Our brothers and sisters in sunny Queensland, the Historic Racing Car Club of Queensland, recently held their Autumn Historics at Morgan Park for a record entry list of historic racers.
The event included the second round of the Group A & C Heritage Touring Cars national championship, along with bumper fields for Group N, Group S/T, regularity and more.
Check out the gallery below, kindly provided by Ian Welsh of Shifting Focus Motorsport Photography, and read on for his report on the weekend.
For more from the HRCC, hit this link to their website.
And hit this link to Ian’s site for a gallery of over 300 images from the weekend.
Photography by Ian Welsh of Shifting Focus Motorsport Photography
In just over a week it’s time to pack up our families, mates and historic sports and racing cars (along with all the paraphernalia that comes along with them) and make our biannual road trip to Wakefield Park for our first historic race meet of 2013.
So let’s get warmed up with a good old fashioned reminisce about our previous visit to Wakefield Park!
Our previous visit was back in September for our All Historic Spring meeting. We were greeted with a little preview of summer, as Goulburn put on an excellent show for the weekend and proved the perfect backdrop for a packed weekend of racing for all groups of historic sports and racing cars, headlined by our J, K and L feature event.
Check out our full wrap up and photo galleries from the event by hitting the links below and head to the ‘Events & Entry Forms‘ page for everything you’ll need for next weekend’s event.
We’re putting together a time trial day at the Marulan Driver Training Centre on Saturday the 20th of April and need to know if you’d like to come along.
Read on for the official word from Richard Cardew, our Chief of Registrars, and make sure to get in contact with him via email on email@example.com, or mobile or text on 0405 459 546.
Looking for expression of interest in a time trial at the Marulan Driver Training Centre, Saturday 20 April.
This meeting can accommodate beginners as well as experienced drivers. We need to be confident in having the numbers to book the circuit very soon and we know that the Club we shared the day with last year, the Peugeot Club, has a clash and may field fewer starters.
The day is especially suitable for members that have yet to try themselves out on a circuit and perhaps have an historic or classic car they would like drive enthusiastically. Historic and modern cars are acceptable. And it is a very good opportunity to learn good lines.
If you think there is even a reasonable chance of you and/or your friends participating please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone or text 0405 459 546. Messages can be left on my home phone 4384 1546.
Chair of Registrars
The Tasman Revival packed Sydney Motorsport Park with historic racing action from dawn until dusk for three full days, plus a little more with Thursday practice. And amongst this, putting on some of the best shows out there, was a strong field of Formula Fords.
This Round Three review from Formula Ford PR wraps up the action-packed season finale at the Tasman Revival and catches up on all that’s news in Formula Ford. It’s a fun read and packed with plenty of great photos. Check it out by downloading it from the link below!
Photo by Richard Taylor
Entry packs for our upcoming Wakefield Park All Historic Summer race weekend, coming this February 22-25, were sent out early this year. Additionally, 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:
- Click this link: www.motorevententry.org or type it into your browser
- If you are new to the system, click ‘Create an Account’ and follow the prompts – wait for a confirmation email in your normal email, then go back to the MotorEventEntry website,
- Go to ‘Toolkit’ and fill in your details, cars and team,
- Log on to the system using your MotorEventEntry ID and password,
- Click ‘Upcoming Events’, view the HSRCA Wakefield Park 2013 Summer meeting and then click ‘Enter Event’. You can pay by direct debit, cheque or credit card. If you pay on-line by credit card (via Paypal) the usual 3% fee will be waived.
You will also find the entry pack available for download by clicking the handy links below, or right-clicking and selecting save as, or by heading to our Entry Forms page here.
As we settle down to enjoy a spectacular Sydney summer and head off to join our loved ones in sharing these happy holiday days, we’d like to send out a huge and extremely heartfelt ‘THANKS!’ to our wonderful community.
So ‘THANKS!’ to each and every one of you; volunteers, organisers, fans, friends, families and competitors alike. You support and nurture our historic racing adventures, and each other, and give us bountiful opportunities to enjoy our cars and very special friendships. We are deeply grateful!
We wish everyone a brilliant holiday season and an even better New Year and look forward to seeing you all very soon!
JKL’s, brilliant, tireless and passionate registrar, Dick Willis, has wrapped up his year of newsletters and his term as registrar with a bumper edition that’s now available for download right here from the club website.
This massive edition runs through the many exploits of pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars at the Tasman Revival, wraps up the annual pointscores, checks out Return of the Thunder at Sandown, catches up on all the gossip in JKL, features some frank discussion about CAMS and a whole lot more.
Download it by right clicking the following link and selecting ‘Save As’:
JKL December 2012 [PDF]
Dick has been unrelentingly passionate and absolutely tireless in his support, promotion and love of JKL and we, and I’m sure everyone involved in JKL, are sincerely grateful for his immeasurable contributions both to these particular cars and the people who drive them, and the sport at large.
We can’t wait to catch up again in February at Wakefield Park, which traditionally has a very strong showing of JKL drivers!
View previous JKL Newsletters:
The winner of our Ultimate Goodwood Getaway competition was drawn during a busy afternoon of historic racing at the 2012 Tasman Revival.
The winning ticket was #3487. Congratulations, and enjoy your Ultimate Goodwood Getaway!
A huge field of historic sports and racing cars has made its way from around the country, across the oceans and through the decades for the 2012 Tasman Revival, and we’re ready to fire the starting gun and let them all loose on Sydney Motorsport Park.
So we thought we’d bring together everything you need to know for a brilliant weekend of historic motorsport!
Most importantly – all of the information about the 2012 Tasman Revival is available at the official Tasman Revival website: www.tasmanrevival.com.
The first thing you’ll need to do is get to Sydney Motorsport Park. The Sydney Motorsport Park website has excellent instructions on getting to the track, and clicking this link will take you directly to them!
Spectator parking is available in P3 through Gate A up on the hill on the left. Once you’re through the gates you will be directed accordingly and you can hit this link for a parking map via Sydney Motorsport Park.
If you’d just like to know where the track is, consult the handy map below:
Once you’re there you’ll need some tickets, which you can buy at the gate every day.
- Friday – $20
- Saturday – $25
- Sunday – $35
Concession pricing for 13-17 year olds:
- $5 Friday
- $10 Saturday
- $15 Sunday
Three day pass: $50
One-day family pass for two adults and two children: $75
Children under 12 years of age may attend free of charge
Ticket prices include parking, as well as entrance to grandstand seating and the competitor’s paddock (come say hi!). Lost tickets will not be replaced.
Food, drink and all manner of cool historic racing paraphernalia will be available at the track all weekend long to keep your tanks topped up and provide plenty to explore. Remember to bring comfy shoes, suncream and some walking around money, and keep plenty of water on hand.
If you’d like to know who’s entered the event, in what, and when they’ll be racing, right-click and ‘Save As’ the following links to download the provisional entry list and programme of events. These will be available in hard copy at the event.
Finally, to get you inspired for some intense historic racing action, check out these photo galleries from the 2010 Tasman Revival:
With the 2012 Tasman Revival just a month away, mainstream media is starting to spread the word about historic motorsport and get people excited for the event.
Daniel Bando was recently featured in an article in the Wentworth Courier, which you can check out in their online publication here, or in the picture below (click the image to embiggen)!
Via the Wentworth Courier
Leo Geoghegan’s famous white 1964 Lotus 32 twincam 1500 is to return to Australia for the Tasman Revival.
Now back in its iconic and distinctive Total Team coloured livery, the car is owned and raced by Peter Studer from Switzerland. The car will arrive with others from the UK.
Back in 1964, Leo won first time out in the Hordern Trophy at Warwick Farm. This augured well for the upcoming Tasman Series and indeed Leo was the first 1.5 litre car home in the New Zealand GP, finishing 6th. In Australia Leo finished 8th in the Warwick Farm Tasman event. Later that year Leo took a string of 2nd places beating many 2.5 litre cars along the way. In 1966 Leo took delivery of the ex-Jim Clark Lotus 39 and the 32 was sold. Leo still has very fond memories of his time with this wonderful Lotus.
Tasmanian Scotty Taylor will make his debut at a Tasman Revival in his Cooper Type 53, which he has used extensively in the UK and Europe.
Scotty Taylor is no stranger to Australian circuits, having driven Bathurst on an incredible 21 occasions. These days Scotty spends 6 months of the year in the “over there” racing a number of historic cars including his Cooper Type 53 and a Lotus 18 which he bought at a Bonhams auction here in 2008 from the John Dawson-Damer collection.
The Cooper Type 53 has a real significance to the Australian scene as it was in one of these that Sir Jack Brabham won his 2nd world championship with in 1960. The car will definitely put Scotty at the sharp end of the early 1960s category of the Tasman Revival race, a place he is used to being when competing in the UK and Europe with the car.
Long time HSRCA member and talented photographer Peter Schell joined us at the 2012 Eastern Creek Classic last weekend and has kindly provided a gallery from the day for everyone to enjoy. Check ‘em out below!
Many thanks to Peter Schell for sharing his photographs!
Entry packs for our upcoming Wakefield Park All Historic Spring race weekend should be arriving in your inboxes and mailboxes as we speak. Additionally, the entry form, supplementary regulations (read them), and entry letter are now available for download on the website.
We are once again using the online historic motorsport entry system that has been so successful for our last few events event – Motor Event Entry.
The system is secure, password protected and free and has been developed by a regular competitor at historic meetings. It will make entering events much simpler and faster for you.
To enter the event, just click this link to our event listing on Motor Event Entry, log in, and fill in your details.
The link will take you directly to our event listing on Motor Event Entry and if you’ve used the system before all you need to do is log in and enter. All of your previously-entered information will be there waiting for you.
If any of your details have changed since our last meeting, please take a moment to update them as it helps us greatly in staying in touch and putting together events.
Some instructions for first time users of Motor Event Entry:
- Click this link www.motorevententry.org or type it in your browser,
- If you are new to the system, click ‘Create an account’ and follow the prompts – wait for a confirmation email in your normal email, then go back to the MotorEventEntry website,
- Log on to the system using your MotorEventEntry ID and password,
- Go to ‘Toolkit’ and fill in your details, cars and team,
- Click this link directly to the event, or click ‘Upcoming Events’, view our Spring Wakefield Park Meeting and then click ‘Enter Event’. You can pay by direct debit, cheque or credit card. If you pay on-line by credit card (via Paypal) the usual three percent fee will be waived.
The usual entry pack is available for download on our ‘Entry Forms‘ page, or from the handy links below: