014 Tasman Tour, recaps of the 2014 WA All Historics, Historic Sandown and our recent Tasman Trophy meeting, a wander through the pits, news and a whole lot more.

It’s packed with photos aplenty and wonderful stories, and makes for a brilliant read. Download it from the link below, and enjoy!

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.29 [PDF]

Previous 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newletters:

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.28

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.27

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.26

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.25

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.24

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.23

Your Invitation to the HSRCA’s 2015 February Wakefield Park Historic Summer Meeting

Wakefield Park February 2015

Dear Competitors,

A very happy Christmas to you from the HSRCA!

You are cordially invited to participate in our forthcoming Historic Race Meeting at Wakefield Park on the 21st and 22nd of February.  We have no particular theme for this meeting, other than to give you and your car a shakedown after the holiday season.  It will also be an opportunity to test all of the changes you have made to your car during the break.

We will have the usual programme for all 5th Category Historic cars, subject to there being sufficient numbers to form a grid, and you can also look forward to the drinks and nibbles session at the end of play on Saturday evening where you have the chance to unwind and share a drink with the officials, who are untiring in their support of our sport.

As usual, entry is being handled by Motor Event Entry. Just click this link, which will take you straight to the event, and do your thing!

You’re also able to download the entry forms from the HSRCA website, or you can give us a call and we will send them to you via snail mail.

We are striving to make your motorsport more affordable, and I hope you will have noticed that we have maintained the entry fee as the same as our last meeting at Wakefield Park.

If you have any queries or need any assistance, please contact Noel or Robyn Bryen and we will do our best to assist.

So, please come along and enjoy some great historic motor sport.

Yours sincerely,
Noel Bryen
HSRCA

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

It’s time to pack up our historic sports and racing cars, emerge from our garages and join our families and friends to share a happy Sydney summer holiday.

We’d like to thank each and every one of you for another stunning year of historic racing and sports cars, good friends and fun adventures. Your support allows us to create opportunities for fellow lovers of historic motorsport to get out and enjoy their cars, each other and the spectacular circuits of New South Wales. We are forever grateful!

Have a safe and happy holiday break, a cracking Christmas and a happy new year. See you in 2015!

The Oily Rag: Holiday Reading

The Oily Rag

The next issue of the HSRCA’s quarterly magazine The Oily Rag is now with the printers and depending on the vagaries of the post office, you should receive your copy soon.

As usual this issue covers a number of historic race meetings including the HSRCA’s recent Wakefield Park meeting, VHRR meetings at both Winton and Sandown, the HRCC’s Noosa Hillclimb as well as the Rob Roy and Collingrove Hillclimbs.

Perhaps you missed spending the evening with Tim Schenken when he came along to talk to HSRCA members back on Wednesday 3rd December? Not to worry as within this issue of The Oily Rag is the text of Tim’s talk along with a selection of photos.

We trust you will enjoy the next issue of The Oily Rag, so keep an eye on your letter box for your copy!

The HRCC’s Historic Torque: December

Ivan Tighe

Image thanks to Speedcafe

Historic Torque is the official journal of the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland, and is now available for download for December of 2014.

This edition begins by looking forward to 2015’s events, celebrates the life of Ivan Tighe, catches up on everything going on in Queensland’s historic racing community and a whole lot more. Download it from the following link:

HRCC Historic Torque December 2014 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque November 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque October 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque September 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque July 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque June 2014 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #48

Loose Fillings 48

About three times a year Garry Simkin and Terry Wright put out a newsletter called ‘Loose Fillings’, which chronicles the many adventures of historic air-cooled racing cars from the 1950s.

The latest edition has just been sent out, and is now available for download right here! This edition chronicles the pioneers of air-cooled racing and looks at the influence of Ron Tauranac, discusses Australian dampers from Ikon, explores chains for air-cooled racing with Chas, and more from the world of historic air-cooled racing cars from the ’50s.

Download it from the following link, and enjoy!

Loose Fillings #48 [PDF]

Take a look at the previous editions in the links below. Right-click and ‘Save as’, or just click.

Loose Fillings #47 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #46 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #45 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #44 [PDF]

Loose Fillings #43 [PDF]

 

JKL Newsletter November 2014

JKL Newsletter

Mal Reid’s latest JKL newsletter has gone out to fans of pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars, and is now available for you to peruse on the Club website. Just hit the link below, and enjoy!

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A Huge ‘THANK YOU!’ to Wes Dayton

Wes Dayton

We are thrilled to announce that Wes Dayton was awarded an honorary life membership to the Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of NSW at the Tasman Trophy on Saturday.

The honorary life membership was awarded for Wes’ exceptional and sustained contribution to the club over many years.

Wes works tirelessly to maintain, care for and promote the club, its members and its events, and we’re sure most of you will have enjoyed his help and friendship through your dealings with the club.

Wes your contributions to this club are immeasurable. We are endlessly grateful for all that you do and to be so lucky to call you a friend. THANK YOU!

“Amongst the various Presidents that Wes has assisted, not many of us have really been computer literate, nor are, or were, we not hard task masters!”

“Wes has worked with a lot of differing requirement through his time with the Club. Not only has he administered the Club, but he also took over the role of Editor of the Oily Rag after the late John Sexton retired from that position.”

“In my term as Treasurer and President, Wes has been a massive help in so many ways. Thank you Wes!” – David Medley

Wes Dayton