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Introducing Q & R Sports and Racing’s New Category Manager, Ian Buddery

Ian Buddery Q & R Category Manager

Ian Buddery recently took over the role of Q&R Category Manager for both sports and racing cars, kindly offering his time, skill and passion as caretaker of this evocative historic racing category. Read on for an introduction, thanks to Ian.

Thanks to Ian Buddery

This is my first report since taking up the Q&R Category Manager role, so forgive me if it’s short on news and long on partly-informed ideas! I have yet to complete the task of reaching out to all Q&R competitors, but when that’s happened I’ll do my best to represent their best interests.

I’ve been advised to explain my background, in order to have some level of credibility in this job.

Like most of you, I’ve been irrational about cars and motorsport for as long as I can remember, from hanging off the fencing at the back of Sandown, which was a short pushbike ride from home, to competing in my first forest rally as an 18 year old, during which I all but wrote off my hire-purchase MG Midget, going through a fence at a t-junction and hitting the only tree in the paddock. I blamed the navigator of course…  No helmets, no roll cage – those were the days! 

I did lots of rallying and car club track days over the years, but no actual racing until I found myself the co-owner of a Penske Indy car in 2007.  My sincere advice is never accept free alcohol at a Pebble Beach auction!

Discovering that our new purchase was a restoration project, we bought a Lola T700 to cannibalise for parts. Eventually realising that this car was too good and too rare to break up, I got my circuit license and recommissioned it, my first meeting being at Eastern Creek in Jan 2010.

Ian Buddery Q & R Category Manager

It took me a while, but I eventually got the hang of preparing and driving the Lola. I then thought that buying a newer car that was 10% faster in the day would take 10% off my lap times (I can hear you all laughing now). Enter my current car, a 1986 March86C. Unfortunately it was 20% harder to manage than the ground effect Lola and my times went backwards, so another learning curve began.

But oh how I love the racing and how I kick myself for not finding it 20 years sooner! I also enjoy the history of my car, a 2 time Indy 500 entrant, and work hard to preserve its patina and keep it correct. This hobby includes all the enjoyment of preserving a classic car, with all the excitement of racing one.

So on to what I hope to achieve as category manager. First and foremost, I will work to encourage the largest possible grids, so that meeting organisers always include us. Next, I’d like to encourage camaraderie and interaction amongst us all; keep other club members informed of what’s happening amongst Q&R competitors; and finally encourage new people to buy suitable cars and join the ranks.

So I need your help, please email me at qr@hsrca.com whenever you buy or sell car, rebuild or repair one you already own, or have any interesting experience to share.

I’m still working on building a complete database of Q&R drivers, so please send me an email with your contact details and the Q&R car(s) that you run.

Regards,
Ian Buddery


Video: Open-Wheel Highlights from Sydney Retro Racefest

Sydney Retro Racefest 2016 Coverage

Settle in for 25 minutes of historic open-wheeler action with this excellent coverage of Sydney Retro Racefest from our coverage partners Blend Line TV.

The video features the trophy races and some behind-the-scenes highlights from Formula Ford, Groups M & O Racing & Sports, Formula Vee, Q & R Racing & Sports and Formula 5000 on Sydney Retro Racefest’s raceday Sunday. It’s packed with great racing highlighted by the erudite and exciting commentary of Daniel Beckinsale and John Young.

This episode was originally broadcast on Aurora on Monday, the 4th of July at 8:30PM and will run again on Tuesday the 5th of July at 3PM and then Friday the 8th of July at 8PM.

Heritage Touring Cars, Group S and Group N races will be broadcast next week at the same times, and the telecast will be made available on YouTube at the same time. Tune in to Aurora at 8:30PM on Monday the 11th of July, 3PM on Tuesday the 12th of July and 8PM on Friday the 15th of July and keep an eye right here as we’ll be bringing you the coverage as soon as it’s available.


On-board Historics at Wakefield Park

Group Q Historic Wakefield Park

Let’s hop into a few historic racing cars for a new perspective on September’s All Historic Spring event at Wakefield Park.

These on-board videos get you in the hot seat of a 1969 Brabham BT28 for a few laps of a Group M and O race, as well as a 1984 Tiga SC84 for a little Q & R action. It was more than a little nippy and slippery that weekend, so well done to everyone for putting on some quick and clean racing in tricky conditions!

Thanks to Jeff and Joel brown for letting me film their adventures!

As always, drop me an email at seth@hsrca.com, or head to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hsrca if you have anything that you would like to share on the club website.


Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival Feature Race Winners

Good times were had with great friends. Beautiful historic racing machinery danced, and sometimes pirouetted, with brave and talented drivers in the rain. Lap records were broken. Here are the results for Sunday’s feature races at the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival.

Detailed results and timing can be found on our results page, and on this link to the Natsoft website. The HSRCA lap records for Eastern Creek International Raceway can be found here.

Thank you to Peter Schell for his fantastic photography.  Please hit this link to view the full gallery of his photography from the 2010 Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival, including photos of the feature event winners.

Lotus Sydney Tasman Revival – Sunday 28th November 2010, Feature Races

Event 34 – Regularity – Peter Finlay and Ian Forsyth Trophies

Heidi Jackel – 1970 Valiant VG Pacer

Jake Williams – 1974 Holden HQ

Event 35 – Frank Gardner Trophy for Group L Sports

Peter Giddings – 1953 Masserati 250F

Event 35 – Alec Mildren Trophy for Group L Racing

Dick Willis – 1959 Mildren Cooper T51

Event 35 – RACA Trophy for Sa Sports Cars

Peter Jackson – 1959 Austin Healey 3000

Event 35 – Jack Myers Trophy for Na Touring Cars

Allan Bryson – 1952 Austin A30

Event 35 – The VSCCA Trophy for Group K

Peter Greenfield – 1935 Alfa Romeo 8C-36

Event 36 – The Ron Tauranac Trophy for Group Q Racing

John Gale – 1972 Surtees TS9 F1

Event 36 – Trophy Race for Group R Racing

Guido Belgiorno-Nettis – 1985 Ferrari 156/85 Turbo

Event 37 – RACA Trophy Race for Group Sb Sports Cars

Tony Dains – 1970 Triumph TR6

Event 37 – Trophy Race for Group Sc Sports Cars

Stephen Borness – 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera

Event 37 – Trophy Race for Group T Sports Cars

Jason Lea – 1968 Datsun 2000

Event 38 – John Leffler Shield for Formula Ford

Fa – John Tarran – 1970 Lotus 61M

Fb – Geoff  Walters – 1981 Elwyn 003

Event 41 – The Jack Brabham Trophy for Group M Racing Cars

Ed Holly – 1963 Brabham BT6

Event 41 – Leo Geoghegan Trophy for Group O Racing cars

John Smith 1968 Lotus 49/R8

Event 42 – The Repco Matich Trohpy for Group M Sports Cars

Stewart Mahony – 1965 Bolwell MK 4

Event 42 – The Spencer Martin Trophy for Group O Sports

Murray Sinclair – 1969 Chevron B16

Event 42 – The Bib Stillwell Trophy for Group Q Sports Cars

Scott Whittaker – 1972 Milano GT 2

Event 42 Trophy Race for Group R Sports Cars

Jamie Larner – 1979 Ralt RT2

Event 43 – The Kevin Bartlett Trophy for F 5000

Stan Redmond – 1976 Lola T332C

Event 44 Trophy Race for Formula Junior

David Methley – 1960 Lotus 18 FJ

Event 44 – Trophy Race for Formula 3

Tom Tweedie – 1965 Lola T60 F2

Event 45 – Trophy Race for Formula Vee

David Cutts – 1984 Spectre FVee

Event 46 – The Ian Geoghegan Trophy for Nb Touring Cars

Victor Waterhouse – 1964 Jaguar 3.8 MK. 2

Event 46 – The Brian Foley Trophy for Nc Touring Cars

Vince Macri – 1972 Holden Torana GTR X