The HSRCA is one of Australia's leading car clubs catering specifically for historic racing, sports and touring cars.

Introducing the October Club Plate and Members Run

Club Plate and Members Run

Back by popular demand, the next HSRCA Club Plate and Members Run is scheduled for Sunday, October 26.

This time we are heading north west meeting at McDonald’s Round Corner, Dural, and heading out through Kenthurst, Pitt Town, Windsor, Wilberforce, Freemans Reach then across the mountain to Kurmond. There will be some interesting stops and photo opportunities along the way.

Lunch will be at Kravings at Kurmond which is on the Bells Line of Road. A delicious two course lunch will be served for $31 per person. The restaurant is fully licenced.

Further information on meeting/departure time and our menu options available to us at Kravings will be provided in the next update. In the meantime, to ensure your place at the table for lunch, please email seth@hsrca.com and let us know that you’re intending to join us. Don’t miss this one – it will be great!

HSRCA Regalia Sale

HSRCA Regalia Sale

The HSRCA has held quite a large stock of regalia over the last few years. At the last Committee meeting it was decided to dispense with the continued sale and promotion of HSRCA regalia other than cloth and metal club badges.

While this is unfortunate, it will give all HSRCA members the opportunity to purchase club regalia, as well as ex-Tasman Revival shirts and the like at knock down prices. Below you will find photos of most of the items by price and size. 

If you are interested please email David Medley direct at: david.medley3@bigpond.com 

So that you will receive exactly what you would like please let David know the description, size and delivery address along with a contact number.

In addition to the cost you can expect a postal charge of around $10, depending on the size, weight and your delivery address. These orders will be handled at the end of each week so delivery would be the middle of following week.

Please remember that this will be the last opportunity to add these items to your HSRCA apparel/regalia collection as when they are sold there will be no more.

Please find photos of the regalia below, and download the price list here:

Regalia Sale August 2014 Price List [PDF]

Your Entry Pack for our 2014 Tasman Trophy Historic Race Meeting

Tasman Trophy

Entry packs for our November Tasman Trophy historic racing meeting, coming this November 28 – 30, 2014, are heading out to members and the entry form, supplementary regulations (read them), and entry letter are available for download right here on the club website.

To enter the HSRCA November 2014 Tasman Trophy race meeting:

If you are new to the system:

  • Click ‘Create an Account’ and follow the prompts – wait for a confirmation email, then go back to the CAMSEventEntry website,
    • Go to ‘Toolkit’ and fill in your details, cars and team,
  • Log on to the system using your CAMSEventEntry ID and password and enter through ‘Upcoming Events’ as before.

You will also find the entry pack available for download by clicking the handy links below, by right-clicking and selecting save as, or by heading to our Entry Forms page here.

Tasman Trophy November 2014 Entry Form [DOC]

 Tasman Trophy November 2014 Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

Entry Letter

Photo Gallery: 2014 Grand Prix Historique Monaco Monte-Carlo

2014 Historic Grand Prix Monaco Michelle McCue

Image: Michelle McCue

Intrepid HSRCA photographer contributor Michelle McCue was recently at the 2014 Grand Prix Historique Monaco Monte-Carlo, and returned with so many brilliant shots of stunning, rare, unusual and important historic sports and racing cars that we had to share them with you here.

Michelle has very kindly shared her shots, which you can find in her full gallery here.

Be sure to hit this link to her Flickr page where you can find even more.

Photography by, and thanks to, Michelle McCue

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

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

Image: Peter Schell

The latest edition of Ed Holly’s magnificent M & O newsletter went out to members late last week, which means it’s time to share it right here on the club website!

This edition kicks off by paying respect to Sir Jack Brabham, before recapping the Sydney Retro Speedfest and taking a look back at the many adventures of Australian 1960s racing cars at Mallala, Historic Winton and Morgan Park. We then hear from Kim Shearn, who’s racing in the UK and Europe, learn from Damon Hancock’s experience with his Brabham BT23C fire, look forwards to future events, catch up with all the news in the world of Australian 1960s racing cars and a whole lot more.

Enjoy it by downloading it from the link below:

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

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

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

Australian 1960s Racing Cars (M and O) Newsletter No.22

Your Entry Pack for Our 20th Anniversary Meeting at Wakefield Park

Historic Motorsport at Wakefield Park

Entry packs for our upcoming 20th anniversary meeting at Wakefield Park , coming this September 26 – 28, 2014, are heading out to members and the entry form, supplementary regulations (read them), and entry letter are available for download right here on the club website.

To enter the HSRCA Wakefield Park Summer Meeting:

If you are new to the system:

  • Click ‘Create an Account’ and follow the prompts – wait for a confirmation email, then go back to the CAMSEventEntry website,
    • Go to ‘Toolkit’ and fill in your details, cars and team,
  • Log on to the system using your CAMSEventEntry ID and password and enter through ‘Upcoming Events’ as before.

You will also find the entry pack available for download by clicking the handy links below, by right-clicking and selecting save as, or by heading to our Entry Forms page here.

Wakefield Park September 2014 Entry Form [DOC]

Wakefield Park September 2014 Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

Entry Letter

This September, Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the First Race Meeting at Wakefield Park

20th Anniversary of Wakefield Park

The HRCC’s Historic Torque: July 2014

Bob Holden

Image by Shifting Focus Images, via Historic Torque

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

This month’s newsletter wraps up the 37th Historic Queensland race meeting with some excellent perspectives on the weekend and plenty of wonderful photos, before catching up on all of the historic racing action in Queensland. Download it from the link below:

HRCC Historic Torque July 2014 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque June 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque April 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque May 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque March 2014 [PDF]

 

Ron Tauranac AO Accepts Patron Role with HSRCA

Ron Tauranac

The Historic Sports and Racing Car Association announces Ron Tauranac’s acceptance as patron of the club.

Formed in 1982 the role of the HSRCA was then, and still is, to promote historic motor sport in New South Wales and throughout Australia.

From its inception, the HSRCA has promoted hundreds of historic race meetings, including the highly successful Tasman Revival. The original 1960s Tasman Series brought top drivers and their race cars from the US, UK, Europe, NZ and Japan to race in Australia.

Ron Tauranac and Jack Brabham

Ron Tauranac, along with his friend Jack Brabham, formed Motor Racing Developments in 1960 with the aim of building racing cars under the Brabham name. From then to 1970 over 500 Brabham cars were built, with each carrying the suffix BT, or Brabham Tauranac. While it is true that Jack Brabham won the 1966 World Championship in a car carrying his own name, it was Ron Tauranac who designed it.

After Ron Tauranac sold Brabham to Bernie Ecclestone in 1970, he reintroduced the name he first used in a short line of racing cars from the early 1950s – RALT. Between 1975 and 1993 a total of 1,051 RALTs (Ron and Austin Lewis Tauranac) were produced, making Ron Tauranac the most prolific producer of racing cars in the history of motor sport.

In accepting his role as patron of the HSRCA, Ron Tauranac said; “I am pleased to add my name to the HSRCA because if I can do anything to help, I am happy to. Motor racing has been half of my life.”

Speaking on behalf of the HSRCA, acting President David Kent said; “Ron was at the helm of two of the premier racing car manufacturers from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s when we talk about Brabham and RALT. He has been involved with motor sport for his entire career, which is what the HSRCA is about and does. Ron is a long term friend of ours, having attended many of our race meetings and functions and I think he has the right sort of attitude to be the patron of our club.”

“I think Ron Tauranac is absolutely ideal and the most appropriate person to be the patron of the HSRCA, and we look forward to his advice and friendship well into the future.”

The above text and photos are from an HSRCA press release that was forwarded to Australia’s motoring writers on Thursday 10 July 2014.

Ron Tauranac

Reviving the Retro Speedfest Coverage!

Sydney Retro Speedfest by Michelle McCue

Image: Michelle McCue

As The Dude would say, in his infinite wisdom, new stuff has come to light. We’ve recently received a few new sets of photographs from the inaugural Sydney Retro Speedfest, and you can enjoy them below.

First up we have an excellent set from Michelle McCue, capturing a lovely mix of atmosphere and action. Check ‘em out here.

Sydney Retro Speedfest 2014 by Bob Ross

And then we head out to the track for an all-action gallery from Bob Ross, who did a great job of capturing the weekend’s historic racing action. Hit this link for Bob’s full gallery.

Thanks to Michelle and Bob for sharing their work! For more of Michelle’s work at the Speedfest, hit this link to her Flickr page.

Photography by Michelle McCue and Bob Ross