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Change of Venue for September 16th Social Night Featuring Alan Hamilton and Tasman Cup Book Launch

Alan Hamilton

Our upcoming 16th of September social night featuring guest speaker Alan Hamilton will now be held at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club.

The evening will now also include the launch of Tony Loxley’s new book Tasman Cup 1964 – 1975. Some of those who participated in that wonderful decade are planning on attending the event and Tony will have copies of both his new book and his older F5000 Thunder available for purchase on the night.

With an impressive motorsport history under his belt, Alan Hamilton’s talk should include something of interest for everyone. Alan has won the Australian hillclimb racing title on four occasions, raced McLarens and Lola derivatives and raced touring cars including claiming second place at Bathurst in 1977 with Colin Bond in one of Allan Moffat’s Falcons.

For Porsche enthusiasts he’s raced plenty of those as well and provided top cars for Alan Jones and Colin Bond, along with F5000 and Atlantic cars for long time driver Alfredo Constanzo. And Alfie and Alan are still at it with McLarens in historic races!

Due to the increase in expected attendance the meeting will now be held in the Rydedale Room at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club at 117 Rydedale Road, West Ride. This new location is very close to the West Ryde train station and just minutes from our usual venue. Parking is available under the club.

The evening will kick off at 7:30pm, but if you would like to arrive earlier for a meal we are sure that you’ll find a few familiar faces to share it with!

Entry Pack: Marulan Friends & Family Day

Marulan Family & Friends Day

The HSRCA invites members and their family and friends to another track day at Marulan to be held on Sunday the 18th of October, 2015. The invitation is also extended to the following clubs: our usual partners the Peugeot, Renault and Citroen Clubs as well as the MG car Clubs, Austin Healey, Lotus and Royal Automobile Club of Australia.

The Marulan Driver Training Centre circuit has been extended and its approvals upgraded. We are able to invite racing and sports racing cars as well as road registrable cars provided that each car complies with the noise level limit.

The meeting is open to beginners and experienced drivers and everyone in-between. Experienced drivers will be available to give advice and instruction to the idea is to learn and develop skills in the car and on the track. The tight circuit is very good for learning lines and smoothness and offers challenges to experienced drivers.

Throughout the day both instruction and timed sessions will be held.

For more information and to enter the event please see the entry & information form below, and stay tuned to the website as we will continue to update with relevant information as we get closer to the event. If you have any questions about the event, or would like to submit your entry, please contact Richard Cardew 0405 459 546 or rcardew@iprimus.com.au.

Marulan Friends & Family Day Entry Form & Information [DOC]

Alan Hamilton Guest Speaker at September 16th Social Night

Alan Hamilton

Alan Hamilton has kindly offered to speak at our upcoming social night on Wednesday the 16th of September, which will also feature the launch of Tony Loxley’s new book Tasman Cup 1964 – 1975.

With an impressive motorsport history under his belt, Alan’s talk should include something of interest for everyone. Alan has won the Australian hillclimb racing title on four occasions, raced McLarens and Lola derivatives and raced touring cars including claiming second place at Bathurst in 1977 with Colin Bond in one of Allan Moffat’s Falcons.

For Porsche enthusiasts he’s raced plenty of those as well and provided top cars for Alan Jones and Colin Bond, along with F5000 and Atlantic cars for long time driver Alfredo Constanzo. And Alfie and Alan are still at it with McLarens in historic races!

The evening will also feature the launch of Tony Loxley’s new book Tasman Cup 1964 – 1975. Some of those who participated in that wonderful decade are planning on attending the event and Tony will have copies of both his new book and his older F5000 Thunder available for purchase on the night.

The evening will commence at 7:30PM, but turn up early for dinner and a drink as the pre-meeting catch-up is a wonderful social occasion that’s not to be missed!

This meeting will be held at the Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club at 117 Rydedale Road, West Ryde. Parking is available under the club.

See you there!

The HRCC’s Historic Torque: August 2015

HRCC Historic Torque

Image: Ian Welsh of Shifting Focus Motorsport Photography

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

This edition reviews the HRCC’s Historic Queensland, looks forward to the second half of 2015’s historic racing, checks out the historic racers for sale and a whole lot more. Download it from the following link:

HRCC Historic Torque August 2015 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque July 2015 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque June 2015 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque May 2015 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque January 2015 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque December 2014 [PDF]

Autumn 2015 Edition of The Oily Rag

The Oily Rag Autumn 2015

Coming soon to a letterbox near you!

Within this 72 page issue you will find the sad obituaries on Leo Geoghegan, Frank Matich and Clive Adams, along with more meeting reports than you can shake a gearstick at and close up looks at such diverse vehicles as a BRM GP car to a Riley powered special. Oh yes! There are also four pages of classifieds. Your reading pleasure is now dependant on the tender mercies of Australia Post.

The Oily Rag is a membership benefit for members of the HSRCA. For more information on becoming a member of the club, hit this link!

The Oily Rag is also available to members of the Victorian Historic Racing Register and the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland.

For editorial, advertising and subscription details, please contact the editor at oilyrag@hsrca.org.au.

Order Your 2015 Sydney Retro Speedfest DVD!

Sydney Retro Speedfest DVD

Orders are now open for the two-disk 2015 Sydney Retro Speedfest DVD! Orders are limited, so act fast!

The two-disk package includes one disk featuring the televised broadcast following the event and a second containing uncut footage, sans commentary, of the balance of racing events recorded on Sunday the 7th of June, 2015.

The DVD will be available at the very reasonable price of $15, which includes packaging and postage.

Orders for the package should be made on or before Monday the 10th of August, 2015 by post, email or fax. The full details are included within the order form, which you can grab below!

2015 Sydney Retro Speedfest DVD Order Form [PDF]

JKL Newsletter July 2015

Wakefield Park Historics

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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Join Us This September 19 & 20 for the Wakefield Park Historic Spring Meeting!

Historic Racing at Wakefield Park

Our next historic racing outing will be held over the 19th & 20th of September, 2015, at Wakefield Park. Entries are now open and have gone out to members!

As usual, entry to our September 2015 All Historic Spring Wakefield Park meeting is preferred through Motor Event Entry. Please hit this link to head directly to the event and enter.

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Speedfest to be Broadcast on Fox Sports

Sydney Retro Speedfest 2015

For all those who missed the 2015 Sydney Retro Speedfest episode of the SBS’s Speedweek this past Sunday, a follow-up broadcast will appear on Fox Sports this Thursday, the 23rd of July, 2015 at 4:30pm.

The broadcast will be at 4:30pm on Fox Sports 5 – please check your local guide to confirm time and channel.

A DVD is set to be produced featuring the event, including the original Speedweek broadcast as well as the balance of the Sunday Retro Speedfest races sans commentary. Details on cost and release date will be provided as soon as they’re available, so please check back here soon!

The HRCC’s Historic Torque: July 2015

Historic Queensland 2015

Image: Ian Welsh of Shifting Focus Motorsport Photography

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

The HRCC’s recent Historic Queensland event is the big feature for this edition, which includes wonderful coverage of the event along with all the news of historic motorsport in Queensland and plenty more to enjoy. Download it from the following link:

HRCC Historic Torque July 2015 [PDF]

And catch up on previous editions with these links:

HRCC Historic Torque June 2015 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque May 2015 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque January 2015 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque December 2014 [PDF]

HRCC Historic Torque November 2014 [PDF]