This weekend will see us return to Sydney Motorsport Park for a glorious weekend of summer historic motorsport, and we’d love for you to join us! Let’s take a look at what’s coming up, illustrated by our adventures at June’s Sydney Retro Speedfest.
The event will include a celebration of 50 years of Formula Vee, joined by legends of the racing formula, a feature endurance race for Group S on Sunday morning, the return of J, K and L and, of course, events for the breadth of fifth category historic cars.
Formula Vee races are some of the most consistently exciting that we see at our historic race meetings, and we’ve had a stunning response to our feature events celebrating the category’s half-century.
Along with feature races throughout the weekend, the Vees will be joined by several legends of the category, who will participate in both races and lunchtime demonstration runs. The cars will be housed in a dedicated marquee, and have spilled out to fill the carports opposite.
Moving to cars with roofs – Group S will put on a feature 20-lap endurance race on Sunday morning, and it’s set to be a banger. They hit the 47 car maximum grid in no time, and with such a strong field and their competitive racing, we can’t wait to see what they get up to.
For the first time in the last few years, the men and women of J, K and L will be joining us at Sydney Motorsport Park, and they’ve jumped back in with a spectacular field. These pre-1930s, ’30s, ’40s and ’50s historic racing and sports cars are absolutely wonderful, and their drivers aren’t afraid to give them hefty doses of the old right boot on the track, which is just how we like it!
Flipping to the opposite end of the spectrum, we’ll be joined by a group of Formula 5000s that are set to unleash the thunder in our Q & R Racing events. These mighty machines aren’t something you watch – they’re a sensory experience. If you enjoy historic motorsport, Q & R Racing this November is not to be missed.
And that’s just the warm-up! Groups Q & R Sports, N, M & O, Formula Ford and Regularity will all be forming grids of their own, and will keep Sydney Motorsport Park singing throughout the weekend with magnificent historic racing action.
When you need a break from the racing action, the pits and paddock at HSRCA events are about as friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable as you can find. So make sure to take a wander, make a few new friends, catch up with some old ones and get up close and personal with the cars.
The event will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park, and spectator access is not only unparalleled, but affordable!
Tickets will be available at the gate. Full-price entry is $15 on Saturday, $25 on Sunday and $30 for a weekend pass. A family pass is available for $50, kids under 14 may join in for free and a concession pass is available for $20.
We are thrilled to invite you to attend this upcoming event and look forward to putting on a great weekend this 28th & 29th of November. Join us at Sydney Motorsport Park then, for the HSRCA’s 2015 Summer Historics.
To help get into the mood, why not take a look back at the action that took place at our previous visit to Sydney Motorsport Park for the 2015 Sydney Retro Speedfest:
This time next week we’ll be well into the swing of things for 2015’s Sydney Motorsport Park Summer Historics, which means it’s about time for you to take a look at the programme of events, provisional entry list and further supplementary regulations! They’re available for download below.
The provisional entry list including garage allocations, programme of events and further supplementary regulations are available to download from the links below, or over on our ‘Events & Entry Forms‘ page:
Celebrate 50 years of Formula Vee with legends of the racing formula, enjoy an absolutely packed Group S endurance race on Sunday morning, celebrate the return of J, K and L, and more!
The event will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of November and you can enter through CAMS Motor Event Entry by clicking this link now!
We’re absolutely thrilled with the response we’ve had to our 50 years of Formula Vee celebrations and are excited to present a very strong grid at the meeting. At time of writing just shy of thirty Vees will be taking to the track, and we’re looking forward to some feisty racing!
Vees will have their own marquee over the weekend, and the response has been so strong that they’ll be overflowing into the carports opposite. That said, we can field large grids at Sydney Motorsport Park and more Vees are very much welcome! Come along and celebrate five decades of these great little race cars in very fine company.
Speaking of large grids, we’re completely humbled by Group S’s support of Sunday morning’s 20-lap endurance race. The field has blown past fifty entries, which means that we’re now full-to-bursting and can no longer accept further entries.
If you are interested in competing in Group S and have not yet submitted your entry, please do contact us and we will look for opportunities to squeeze you in as entries settle in the lead-up to the event.
Looking to the older cars, J, K and L have put together a wonderful grid so far and will be making their return to Sydney Motorsport Park in style. We’re thrilled to see them back on the big track in force, and look forward to entries developing over the next few weeks.
On the other end of the technology spectrum, six Formula 5000s are currently set to make exciting additions to Q & R Racing over the weekend. If you have a Formula 5000 or Q & R racing car that’s in need of some track time, this will be a magnificent field to get stuck in to some great wings ’n slicks racing!
Similarly if you have a Q & R Sports car we’d love to see a few more entries in that field. Entries are strong, but just shy of forming a grid on their own – let’s remedy that!
Regularity and M & O grids are both forming up well, meaning there’s some lovely track time to be had with your fellow racers. Get your entries in, and let your buddies know.
Finally, we have plenty of space left in Group N and Formula Ford and would be happy to see more entries from both. Group N is always exciting, and thrives with nice full fields of mirror-to-mirror tin top racing, so let’s get some of that happening!
Similarly, this meeting represents a wonderful opportunity for Formula Ford to form a grid of their own and have some competitive fun running together. We’d love to watch that!
If you have friends or family who you’d like to drive with, pass this on to them and let them know what we’re up to.
We greatly appreciate your support at every meeting and look forward to putting on a wonderful weekend for all of you! Let’s make this meeting a glorious celebration of the sport and send 2015’s historic racing season off in style.
And when it’s all wrapped up, some Christmas Cake and maybe a nap.
See you in four weeks!
Join Us for a Weekend of Historic Racing Action at our 2015 Summer Historics this November 28th & 29th
You are most cordially invited to attend our forthcoming meeting at Sydney Motorsport Park this November 28th & 29th for another great weekend of historic motor sport and good company. We would be delighted if you could join us for the weekend!
Entry to the event is preferred through CAMS Motor Event Entry, and you can get there by clicking this link that will take you straight to our event. The supplementary regulations and entry documentation for the meeting are available on the Club website – just click this link.
The features for this meeting will be:
- A celebration of 50 years of Formula Vee, for which we are expecting a full grid. There will be several “Legends” in attendance who will be participating in demonstration laps during the lunch break. The Vees will also be housed in their own dedicated marquee and some cars will also be running in Regularity.
- A separate grid for Formula Ford, provided we have enough entries. This is an opportunity to spread the word and make the most of your own races.
- We would like to welcome back JKL, who have not run at this venue for a few years and are offering a race grid plus the opportunity to participate in Regularity.
- Two Regularity grids. The “normal” faster group of Regularity, plus a slower group of sports cars, JKL and Formula Vee. Of course, Group S, and Group N are also welcome to cross enter into an appropriate group should they wish to do so.
- Group S will be provided with a 20 lap endurance race on the Sunday morning and there will be grids for Group N, M&O and Q&R, as usual.
And don’t forget, there are three ways to enter:
- Go to Motor Event Entry (www.meecamsau.com) and enter on line;
- Go to the HSRCA website www.hsrca.com and download the entry form; or
- Give Robyn or myself a call and an old fashioned snail mail package will eventually arrive in your letterbox.
For supplementary regulations and other documentation please see the following links:
2015 Sydney Motorsport Park Summer Historics Entry Letter [PDF]
2015 Sydney Motorsport Park Summer Historics Supplementary Regulations [PDF]
2015 Sydney Motorsport Park Summer Historics Entry Form [DOC]
2015 Sydney Motorsport Park Summer Historics Fuel Order Form [PDF] (Fuel ordered ahead of time up until the week prior to the event will be supplied at a discounted price, please return the form to Glen Atkins at Gatkins@hi-tecracingfuels.com.au)
Competitors please note – the 100 octane fuel offered on this order form is not Avgas. Hi-Tec Racing Fuel can supply Avgas on request at a price of $4.20/litre. The pre-order discount is not available for Avgas.
If your car requires Avgas, please request it specifically when ordering.
Should you have any queries, feel free to contact Robyn or myself on (02) 9913 3662 at home or on email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing you there!
We’ve settled in to the working week after a wonderful weekend of historic racing at Wakefield Park, which means it’s about time to start thinking about something a little more fun! So let’s have a chat about the weekend and check out the photos.
Our 2015 Wakefield Park Spring Historics race meet was held at Wakefield Park over the 19th and 20th of September. For this event we chose to celebrate the older cars in our ranks with feature events for J, K, L and invited M cars, as well as the diverse and wonderful machines of Regularity and the similarly-diverse and wonderful women and men who drive them, with Regularity and combined J, K, L and Regularity feature events.
Both groups responded wonderfully with full-to-bursting fields of historic sports and racing cars. It truly was a delight to see all of you out on the track having fun and putting in some impressive performances.
As it was to see the full field of historic sports and racing cars of all types over the weekend! Each and every car was immaculately presented and beautifully driven, and we’d like to send a huge ‘THANK YOU!’ to everyone who got stuck in to racing over the weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated and your presence makes all of the hard work that goes into organising these events very worthwhile and rewarding.
We’d also like to congratulate everyone for a weekend well raced. There were very few incidents throughout the weekend and your quick, smooth and respectful driving contributed immensely to the smooth running of the event. Not to mention some extremely entertaining racing!
Off the track and into the pits and paddock and the atmosphere was no less enjoyable. The happy buzz of socialising around lovely old cars made the grounds of Wakefield Park a wonderful place to explore and it was great to catch up with friends old and new over the weekend. It was also particularly nice to see so many people looking after each other, putting on delicious banquet group lunches and very much getting into the spirit of things. Thank you!
As we always say, this relaxed and friendly atmosphere is one of historic motorsport’s greatest and most rewarding strengths. If you get a chance to come along to an event, make sure to spend some time wandering the pits and paddock, getting up close and personal with the cars and having a chat with their owners and drivers as well as fellow historic racing fans. You’re sure to learn an incredible amount, as well as make a few new friends.
Our most important and heartfelt thanks of all goes, as always, to the selfless, talented and generous people who volunteer their time and talents to organising, running and packing up these events while keeping us all safe and exceptionally well looked after. None of this would be possible without you, and we’re endlessly grateful for the enriching and exciting experiences that you give us through your hard work.
From everyone involved in the event, and the sport as a whole – THANK YOU!
With that said it’s time to grab a mug, glass or pint of your favourite beverage and settle in to enjoy the photos! Click through the following links.
Next up we’re heading to Sydney Motorsport Park on the weekend of the 28th and 29th of November, 2015. It’s going to be a big one, and you’ll be able to find all of the information you need right here at www.hsrca.com.
We’re warmed up and on the formation lap for this weekend’s Historic Spring race meet, which will be held over the 19th and 20th of September, 2015, so it’s time to check in with who’s going to be doing what, when and in which lovely historic sport or race car!
The programme, entry list and further supplementary regulations are available for download from the website. Just hit the links below, or right-click and ‘Save-As’.
Enjoy the details, stay tuned to hsrca.com for more coverage of the event and head down to glorious Goulburn on the weekend to check out the action! See you there!
In just a few days we’ll be making our bi-annual road-trip to Wakefield Park in Goulburn to enjoy some springtime historic racing with our friends. And we’d love for you to join us!
The weekend will see a stunning field of historic sports and racing cars take to the classic track for two packed days of racing and all of the socialising and fun that goes along with that. Our 2015 event will offer special events for two featured groups, along with the usual full weekend of racing for 5th category historic cars.
The first theme for this meeting is JKL, and we have organised feature events for both Race and Regularity over the course of the weekend. We’re thrilled with the support of the JKL racers, who have put together a field 37-strong along with even more drivers in Regularity.
Speaking of which, our second theme for the weekend is Regularity, who have been similarly-wonderful in supporting the event. The MG & JKL Regularity field will see 21 drivers compete, and they will be joined by a further 17 in the Regularity field.
And they, of course, will be joined by close to 200 of their closest friends and race cars! Thanks to all competitors for supporting the event – we will endeavour to make it a magnificent one! To check out the programme, entry list and more, head to the ‘Events’ & Entry Forms page here.
To help crank the engines over before we head off, let’s take a look back at what went down the last time we put rubber to race track at Wakefield Park.
We previously raced at Wakefield Park back in February of this year, when we opened 2015’s accounts with a relaxed, social and action-packed weekend’s historic motorsport. Catch up on all the historic racing action in the wrap-up, photo galleries and links below. We can’t wait to do it all again this weekend!
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:
And catch up on previous editions with these links:
Due to the cancellation of Top Gear, the ARDC have decided to put on a private practice day on Friday the 17th of April, 2015.
Sessions for L2S CAMS licences will be provided along with sessions for faster groups to suit the cars that turn up on the day.
Garages and carports are free and will be allocated on a first in best dressed basis. All you need to do to get involved is turn up and book in on the day in suite 9 from 7am. Gates open at 6am. Hit this link to the ARDC’s private practice page for more information.
A minimum PC CAMS licence or higher competition licence is required for cars, and an MA Senior National Licence is required for bikes.
The ARDC requires motorcycles, superkarts and sidecars to complete pre-payment of the practice fees prior to the practice date. A minimum of ten participants must have prepaid before a session is allocated to them. The documentation can be found on the ARDC’s website here.
This is a brilliant opportunity to get in some sorting or testing prior to Sydney Retro Speedfest, which will be held at the track on the 6th & 7th of June, 2015. With sessions for L2S CAMS licences it’s also a great opportunity to give the pride and joy a nice high speed run.
Come along, tell your friends and let’s make use of the track time recent events have freed up!
Images: Martin Creely
Held early in March each year and attracting a huge and varied field of classic machinery, the Phillip Island Classic is one of the great events of Australian historic motorsport. Photographer Martin Creely was at the event over the 7th and 8th of March, 2015, and has kindly shared a wonderful gallery of the action with us right here!
His stunning shots cover the historic racing action out on the classic Phillip Island circuit, as well as some of the atmosphere in the pits. Head to our ‘Gallery‘ page, or click this handy link to check ’em out!
Photography by, and thanks to, Martin Creely. Please head to his website here for much, much more and to organise digital copies and prints.
Entry to the 2015 Sydney Retro Speedfest, to be held over the 6 & 7th of June, 2015, is now open, and a full entry pack is available for download on the website below, or through our ‘Events & Entry Forms‘ page.
As usual, entry to the 2015 Sydney Retro Speedfest is preferred via CAMS Event Entry. Click this link straight to the event to enter.
The Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of NSW, in conjunction with the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club, is organising the Sydney Retro Speedfest at Sydney Motorsport Park on 6-7 June 2015 and we would be delighted to have you join us.
This second running of the Speedfest is once again designed to showcase the best of classic racing with plenty of track time to ensure value for money for all enthusiasts, competitors and spectators alike. The meeting will be conducted on the Gardner (traditional Grand Prix) circuit, which provides a challenging and entertaining mixture. Each category will be allocated a qualifying session and four races over the two days, including a trophy race on the Sunday. In addition, a large collection of historic Formula One cars will be on display and participate in demonstration hot-laps.
Those who competed in the inaugural 2014 event gave plenty of positive feedback, and we are happy to announce the TV coverage to the big screen and monitors on site, live streaming to an internet connection, and broadcast of a highlights package to be shown later on SPEEDWEEK (SBS) and FOXTEL, will again be features in 2015. A DVD of highlights will be available for purchase at low cost by competitors, with details to be announced after the event.
With an estimated 80 minutes of track time available to each category, and the bonus of TV and live coverage exposure, the Sydney Retro Speedfest offers competitors exceptional value for participating in an established top level event. Despite increasing costs we have managed to keep the entry fee at the 2014 level.
Entries for the event are preferred through the CAMSEventEntry online system on the CAMS website (www.meecamsau.com). If you have problems completing entries online, or if you require a paper entry to be sent to you, please contact the HSRCA office on 02 9988 4743 for assistance and directions.
Please read the supplementary regulations prior to completing your entry form. In particular you should note that no vehicles other than competition cars will be permitted to park in the paddock area at the rear of the pit lane garages. Numbered spaces (each 10m x 3m in size) will be available in the skid pan area for those who seek to locate there – each space is sufficient for a race car and support vehicle.
Private practice will be available (at extra cost) on the Friday prior to the meeting. Arrangements to participate and payment may be completed at driver sign-on on that day.
If sponsors can be arranged for individual categories or races, competitors may be required to display the naming rights sponsor’s logo on their vehicles in a specified position for the duration of the event, subject of course to CAMS approval. Details of any such arrangements will be included in the Further Supplementary Regulations.
We thank you in anticipation of your entry and look forward to you joining us on 6-7 June. With your valued support the Speedfest event will continue to grow and become a flagship feature of the Queen’s Birthday weekend in each year’s calendar.
With every good wish for a memorable weekend of classic motorsport,
The Sydney Retro Speedfest Committee.
For supplementary regulations and further event documentation, please see the following links:
We’re freshly-returned from our first historic racing weekend of 2015, and with a few days’ recovery under our belts it’s time to take a look back at the action and check out some photos.
Our 2015 Wakefield Park Summer Historics race meeting was held at Wakefield Park over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of February. With no set theme for the event, it was held as a relaxed opportunity to get back into historic motorsport, catch up with mates and give the cars their first run for the year.
All these things, it did with aplomb!
Goulburn treated us with weather that, while hardly the full brunt of summer, was absolutely perfect for a weekend’s racing. Cool and gentle, only the last few races on Saturday afternoon were affected by some light rain. Well done to the drivers who braved the track at that point as the rain made for some very slippery conditions!
And in a fair trade, we treated Goulburn with a full field of around 160 historic racing and sports cars representing the full depth and variety of the sport. We kept that field busy, with races held back-to-back all weekend long.
Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, some very thorough organisation, wonderful management and clean racing, these events ran exceptionally smoothly with nary a blip to be heard in the song of historic race motors throughout the weekend. We’d like to thank everyone involved for helping us to put on one of the smoothest and most efficient events we’ve experienced yet.
As mentioned no specific theme was set for this event, which made for a relaxed atmosphere, plenty of great racing throughout the varied field and lots of happy socialising through the pits and paddock.
A few minutes’ stroll through the pits and paddock inevitably became many minutes thanks to the friendliness and openness of everyone present. This atmosphere is something which we’re thrilled graces our events and we’re thankful for everyone’s role in nurturing it.
If you haven’t come along to enjoy a historic race meeting before, make sure to stroll through the pits and paddock when you do – you’re sure to leave a few friends richer!
Speaking of a few friends richer, were joined this weekend by the Heritage Touring Cars series, who unleashed the mighty Group C and A Australian Touring Cars upon Wakefield Park. These more modern machines were spectacular to watch and we’re looking forward to hosting another round of their championship at Sydney Retro Speedfest in June!
Every single historic sport and racing car to be found at the event was, as always, immaculately prepared and presented. They were also beautifully driven, with the women and men who support these events putting on clean and exciting historic racing all weekend long and creating a wonderful friendly buzz throughout the pits and paddock. You are all a credit to the sport and we’re very grateful for your support and your respectful and friendly approach to it!
We are also most grateful for the support of the many wonderful, talented and dedicated volunteers who make all of this possible at all. A huge amount of time and talent is invested behind the scenes of all of our events and their success is down to you.
We, and everyone involved in our events, would like to send a heartfelt, immense and everlasting thanks to all of you. As always, you have gone above and beyond to keep us all safe and bring happiness to others. THANK YOU!
With that, grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and spend a few minutes relaxing and reminiscing with these photo galleries from the historic racing at Wakefield Park. Click through the handy links below, and enjoy!
Thanks to Jeremy Dale, Steve Koen, Brent Murray, Graham Olde, Peter Schell, Richard Taylor, Pete Trapnell and Seth Reinhardt for sharing their work!
Head to Brent’s Facebook page here for more
Trapnell Creations’ website can be found here and has a full set of images from Pete. Hit this link to join Trapnell Creations on Facebook as well
Head to Richard Taylor’s website here for his full set
And finally, email Seth here if you’re looking for anything from him, Graham, Peter Schell or Steve.
We love to promote the work of our many talented mates, so if you have photos, video, or stories from the weekend and would like to share them on the club website, send an email to email@example.com, or drop by the club Facebook page and say hi.
Up next we head to Sydney Motorsport Park over the 6th & 7th of June for Sydney Retro Speedfest. We can’t wait to get out there and do it all again!
The red lights are set to go out for the HSRCA’s 2015 historic motorsport season next weekend on Saturday the 21st of February, and you can now get up to speed on what’s happening when, and who’s going to be doing it!
The provisional entry list, programme of events and garage allocations are now available to download from the website.
Hit the following links, or head to our ‘Events & Entry Forms‘ page to grab them:
On Sunday the 22nd of March, 2015, we’re holding a new hillclimb event for HSRCA members, family and friends at Ringwood Park Hillclimb. We’re always looking for new opportunities for our community to enjoy their competition cars and each other’s company, so we’d like to invite you to come along, give it a go and let us know what you think!
You will be racing the clock at the Ringwood Park Hillclimb, just 12 kilometres north of Raymond Terrace, and chasing down the circuit’s 28.13 second record. No one else will be on the track at the same time as you.
You will need at minimum a Level 2 Speed CAMS licence. Level 2 Speed (L2S) licences are easily obtained from CAMS by downloading a form from the CAMS website. Here is the direct link: http://www.cams.com.au/get-involved/competitors/licence-forms
There are a few special things that you will need to do to your car, along with apparel you will need. Those details can be found in the accompanying paperwork.
If you are keen to be involved, and we really hope you are, please complete the entry documentation and forward it to the association’s office as soon as you can.
The inaugural running of this event is intended as a benefit for HSRCA members, but if you have family or friends who would like to come along, we’d love to include them! And if you’re not a member yet, why not become one? Positions will be somewhat limited, so please enter as soon as possible if you’re interested. Additional entries will be accommodated as numbers allow.
The final step is to turn up on competition day and be ready to have the most fun you had in quite some time… legally.
As always, we appreciate your support and hope that you enjoy this opportunity!
The HSRCA Ringwood Hillclimb Team
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.
Fresh from a brilliant Tasman Trophy weekend, the Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of New South Wales is pleased to provide a full four-event historic racing calendar for 2015.
Wakefield Park and Sydney Motorsport Park will again share hosting duties in 2015, with two events at each throughout the course of the year.
Wakefield Park is up first with the HSRCA’s Historic Summer event over the weekend of the 21st-22nd of February, with pre-practice held on Friday the 20th. Surely a brilliant opportunity to get back into historic motorsport and catch up with friends after the holiday period.
The Heritage Touring Cars series will join us over the weekend, kicking off their 2015 championship season at the event.
The Heritage Touring Cars series is a six round series featuring genuine Group C and A touring cars which did battle in Australian touring car racing between 1973 and 1992. These machines are an absolute marvel on the track and will be driven hard, and the HSRCA is thrilled to host a round of their championship once again.
Held in collaboration between the HSRCA and the Australian Racing Drivers’ Club, Sydney Retro Speedfest will take over Sydney Motorsport Park on 6th-7th June, the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
The event’s inaugural running in 2014 proved hugely popular with drivers and spectators alike. Drivers in Groups C & A, Group N, Group S, Formula Ford, Formula Vee, M&O, Q&R and Regularity enjoyed unprecedented track time resulting in high-quality racing and a brilliant weekend for all involved. We are thrilled to make this opportunity available to everyone once again in 2015.
Sydney Retro Speedfest will play host to round three of the Heritage Touring Car 2015 championship season.
The second half of the year will see the Club heading back to Wakefield Park for our Historic Spring meeting. This meeting will include feature races for pre and post-WW2 historic sports and racing cars in Groups J, K and L, as well as an enduro event for Regularity.
Feature events for our early cars are well-supported and a favourite in the calendar, and it’s always a joy to see these beautifully-prepared cars driven in a spirited fashion, as well as to explore them up close in the pits and paddock, and meet and chat with the people who care for and drive them.
The Regularity enduro will see teams of three drivers nominate the number of laps that they will complete in a test of endurance and consistency.
Mark the 19th-20th September 2015 in your diaries and look forward to a wonderful weekend’s historic racing.
The HSRCA’s 2015 historic racing calendar will conclude with a premiere event at Sydney Motorsport Park over the 28th-29th of November.
In addition to these weekend-long competition events, HSRCA track days at Marulan will make their return in 2015. These non-competition events feature time trials and driver training for members, family and friends of the HSRCA and promise a lot of fun in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Stay tuned for more information as dates are confirmed.
The HSRCA will also provide a full programme of social events throughout 2015. These will range from the popular ‘Club Plate Runs’ through to Social Meetings with special guest speakers. Watch this space for more details!
The HSRCA is both pleased and proud to once again provide a full year of opportunity to enjoy historic sports and racing cars in good company and a safe, respectful environment. We are greatly appreciative of the support of this wonderful community, and look forward to sharing another brilliant year with you!
2015 Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of New South Wales Competition Calendar
21st & 22nd of February, 2015, HSRCA Historic Summer at Wakefield Park
6th & 7th of June, 2015, Sydney Retro Speedfest at Sydney Motorsport Park
19th & 20th of September, 2015, HSRCA Historic Spring at Wakefield Park
28th & 29th of November, 2015, HSRCA Historics at Sydney Motorsport Park
Images: Seth Reinhardt
Welcome home, and thanks for a happy weekend of historic motorsport!
The 2014 Tasman Trophy was held over the last weekend of November and produced a stunning weekend of historic racing for the wonderful group of volunteers, drivers and spectators who support us. Take a few minutes to put your feet up and reminisce with our wrap-up and the first of our photo galleries.
It’s always exciting pulling in to Sydney Motorsport Park at the start of a race weekend. The track has a brilliant motorsport buzz surrounding it, and it’s a joy to race on a track with such history, and one which presents such great opportunity for challenging and exciting racing.
This weekend was, of course, no exception. We were greeted with the song of motorsport in the summer air and a full weekend’s opportunity ahead of us.
Building upon the huge success of our Tasman Revival historic race meetings, the Tasman Trophy is a national historic race meeting featuring cars of the golden era of motor racing and providing feature events for cars from the original Tasman Series as well as Formula 5000s.
The event was very well supported and we were able to fill Sydney Motorsport Park to the brim with a collection of historic sports and racing cars that spanned every historic racing category. The variety and depth of interesting, storied and exciting historic machinery was brilliant!
We were especially pleased to welcome friends old and new from overseas, including New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. We greatly appreciate your support, dedication and commitment for making the trip and getting involved!
Speaking of commitment, the quality of driving on display was, as always, magnificent. Racing was clean, respectful and exciting and we thoroughly enjoyed soaking in the action around the track.
Thank you to all of our drivers for putting on a fun weekend’s historic motorsport! Your support means a great deal to us, and we continue to work hard to improve the opportunities we’re able to offer you to enjoy historic motorsport, historic motor cars and good clean racing!
When the heat of the action got too intense, the pits and paddock at Sydney Motorsport Park made a welcome and fun refuge. Historic motorsport offers unparalleled access to competitors and their historic machinery and it’s always wonderful to explore the grounds, catch up with friends, make new ones and tinker with historic racing and sports cars.
The atmosphere in the pits and paddock was relaxed and social, with a healthy buzz as competitors and crews worked to keep their cars in stunning shape. We may go on like we do all of this for the cars, but really it’s to spend quality time with mates. So thank you for making this happen, and for making a lap of the pits and paddock so much fun!
When it comes to making things fun, we have our wonderful, talented and dedicated volunteers to thank. A baffling amount of work goes on behind the scenes and without volunteers who devote their free time and talent to making everything happen, we wouldn’t be able to do any of this.
We, and everyone involved, would like to send out our most heartfelt and everlasting thanks to each and every one of you. Once again you have gone above and beyond, braved the elements and invested your incredible skills and talents into bringing happiness to others. You make all of this possible and we cannot thank you enough. THANK YOU!
With that, it’s time to tuck in to some photos! The first of our galleries are online and you can enjoy them over on the ‘Gallery‘ page or from the handy links to follow:
Many thanks to Brent, Peter Riccardo, Richard and Seth for the photos.
Next up: family, friends and holiday spirit! We then kick off 2015 with the Ron Tauranac AO 90th Birthday Celebration Lunch on Tuesday the 13th of January, before getting stuck back in to historic motorsport at Wakefield Park over the 21st and 22nd of February.
Ron Tauranac enjoying the pits & paddock, photos by Peter Eppel
The 2014 Tasman Trophy is set to roar off the line on Saturday the 29th of November, and you can now get up to speed on what’s happening when, and who’s going to be doing it!
The provisional entry list, programme of events and garage allocations are now available to download from the website.
Hit the following links, or head to our ‘Events & Entry Forms‘ page to grab them:
The 1960s were special times for Australian Motor Sport when our circuits and those in New Zealand reverberated to the sound of the 2 ½ litre Tasman openwheeler racing cars.
The original Tasman Cup attracted the best cars and drivers from around the world to compete against each other and the best both Australia and New Zealand had to offer. It was a time when the likes of Clark, Stewart, Hill and Rindt lined up against the local drivers of the calibre of Brabham, Gardner, Geoghegan and Matich. Tasman Cup meetings also contained races for the full range of competition cars including sedans, sports racing, sports cars and other open wheelers.
Since 2006 the Historic Sports and Racing Car Association of New South Wales has recaptured those iconic days from the ‘60s with the Tasman Revival and will be doing the same over the weekend of November 29-30 with the holding of the Tasman Trophy at Sydney Motorsports Park. As with the original Tasman Cup there are cars and drivers coming from the UK, US and New Zealand as well as races for sports cars, sedans and sports racing.
The HSRCA is keen on sharing the excitement with all CAMS affiliated clubs on the East Coast of Australia and invites club members to the Tasman Trophy. Those members who arrive in marque cars will be admitted free of charge with only passengers being asked for the price of admission.