We’re off to Wakefield Park for a spot of historic motorsport in a few weeks and to get you in the mood we have some great on-board footage from Group M & O ace, Damon Hancock.
The first video takes you on board around Phillip Island from the Phillip Island Classic earlier in the year for some very hot laps, and the second changes gears for a wet race at our previous event, the HSRCA’s Historic Winter at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Enjoy, and thanks to Damon Hancock for sending through his videos!
Each year on the weekend before the Australian Grand Prix our Victorian brothers, the VHRR, put on their annual Phillip Island Classic and bring an enormous and varied collection of historic racing and sports cars to the iconic circuit for a spot of historic motorsport.
Our friend Martin Creely was there just over a week ago, and has kindly prepared this gallery of photographs for us to check out.
Photography thanks to Martin Creely
The Phillip Island Classic is held by the VHRR in March every year and brings together around 500 historic racing and sports cars for a massive weekend of motorsport at the classic Phillip Island circuit.
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.
This installment features an entertaining wrap-up of the JKL events at the Phillip Island Classic, along with other JKL related goodies. Hit the following link to download it and catch up on all that the pre-1930s to 1960 era of vintage, post-vintage, and historic sports and racing cars, and their drivers, have been up to.
It has been a busy few weeks for historic motorsport in Victoria. First up was the VHRR’s annual Phillip Island Classic, followed the next week by the Formula One opener in Melbourne, which gave both historics and Formula 5000s a fun opportunity to deliver a master class in the more exciting lines around Albert Park.
More than a few HSRCA members made their way to the events, and it’s wonderful to see historic motorsport being supported with such passion around the country.
The Phillip Island Classic weekend was great fun, featuring everything from Anne Thomson in her 14 litre 1906 Darracq to the thunderous Formula 5000s and the illustrious Porsche 935/78, “Moby Dick”. A big thank you to the VHRR and all of the organisers, volunteers and attendees for putting it on!