Images: Bill Forsyth
Our recent September 16th social night featured talks by Alan Hamilton, Tony Loxley and others involved in the Tasman Cup between 1964 and 1975. Everyone involved spoke well, sharing fascinating insights and wonderful stories that we thoroughly enjoyed. Their talks were captured by Brian Caldersmith and, happily, we are now able to share them with you through the wonders of YouTube!
We’re also pleased to share with you some photos from the evening by Bill Forsyth. Take a browse through the gallery, hit play on the video below, and enjoy!
We’re just about a week away from the start of the 2014 Tasman Trophy, and that’s pretty exciting!
To keep you going until then, we have this action-packed little trailer for the weekend. Hit play, and enjoy!
Hop on board with Dick Willis in his 1960 Nota Major for the opening laps of Race 6 in J, K and L at our recent Wakefield Park 20th Anniversary Spring Historics.
Driving and video thanks to Dick Willis.
Our brothers and sisters to the south, the Hobart Sporting Car Club, are once again putting on the Baskerville Historics this year, and we’d like to share the details with you and encourage you to get involved.
The event will be held over the 4th and 5th of October, 2014, at Baskerville Raceway and bring together a lovely collection of historic racing and sports cars at a wonderful circuit. Head to the Hobart Sporting Car Club’s website here for more info, and check out the video below to get a feel for the event.
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!
Hop on board with Mark Lowings for a brilliant dice with Tom Tweedie in this video from Sunday’s Formula Ford feature race at the 2012 Tasman Revival.
If you have video from the Tasman Revival which you would like to share on the website, just send a quick email to email@example.com and let us know!
A huge field of historic sports and racing cars has descended upon Sydney Motorsport Park for this weekend’s Tasman Revival, and Thursday practice is well under way.
While everyone’s settling in, preparing their cars and pits and putting in some practice laps in preparation for the event, enjoy this Tasman Revival teaser from NRMA Driver’s Seat.
See you at the track!
It’s time to settle down for some traditional post-race-meeting reminiscing with our first photo galleries from the weekend and an excellent video from Matt Hart to tell the tale of our Winter Historics at Sydney Motor Sport Park .
We were greeted with beautiful and warm winter sunshine on Saturday morning, which set the mood for a warm and lighthearted weekend of historic racing, tinkering with cars and spending some quality time with quality people.
There were a few stop and starts on Sunday, but overall the racing was clean and entertaining and drivers did an excellent job of keeping all four wheels on the black stuff. It’s always a thrill to see and hear these lovely old machines out doing what they do best, so thanks for getting out there with us!
As always the feature Group S endurance races were great fun – closely competed right through to the end and an energetic, collaborative atmosphere.
The pits and paddock, always full of beautiful machines and buddies old and new, were a delight to explore. If you’re new to historic racing (or if you’ve been doing it your whole life), make sure to spend some time wandering, checking out the cars and chatting to the drivers. It’s a friendly and fun atmosphere and a great opportunity to get to know some historic sports and racing cars and the people who love them.
A huge and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU!’ to all of the organisers, entrants, spectators and especially the volunteers who make all of this possible. We are extremely grateful for your tireless and selfless support of historic racing and the HSRCA.
It’s the people, friendships and camaraderie that really make these events, so thank you all for getting involved and putting on a great weekend. We can’t wait for Wakefield Park in September!
The first of our photo galleries from the weekend are online and you can check them out on our ‘Photo Gallery‘ page here, or by clicking the handy links below.
We’ll have a lot more great content online soon so make sure to stay tuned to www.hsrca.com. You can also head to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hsrca to keep up to date with what’s going on and get to know a great group of people.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by the club Facebook page and say hi.
Huge thanks to Jeremy Braithwaite for sharing his work. Make sure to head to his website here for a whole lot more from the weekend, and to organise prints.
And another huge thanks to Matt Hart for his excellent video winter at the park. Head to his Vimeo channel here to explore the rest of his work.
Photography by Jeremy Braithwaite and Seth Reinhardt
Video by Matt Hart
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.
Let’s head back to the track for a look at the historic motorsport action at our recent Wakefield Park All Historic Summer event.
Enjoy these photos from Peter Schell, which focus on the action out on the circuit and do an excellent job of capturing the broad range of historic machinery present at historic racing events. Click this link to head to the full gallery.
Check out our other galleries from the weekend at the following links:
Let’s go on-board for a driver’s-eye perspective of the historic racing at our recent Wakefield Park All Historic Summer event.
Enjoy the sweet sounds of Paul Armstrong’s 1959 Jewitt Holden GT, John Medley’s tremendous car control in the rain, Paul Hunter’s creative camera angles, some good old fashioned Group N action with Rod Wallace and more!
Thanks to Paul Armstrong, Paul Hunter, John Medley and Rod Wallace for sharing their races, and Wes Dayton for his filming!
We’ve just over two weeks until it’s time for the road trip to Wakefield Park and our first weekend of historic racing for the year. This time out we’ll be running group M & O feature events, along with events for all of our other historic racing categories. We’re excited to get back out to the track and are looking forward to catching up with everyone!
Before we go, let’s take a moment to reminisce about our previous visit to Wakefield Park, which took place in September last year.
We were greeted by a typical Goulburn spring, which produced some exciting and challenging conditions for the drivers, but did little to dissuade them from putting on a weekend of clean and exciting historic racing. We held an Aussie Specials feature event, which was a tremendous success, brought out some lovely and unique cars and kept them very busy out on the circuit. All in all, a fun and friendly weekend!
This event has now concluded, please head to our ‘Entry Forms‘ page for up-to-date information.
Entry packs for our upcoming All Historic Summer Wakefield Park event are on their way to your inboxes or mailboxes and should arrive very soon. Additionally, the entry form, supplementary regulations (read them), and entry letter are now available for download on the website.
Hit the following links to check out what we got up to during our previous visit to 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.
Today’s videos put you in the driver’s seat of a 1949 Supercharged MG TC Special, one of the Aussie Specials that ran in our feature event, and a 1960 Cooper T52 FJ. The MG is driven by Syd Reinhardt and is running in Regularity in this video. The Cooper video puts you right in the action for the start of a JKL race and is steered by Mike Gosbell. Hit the HD button for the best effect!
Thanks to Syd Reinhardt and Mike Gosbell for letting me film their adventures!
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!
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.
We’re less than a month away from our Wakefield Park Spring Historics event, so it’s time to kick back into gear and get ready for some historic racing!
What better way to do so than to jump on board for a classic dice with Ed Holly in his lovely 1968 Brabham BT21C. Enjoy this footage from race four for M & O sports and racing cars at June’s Eastern Creek Winter Historics event, and click this link for more on-board historics.
We’ll be updating the site frequently over the coming weeks to make sure that you have all the information that you need to get out and have fun racing, watching the action on the track, strolling through the pits & paddock, and enjoying good friends at Wakefield Park, so come back often and keep in touch. Hit the following links for our coverage of the event thus far:
Here’s a bit of on-board fun to get you warmed up for our upcoming bout of historic motorsport at Wakefield Park.
This video features a three-way dice that is contested throughout the entirety of Group N Race One at 2010’s Spring Wakefield Park Historics. Handling and power duke it out with good clean driving on display from all. Brilliant racing.
Thanks to Spencer Rice for the video!
Our journey on-board with historic racing continues with this video from the HSRCA’s All Historic Winter event at Eastern Creek. Hop on board with Percy Hunter as he dices with the J K L field in this beautiful 1947 MG Special.
Hit the HD button, and enjoy!
We’ve covered our recent All Historic Winter event from the paddock and the track-side, but now it’s time to really get into the thick of things. Let’s hop in the cockpit and go on-board for some historic races!
My favourite shots when watching any kind of motorsport are those that come from on-board cameras – especially if there’s a nice angle on some fancy footwork! Our members have been putting together some excellent on-board footage, so get ready for a whole new perspective on historic motorsport with this collection of on-board videos from the HSRCA’s All Historic Winter. Thanks go to our enthusiastic members who have uploaded them!
This funky video from Michel Scutts features some great shots from the pits & paddock during our All Historic Winter Eastern Creek event. Sit back, hit play, and enjoy! Thanks to Michel for sharing this with us!
We’re really enjoying all of these contributions, and would love to see more of what everyone has been up to. If you would like to share something on the club website, send an email to email@example.com, or pop by our Facebook page and say hi.
Matt Hart has flexed his filmmaking talents to contribute magnificently to the coverage of last weekend’s All Historic Winter event at Eastern Creek, putting together this wonderful short film.
Filmed over the weekend, ‘For Old Time’s Sake’ does a fantastic job of capturing the many details and moments that take place over a weekend of historic motorsport, and is well worth a look. Click play on the video embedded above, or click this link to head to Vimeo and enjoy the film there.
We love being able to promote and share your work on the club website, so please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by our Facebook community at www.facebook.com/HSRCA, and let us know if you would like to contribute.
Thanks again to Matt for this terrific film!
In just over three weeks’ time, the Historic Sports and Racing Car Association and friends will be firing up a glorious collection of historic racers and rumbling out to Eastern Creek International Raceway for a weekend of historic motorsport.
It’s shaping up to be a wonderful weekend, and well worth the visit whether you’re there to drive, spectate, socialise or lend a hand.
Our previous trip to Eastern Creek was for the mighty Tasman Revival. Four days of foot-to-the-floor historic motorsport celebrating the Tasman Series and the cars, and people, that made it. The event was a great success and brought together brilliant drivers, motorsport legends, friends, a wonderful collection of historic sports and racing cars, and the fans that love them.
Click the following links for the daily wrap-ups from each day of the event:
And these links for photo galleries from the event:
Looking to the future, we have a very special event planned for September, when we bring back the successful Australian Specials feature for out next weekend at Wakefield Park. This event will feature races for pre-war and post-war genuine Australian racing specials up to 1961, and much more. Click this link for more information, or contact J K L registrar Dick Willis. Please spread the word, as there are many eligible cars and drivers out there that we may not know about, and who would enjoy this special event.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at Eastern Creek on the 25th and 26th of June!