Our Spring Historics event will feature an Australian Special theme. We will be running feature races for pre-war and post-war genuine Australian racing specials up to 1961, exclusive regularities for the above groups for cars without C of Ds, lunchtime parades for all eligible cars and a display area for non-competing cars, along with events for our usual selection of beautiful historic sports and racing cars and their drivers.
That’s a lot of historic racing to look forward to!
Until then, jump on board an Aussie Special in this on-board footage of a supercharged 1949 MG Special lapping a damp and slippery Phillip Island. For more video of Aussie Specials in action, hit this link to go on-board with Percy Hunter in a 1947 MG Special.
Congratulations to the winners of our ‘Feature Races’ from the Wakefield Park Historics event, who should by now have received trophies for their efforts! The quality of racing and driving over the weekend was fantastic, so thank you to everyone who took part and made it such a fun weekend!
The results from our Wakefield Park event are now live on the Results page of this new site. Head here, or just click the ‘results’ link in the top menu to check them out. Results from the previous two years of HSRCA events are now easily available as links on this same page.
Event 32 – Group L Racing
First – John Medley
Second – David Gleen
Third – Bob Boast
Event 32 – Group K
First – Mal Reid
Second – nil
Third – nil
Event 32 – Group L Sports
First – Paul Armstrong
Second – Bill Hemming
Third – Shane Bowden
Event 34 – MG/7/Air Cooled Racing
First – Percy Hunter
Second – Adrian Brooks
Third – Peter Lubrano
Event 30 – MG/7/Air Cooled Regularity
First – Syd Reinhardt
Second – Philip Speer
Third – Ian Motley
A big ‘Thank you!’ to everyone who attended Wakefield Park historics over the weekend, and to all of the organisers and marshals who made it happen! Our MG, Austin Seven and air-cooled racing car event was a huge success. It was wonderful to see the cars out and about and on the track, as well as to chat with their drivers and owners.
The weekend offered plenty of thrilling racing, whether you were looking for Group N ‘three abreast into the first corner’ mayhem, smooth, consistent and sometimes sideways regularity or a slower-paced seat in the stands. There were plenty of tired tyres and exhausted, smiling faces on Sunday evening. This is particularly true for the MG, Austin Seven and air-cooled racing car drivers who, as a result of their specialty events, were rarely seen out of their cars!
The quality of driving and racing conduct was excellent once again and was a huge factor in producing such entertaining racing, as was the beautiful collection of historic sports and racing cars that continued to put smiles on faces even in their brief periods of respite from the track. Wandering around the track, pits and grounds at events like these is always great fun and it’s an excellent opportunity to check out the cars and chat to their friendly and enthusiastic owners and drivers.
But the most excellent quality, as always, came from the people. A finer, more friendly, helpful and positive group of people would be nigh impossible to find. Any time I saw someone with a mechanical issue, a part they needed or just looking for advice on racing lines, there were five people jumping to lend a hand, wrench or brain. And then in their spare moments between events, it was good friends sitting together and chatting about life, the universe and everything cars.
It may be historic cars, racing and the thrill of the track that bring us together, but it’s friends that bring us back time and time again.
Remember to head to the HSRCA Facebook page to share your stories from the weekend and get chatting with other historic sports and racing car fans, or simply scroll down to the comments section below this post.
Results for the weekend are online on the Natsoft website and will be up on our own results page soon.
We have our first photo gallery from the event online on the new site, so click this link to go straight there, or navigate to the photo gallery and then to Wakefield Park September 2010 to have a look. You can also find the gallery online on our Facebook page, which can be found at www.facebook.com/hsrca.
If you are amongst the many talented photographers who attended the event over the weekend and would like your work featured on the club website, please send me an email at email@example.com or head to the Facebook page and let us know. I would especially like to put some video footage up on the club’s YouTube channel, so feel free to get in contact if you were filming over the weekend and would like some help getting your work out there!
It’s on again!
By popular request we are repeating the early MG feature that we so successfully held in 2007 and in addition, we are also featuring Austin Seven and air cooled racing cars.
Wakefield Park, Goulburn, 18th and 19th September, 2010.
- T types and earlier, including pre wars and racing specials
- Austin Seven Specials and air cooled racing cars
- Exclusive Regularities for the above groups
- Lunchtime parades for all eligible cars
- Marquee space for featured cars
- Display area for non competing cars
- Historic Racing for all normal historic categories
Please spread the word as there are many eligible cars out there that we don’t know about. Put the date in your diary now!
Entry forms have been sent out via email, see our events page for more information, or contact us:
HSRCAAPO BOX 5063 Turramurra South NSW 2074 p: 02 9988 4743 f: 02 9988 4277 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Registrar: Dick WillisPO Box 280 Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 p: 02 6652 2099 m: 0427 400 158 e: email@example.com