Get to know the ins and outs of Regularity, with long-time HSRCA competitor Matt Hart and his 1966 Plymouth Barracuda.
This short film, by Paolo Febbo and Rob Scheeren, was shot during last year’s Tasman Trophy. It follows Matt Hart competing in his magnificent 1966 Plymouth Barracuda, getting to know Matt, his car and the Regularity category along the way.
Regularity is an excellent way to get into historic motorsport. In it, your goal is to set a benchmark time, and then lap as consistently close to that time as possible. Go faster, and you’re docked points. Go slower, and you’re docked even more. The competitor with the most points at the end of the event wins.
Competitors do not compete for track position, and it’s not a race event, so it’s a safer and more relaxed form of motorsport. The cars are also not required to have a Certificate of Description, so it provides an opportunity to compete in a car which may not be eligible for historic race events. This also leads to a wonderful variety of cars on the track, from beauties like Matt’s, to recreations and more.
Enjoy the video, and head to theescaperoad.com to check out some of Matt’s magic motorsport photography.
The Tasman Trophy will return to Sydney Motorsport Park over the 19th and 20th of November, 2016. Entries are open now via the CAMS Members’ Portal, so get yours in and join us for an awesome weekend of historic racing.
Catch up with all of the tin top racing from Sunday at Sydney Retro Racefest thanks to this excellent coverage of the event by our coverage partners Blend Line TV.
This second episode from Racefest covers the Group N, Group S and Heritage Touring Cars trophy races held on Sunday morning at Sydney Retro Racefest. It captures plenty of magnificent historic racing moments, highlighted by the insight excitement of commentators Daniel Beckinsale and John Young.
This episode was originally broadcast on Aurora on Monday, the 11th of July at 8:30PM and will run again on Tuesday the 12th of July at 3PM and then Friday the 15th of July at 8PM.
Formula Ford, Groups M & O Racing & Sports, Formula Vee, Q & R Racing & Sports and Formula 5000 were broadcast last week and we’ll include that video below as well. Enjoy!
Head back to Sydney Motorsport Park for a few hot laps with Tom Tweedie in the 1974 Elfin MS7.
The car is a 1974 Elfin MS7 which has been a frequent competitor in HSRCA events at the hands of the Tweedies. It’s a one-off aluminium monocoque sports car based on the MS6 Formula 5000. The car weighs in at just 730 kilograms and is pushed around by a mighty 5-litre Repco V8 with Lucas fuel injection.
Garrie Cooper built it to win the Australian Sports Car Championship. He debuted it in 1974 and at the close of the 1975 season had done just that.
This awesome on-board footage comes thanks to Rob Tweedie and features Tom at the wheel of the car at Sydney Retro Racefest.
Sydney Retro Racefest is heading to your TVs, YouTube and Facebook starting from this evening, Monday the 4th of July.
Coverage of the open wheel categories of Sydney Retro Racefest will air tonight, Monday the 4th of July, on Aurora at 8:30PM. For Foxtel subscribers, Aurora can be found on channel 183.
Once the broadcast airs the telecast will be available for viewing on YouTube thanks to our coverage partners Blend Line TV. We will update this page with the video once it is available.
The broadcast will be repeated on Aurora 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.
In the meantime, head to Blend Line TV’s Facebook page here for some great footage to keep you entertained until the broadcast.
Frank Binding’s Army Reserve XD Falcon Group C will be unleashing its magnificently-liveried muscle upon Sydney Retro Racefest this June 11th and 12th Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
The VHRR’s Phillip Island Classic is coming up this 11th to 13th of March, 2016, and they’ve put together a magic promo for us to enjoy in the lead-up to the event.
The event will bring together more than five hundred historic racing and sports cars from Formula 1 and Formula 5000, to historic Australian touring cars, Can Am, sports cars and more in a smorgasbord of historic racing action.
Hit play on the video below to get the low down on the historic racing celebrations, and head to the VHRR’s official site for more information.
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!